Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Party in Houston

Today is Catherine's
(The Shiny Pebble/see button right sidebar)

final design of her
Virtual Dining Room Makeover
  featuring the incredibly talented
Interior Designer, Gwen Driscoll
(Ragland Hill Social/on sidebar as well)

each week I have been privileged to select an outfit & a piece
of jewelry which comes from my Splenderosa Studio  for
Catherine to wear when she entertains in her new dining room.

For me this has been so much fun...not at all work of the
sort each designer did,  as they were choosing many elements,
while I only had to choose ONE outfit.

For today, I did think of this one, an Elie Saab...but then...
kept looking...
now mind you, choosing ONE outfit out of 1000's of appropriate ones
has kept me working for hours sometimes, and sometimes
the PERFECT one just jumped right out at me.

I did consider this one, another Elie,  because that precious Gwen
put a beautiful turquoise lamp in the room that tied in the color.
I kept looking.  Not exactly sure what was missing, just knew
it happened yet.  You know how we are.

This is the MAIN color palette I used, and you absolutely must take
time to see what Gwen did because it is stunning. 
Sleek, contemporary, clean but with
an elegant opulence that is Gwen's signature.
I knew these earrings would be my inspiration. They are either copies of
vintage pieces, or they were made to look vintage...either way they are
perfect for that room...and Splenderosa's ladies can create something
almost identical to them.  So that was settled!
And, then.....I saw this...and I hope you will agree

 it needs nothing else, no necklace, no bracelets.
don't know how the pant legs relate to the shoe
but it's beautiful, isn't it? 
and just that little hint of red on the platform...nice.

& for my Centerpiece ladies...
button at the bottom...

Gwen suggested either white or lavender flowers for the table...
voila, here it is with peonies, roses & viburnam
I would change the white pottery container to a
silver container with bone or horn handles because I know this is what Gwen would want.
try to picture it that way...
Hop over to see Gwen's work at Catherine's blog, you will be as excited as I am.


next Wednesday Catherine will host
 Virtual Finale
 Houston, Texas
it is to be a black-tie cocktail buffet affair

please come wearing something you've been dying to wear,
money-is-no-object for a virtual party...
girls just wanna have fun !

we will all link up for this brilliant occasion.

&, of course, Mom-Mom, Chantelle & Chelsea will be attending,
and if we are lucky they will have a few of their friends.
Can you even begin to think how much fun this is going to be?

I think they might have talked Cheri into coming to Texas
from Paris...we will have to wait & see.

Important Business:
A gigantic and big thank you to the beautiful & creative

Coty Farquhar in Australia
(her button is also on the sidebar)
I won the extravagant
of her elegant photographs shown below

 ...thank you thank you thank you, Coty...

And, a major surprise for you...introducing my newest friend in blogland

RoxyCakes in Toronto, Canada
go see what they do, believe me you will gasp with delight