I’m such a tease! Last week I told you I was heading to New York to see Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore and I shared that I was shopping for a black dress and how to accessorize it for a fun, casual night out. But. I didn’t share the big news: what I wore.
Ta da! What I Wore
I wore a simple black t-shirt dress, the Cassie Slub by Lilly Pulitzer (yes! Lilly Pultizer now has black dresses). It was accessorized by the Audrey Cluster Necklace, bronze-colored oversize pearls and the Skinny Belt in gold. I wish you could see my shoes! I wore Ivanka Trump Women’s Indicor Pump in Gold/Multi Snake.
Love, Loss & What I Wore
Favorite chic-lit author Nora Ephron curated the short stories for Love, Loss, and What I Wore with stories of women telling memories through their memorable dresses. With a rotating cast, the actresses sit on stage and read their stories. “The play is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York and now across the country.”
It’s amazing how 5 actresses can play so many characters–and make each so remarkable unique. I felt for so many of the essays. I laughed and cried. I identified. I feared. I lived in about 30-something stories for 2 hours. It was fabulous.
I’ll admit that I had to wiki-search all the actresses by name on the train before the show. What a surprise, then, to find the narrator was played by MaryAnn of Gilligan’s Island (Dawn Wells) and another of the actresses was Robin Strasser, Dorian Lord from One Life to Live (which I watched through high school).
The After Party
So, this was a surprise. After the show, the bloggers were asked to stay in our seats for a question and answer, where we asked questions about performing, working together, life as an actress… the ladies onstage treated it more as a discussion with the audience than a lecture-style round table, which I loved.
Following, the bloggers and cast were escorted upstairs to enjoy drinks and desserts from show sponsor, Bounce. I love the opportunity to talk one-on-one with people in our business (blogger, Public Relations professionals) and, oh, wow! the cast! I truly now adore the “evil” Dorian Lord. Ms. Strasser was so real and easy to talk to. I could have sat and chatted with her for hours.
As the play proclaims “nothing will ever be the new black,” a perfect tie-in for Bounce, which helps to repell lint and hair from clothing. And we all know the frustration of lint and hair on black clothing. Bounce is sponsoring opening nights of the show New York, Charlotte and Chicago.
I was hesitant about buying a machine washable black dress, but the new Bounce dryer bar, which attaches to your dryer and lasts for about 2 months, is said to repel everything you don’t want on your clothing. Bounce encouraged all the bloggers to wear black, (of course, I had to add a bright green splash of color!) and wash our dresses using Bounce to see how well it works. I’ll for sure give it a try.
Ironically, on Thursday, I received an email sharing alternate uses of Bounce (from my dad who, sorry, Dad, knows very little about fashion and how it affects women–though I’d venture to say that he and Mom should go see the show in Charlotte–he’ll love it anyway.) I ran the email by my friends at Bounce’s agency and they confirmed these amazing alternate uses for the dryer sheets! I immediately put a Bounce sheet in each trashcan to test that one!
Thanks to Bounce and Devries for a fabulous, memorable evening. One that inspired me to think more about how my memories and What I Wore relate. Pictures courtesy of Bounce.
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