Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gotta Dance



What could be more fun than trying to decide what to wear to Willow's Blogger Ball? I tried on so many gowns! Frankly I am no spring chicken, but I thought I looked kind of great in many of them. Above I'm wearing a gown once worn by Lana Turner, and though black is very chic, I decided against it. It's a little too serious for my tastes.



Here I am taking a break from gown shopping with dear friend Clark Gable. The shiny gown is very sophisticated, but in the end I decided it was just a bit too flashy for the event at Willow Manor.

Even more fun than shopping for gowns is actually attending the ball. That's my date, Will Smith (Jada was busy filming her TV show, and was kind of relieved Will found someone to escort). Why he's carrying an old style gun is beyond me. Maybe a throwback to his rapper days? Maybe it's a squirt gun, who knows? Will is so much fun!

And yes I believe that IS a "funny" cigarette in my cigarette holder. Oh yeah, this ball should be a lot of fun!

Hope to see you all there!


My gown was worn originally by Jean Harlow. It's in excellent shape considering its age. And ... well ... so am I, don't you think, considering my age??

42 comments:

Betsy said...

You look smashing in that shot with Clark! Just lovely...in fact, didn't I see you out on the patio enjoying his company at the ball? He certainly is a charmer, isn't he! I had a spin around the dance floor with him myself!

Reya Mellicker said...

I like to mingle at these events. Will certainly doesn't mind.

And you, too, look fabulous! A toast to the luminous Willow? CHEERS!

John Hayes said...

What fun--the pistol somehow adds to the look!

Cyndy said...

Hahaha! Looks like you had lots of fun "shopping" for your ball gown!

Reya Mellicker said...

Usually I hate shopping, but in this case, it was a blast!

willow said...

Reya, you look sensational!! And I've been envying that cigarette holder all evening, daaaaling. I'll take a puff or two of that "funny" cigarette! :^)

Mind if I take a turn on the dance floor with the dreamy Mr. Gable?

Barry said...

Was that Jean Harlow, or was that you at the Ball?

I couldn't tell the difference.

Enjoyed our dance together. Sorry about your toes, I'm a little rusty. I'm sure they'll be fine after surgery.

Elizabeth said...

What fun we are having!
A funny cigarette. Whoa!and Dom Perignon too.
You look ever so slinky, dear Reya.
And elegant too.
Your escort is stunningly handsome.

glnroz said...

my, my, my words would be inadequate..

Reya Mellicker said...

Barry your enthusiasm made all the difference! My toes are fine.

xxoo

lakeviewer said...

Unbeatable! Your taste is...wordless! You do look like Harlow tonight! We could certainly encourage Willow to do these parties more often, yes?

JC said...

You look marvelous darling ...

Mary said...

You look MAHvelous - every bit the diva - love it

Butternut Squash said...

You look stunning! I'm giving you the light cheek to cheek kiss so as not to smear my make-up.

You crack me up! The Clark Gable shot is completely believable. Well, kind of. I'll be there with my own head and body, equally unnatural in appearance.

Joanne said...

Oh if all shopping were only this much fun! You do have that diva air about you, very nice! Unfortunately I am unable to attend Willow's amazing event, due to a prior commitment. Do say hello to everyone for me?

Linda said...

Your photos are wonderful! You look so gorgeous with Clark. Do bring Mr. Gable over for a martini and some nibbly bits. Linda#53. When you visit my blog you will find Charles has been into your cigarette case. I wondered what he has been up to. We will have a dance in your honor.

Hammer said...

I have arrived.

Jane Moxey said...

Thanks for the puff on the patio. Just what I needed after all the food and drink. Think I might need more dessert, however...

Yoli said...

Oh so witty!!!!

California Girl said...

hahahaha! nice photoshopping!

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh yeah, Jane - tonight we all get to indulge in any way possible.

Hammer you look SHARP! Wow! Gold lame. Wow.

Lynne said...

Reya, this was a hoot! I couldn't wait to scroll down to see on whose body your head would next appear! The shot with Gable is SO YOU. Yes, this is the look for sure. Very glam.

Such a fun post! Have fun at the ball!

Nancy said...

You're fabuous darling, just fabulous. I could tell you were having a wonderful time - thanks for the sneak puff from your funny cigarette! Shhhh don't tell anyone. But I do think Will needs to remember he's married - he's got a funny gleam when he looks at you...

Or was it a puff of your cigarette?

Either way! I can see the gentlemen lining up for a dance with you... ta ta

Susie Hemingway said...

How beautiful you looked in each and every photo. Wow! Will Smith what a catch, is it too late to ask for a dance do you think? I promise to bring him back after.
It was a wonderful Ball, I had an enchanting time.

Linda Sue said...

Yes, you are marvelous for any age! That was fun! Though today I feel like a bid's nest. all crumpled and dry...
CHEERS!
LS

Bee said...

You are in fabulous shape, honey. Mentally, physically, spiritually and sartorially.

Star said...

I love your gowns and yes, they suit you. I love Clark Gable too. Isn't he just so handsome and debonair? Reminds me of my father, God rest his soul!
Blessings, Star

Chris Wolf said...

I missed you in the library. Was wondering my crystal ball "fortune"...maybe you're on the patio...

Steve said...

LOL -- this is awesome! I especially love your Jean Harlow gown, the long cig holder and the "funny" cig! Have fun!

Reya Mellicker said...

My head is spinning and my feet are killing me - all that dancing, my goodness.

But it was well worth it. Will Smith was a great date for the evening - funny, handsome and an excellent dancer, too!

Now I need to drink a lot of water, maybe take some Advil, wash off the make-up, hang up my dress and chill out.

I know I'll have a hangover tomorrow, but OH, it was SO worth it!

Sandra Leigh said...

Reya, I've been looking for you everywhere - I'm so glad to have found you. You look fabulous - and so does Will. As for the gun, well, maybe Will is just happy to see you. ;>)

Reya Mellicker said...

Sandra! You are funny.

steven said...

hey reya - i showed up late. partying off and on for the last week - for real!!! had an aussie boy here. oh man oh man what a week!!! so tonight i've got the skinny jeans and the harris tweed jacket on - one arm has nastassja kinski on it - the other has genevieve bujold draped all over it. this is when i wish i had three arms - or four for that matter. you look wickedgood with the funky cigarette holder. here pass it over, i want the same kind of insightful and dans le vent look you've got!!! b'bye sweetness. xx oo steven

Barbara Martin said...

You look simply charming, Reya. I see you like to live dangerously with Will. Guns tend to make me a tad nervous.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hello Reya, I guess the party is still going on. Nice to meet you. You look lovely. Hop over and have a drink with me and my guest. Willow is something else, isn't she?
QMM

Washington Cube said...

Glad you settled for sparkles, Reya. I'm in the men's room with The Playaz:

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Lori ann said...

LOVE the photos. Your beautiful and brilliant. Hope the morning is kind to you!

Hammer said...

Hang up your dress and chill out?!

Oh no. No no no.

We haven't even performed any of those routines we used to do together on Soul Train back in the day!

Angela said...

It was fun to meet you last night, Reya! With your crystal ball you were the center of attention! And how smashing you looked! Did you get any of the petit fours I brought?

Tessa said...

My lordy lord, you are one uber glamorous lady, Reya. I raise my bubbles to you in awe and admiration! Chinchin and Tallyho and all that jazz. Mostly jazz - because it moves the earth beneath my feet, y'know? In fact, I may just do an impromtu riff or two at the Ball...

mouse (aka kimy) said...

absolutely fantastic.... been out of the blogging loop of late.

you are amazing with photo shop!! how fun!

Sophia said...

How incredibly creative you were! :) And lovely!