Sunday, November 30, 2008

Highballs & High Heels

It is not often these days, that one is invited to a cocktail party where you are ensured of both stylish company and an appropriate ambiance. This Saturday proved to be the exception, as I headed into Madame Brussels to meet with some blogging beauties for a delicious afternoon.

It was the perfect excuse to break out this frock which, although not yet seen here, has quickly become a favorite of mine. It is a late 1950's number in a light wool blend, with the most delightful shawl collar. The print is somewhat of a water coloured effect paisley in my favorite jewel tones. I discovered this gem in a huge vintage shop in Houston, which was primarily filled with 70's - 80's gear and lots of dirty looking second hand clothing. But the shopping gods chose to reward my patience and after getting rather filthy sorting through the dross, this little lady danced her way into my wardrobe. And yes, I did already happen to have the perfect purple pumps.

And so, with the promise of some scintillating company, and the rain clouds beginning their ascent, I headed in for an afternoon of Highballs and High Heels.

If you've never been to Madame Brussels, I'd recommend that you get together with your most stylish and witty pals, and spend the afternoon there pronto. If you go in for the dramatic and theatrical, this is the perfect place to play stage to your grand ambitions or perhaps to just take you away from it all.


Lux said...

All you gorgeous girls having fun - so jealous!
Very Chic/Elegant vintage look..... xox
i love how all the girls looks are so diverse - such stunning glam ladies!

esme and the lane way said...

It was lovely to meet with you again. And I love that dress! You looked amazing, of course :)

WendyB said...

Love the print on that dress. Looks like a fun outing.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

You look so pretty!

K.Line said...

I love how all you stylish women get together - but that everyone's style so individual!

Anonymous said...

It was lovely to see you in person twice in the one week!

Readers, I have to say that while these photos are beautiful, you should have seen SKM in the flesh :) You really glowed - that dress was just made for you and I have yet to stop thinking about your lashes! Maybe a lash tutorial next?!

Any chance when you get a moment to pop your marabou trimmed house shoes up!, you could please send me a few of the pics of the day that you took...for my blog ( and personal album :) ) xxx

riennahera said...

You remind me somehow of Regina Spektor.

Too Many Shoes said...

It was so lovely to meet you on Saturday, you added so much effortless glamour to our little group.

I think Porcelain Blonde is right -an eyelash tutorial would be fantastic (I still have to practise my 30 second victory rolls).


Anonymous said...

It looks like you had a lovely day, and what an amazing dress! It is so nice to see such a stylish dame sporting some seriously splendid vintage.


Imelda Matt said...

Naturally this is the best shot of your look manage to look refined and sexy all at once. Sorry for the aborted call...things seem to have settle and I'll try again

vintage_bel said...

All you ladies look amazing! I'm completely jealous.

Can you pass on the names of any Sydney lovelies who keep beautiful blogs like you all do?

Thanks again,

TheSundayBest said... I definitely miss summer.

Lil Midget said...

I love your dress!


Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Oh my goodness that dress is absolutely gorgeous. You look sensational! x