Judith, aka The Style Crone, knows how to throw a fabulous party. All the right elements came together - perfect weather, an interesting mix of people of different ages, delicious food and beverage, music for dancing, crowd-pleasing entertainment, and a hostess who was dressed to the nines, and having a wonderful time.
Who wouldn't want to attend a party hosted by this woman?
Not this woman! I had brought a fancy dress to wear, but the 75 degree temperatures (that's 22 to us Canadians) prompted a change in wardrobe plans. A loose dress, comfy shoes, and a spectacular hat borrowed from the Judith collection, and I was party ready.
Melinda, a local artist and friend of Judith's, created this funky sculpture that was installed in the foyer of the house for the party. The wire form is covered with colour film negative strips of photos of Judith and her friends.
I met a number of creative women that night who were working their own cool style - case in point, MaryAnn, pictured above. We ran into each other coming around a corner and both started talking at once about how we loved each other's look.
I was in awe of her fiery fauxhawk
leather, lace and a fedora = fierce party style
Rachel (left) and Brittni, who had assisted Judith in organizing her home, greeted guests in the Vintage Studio in the basement. The Studio offered a large selection of vintage clothing and accessories culled from Judith's wardrobe at great prices. Needless to say, I came home with more in my suitcase than what I arrived with, including the hat I was wearing.
These woman paused their browsing long enough for a photo. The woman on the right designed the skirt she's wearing - you can see her line of organic yoga clothing here
A number of women were wearing Asian-inspired jackets and tunics - this grey and gold one was my favourite
The man on the right made the shirt he's wearing, and the "Dream" coat worn by his partner
Oozing with sass and style in front of the scarf wall
It was a wonderful night, and one of the most enjoyable parties I had ever attended. Everyone, including the birthday girl, seemed to be having a great time, no one got stupid, and nothing got broken. Definitely a 46-hour adventure to remember!
My heartfelt thanks to my lovely hostess, who despite having to deal with a million and one details involved in organizing a party, still found the time to make me feel welcome. Judith will be posting more about the party on her blog in the days to come.