Diner en Blanc Outfit
I was so excited about Diner en Blanc, I had my outfit picked out before I got my confirmation email as the official photographer. A beautiful white dress from Aritzia I had purchased a few years ago… and it fit me perfectly! Two days before Diner en Blanc Vancouver I tried everything on to make sure it still fit. The white dress, brown shoes and beige purse was a perfect combination. Until I decided to stand beside my white walls, and realized that my white dress was actually dark cream. Upon further research, cream is a major faux-pa at a white party, as was any shoes or purse that wasn’t white. Entry can be denied if the shoes aren’t white! A social outcast I would be! Frantically, I started searching everywhere for a white purse, new white outfit and white shoes.
I decided to cover my camera strap as well, I was worried the black camera would stick out amidst the sea of heavenly white. I went into Dressew in Gastown to find some white linen and came out with an adorable black and white burlesque hat was covered in black mesh and feathers. I was inspired by the mad hatter from Alice in Wonderland – and decided to redo the hat in a simple bow tie and cover it in linen. It turned out perfect! I felt like a female, not crazy, Johnny Depp.
As it turned out, a lot of people had cream on, black shoes, brown belts and different coloured purses. It does stick out though, especially in photographs!
All the photos from the event can be found here: https://www.carolinephotography.ca/diner-en-blanc-vancouver-2015-photos/