Hello StyleNation, and welcome to what we (or perhaps just I) shall henceforth be calling The (New and Improved) Most Wonderful Time of the Year! This period directly follows The Watch That Ends the Night, and we (or perhaps just I) marked its beginning this year at the blessed nuptials of Dr. Rinty the Crusher and The Librarian.
In related news, said wedding extravaganza marked the first In Professorial Fashion summit of 2012. Attendees: Dorky Medievalist, E-Jo, Kelly Bean, and me, Academic Writer. Sadly, janey_em was not in attendance this time – but someone had to blog whilst the rest played.
You are probably super-excited to know that we took pictures. Without further ado, I offer the following record of what we hope is only the first of at least two IPF meet-ups this year. For the record, we know that all items pictured below are NSFW (Not Suitable For Work).
1. Dr. Rinty the Crusher: The Woman in White
Obvy, you’ll want to see the gorgeous bride – or a faceless version of the same (as that is how we roll). Here she is in the dress she commissioned, the original style of which has been named for her and is available for others to purchase at her dressmaker’s:
Because I am an excellent photographer, in this next photo, probably you cannot quite see the delicate covered buttons up the back of The Crusher’s dress, or the two tiny lines of crystals that encircle the waist like a belt:
2. The Other Key Players
The rest of us brought our fashion A-game, too. Here we are doing that. Because some of us are very classy, we did a photo shoot in the hotel parking lot in direct sunlight. Probably you should not look directly at the glaring whiteness of our skin lest you go blind:
Ensemble details below. How much do you love what my photo editor does when I blur faces, IPF stylz?
Next, the lovely ceremony took place. Some of us may or may not have had a WAH in the church when Crusher started to shake. Afterward, we celebrated the return of irony with more poorly staged photos. Case in point: I have 5 photos of this configuration of players. In every single image, the bride’s head is directly in front of E-Jo’s face. Also, D-Med’s cropped out here because she would have pounded me had I left her in and posted this photo on the internets.
Kelly: Luxury Fabrics and Lovely Cleavage
E-Jo: Intense Colour against Luxuriant Alabaster Skin
D-Med: Darling Topper and Devilish Curves
A-Dubs: Gown Revise and Remix
Probably I should have worn my hair up. But I was too lazy and inept to do so; and who cares? Everyone was looking at the bride anyway.
3. Shoe Survival Strategies
All players, save the bride (who wore her pumps all day and all night like some sort of self-flagellating superhero), employed high heel survival strategies throughout the day. These included:
– zipping back to the hotel after the ceremony, taking off shoes, having wine and snacks in E-Jo and D-Med’s room (E-Jo, D-Med, Kelly, A-Dubs)
– tucking Dr. Scholl’s fold-up flats into a clutch and breaking them out when dancing began (E-Jo, of course – no digging around under the gift table like a wiener for her classy self)
– bringing a bag of flats for everyone to the reception, hiding it under the gift table, digging it out and switching shoes when the dancing began (D-Med, Kelly, A-Dubs)
– wearing shoes comfortable enough that a switch was not required, despite the availability of back-up flats (Kelly)
4. Other Important Summit Images
Finally, because I have them and can’t resist uploading them, and because we are kicking off The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with this post, I offer a few more memorable images from the summit.
Here’s the Early Modernist Cool Kid as fantastic foil for E-Jo’s signature vibrant hues:
Here’s the A-Dubs-Hubs, our photographer for the parking lot photo shoot, working his angles:
I don’t know his outfit details.
I’d check, but he’s wearing that jacket and shoes, again, today.
I DO know, however, that his tie is Kenneth Cole, gifted from moi on the day I knocked over the tie table in The Bay.
Here’s the Hubs being awesome outside the church with Kelly’s partner, The Geneticist:
Here’s D-Med BRINGING IT at the grocery store (during key player shopping days prior to nuptials):
And here’s E-Jo’s future book jacket photo:
Happy term’s end, StyleNation.
We are looking forward to a fabulous summer with you!