15.10.09

wednesday




Words fail to capture how lovely last Sunday was. Every year the Jazz Age Lawn Party manages to exceed my terribly high expectations, despite months and months of anticipation. It is in part because of that dapper Michael Arenella that I've decided to get my act together and learn how to properly swing dance after years of talking about it. My great-grandmother, Chubs (truly anything but), jitterbugged and lindyhopped through the war and her first pregnancy. Great-gram also cartwheeled up to her ninetieth birthday, while Great-Grandad, the Colonel, ate a French dip au jus every day for decades with exact change. Anyhow, because of these fine folks, I'll be heading to Frim Fram Jam tomorrow night ready to burn a few holes in my dancin' shoes!

















Yours truly, hamming it up.















I have, of course, saved the best for last. I want to be this lovely lady when I grow up. I've never met anyone quite so charming or beautiful in my life. After gushing about each others dresses and the flea markets we found them at, I swooned more than a little. Kindred spirits!



P.S. Here's possibly the only picture of me in my dress, taken by the inimitable Holly Van Voast.

24 comments:

  1. i have still never gone to the jazz party! it's criminal, really!

    the pictures are so lovely!

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  2. Amazing pictures.

    Carmen.xx.

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  3. such lovely lovely pictures!
    how i wish i could've been there too.

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  4. such loverly photos, it looks like so much fun! Good luck learning to properly swing dance ^^,

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  5. That looks like so much fun...and ripe with inspiration! Sounds lovely.

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  6. i think next year I will try my very hardest to free myself up to trek to new york for that party! i've been intrigued about it before, but your raving about it has convinced me its a must! :) you looked simply stunning!

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  7. wow! seeing those pictures makes me wish i had been there. it looks like it was an amazing day!

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  8. Oh dear. I'm so envious! Looks like you had a great time and the environment is amazing.

    You look stunning. And it's great to know you are still keeping the dancing spirit in your family alive! :}

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  9. could look at these photos for hours! love every bit of it!

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  10. This looks like such fun! Where was this party? I want to have one just like it, just so I can dress all my friends up and dance the night away.

    x
    Jess.

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    It’s a fabulous party. I love the 70’s fashion. It looks glamorously gorgeous.

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  13. you are too adorable. what an amazing time and what wonderful pictures to capture it all in...

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  14. Hello!

    Your photos are such an inspiration, I love the visual documentation!

    Gorgeous dress :)

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  15. oh my gooooooooooosh. THIS IS AMAZING and you are so darling!

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  16. Oh, I wish I could be there!

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  17. What a beautiful day! These photos are stunning. What kind of camera was used?

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  19. so nostalgic and perfect

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