Currently, Dr. Brian May, best known as the guitarist in Queen, is touring the U.S. on a book tour and signing for his stereoscopic book "A Village Lost and Found" (click here). Last weekend, he was in Ohio, this weekend he's in NYC, and next week he's in Philadelphia. Anyone who has even come across my blog in passing over the past few weeks knows that this Friday I will be heading to NYC for a lecture and book signing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (click here to purchase tickets). I'm going to meet Dr. May. There's no maybe about it - I'm going to his book signing and though I've never been to a proper book signing, one thing I do know is that the attendee gets to meet the author.
A signed book is fine, but my big hope for the book signing is a photograph. I think it would be awesome to use for my blog banner, the redesign of which my sister has temporarily put on hold in anticipation of this photo being taken.
Though I'll be the first to admit that Dr. May isn't my favorite member of Queen (that honor will always go to my dear RT), I've really come to appreciate him recently. His devotion to his Save Me campaign has really impressed me - so often celebrities talk about a cause, but rarely do they take action. And since RT seems to have some sort of an aversion to the U.S., John Deacon is totally out of the public eye, and Freddie Mercury is dead, this is likely my only chance to meet a member of my favorite band.
In short, this is a big deal.
I've identified four potential dresses to wear to meet Dr. May on Friday. I've listed Pros and Cons for each dress. These Pros/Cons won't be a definitive list, but just a jumping off point. By Thursday, I'll have a winner identified and then hopefully on Saturday, I'll be posting a glorious picture of myself with Dr. May.
To the dresses!
Option 1: Secret Treasure Dress, Anthropologie
Pros: Cotton, comfortable, pockets, complies with Kendi's challenge (click here)
Cons: Too bright? Wrinkles easily.
Option 2: Silk Dress with Ruffle V-Neck, Ann Taylor Loft
Pros: Brown (which my mom claims will make people, i.e. Dr. May, trust me), from my blog's namesake
Cons: No pockets. Wrinkles easily?
Option 3: Banana Republic Dress
Pros: Pretty coral color, nice pattern
Cons: No pockets. Very form fitting (i.e. minimal eating that day...which is probably a good thing!).
Option 4: Swirling Villages, Surplice Dress, Anthropologie
Pros: Pockets, complies with Kendi's challenge
Cons: Comfortable to sit in? Wrinkles easily.
So everyone please vote by Thursday. EDIT (thanks to Lisa's comment for reminding me) - I have the option of changing somewhere before the signing so I won't have to wear my outfit around the City all day beforehand! So keep that in mind when voting!
Usually I ask for advice from readers with a general opinion that I'm hoping to confirm, but not this time. I have no clue what to do so this decision is basically going to be up to you so don't fail me now!
Thanks to everyone for voting! Hopefully on Saturday I'll post a picture of the winning dress WITH BRIAN MAY!