Monday, September 12, 2011


Hello everyone. Looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow. If you are new, here's how it works.....
Following you will find the specs for the things that we want you to bring for your respective characters. Some of you came in last week and were told then which things to bring, some of your were told to bring a couple of different things, so don't forget all that was mentioned.

BARTENDER, WAITERS & WAITRESS, VALETS should all bring black dress pants and a white, long sleeve plain dress shirt. Also, black shoes that are appropriate to serve in and a black belt for your pants. Waitress, please also bring a knee length, or there about, plain black skirt.
You will be given vests and ties by the costume dept.

YOUNG MALE COLLECTING COATS should bring a black or dark suit, a white or cream colored long sleeve dress shirt, and a dark tie. Don't forget your black dress shoes and belt.

BRODY CHAUFFEUR please bring the suit and tie, shoes and belt that you wore the last time that you worked. We will have the shirt ready for you.

CHAUFFEURS please bring black suits, white long sleeve dress shirts and a dark tie. Also, black dress shoes and belt.

will all come the GUESTS at the party. Many of you may know who you are and some of these may not have been chose yet. Any of you that did not come in last week for the pre-fit, please read the instructions below for GUESTS and bring what you find listed there.

MEN The look here is one of Politicians and Lawyers, Power brokers and Lobbyists. Washington DC movers and shakers. The look is conservative and traditional. This party is a meeting of the elite and you should look the part. Men should all bring options of dark business suits in Black, Navy, Charcoal Grey, etc. Subtle texture and striping will be fine, but nothing that is too obvious with bold pinstripes or other textures. Elegance is what we are after. You should bring white and cream colored solid dress shirts. Ties are the "make or break" piece of the ensemble. Bring your most sophisticated, most beautiful ties. As a rule the Varsity Stripe tie is a younger, school boy, less formal look. These ties usually have a bold contrast between the colors of the stripes and the background. Stripes are good; just keep the contrast in colors to a more subtle level. Other good choices will be patterns such as paisley, medallions, crests, etc. An overly busy tie can can look less expensive, so if in doubt, err toward the simpler side. Don't forget your dress shoes and dress belt to complete the look.

WOMEN Society ladies that really run the town. Politician and Lawyer wives. Matrons of the town that they own. Sophistication is the catch word here. This is not a formal affair, so hemlines should hover around the knee. It is really more of a cocktail affair, but will take place in the afternoon, so a lot of beading and sequins might not be the right call. We are looking for a highly tailored, streamlined look, without a lot of extra detailing. Some detail is fine; just nothing to overly embellished. Silk, satin, crepe de chin are all fabrics that you think of for party wear. Sheathe dresses that come with a matching jacket. A beautifully tailored skirt with a stunning long sleeve blouse silk blouse. Even the right pair of tuxedo trousers, paired with a silk tank and jacket. These are all just suggestions to give you the right direction and to get you thinking.
NOTE: If you do choose to bring trouser options, please also bring dress and skirt options.
We would prefer that you not bring all black. It is a party in the Late Spring/Summer. Pale blues and pinks, soft yellows, greens and creams, taupe and beige and grey. Even some subtle metallic would be nice. Copper, gold and sliver fabrics or subtle embellishments. We would prefer that your choices be mostly solid in color with little to no print. This will help establish the sleek, more sophisticated backdrop against which our principles will play. Bring your nicest and most glamorous jewelry to complete the look. Remember, it is Washington DC and, Democrat or Republican, the look is conservative and traditional, but we want the elegance factor as well. Don't forget the shoes that work with your choices and a small party/cocktail bag.

We are looking forward to seeing you all with your fancy duds in hand. Thanks in advance for all the great things that you will be bringing to make the party beautiful. See you on the set!!!

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