My Fair Lady inspo

I wrote not one, but TWO posts about Eliza Doolittle (HERE and HERE).

This is because I am a HUGE fan of My Fair Lady.

My parents loved it and made me watch it over and over again when I was growing up.

So when a friend announced she is throwing a party in January with a Black/White theme, I knew EXACTLY what I was going to pull together to wear to the party.

THE ROYAL ASCOT COSTUME from My Fair Lady!

A custom made Royal Ascot dress is too steep for my blood, costing around $1,000 on etsy:

So I’m just going to go for a dramatic white dress instead of something custom made.

This dress from Amazon will work just fine (high neck, long sleeve, mermaid-ish silhouette):

There are three hats to choose from and honestly, I’m going to go with the last hat because it’s the least expensive:

Of course I will need to accessorize the dress with a black and white striped belt and matching bow for the shoulder.

These should do nicely:

And there you have it, my ensemble for a Black and White Themed Party!

Eliza Doolittle

I have a deep affection for My Fair Lady.

It comes from years of watching the movie with my parents while I was growing up.

My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music.

My parents were big on musicals.

So you can imagine my excitement to discover that My Fair Lady was playing on TV the other day.

I immediately sat down to watch it.

And wouldn’t you know it, my appreciation of it was only amplified by its absence in my life for the last four decades.

Yes, indeed.

I had a newfound appreciation for it, looking upon it with my new, wiser eyes and mature mind.

Take the Ascot scene.

I had forgotten that each woman who was dressed up for that scene was a work of art.

The dresses.

The hats.

The monochromatic color scheme.

And the lyrics?

I never realized that they were so tongue-in-cheek growing up.

My adult ears heard the lyrics about the attendees getting “excited” and “keyed up” whilst they outwardly exhibit absolutely no passion at all.

More than ever, I am convinced that I need to create a My Fair Lady Ascot outfit for cosplay.

I love it more than anything and have done research on it.

I’ve ALREADY been working on it!

Of course, if I can think it, then it’s already been done, as evidenced by this My Fair Lady inspired wedding.

I may not be the first one to the party, but I’m sure going to KILL IT when I arrive.

Á la Eliza Doolittle!