AT THE FUNERAL MASS FOR Senator Ted Kennedy recently, the Senator’s son Teddy described his father as an adventurer who loved sailing, camping, all things French and, surprisingly, costume parties.
As we move into the run-up timeframe for Halloween, the fun and fascination of such parties comes to the fore for all of us. Oh, the mystery of it: the masked beautiful lady or the masked man with his elegant dress and imperial manner. Who might they be?
Costume parties are always great fun, for all ages. Little girls get the chance to dress up as brides. Little boys become swashbuckling pirate-fighters. Adults can entertain themselves by dressing up as Marie Antoinette or George Washington, Cleopatra or King Henry the Eighth. A hero or a dastardly fellow…take your choice for the costumed character of the year!
YOU CAN JOIN IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WITH YOUR OWN COSTUME FEST! HERE’S A COLLECTION OF FABULOUS MASKS TO MAKE THE FESTIVITIES AS ELEGANT AS EVEN A KENNEDY COULD LOVE!
- Spray of feathers on one side of sequin face mask includes coque, peacock, and ostrich in gorgeous colors of red, purple fuchsia, and turquoise. Wow!
- Yellow, fuchsia, and turquoise feathers make up this multi-colored mask. The eyes are outlined with gold sequins and the mask is topped with peacock and dark coque feathers. Breathtaking!
The “Revealing” Bracelet
EVEN AS YOU’RE REVIEWING your own Halloween costume for 2009, pay attention to the details! For example, be careful what you wear with that spectacular mask – it could immediately identify you! Oh, well, most of us just have to wear the things we love, no matter!
—As one Halloween master pointed out, however, “If you are going to blow your cover so quickly, at least do it with panache!”
A gorgeous tennis bracelet is not just a thing of beauty; it is a treasure that never goes out of style. It is at one and the same time, always trendy, always classic. And, it is a great way to let “insiders” know it is you, there, behind the mask!
Should we include a quick definition here?
A tennis bracelet is essentially a thin in-line jewelry design of faux or real diamonds and can be made from small to fairly large, individually set stones. An essential point is this: the stones must all be symmetrically set and of the same exact size and cut.
A Rose is a Rose
TENNIS BRACELETS ACTUALLY DON’T date back very far, at least in name. They surfaced in their present guise back in 1987 when former #1 world woman tennis player Chris Evert was playing in the U.S. Open.
–Suddenly, her diamond in-line bracelet snapped apart, scattering the precious stones and more or less causing a spontaneous flurry of excitement. The match was immediately stopped to allow the diamonds to be recovered!
The incident brought the bracelet design to the forefront of public awareness, and resulted in a new name for it: The Tennis Bracelet. It has been a deeply valued and popular jewelry design ever since! Among the tennis celebrities who routinely wear this bracelet design are Serena Williams and Gabriela Sabatini.
Incidentally, Evert has worn the tennis bracelet to numerous events and photo shoots since then. One of them shows her remarkable versatility: A pix shot of the champion player ready to kick butt on a dynamite looking motorcycle wearing the now famous bracelet, skin tight pants and a hot black leather jacket. As we’ve said before: Diamonds (real or otherwise) go with everything! Hey, another thing: that Biker Outfit could make a terrific costume!
YOU MIGHT WANT TO MATCH YOUR FABULOUS HALLOWEEN MASK WITH AN EQUALLY IMPRESSIVE EVERT-INSPIRED BRACELET THIS YEAR. HERE ARE SOME TO CHOOSE FROM:
- A single in-line rhinestone stretch bracelet with clear or iridescent stones set in gunmetal plating. Gorgeous!
- Six rows of solid rhinestones, clear or iridescent, offer up endless dazzle!