WIW Frankenstein Ballet

This year I got a 3-show subscription to the San Francisco Ballet.  I mostly prefer abstract ballets that are music rather than story driven, but decided I had to see Frankenstein because I admire the ballet's young British choreographer Liam Scarlett.  The show did not disappoint and I was especially taken by Wei Wang who performed the role of creature.  On the night that I attended, all the lead roles were performed by Soloists not Principal dancers which I thought was great.  The costumes, lighting and sets were impressive, imaginative and gorgeous.  I did not care as much for the score but then again my appreciation for modern music is limited.

Here's what I wore.  I went for black, because I had three separate outfits and let the SO pick one out.  He enjoys being my in-house stylist, because he says it makes him feel needed.

The long sheer silk shirt dress is from 2012 or 2013.  That's how long I hang on to my things.  The red woven cashmere scarf is my newest item, from Amazon purchased as a completer.  You can sort of see how it looks with the black leather jacket in the blurry second picture.

SO looks pretty good for someone who's come off of 6 months of chemo.  He has MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndromes), a bone marrow disease.

ETA -- Form member Rachylou also attended this ballet, here's her outfit!  Unfortunately we went on different days, so could not do a micro meet up.

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  • Aquamarine replied 6 years ago

    So nice to see you post! You look gorgeous!

    SO looks mighty fine, too. Best wishes to him.

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    Thanks Aqua!

    I forgot to add that I wore heels.  They have a 2.25 inch heel and I was fine walking 3 long city blocks each way to our parking space.  I got these in faux suede over a year ago, they are holding up well and are extremely cheap.  I recommend and they fit my wide but small feet.

  • Aquamarine replied 6 years ago

    Those are really cute. I can’t believe how cheap how cheap they are.

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Completely on the money IMHO for SF. If only I could be so refined. Your sweetie looks dashing. Say I said Hi! :) It’s a shame we were set for different nights.

    ...and we totally have to debate the score! Lol.

  • Brooklyn replied 6 years ago

    You look really lovely. And your SO looks great too. Sounds like a good night. Best wishes to you both.

  • Style Fan replied 6 years ago

    So nice to see you post.  You look gorgeous!  Your SO looks very handsome.  You make a great pair.  The ballet sounds very interesting.

  • Helena replied 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous couple ... You look sophisticated and chic; the scarf was a great completer choice. SO is looking very well after coming through such a taxing ordeal. You both must be tremendously strong ... And certainly more than deserving of this beautiful night out together :)

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Denise, it's SOOOO nice to see you! I've thought about you often. You both look wonderful, and I'm sending all the best wishes to you and your SO for continued healing and more peaceful times ahead. Big hugs!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Both of these outfits are great, there's something especially elegant about the first one and just the right hard line but pretty in the second.

    Actually liking SO's outfit especially much too, the striped tie against the dark background and who makes those shoes?

    Such an attractive couple, best wishes for the future.

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    Great to see you again! You are looking fabulous as I expected. Sending positive reinforcement vibes to you and SO. Your outfits are always inspirational for me. Love the scarf.

  • Bijou replied 6 years ago

    Wow - both you and SO look fantastic. It is great to see you and your outfit is stunning. Sorry to hear that SO has not been well, I hope he is on the road to recovery.

    It is great that you have such timeless and yet fashionable style. This is what we all want to achieve - a wardrobe that in 8 years time will look current, stylish and fresh. I do love the pop of colour (and warmth) that your red scarf adds to the ensemble. I love the ballet too and am always amazed at what wonderful athletes dancers are and how they combine that with the ability to tell a story without words.

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    Wow! You both look like rock stars! Great to see you again. You are a handsome couple!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    YAY, you and SO went to the ballet. That makes my heart happy. Bless you both.

    Denise, you look KILLER smashing like you always do. Red loves you. SO is an excellent in-house stylist, and looks charming, strong and dapper too. Much love to you. xo

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Denise, so wonderful to see you post! You look beautiful! Red is fantastic on you. And SO is looking really well for the ordeal he has been under. 

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 6 years ago

    Whoa, you both look fantastic! It's great to see you again, Denise. You are looking as fabulous as ever. I love your outfit, and how the scarf is wrapped like a cool shrug in the first photo.

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    You both look amazing!  

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    You both look great!  I really like the sheer black blouse.  I have similar blouse - long and sheer - but mine is white and it's really difficult to style since everything grins under it.  Black sounds much more practical.  I like the bright red scarf.  I'm sorry to hear your SO has been sick and I hope he's recovering from his ordeal.

  • LaPed replied 6 years ago

    What a spiffy couple the two of you make! You both look fantastic. Wishing you health and happiness.

  • MsMaven replied 6 years ago

    Fabulous! That red scarf really makes the outfit. I didn't wear scarves until I moved to the Bay Area, but now they are a wardrobe staple. 

    You both look great. Thanks for sharing. 

  • JAileen replied 6 years ago

    You look great! So does your SO. I’d like to go to a non Nutcracker ballet. That’s all they ever have here in the sticks. Best wishes to your SO.

  • Kate replied 6 years ago

    You both look wonderful, and it's so nice to see you back on the forum, Coco Lion.

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    Thank you all for the lovely comments.  SO is at the infusion center today getting a blood transfusion.  The nurses love him because he never complains.  I brought him his favorite lunch.  He is trying to go without chemo for a month, but he still needs the transfusions every 1-2 weeks. 

    The SO shoes are Timberland, from Nordstrom.  This is the second pair I got for him.  Totally worth every penny, even when not discounted during NAS.  

  • Echo replied 6 years ago

    Oh, it is wonderful to "see" you again! Your outfit is gorgeous, and the two of you make a beautiful couple. I am sorry your SO is dealing with such tough health issues; he will be in my thoughts. Please don't be a stranger!

  • DonnaF replied 6 years ago

    You two look fabbly chic. Every time I see mules/slides I think of you. I hope to “see” you around more.

  • anne replied 6 years ago

    Great to see you post, Denise, and how lovely to have a sub to the ballet. Great outfit (as always) and dapper SO

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    You both look fabulous! I miss your posts!
    I think of you in your softer colors and then I am amazed at how fantastic you look in black and red!

  • The Cat replied 6 years ago

    You look fab. Beautiful red accessories.

  • Sal replied 6 years ago

    Lovely to see you, both looking very smart/handsome/fashionable after a tough time.

    The ballet sounds fascinating.

  • krishnidoux replied 6 years ago

    This is a very cute, chic outfit! The play in textures and with textures' reflection of light is fun too: leather + silk + mat red scarf. You look smashing!

  • Jaime replied 6 years ago

    You both look fantastic - glad SO's through with the round of chemo. Love the leather with the sheer - even blurry you look fab!

  • MsMaven replied 6 years ago

    O-o-h! I just looked at scarves on Amazon. So many choices in plain silk scarves that I haven't been able to find in stores.

    Thank you!

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    Ms Maven, here is scarf from Amazon.  The scarf is cashmere.  It's nice but not a tight weave, I don't know how to explain it other than to say it can snag.  But I'm happy with the item and it's a great price.

  • Joyce B replied 6 years ago

    Both of you look fab. Wishing your SO and you all the best. He will continue feeling stronger every day.

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Wow, such a treat to see you&SO Denise! You both look smashing! Loved your outfit, the sheerness of the long shirt(dress) and the drape of the cashmere shawl are so arty, perfect for a ballet show!!

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