We went to a party on Saturday night in which the theme was ‘Square’. Steve went as a famous square in London. I made his ensemble on Friday night, which consisted of a hat
and a further clue . . . . .
Most people got it pretty quickly when Steve said he’s a London square.
I focussed on the food, of course.
At the last minute, I decided on my rather obtuse costume: a square in major European city.
I wore a grey linen swing top over a long-sleeved black T-shirt and linen trousers with random squares of 4 brooches pinned to it. The brooches are made from my photographs of Amsterdam printed onto silk. Rembrantplein is around the corner from where I usually stay when I visit the city. One of my artist friends said that my grey and black palette reminded her of Rembrandt’s use of chiaroscuro. So it worked, after a fashion.
I invited our hostess and birthday girl, performance artist and actress Lucy Patrick to choose a brooch for her birthday present. She was dazzlingly arrayed in blue and white checks and a T-shirt with her age, squared, on it. 2704.
You can do the math. Steve and I figured it out doing the ‘guess and check method’.
Some of the other guests –
I couldn’t resist.