My gorgeous British friend Alyson Walsh came to New York to celebrate the U.S. publication of her book Style Forever.
We toasted her with Moet & Chandon Champagne at the Michele Varian shop in Soho.
The subtitle of Aly’s book is “The Grown-Up Guide to Looking Fabulous,” and the guests lived up to it! I loved Carol Markel’s colorful outfit from the top of her red hat to the pointy, purple tip of her toe.
Carol, an artist and a milliner, blogs at Femme et Fleur.
I was also enthralled with the dotted headpiece worn by Valerie, one of the bloggers at Idiosyncratic Fashionistas.
The motto on her oversize business card reads: “Setting a bad, bad example for older women everywhere.”
I wore my JC de Castelbajac dress with the razors/safety pin/brass knuckles/you-name-it embroidery.
What Wendy Wore
Dress: Castelbajac (2014)
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood animal-toe shoes (2011)
Purse: Prada (2007)
Aly and I were both wearing silver shoes. The footwear didn’t make it into this photo of us together …
… so our shoes get their own picture!
Ha! I like the way this photo combo makes us look really long.
Style Forever will be a great holiday gift for the the 40s-and-up fashionistas in your life. Order now!
Susan (une femme) says
I SO wanted to come back there to see Alyson and attend the signing, but couldn’t make it work with my schedule. Everyone looks great and I’m glad to see so many turned out for the event. Love the silver shoes!!
Aw, I need to see you again soon!
That's Not My Age says
Thanks so much for the fantastic round-up, Wendy. You’ve captured the evening so well. Hope to see you soon. Very best, Alyson x
Lovely to see you and much success!
This is one of my favorite dresses of yours. You look really sharp 😉
LOL! And pointy!
Very sorry to have missed this event/evening. Looks like you had a blast. Love that dress – perfect shoes too!