|Author and husband/dance partner|
There is no doubt that I am the eternal optimist and always envision my days of a performance as full of preparations that will support the best dancer I can be come showtime. My perfect show day plans include exercise, mani-pedi, quick nap, organized and pre-packed costumes, show make-up and hair supplies ready to go so the final hour is about putting myself together and not searching for important hairbands, lipsticks, etc.
After helping my son with the final details of his state report, I run upstairs and try on a couple of costumes. I run downstairs in a stretch velvet dress that features a silk flowing adornment and a rather sexy hemline. It is elegant but snug fitting and my shape in general is a little too featured. My 10 year old greets my costume with a raised eyebrow and disapproving look. My husband and I agree that perhaps this costume is better for the Saturday show at the Salsa event and that this costume ( although a couture design from the same designer as Toni Braxton’s dressmaker) is not the one for tonight’s benefit in Saratoga. I decide to go for the classic Tango dress with a longer skirt and more upper body material.
|Tango Mom's Eyelashes|
Diane Lachtrupp Martinez
Photo credits - Tango Shot of Johnny and Diane Martinez by Jan La Salle of NYC
Tango Shoe photo of Dario Da Silva and Claire Vivo by photographer Keira Lemonis of Troy, NY