Thursday, May 11, 2006

It fits!

I have been neck-deep in crafts lately but nothing is complete yet. I am quite excited about it all though and just wish that I had more time to do everything (even crafts unrelated to the wedding, like knitting, since I got a bunch of wonderfully delicious yarn!!). But I digress, b/c this post was really supposed to be about the various reasons for my agita. However, after meeting up with BM and venting to her, I have less to complain about. Instead I am verrrrry happy that her dress fits her! The BM dress that I got her (yes, I am going the traditional Chinese route where the bride provides for her maids' attire) at the sample sale was umpteen sizes too big, so alterations in the States, even in Chinatown, would be costly (one place priced it at $100-$200 -- the cost of a new dress -- while another place refused to even do it). But b/c the dress was only $20 at the sale, I figured it wouldn't hurt to buy it and see what happens. Recently my friend went to China, where she knows of a good and very inexpensive tailor, and offered to get the dress altered for me. I provided her with BM's measurements, some rough pinnings and the alterations came out great (maybe the hem is a tad too short but nothing we can't fix) and it cost less than $10! Yay!! Now about the other two BMs....

In other news, BM and I went to the Bobbi Brown counter at Bloomingdale's in SoHo and it was a bit of a disappointment. I did not like any of the makeup
she applied (lips too red, foundation too cakey) but I did get some eye cream. She said with my upcoming wedding that I should apply it both day and night, otherwise a night application would suffice. Yes, prior to today I was one of the few over-25-year olds who don't regularly use eye cream. But I suppose that it's about time that I admit that I am aging. *sigh*

4 comments:

dex08 said...

I'm Chinese and well over 25 and I don't use eye cream either. I've been wearing Bobbi Brown makeup for 7 years and everytime I go to the counter they try to convince me that I need to start using eye cream, but I think it's a ploy to get me to buy more stuff! Perhaps I'll regret it one day, but I don't see anything wrong with my eyes right now!

Question for you... do you know where I can buy a chinese wedding 'guestbook' cloth in nyc?

myBFCW said...

That's a good question. I haven't completed my quest for those sign-in cloths but my mother has been looking in various Chinese bookstores (I think the ones that sell stationary, Chinese New Year wall hangings, etc.). One place she gave me a business card for: Good Field Trading Co., Inc., 74 Mott Street. I think she said this place had one of the nicer ones but I have yet to see for myself. When I get my cloth (not one of my priorities right now), I will surely post about it!

Anonymous said...

I think they also have it at Pearl River Mart on Broadway.

Anonymous said...

I think Pearl River Mart on Broadway also has them.