There’s no disguising the fact — this was serious Franco-fun.
Photo Credit: Arnaud and French Tuesdays
The Scandalous Ball event by French Tuesdays gave us chance to dress up in elaborate gowns and party incognito at a masquerade ball. A variety of masks were provided for those who came without, allowing all to join the anonymous fun! (All right, not quite so anonymous.)
When we arrived at Sofitel So’s Park Society, the place was already thumping with loud music and heaving with plenty of mystery guests hiding behind their masks. That’s one of the pros of arriving fashionably late to an event — the party is already started and there’s no need to wait around for people to get dancing. However, we did miss out on first pick of the party masks; it seemed like all the good ones were taken!
It was great fun to look at all the costumes and masks. Party organiser Vina Charay and her team wore the perfect ensemble of Victorian ballroom gowns altered to a more provocative length rather than the floor-sweeping dresses of olden times.
Masks can certainly change your perception of a party. You can’t see too well through the one-size-fits-all eyeholes and it makes finding your friends a bit trickier. We heard someone exclaim, ‘I almost didn’t recognise you!’ a bunch of times as people just barely spotted each other in the crowded soiree. It was a good thing that birthday boy Jean Yves Fargeat had his mask attached to the top of his head instead of in front so that we didn’t have a hard time finding him to say happy birthday. A slideshow of Jean’s special moments with French Tuesdays was playing as a birthday cake was brought out. When he blew out the candles the room exploded with confetti money, and for a second we all felt like millionaires.
28/06/2012 - 10:51