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  1. Shanazel

    Silk mesh

    Isn't this cool fabric? I wonder if it would work for veils. Silk mesh
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    Changes coming

    I confess I don't care enough about the color to contribute.
  3. Shanazel

    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    Polyester organza, perhaps. I thought chiffon at first, but it looks pretty stiff. The whole thing is kind of a disaster. Maybe a novice attempt at costuming?
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    Re: costume with green overskirt. Interesting print and the narrow trim at the hem of the skirt is nice. I'd like the overall effect better if the cups were connected by a bit of the trim used for the back of the bra. As it is, the bra looks unfinished. (Oops, ran out of materials to connect...
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    Magic carpet ride

    I guess it would depend on how a particular breast was shaped and how harshly it was squished into the cup. I suspect there was a certain amount of air space or padding in those cones.
  6. Shanazel

    More classic clips

    Shafiqa Al-Qebtiya: Candlestick Belly Dance I love the fringed skirt. Samiia Gamal in Valley Of The kings 1954
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    More classic clips

    Ra'esa Afifi - Doqo El Mazaher ليلى نظمي - على عيني كارميلة رقص تحية كاريكا ...مع المطرب سيد درويش طنطاوي
  8. Shanazel

    Magic carpet ride

    If I've seen this Samia Gamal clip before, I've forgotten it. Note the pointy cone bra in the last couple of dances. Retro costuming, anyone?
  9. Shanazel

    French horns: Zorba

    A couple of my reenactment presentations require costumes with a corset base. Roy helps me get into the thing at home, then I drive to the college and finish getting dressed there. The corset is a little too long, I think, and by the time I arrive at the college, my poor boobs are shoved clear...
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    French horns: Zorba

    It's an adorable costume, with or without pantyhose. I love the way the skirt swings and swirls. Interesting how we perceive things as individuals. I hate makeup, find it incredibly uncomfortable to wear, like having my skin smothered. Heels are instruments of torture; each increment in height...
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    French horns: Zorba

    🤣 Yeah, well, the long sleeved, floor length black dresses de rigueur for chorale performance aren't much better, especially if one is required to pair them with bra, pantyhose, heels, and stage makeup. 🤪
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    French horns: Zorba

    He played a horn owned by the city band for a number of years, then bought his own horn from a retiring member of the band. Played it till the thing was falling apart, then invested in this one. He's seventy and has been playing since he was in grade school. I think he decided to retire when his...
  13. Shanazel

    French horns: Zorba

    It's a Holton, and it is brass.
  14. Shanazel

    French horns: Zorba

    Um, it's a big gold-ish thing. (I'll ask him when he comes in.)
  15. Shanazel

    French horns: Zorba

    What a shame. One of the best things about where we live has been the music opportunities for my husband. The symphony in particular has become a celebrated entity with dozens of applicants for every chair that opens. One musician imports several times a year from Atlanta, GA. Dear Husband...
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    French horns: Zorba

    Hey, Zorba, did I already know you are a French horn player and forgot, or is this truly a new revelation? My husband is gradually retiring after playing the French horn for sixty+ years.
  17. Shanazel

    Changes coming

    I like the purple best.
  18. Shanazel

    2019 World Weather Thread

    Rain, possibly turning to snow later. Wind. Yawn. November.
  19. Shanazel

    Positive thoughts for a dancing sister

    Suzanne Azhaar is in the hospital. Warm, positive thoughts streaming toward New Mexico at this time would be a good thing.
  20. Shanazel

    Greetings to all visitors , looky-loos, and other welcome guests

    Welcome to Oriental Dancer. My name is Shanazel, and I am the new supermoderator at OD, emphasis on NEW. I'm still learning my job and expect to make a mistake or twenty over the next couple of weeks in particular. Please be patient with me. Part of my job is eliminating a hundred or more...
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