There were chefs from all over Chicago handing out samples of wonderful food, a lot of pastry chefs forcing us to each cakes and macarons (oh bother…), and more wine than you could possibly consume, even if you really worked at it. (I did my very best!)
Tish was there (from A Femme d’un Certain Age), and she was as elegantly beautiful and charming as always!
I tried my humble level best to do justice to the event by being understatedly appropriate. The dress code was “business elegant”, which wasn’t really the most help I’ve ever had. Some guests interpreted that guideline in ways that seemed… very… non-businessy… It was interesting!
can’t possibly recommend the black dress from Lands’ End highly enough.
Flattering, comfortable, well-made… it ticks all of the important LBD
My cardigan was actually an older one, from Eileen Fisher (very similar to this). I wore pearl jewelry because the details all over my scarf are strands of pearls, and I always like to have a sort of theme that ties everything together, at least for my own appreciation. And I was delighted to be wearing moderate heels. Once everybody was packed into the event rooms, your feet were almost impossible to see, so comfort was much more important than any other factor.
The party was, in fact, complete insofar as I saw 2 women fall off of their shoes, and there was 1 very inebriated guest crying in the Ladies Room. It seems like these things always happen at big events…
To top it all off, I cleaned up at the Silent Auction, and came home with armloads of swag. My first thought – of course – is to share it with you!
So leave me a comment, and you can have a chance to win this most AMAZING book:
It really isn’t all that much about Ms. Vreeland; it’s much more an overview of the visual style of Harper’s Bazaar during the years she was there. Below are just 3 of the pages you will be able to study at length:
I hope that you all get to attend events in the upcoming festive season which are as much fun as last Thursday night was for me.