"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes,"
cried Extra the Faint of Heart.
"Oh wait, nevermind...
.... it's just the Lady Jessica."
....but soon we saw that Uncle Leo had slunk in, too.
So we let them stay.
But then, quick as a wink....
.....the shady Uncle seized their magic for himself......
...and Pagan Hours had begun.
Sara barely survived her trek through endless feral woods, but arrived at the Bushwick Fort just before collapsing.
Luckily Lady Jessica remained a pillar, as the fragile girl was revived.....
...with the formidable restorative powers of our Opiate Winter Bonnet.
(Sara wore her own Mandate Mint Collection one of a kind Sack Playsuit with our
Opiate faux fur and organic fleece Winter Bonnet. CONTACT US to order your own; $95.)
(Jessica wore her own Mandate Mint Collection one of a kind Man's Shirt Playsuit.)
No stranger to peril, dashing Jenny deftly fought her her way through maurauding hordes on her own quest East. However, she arrived dapper as ever to peruse the harvest, thanks to her gymnastic dexterity and sly dressing skills.
(Jenny wore her own Mandate Mint Collection natural silk and tulle Cat Skirt and made to order Opiate Hemp Heart Back Bloomer Suit, $320)
*Moral: If one must flee through the wilderness from murderous royals, always do so in comfort and style.
Look awesome slinking around any dark fey woods in our Opiate Hemp and Faux Fur Travel Suit for All Terrain. ($350, CONTACT US to have one made just for you)*
Yes, Bill did bring beer that matched his shoes.
(But as we took the picture, WE CLAIM ALL CREDIT IN FULL FOREVER.)
Temporarily breaking the ominous atmosphere of evil,
glowing Noelle brought tidings of joy.....
(Noelle wore her own made to order Opiate knit bamboo lady dress.
Sarah accessorized the Travel Suit with a Boyfriend elastic waist cincher, $48. Contact us to get yours.)
Meanwhile, trouble was again afoot, as lovely Nikki dared pet the fantastically dangerous shark-pig-cat.
Would she lose a limb to the hungry creature?
Fortunately The Gup chose beauty over bloodshed, after noting how perfectly the Princess matched her coat. A protective Tom Cruise breathed a secret sigh of relief as he pretended to ignore the impending danger.
(Nikki wore her own Mandate Mint Collection Led Zeppelin Playsuit.)
*Moral: Never underestimate the importance of an outfit that looks great in all terrain.
....also, everyone needs this suit.
Then the valiant Firehorse stopped in,
and discovered a perfect new friend.
Then she spun and gave us a kiss.....
....and galloped into the wilderness.
(Leah Siegel wore her new Mandate Mint Collection Man's Shirt Playsuit with an Opiate Hemp/Silk Satin Cummerbund, $50. If you'd like a cummerbund, just CONTACT US.)
Suddenly, Jenny said Oh Hai to a Faux-Fur Kitteh Bolero.
One could see that it loved her immediately,
And together, they disappeared into the evening.
Some chose to take refuge under the Mandate Tree, rumored to bloom only during Pagan Hours...
....which is completely untrue; it blooms every Tuesday and Thursday 1-7, and Saturday 1-6....
.....or sometimes by appointment :)
Claudia and Carissa held palaver under its sacred limbs, but remained ready for instant action in uniform Hero Bloomers.
The foursome was safe for the time being under the blessed branches that bear the miracle playsuits of far-flung fame.
Making use of the brief peace, Carissa crafted a much needed napkin jacket for Little Beer Bottle Man.
And all was temporarily well.
(Claudia wore her own made to order Opiate Double Puff Proper Jacket,
and Flat Top Hero Bloomers, made to order in XS-XL, $180.
Carissa wore the latter with our Mandate Mint Collection one of a kind vintage wool backless dickey bodice, $220. To purchase either, CONTACT US.
PJ wore her own one of a kind Mandate Mint Collection Lady Dress.)
Soon Maria the Gorgeous, siren of the seven seas, materialized to receive her new Pirate Blouse....
(Ariel was not behind Maria, but trapped in the mirror dimension....
We think he escaped eventually.)
*Moral: The most important lessons to procure from these pictures are that Maria is gorgeous and you probably need this blouse.*
Sarah Stuve was ensconced in her embroidered/ensorceled Mandate Boyfriend Sweater.
it is enchanted with a powerful luck spell. And it carries Mandate's usual localized charm enhancement, of course.
Thus, she and her Maiden were well protected all evening.
Julia and Claudia stayed vigilant in their questing suits...
...ready, as all New Yorkers must be,
At twilight, they were delighted to say Oh Hai....
..... to the ravishing Sarah Moran.
(Julia wore her own one of a kind Opiate Heroine Kirtle and Mint Collection Bloomers.
Sarah wore her own one of a kind Mandate Mint Collection Playsuit.)
But just about then.....
....sufice it to say, we continued to celebrate.....
...into the enchanted evening.
In fact, we even made a few lovely new friends....
....before our Pagan Hours had to come to an end.