Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's A Wrap (Party)

It has been such a fun & glamourous adventure finding
Catherine a new outfit each week as she's had
world-class interior designers virtually re-do her dining room.
I think it is one of the most creative ideas I've ever
seen in blogland.

Also, most of you know my "fantasy family" of Mom-Mom, the grande grandmother
to Chantelle, and the mother-in-law to Chelsea, Chantelle's mother, who
make an appearance each week on Saturdays.

Today fantasy & reality become one.

Of course, I am to choose something for Catherine to wear to this
lovely Finale Party she is hosting on her blog...
but 1st I would like to present to you what our
jet-setting ladies will be wearing to her black-tie
party today.

Chelsea, who loves drama, will be wearing this garden party dress from Naeem Kahn
with this shoe & this Judith Lieber "Macaw" limited edition minaudière

Chantelle has chosen to wear black, not wanting to overshadow the hostess
as her spectacular grandmother has told her is correct...

Giambattista Valli for Chantelle
& she will be wearing sunglasses

her handbag will be this one, which her father gave her at her recent party...
the iconic Judith Lieber Zebra...but you know, it just goes with so many things...
& her bracelet....

 & Mom-Mom,
this was so difficult because she did have the PERFECT pink gown
she had been saving

but she knew if Chantelle was wearing black, as she had been taught,
then she too would wear BLACK...& so it had to be this
spectacular Donna Karan...you know Donna made it especially for
this party...

this choker multi-strand necklace & this
classic Judith Lieber black "Figure 8" bag
(she has shoes to match)

And, because we know Catherine's husband, Steve, has given her such a
beautiful gift for this evening, the ladies called upon the magical, immensely talented
Maleviks Rosenträdgård blog
(see his button on my sidebar)
to create something splendid for Catherine

he is without a doubt one of the most gifted people, his gardening, his sensitivity
to styling the flowers, and his amazing photography will make him one
of the most "followed" people in blogland...

and now for me...this was difficult as we've shown some of my favorites during
this pageant...but it came back to this one...one I knew was just made for me...

no white belt (honey please)...I mean, those new people at Valentino - 1st the
tee shirts, now a white belt...they'll call me before the next show...

& these beautiful 3" dangles

and this was ON SALE, so perfect, another JL bag, in plum satin
with Swarovski Crystals

I had seen these before at another party,
from ROXY CAKES...so this is my gift to Catherine,

a cheese board, which is quite literally cheesecake...
everything you see is cake, the little nuts, all the cheese, the wine bottles, everything is CAKE...
you can find RoxyCakes blog here:

please go see her

And, now it is the Finale Party at Catherine's home...it has taken me 8 weeks to
decide what she will wear (& she had input)...but to begin...she said
maybe Ralph Lauren....so I thought & thought...maybe she had something
in her closet (have you SEEN that room?)...so we went over to see...
I had my mind on this little Judith Lieber piece for her ( it was on sale, OK?) but we had to find
everything else...
then you won't believe it...these shoes...

have you ever seen anything this beautiful in your life?

& in her closet was this lovely ivory Ralph (2009) but never worn, just perfect...
it's so hot in Texas we have to take off the scarf, and add

this simple pearl necklace (s)
a special gift from me to her

I am so thrilled to be finished with outfitting everyone,
now I have time to get my hair done,
a mani/pedi, and finally dress myself and arrive at the

I hope to see all of you there...



The Shiny Pebble said...


Please, don't wake me up.

Thank you my dear, for EVERYTHING. Really.

Mona Thompson said...

Marsha,You have completely outdone yourself! Completely!!!!I was all set to say ok the first dress is my very favorite and they just kept getting better. It is normally Interior Design or Garden images that draw me back over and over again. I will add these to the list. I'll see you at the party. Oh, and maybe you might want to kick your shoes off with some of us at the end of the party and just talk. Stop by my blog to see what I'm talking about.

Karena said...

Getting my post ready, fabulous Marsha!! I want those earrings so much!!!

Art by Karena

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Do people really wear such glamourous clothes?
I think they look lovely in their place....at a party but on me they wouldn't suit at all.


Madelief said...

Hi Marsha,

Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. I am sorry I did not reply earlier, but I have beens so busy! I like your blog very much too. All those stylish looking clothes, shoes and accesories. Every girls dream! Enjoy your week!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Paris Pastry said...

J'adore! Love all the ensembles! Naeem Kahn is one of my favorites!

OneCraftyFox said...

Wow, you girls have dressed to impress!!

Chelsea, I am totally crushing over your gown. I'm thinking after the party we'll have to host a clothing swap, lol :)

What a fabulous time we're having at Catherine's!

joanny said...


All of It!

Your Jewelry is exquisite.

The shoes are a work of art in bead and gem design, without being Ostentatious.

Let me just say if you ever have a party I would love to come -- you have impeccable taste and a heightened artistic sensibility.


Style Attic said...

OK, clearly I have entered this party naked, but with hot pink fingernails! I came so unprepared, but am so in awe and dressed with a smile with all the lovely fashion choices! You're right, I'm not believing those shoes!! You're blog is beautiful :)

Raina Cox said...

That first dress may be one of the most stunning I've ever seen!

Thanks so much for stopping by La Lamp Shade.



Kirsten said...

Dearest Marsha,
(Splendida Rosa che sei tu!) I will like to thank you so very much for joining Love Accents and your choice of dress for catherine, fourteen rows of pearls, is just out-of-this-world class. I am very happy to meet you and let's have a moment together, just listening to Micheal Bouclè.

pretty pink tulips said...

The dress...the shoes...the Leiber! Want to be my personal stylist?!

Burlap Luxe said...

So beautiful to many dresses to chose from I love the beaded silver/white shoes' and I would wera them with the white dress or a silver dress if you have one :)

but for me I am waiting for my garden pumkin to turn into a carriage :(
I am hiding behind the art.


The Buzz said...

Pure loveliness! Each one of those gowns is perfect and paired with the gorgeous accessories - who could go wrong! Thanks for stopping by The Buzz.

A Casa da Vá said...

Oh my I just found your blog and I must say what a great selection of beautiful fashion pieces - you have great taste!

Leah said...

In love with that first dress! amazing!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,my beautiful Marsha!!!

All outlooks are absolutely GORGEOUS,sweetheart!-)*

And these rose gown takes my heart away,realy!!!

Brilliant work,dearest Marsha!
My Love for you,

Herself said...

Fabulous, Darling! When you doll up, you really doll up! So good to meet you at The Pebble!

The Zhush said...

Gorgeous!!! Love each and every thing on this fab post!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...



For a little helping hand :)

A Casa da Vá said...

really? I did not know that the macys window had over 2500 flowers and only 3 people made all that? AMAZING, thank you for sharing the info! I love your blog too, thanks for the visit and kind words =)

Jessica Hills said...

Gorgeous dresses and accessories!

Amy said...

Wow!! What a stunning mix of outfits, jewlery and accessories, a feast for the eyes that's for sure! Great blog, thanks for stopping by mine! See you at the party! *Amy

Charlotta Ward said...

Divine as usual. I can't wait to see you there! :)

Am off to get ready now..

xx Charlotta


OneCraftyFox to me

You picked some amazing looks! Who knew a virtual party could be so fun!!

Diana :)

Ann said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping over.

I could really use your help- I actually spent a few hours tonight shopping for a wedding I am attending this weekend. I'll spend some time reading here now!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are my fashion queen! Everything you do I stand in hushed adoration! Such beautiful images. Please don't stop writing about the wildly eccentric Mom-Mom and all! I just love them so!

Splendid Willow said...

Marsha, Marsha. Vogue will be calling soon. I know that they are looking for a new style editor!

You have fantastic taste and style and Catherine most be ecstatic having you as her personal stylist!

Bravo! Splendid!

ox, Mon

P.S Thank you for visiting my blog. I will definitely be following yours!

Marija said...

oh my!! Where do I begin?! Okay the pearls. I am so glad you gave them to Catherine so I may borrow them :) I'd also like to borrow Chantelle's dress. Catherine will look stunning...perfect selection for this down to earth gal. And not surprisingly, your outfit is perfection as well. Such fun!!

Mary Ann said...

lovely ensemble, and the shoes is a must have, (if i can afford it)! thanks for sharing this fabulous collection! verbena cottage

La Petite Gallery said...

Marsha , Baby I like your choices. The top is my favorite. Awesome shoes. Of course I couldn't wear them at my age. Would love to. Your earrings are made for the top dress.
Beautiful Post..

Fer said...

You really are very SPLENDOROSA,your choice of clothe was incredible, even my daughter, who is 8, loves to see your posts.
sometimes we talk about you over dinner, my husband doesn't quite get it, but it's ok!!! You really touch my heart when you said you are supporting Brazil in the world cup, THANK YOU!!!I will be there over the summer and I will make sure to post some amazing things, specially the desert table.

Beijinhos(kisses in Portuguese)

ps: Did you see the 18 cts emerald earring that I post for you to wear to the party?

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Marsha I am speechless. Every single dress, and detail was beyond fabulous. Once you hit 'fabulous' where else is there to go? You taste is magnificent and you could style me anytime. You had me at the parrot handbag!

Bravo my Texan friend. You are so good it hurts.

Thanks again for the invite, was so great to meet new faces and places. Hope your resting today? xoxo love deb

Style Redux 2 said...

You did an amazing job.