Cricket’s been pestering me since September about throwing a holiday party so she could wear the red turban she bought in Rajasthan last summer. “Please, Isabel, please” she pleaded.
Then my manager, Wesley, asked me to throw a holiday party for an entirely different reason: he wanted me to perform for all the movers and shakers and “taste makers” he said he would invite if I agreed to host a fête at my rather glorious, tiki-lounge -decorated rehearsal studio.
“By perform,” I asked, “what exactly do you mean? Like, sing a few tunes around an electric piano? Or bring in a my whole band plus the back-up girls in Santa hats?”
“I mean a full-on show,” he said in that Connecticut lock-jawed manner that I’ve always wondered where he acquired since I know for a fact he was born in Staten Island. “And definitely turn on the glam, he added before hanging up.
So, I agreed to throw the party and now I’m panicking because I haven’t figured out what to wear and I only have a few more days until showtime. And with the pressure of movers and shakers and “taste makers”— dear Lord! What’s a simple gal like me supposed to choose?
Five minutes later, he suggested I go à la Judy Garland since she was well-known for her Christmas specials.
My teenaged niece sent me images of Katy Perry from some of the recent Jingle Balls…
And then this happened…
Carrie Underwood is certainly an inspiration but how would I ever get into a cab in that dress? (I have no idea what’s happening on the right, people. Please help me out here.)
Marilyn could do no wrong – even dressed as Mrs. Claus.
Of course I could reprise my blue holiday dress from last year’s Christmas Unspectacular… It isn’t that far off the Judy Garland model after all.
Should I be cheeky? Sophisticated? Candy-striped? Tartan’d up? Should I jingle-all-the-way or go as a snowman?
Help me, dear Rose Note readers. Shine your light on the proper outfit!