Usually, when I go out, I attend either a goth/industrial dance night, and alternative/indie dance night, or an 80's dance night. Recently, something new was brought to my attention: parties at the art gallery. The gallery in my city holds events where you go to the gallery, look at art, do art-related activities, drink, and dance. They have DJ's that play various types of music and local musical artists. Apparently, they are trying to entice a younger crowd to appreciate art. These parties are themed; the one I went to was called "Cloud Nine" and you were supposed to incorporate pastels, clouds, the ethereal, and metallics into your outfit. When I heard the theme, I thought, "F**k." None of those words really pertain to anything in my mainstream or alternative wardrobes. However, I went into the abyss of my closet and found a galaxy-print dress my mother had got me for my birthday previously. It has lovely nebula clouds on it. To incorporate metallics, I wore shoes with a metallic tube on them, some flashy earrings that were a present from my friend, and false
lashes with little silver bits on them. For pastels, I shopped my stash and found an old sparkly pastel pink gloss and pastel pink blush. For eyeshadow I used the Sugarpill Cold Chemistry palette as these shades are metallic and ALMOST a bit pastel if one uses them lightly.
FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: Benefit Thrrob face powder.
LIPS: Gosh Lipgloss in 0022.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Sugarpill Cold Chemistry: Soot & Stars, Diamond Eyes, and Elemental Chaos. Foxy from UD Naked2.
Liners: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, UD Perversion, Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Liner in Violet Venus, and Kat Von D Waterproof Autograph Pencil in Piaf.
Mascara: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara.
False Lashes: Sephora Paparazzi.
HOW DID MY HAIR GET SO LONG, you ask? I have a full set of human hair extensions. I actually think they look very natural. I was worried that they might look a bit sketchy, however I was quite pleasantly surprised by the effect. I can't wait until my own hair is this long!
Hair Extensions: I Kick Shins.
Dress: Le Chateau
Shoes: Gold Dot.
I had a great time at the party, the gallery is a gorgeous venue. Looking at the art exhibits was a great novelty for me as I am not into art and that sort of thing so I quite enjoyed myself.