Last weekend my sweetheart and I had the pleasure of being invited to a grande soirée in Brussels. It was one fabulous night at the Moulin Rouge to celebrate the hostess’ birthday. I had some trouble tracking down a french cancan to go with the requested dress code so I got a bit creative and came up with something I ended up loving much more. My hairdresser friend in the 7th did my hair Friday just before I got on the train, and thanks to quite a bit of hairspray the look lasted through the night.
I wore none other than a Manoush dress I purchased for the occasion. Worn With: Hussein Chalayan blazer, Tabio tights, my aunt’s 1970’s vintage gloves, miniature top hat purchased at a costume shop in California, grandmother’s vintage costume jewelry, and Samantha’s mary-janes.
The event was held at a small palace outside of Brussels.
Throughout the night there were dance spectacles accompanied by some jaw dropping from the guys.
The birthday girl wore an authentic vintage french cancan given to her by her grandmother for the event.
The party was a black tie event and everyone put on the ritz. It was the men I thought looked best of all though. It’s a rare occasion to see them all o sharply dressed in this day and age in tuxedos, top hat, and all.
The ladies didn’t look bad either though.
I loved her head-dress. It matched the feather trim on her deep blue satin dress.
After dinner and a second spectacle, dessert was served up. Ice cream cones were just a small part of it though as we were offered chocolat soufflé, crème brûlée, and more.
After dinner the great room was converted to a bar and dance floor.
The night was like a dream; everything I expected and more and definitely worth the trip to Belgium. I have so many amazing pictures from the night it was hard to choose which ones to post. I hope I am lucky enough to be invited back next year! You can also check out the professional photographer’s pictures here.