Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Suki goes to the ball (this one works)

Suki was one of the first to arrive at the ball in her hired limo, a Pope-Hartford, driven by H. of Cincinnati, an antique car expert.

Suki's hair,
her dress encrusted with beads and sequins
her shoes and

evening bag created a striking ensemble. She just glittered! Ohh's and ahh's were heard all around the room when she entered, escorted by:

Daniel Day-Lewis, who accepted her invitation to the ball, despite the fact that he tends to be somewhat reclusive. He was born on April 25th, 1957 and grew up in London, the son of Irish-born Poet Laureate, Cecil Day-Lewis. A few of the films he has appeared in are: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, the first film Suki saw him in, at which sight she fell in love. You may also remember him in My Left Foot and The Last of the Mohicans. Suki adores his intense good looks and his impeccable acting style.

Pierre Bonnard also agreed to return from Artist's Heaven and accompany Suki to the ball. Bonnard (October 3 1867-January 23, 1947) was a French painter known for his use of intense color, small brush strokes and close values. He often spent years on a single painting. The above self-portrait gives a hint of his complex style. Suki hopes to query him on his thoughts about painting, among other things.

And Suki's third partner for the ball is Allen Ginsberg (June 3 1926-April 5, 1997.) He was a Beat Generation poet, political activist and photographer. His poem HOWL inspired Suki when she was in high school, feeding her fledgling desire to be a poet. Ginsberg was also a practicing Buddhist who studied with Chogyam Trungpa, founder of the Naropa Institute. There, Ginsberg and poet Anne Waldman created the poetry program called the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Suki also studied Buddhism with disciples of Chogyam Trungpa. She and Ginsberg will have a lot to talk about for sure.

Suki was so excited about the ball, and the opportunity to dance and chat with her partners and all the other folks, that she could not sleep the night before. She hopes to drink lots of champagne to overcome her shyness. And she will dance all night........


to read Willow's enchanting post about the ball and to access other attendees click here.

14 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You will transform as soon as you put on that dress and those shoes. You won't need champagne to open up and have a blast. The stage is set so enjoy yourself.

Kim said...

Suki! You will be a stunner! I am loving the total look. Absolutely these men will be swooning over you, and you will captivate them with your beauty, grace and charm. Yes, you will come away from this ball with a renewed sense of being, a new woman full of herself! I can't wait to hear how it all goes and the insights you gain from these incredible men! Whoo Hoo

chewy said...

I'm enjoying your imaginings and images all together in this post. What a grand Willow Ball!

Yoli said...

Oh the men, my dear! The men, such great taste in everything.

willow said...

Suki, you look stunning this evening! And whoa! What a trio! I have to be careful to not let my jaw drop, while gazing at the lovely Mr. Day-Lewis. I'm trying to convince Marty Scorsese to cast him as Lincoln. Maybe with a few more Last Word cocktails, he'll agree.

Tom said...

sweet. perhaps Allen will serve up some words for us

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Suki, You are a vision! Isn't the Manor Ball wonderful and you with three men staying ever so close! I'm off for another whirl around the dance floor...see you at the buffet.

Helen said...

Suki, you look lovely ... your escorts are certain to impress everyone in attendance!

~Babs said...

Suki, your whole ensemble is just perfect!
Harry wants a dance with you,,but I can't find him at the moment,,he keeps disappearing!
I must have at least one dance with each of your fascinating dates!
Isn't this Ball the greatest!

Kerry said...

What an interesting trio of partners you have chosen; I'm sure you will be up to the challenging and inspiring intellectual banter that ensues!

Bonnard is dreamy.

Katiejane said...

Well, it sounds like Suki was well escorted and very stylish in her lovely attire. I do hope she has a wonderful time. Please let us know how the evening went.

Mim said...

i LOVE your choice of dates. Yes the car and clothes and shoes etc are wonderful - but what fun dancing with those dudes and talking all night (or in the case of mr. D-lewis)drooling at him all night

patti said...

I love your choice of beaus Suki and your outfit. You'll be a very tired belle tomorrow!

glitz said...

How gorgeous! Will we see photos of Cind...Suki?