Ever seen the movie version of the Phantom of the Opera musical? Isn’t it just romantic and full of great songs? I’ve always wanted to watch it in the theatre and was able to go at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London some time ago (finally!).
I was spinning myself giddy with glee. Literally.
And to think you didn’t believe me.
That’s a preview of my outfit to come (as ridiculous as it looks in that picture). But first, the main story about why this musical is a must-see! If you’ve never seen it, or have simply just sat and thought of going to see it, I’m here to convince you that you have to make a point to go. It is my sole purpose in life. Go SOON. Today if possible. Not meaning to sound bossy here. Climb in through the roof with a rope and harness if you must. Ok maybe not, that might get you arrested.
So here we are outside Her Majesty’s Theatre. So beautiful! And for once my nightshots turned out nicely.
First things first, I had to buy the Phantom Story. It goes through how the musical came about, who wrote the novel and everything else. It was one of those things that was not popular in its time. How amazed would the original author be now! Andrew Lloyd Webber is a genius for making the musical what it is today.
When I bought the copy, I realized it came with a rather big rip on one of the pages. What can a girl do but take it back to ask for an exchange! The salesperson blatantly said that I could’ve ripped it myself. I was thinking, “Gasp! I can’t believe you just said that to my face!” I stared at him (practically staring him down). WHY would I purposefully rip a page of my beloved long-awaited musical story, then take it back just to ask for a new one. He finally (and begrudgingly) gave me a new copy, while muttering unhappily that he wouldn’t be able to sell the ripped copy now. Unless he would personally make a loss from not selling ONE book, I simply don’t understand his upset.
While everyone was getting seated, I took a photo of the opening stage.
Doesn’t look too exciting just yet. It amazes me how fast they change the stage so many times during the whole musical!
Then before you knew it, it was intermission.
See how different it looks? Gorgeous! I’m purposefully NOT going to show you the chandelier. It’s the most amazing part of the show and I’m not going to ruin it for you. How can I live with that on my conscience! (The stage brings out such dramatics in me.)
I never go to musicals without having ice cream at intermission. Ice cream is such a must.
Ice cream was good, real good. So good that I wished I wasn’t wearing a nice dress so I could eat it sloppily and make a big mess. Ok not really, but you know what I mean.
Then just like that, it was all over. It was emotional, mind-blowing, heart-wrenching and you can’t help but tear up during the show.
Ok so maybe I cried a little bit.
Ok so I bawled like a baby what more do you want me to say! I felt like such a part of the musical I should’ve been on stage. Even if I’d only be good as a background decorative prop.
That’s what the ceiling of the theatre looked like. Although I made it more of an artistic-ish shot, so the colours don’t look as bright.
So now for my outfit. I thought of writing a separate post for this, but I decided to keep it together and infiltrate your life just that little bit longer (feel free to kick me out!).
I thought a classic little black dress would’ve been nice, but I love how this dress from Coast (click here to see their collection) is just as classy and perhaps that little bit more interesting than total black.
This is a great dress to flatter the physique because of the diagonal lines. And they just fall at all the right places (hides the lumps and bumps!). It comes with straps as well, as most of their dresses do, but I prefer it without. It’s the kind of dress that would suit most occasions and would hardly go out of style. Timeless and versatile!
No outfit is complete without some accessories. And these earrings from Accessorize are just perfect. Go have some fun shopping their collection here. Seriously, just do it now.
They went together quite well I think!
Now that I have successfully bored you to tears with this humongous post, I shall take my bow out. Thank you for being SO patient. Have I ever told you that you’re simply the best?
Just an aside note, I’m going to be missing from the blogging world for about a week or so because there some things I need to really sit down and focus all my brainpower on for just now. So I’ll be very sorry to leave you all for a while (yes I’ll miss you loads!), but I will be back to redeem myself for this period of absence. “Period of absence” – I sound so serious there. I’ll still reply and check out your posts as often as I can though!
Have a wonderful day! Stay gorgeous, strut that look, and turn some heads! Above all, smile, have fun and enjoy life!
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