This past Friday, the husband and I ventured on over to Theater Lawrence to watch my favorite spooky musical of all time, Little Shop of Horrors. This 1950s sci-fi cult classic is about a florist with a heart of gold and the strange and interesting plant that finds him success in life. It holds a special place in my heart from when I worked on the makeup crew in my high school’s production way back when. It’s also just a lot of fun, and I was really impressed with our community theater’s rendition of it. (Read more about their production at Lawrence.com.)
When attending fun events such as this, I like to sometimes go the extra mile and really dress the part. When Theater Lawrence put on The Great Gatsby, I pinned my hair into a bob and wore a sparkling headband and a flashy little black dress. For Little Shop, I went for this green polka-dot dress I scored from Ross earlier this past summer. The polka dots feel very vintage, and I love the rich green color, which was very fitting for a musical about a very hungry and blood-thirsty plant. (Theater Lawrence even sold a delicious green cocktail that they called Seymour’s Sipper.) Paired with a fun little floral headband, my favorite ruffled T-strap heels (last seen here) and my favorite lipstick at the moment, I think I put together a retro outfit that folks from Skid Row would be envious of!
For this look, I attempted to give my hair vintage-style curls. I pinned the simple tutorial that I used, via The Beauty Department, here. It didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted it, but I was still impressed. Better luck next time, eh?
DON’T FEED THE PLANTS!