Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Dear Diary:

Ah yes!  Let the good times roll for Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras has been celebrated since the early 18th Century in North America and was mentioned in the writings of French explorer, Pierre le Moyne as he and his crew explored the southern part of the United States.
Carnival season starts January 6th and culminates with Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday which leads into Lent. 
In New Orleans, there are huge parades, where people dress up in costumes and often wear feathered masks.  Trinkets and beads are thrown into the crowds.  The traditional colours of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold.

Mardi Gras is also celebrated in Rio de Janeiro and, a place I just found out about - Quebec City!!  Imagine!!

Enjoy the day, since tomorrow we must start Lent!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (002)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (blue)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Lashes Version 2 (08)
Hair: W&Y No. 1

Costume: Gelese Giano Show Girl Rhinestone costume (white)

Earrings: Je Suis Precieuse earhoops
Beads: PNP Mardi Gras gift

Background: PNP New Orleans
Poses: PNP