A bit more Windy Lindy

There have been more lovely images of Madame Ornata and I coming in from various sources, so I’m going to indulge myself and give you one last deluge of photos.

The first three are by a professional photographer who was at the dance.  HannieSunshine does amazing, beautiful work, and I’m so excited by the gorgeous photos she got of Madame Ornata and I.  It was a very difficult venue to get good photographs in, and she got some impressive stuff.  I can definitely recommend her.

Entering the ballroom, swathed in Nana's vintage stole

Words cannot describe how much I love this photo. The only thing wrong with it is that it doesn't include me!

Hannie’s last photo has a story.  It is a tradition in Swing circles that when someone has a birthday they get their own personal swing steal set.  All the dancers form a circle and the birthday boy (or girl) gets danced with by as many ladies (or men, respectively) as can pop in and steal him away from his previous partner.

A special birthday happened the night of Windy Lindy – one of our dancers turned 75, so all of the ladies vied for a chance to get lucky enough to dance with him during his birthday set.

Waiting for a chance to steal the birthday boy

The other photos of the night were taken by various guests and ball organisers.

Madame O and I in vintage furs and wraps

Dancing (that is what one should do at a ball after all!).

My turn to dance with the birthday boy

Yeah, I really, really need a chaise. And a living room big enough to have a chaise in!

The whole red and green effect is a little too Christmas-y in this image. And I look like a deformed mermaid. But otherwise, y'know, lovely shot!

I love the 50s fashions! I wish I had the figure to pull them off!


  1. I love Madame O’s smile in all the photos I’ve seen of her so far… She keeps reminding me of someone, and I don’t know whom.

    It seems that: The formatting is off at the front page, now that I look at it separately, with the comments, the formatting is fine. Weird.

  2. Madame Ornata says

    Awwww you guys, that is the loveliest thing to hear, I feel all warm and melty now. To discover I have a good 30s bod AND a nice smile in one week. I’m feeling very lucky about now and braver about being more adventurous in front of the camera instead of behind it. Have a great weekend.

  3. I’m interested to know…how did you find dancing in a longer dress? I know ginger rogers had no problems…but I’ve discounted long dresses in the past because of fear of stepping on them when dancing.

    • I have no problems dancing in longer dresses, or doing swing in full Victorian with bustles and trains. It’s just a knack, like some people can walk in 6 inch heels! I do find it helpful to wear flats when dancing in long skirts.

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