Wednesday, July 25, 2012

in techni-living color


edit: here's the facebook page with all the event details!

COULD THERE EVER BE A MORE BRATTY BIRTHDAY BALLOONA THAN MOI?  DECIDELY NO!

oh hai!  are you busy making a prom dress?  do you need somewhere fabulous to wear it?  well then!  come on out to Sew LA for promaballoona!  the absolutely delicious ladies of this lovely locale are throwing us a prom, yo. A PROM.  complete with photo booth, dancing, fabric corsage making stations, sugary treats... and unlike your prom of yore, the spiked punch will be totally legit.  expect tinsel, tiaras, and tipsyness!  OH MY GOD THAT SHOULD BE OUR PROM THEME.

(if you haven't been to Sew LA's new digs yet, you're going to drool.  i stopped by last week to pick up miss haynes latest pattern, after gnashing my teeth in jealousy over these gorgeous Sew LA ladies' makes.  by the by, the pattern is magnificent.) 

speaking of patterns... worried about your prom attire?  well, i'm loosening up the rules on that.  IT'S MY BIRTHDAY PROM I CAN DO WHAT I WANT.  maybe you procured your frills from a vintage store... maybe you lovingly hemmed an RTW frock... maybe you just had a stiff drink in your closet and picked something out.  all fair game.  because everyone should go to prom, in virtual realities of all kinds, and everyone should feel fabulous.  

(of course, if you made your prom dress, you get total bratty bragging rights.)

be there, or be sober.  which, you know, is pretty much the same as square.  i'm so excited i might pass out, sober or no!

61 comments:

  1. Shoot! I will actually be in LA that day, but we're leaving before 9pm. Would have loved to go to see everyone's prom dresses! Have fun; it sounds amazing!!!

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    1. SO CLOSE! we'll be there if you get a wild hair.... if you have a chance to stop by sew LA earlier, by all means do it, it's heaven!

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    1. and how mad am i that you were on US soil. WHERE IS MY TELEPORTING MACHINE. i asked for it years ago.

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  3. OH MY GAH, I WANT TO GO TO THERE.

    Have an amazing time! But feel a little tiny bit sad that I'm not there with you!

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    1. i fell MANY tiny bits sad! we are definitely doing a new york fall meetup.

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  4. Which pattern did you pick up? I just ordered the Chelsea! I wish I could go and wear the Chelsea dress, but even if I could I don't think I would get it sewn in time.

    Have some punch for me! And happy birthday!

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    1. the derby, i love it! i've made up one and have three more waiting to be cut in different views. CRAZY. don't be surprised if you sew your chelsea up in one session, it's so beautifully drafted it came together like a dream.

      so wish you could be there, so close and yet so far!

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  5. Ooh! This sounds like way more fun than any actual prom I ever attended. So jealous of the LA sewers right now!

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  6. DAMMIT OONA. I WANT TO GO TO THIS. NO FAIR.

    I even have the perfect dress! All floor length 60s goddess chiffon with rhinestones. It's like orange sherbert, just delicious.

    I would make some snide comment along the lines of "ughhh why does everyone love Oona so much that they throw proms for her, that brat" but actually, you are pretty awesome & you deserve a prom for your birthday! Have an extra glass of spiked punch for me :)

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    1. (jetblue virginamerca airtran allegiantair southwest)

      what? who said that?

      will have several glasses for you, girl.

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  7. Awesomeness. If finish my bday dress a week early I'll definitely dance around in it in the house and send a pic so I can be there is spirit!

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    1. you could always dance around in it half finished, a la molly ringwald's sewing scene in pretty in pink...

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  8. Gahh, why must this be held in LA?? It sounds so amazing and I would love to go!

    Have an amazing time! (Though really, how could you not?)

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    1. thank you kika! wish i could teleport everyone there....

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  9. This sounds a great way to celebrate my divorce, which will be final that day!

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    1. yes and YES, we will raise many glasses to that!!!

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  10. I can't believe how fabulously awesome this birthday prom is going to be!
    Your killing me Oona!!!

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  11. I have seriously never been SO UPSET at being in my favorite city in the world. ARGH. Even worse, it's my husband's birthday weekend too, and I will be spending all of Saturday night wishing I was not hanging out with him. How sad is that??

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    1. still trying not to think about it. seriously. why don't you tell him what he really wants is to drive to LA on sunday of his birthday weekend. because he likes to drive so much. i know, tell him walnut is jonesing a road trip!

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  12. Awesomeness! I'm going to try super hard to be there!

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    1. oh i hope you make it in that blue wonder! just think, when else are you going to get to toast costume college in a room full of prom clad sewists...

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  13. Got my fabric, Purple Slinky Knit and Gold Satin. If I am crazy and have time maybe I'll add sequin.

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    1. oh my GAH. yes sequins!! i just got some crazy hot pink flowers to add to mine :)

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  14. I cannot be there in person but I'm making a dress for the occasion, so I expect there to be a gilded poster of me in my prom dress there, so everyone can kiss it lol ^__^

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  15. Awww It's my birthday that weekend as well and I want a bratty prom too! I'm too far away to go to yours so I'll have to live vicariously through you. I'm sure you can have some spiked punch for all of us.

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    1. then you must make a bratty prom! you just need a dress and a tiara. people treat ladies in tiaras differently.

      happy birthday week to you!

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  16. Ah, so jealous! It sounds like it's going to be a fantastic night! Alas, I don't live close enough to attend so, I'll expect lots of photos and stories so I can pretend I was there. ;-). I'm going to try to have a dress ready in time to toast you from afar though.

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  17. I'll be there, with a cute silk dress I made for a wedding, I think it will work well as a prom dress. Having never been to a prom, this will be fun.

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  18. Yeah baby! I am SO excited about the Oona Prom/Birthday extravaganza! All of us at Sew L.A. are honored to help host and welcome everyone to the party!!! Now, off to get my prom dress sewing on.... :)

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  19. Oh, and by the way, thanks Oona for the insanely kind words about my pattern :) Means a lot!!!

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    1. um, no, thank YOU, i'm making about 86 of the derby dress now.

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  20. I'm there in spirit, drinking cocktails in spirit and sewing in spirit... everything in spirit as I have only the mojo for eating food and lying around at the moment! LOVE AUGUST BIRTHDAYS! xoox

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    1. spirits in spirit! i like it :) relax and eat up, mama!

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  21. I'll definitely be there in spirit.... Oh, I see That Veronica has just written that.

    Spirited lot, we Aussie chicks.

    (Have a blast!)

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    1. seriously, i've told ruggy we're going someday. got to meet you aussie chicks in person.

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  22. ahahaa, that is awesome oona.. i'm so insanely jealous of all the lovely ladies that are going to party :) can't wait to see all the dresses :)

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  23. Why the friggity fuck don't I live in LA? That sounds like so much fun. SO MUCH FUN. Can I just sit at home, drunk, in one of my vintage party dresses and cheers you? Sadly because I am at home alone, drunk, in a party dress?

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    1. yes you can.... but only if it's not sadly. doesn't it sound like more fun to prance around town in prom attire?

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  24. ZOMG you are astonishing, lady. Holy crap. Wish I could be there---I will totally have a bratty Bailey's in your honour, though. (DUDE---live webcast? That would be so amazing!)

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    1. oh my god, skypaballoona. (really, you can add balloona to anything. it's like the vermouth of made up monikers.)

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  25. SOOO excited!! You'll find me by the punch.......

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    1. of course that's where you'll be lady :)

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    2. it will be a crowded punch bowl...

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  26. I'm just gonna have to wear my STRAPLESS prom dress and be there in spirit!

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  27. Oh poop! WHY CAN'T I LIVE NEAR YOU!? Haha this sounds like a blast, lady! <3

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    1. girl, i can only imagine the promtasticness you would create. the mind BOGGLES.

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  28. Yessss! And yay for August birthdays :) I will actually NOT be on the road working, and will be able to join, yipppeeeee!

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    1. JILL!!!!! i'm so excited!!! i can't believe you won't be on the road! we shall have many birthday drinks.....

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  29. Holy Moly I wish I could come to your birthday party. I had a dream last week that I was in the States and I met you for cocktails and we drank so many and we danced - lots. Shit got weird later on, but you were gone and hey - it was a dream: that stuff happens. Still...

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    1. were your ears burning? i've been thinking about you all week (i so need your mailing address. seriously). we WOULD drink and dance and you bet i wanna hear about the weird shit......

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  30. I am soul crushingly BUMMED that this is not happening in NYC!!! :( Have enough fun and drinks for me babe!

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  31. SIGH. Will be there in spirit if not in body. But the body will be FULL of spirits, soo... ;)

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied if not always written!