Thursday, 7 March 2013

Panicking slightly...

So here's the thing - last week one of our tutors gave Liam and I the job of making up a batch of trophies (casting and painting them - the tutor made the master) for the Scottish Asian Woman Awards tonight....only as part of the deal we ended up with tickets to the awards themselves as representatives of the college.

Sounds great, right?

It is of course but it's also a BLACK TIE event/dinner/thing and we're probably the two scruffiest members of the class! LOL
Liam'll be fine as he bought a suit but I don't have anything really formal and I'm useless at this kind of thing so I may die. XD

I've got a nice black top and trousers (I hate skirts/dresses with a passion) but no coat so I'm borrowing my mum's which may or may not fit as well as some horribly uncomfortable shoes I have worn about three times total and really resent the fact that I have to have some kind of handbag to top the whole thing off. I feel completely out of my comfort zone, it's unreal.

We should hopefully be getting some money out of it (although it's probably more likely to be vouchers to the local art shop but hey, freeeeee!) as well but the tickets to the awards are worth £100 each so we're both dreading it as it's totally not the kind of thing we'd ever normally be seen dead at! The guest list includes a variety of MSPs including the First Minister Alex Salmond! (for those not in the UK, he's basically the political leader of Scotland/head of Scottish government!)

 I doubt we'll end up in a conversation which is probably just as well as the one thing Mr Salmond goes on about the most is the whole Scottish Independence thing which I don't support. :P
(although I might if he got a nice big film studio installed somewhere in Glasgow so I could get a guaranteed job out of it! HINT, HINT)

 Bah, humbug - I was not made for formalities! 

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I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow...if I manage to survive it that is. XD


  1. Goodness! I'd be freaking out completetly, too! I will be thinking of you, you'll make it. :)

  2. DizzyLizzy7/3/13 7:18 pm

    Good luck, I hope you don't get eaten by the fashion police or feel too much like an alien! :) Hopefully you'll enjoy it when you're there - at least you have Liam so you're not all on your own.

  3. Me either! I have a semi-formal dinner to attend next week and I'm completely freaking out. I wear jeans. And converse. And t shirts. Not dresses and skirts and heels.

    Good luck with your dinner! I can at least take comfort in the fact that mine will be populated with professors and other students, not important government people D:

  4. Aw, I'm sure you had fun regardless! Dressing up once in a while can be fun. I've started to appreciate formal clothes a bit more in recent years. I kind of wish I had a fancy cocktail dress, even.

    But the important thing to ask is: Was there a banquet? Because free food is totally worth dressing up for, IMHO!