Competition, as always, was as fierce off the field as it was on the field. I really wanted to go with a classic retro look for 2011, so this year I had a dress tailored for the event by Montexa tailoring in Satwa. I gave them a picture of Jackie O, dressed in a peach dress of similar style, and asked if they could turn back time and make me a classic cut retro dress (crinoline and all) in an emerald green color that I had fallen in love with! Karen Hamilton, used her fabulous millinery skills to create a beautiful hat to compliment the dress and accessories. It was wearable art!
|Karen Hamilton the milliner with the mostest!|
|The hat close up.|
|Did I mention one of the prizes is we get to drive a Jag for the weekend?|
As we stood for our turn, cheers and applause spontaneously came up from the crowd, causing the commentator to say "I think we have a crowd favorite here." Matt and I were grinning from ear-to-ear, so excited that our effort was appreciated - but the judges, not the crowd, decide.
|Miss Fifi just looking very pretty in pink.|
|The moment we found out we won!|
|A few fellow Americans seek us out to congratulate!|
|Celebrating with Fiona and Elizabeth|
|Nothing tops the day like a great fireworks display!|