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We are all travelers in time

Chairing the IWC’s first Time Travelers’ Ball  (TTB) has been interesting and fun. However, we need to sell some more tickets.  I think some people may be frightened by the theme.  There is nothing to fear. It’s the easiest costume ever. The hardest part is choosing.

Waxing philosophical at the February meeting, I blurted out “We’re all travelers in time”. Rather than getting too metaphysical, we are always physically moving forward in time and mentally moving backward through our memories. I’m sure everyone has their favorite decade. I was pretty hot stuff in the 70s and 80s,if I wasn’t such a historical costume nut, I’d pick those eras.

Half-joking, I said something about a silver jiffy pop dress that is hanging in someone’s closet would be perfect for the TTB if you came from the future. Or maybe a Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy bikini?
A lovely piece of Hawaiian print would make a sarong, or a white fabric for a toga. Heck, maybe someone will wear holographic fabric as a draped gown? Fashion likes to borrow from the past.

A piece of leopard print would make a fashionable The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) Wrap. How about the great face paint that Daryl Hanna sported on the movie poster?

I am in awe by all the possibilities. However, since I am involved in the VPLL 1912 project, I am leaning towards a gown of that period.

Or maybe something from the 1920s? Nothing is easier than a flapper dress. The gowns on Boardwalk Empire  are simply stunning.

However, I have always wanted to be a princess. I love the Italian Renaissance, remember the clothes in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet? Not the one starring Leonardo diCaprio, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, that’s too modern for me.

There are all sorts of options for costumes, including wearing modern day clothing.

The TTB is going to be held on March 25,2012 from 8 pm to midnight. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and soda included in the one hundred and fifty peso price of the tickets. Wine and beer available for a nominal amount.

Oh, there will be prizes for the best costume and a dance contest. Tickets are available at the IWC events or you can email me at theresainmerida at gmail dot com it will be great fun! See you there!

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Steve,you tease. Too bad airfare is so high within the Republic, you would have had fun too!


  2. Too bad I will not be over your way. I have been having Blade Runner moments since returning from China.

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