Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Party

Last night I went  across the hallway for a scrumptious Oscar Party hosted by my gracious neighbor, Michael, affectionately known by friends as "the Duchess of Glendale Street."   This man is a host extraordinaire (not to mention always perfectly coiffed), and I always look forward to his parties as they are the epitome of elegance and deliciousness.
My favorite table in the house
I made sure to go over before any guests arrived so I could get plenty of photos-- his house is a treasure trove of old Hollywood memorablia.  Plus he owns pretty much every classic film ever made-- I'm constantly borrowing old movies from him.  It's like having a film library right in my own building. 

Publicity photo of Marilyn in her first film, "Asphalt Jungle"
Susan Hayward and Bette Davis
I won't say much about the show itself-- but Chelsea's expression pretty much sums it up.  There was a Kirk Douglass appearance that was especially painful to watch.   Still-- even with all the filler, trite sentimentality and horrible musical numbers that make  up today's Oscars, I wouldn't miss an Oscar Party at the Duchess's for the world.
in the bathrooom gallery of the stars
"jazz hands!"
dress, Tracy Reese
patent wedges, BCBG Girls
cocktail ring, hand-me-down from my mom
nail polish, who's she? by Essie

6 comments:

  1. I LOVE that dress. The detailing really makes it the perfect fancy frock to wear to an Oscar Party. Beautiful!! xoxo

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  2. I love, love, love your dress! And that ring is amazing!! Your party looks like so much fun! :)

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  3. I love that dress!
    it's so lovely!

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  4. Thank you! If I ever decided to part ways with it, you'll be the first to know :) And I'm a middle school librarian...I teach 5th, 6th, and 8th grade library and research skills classes. It's my first year, and I'm really enjoying it so far :)

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  5. What an amazing Oscar party, I'm drooling over all the classic treats like the deviled eggs and the cakes.

    Your dress has the loveliest detailing on it and the platform mary janes are rockin'.

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  6. I would be also looking forward to your neighbors parties ! It looks amazing with all of the pictures . and the cakes, they are lovely !

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