A Fashionable Fortieth

20 Dec

To celebrate Brett’s big 4-0 on 11.11.11, I planned a Great Gatsby themed fête at Maison Boulud.  Their lounge area set the perfect scene for flappers, feathers, and fancy fish nets.  Corsages, boas and boutonnieres greeted the guests while the bartenders stayed busy mixing Manhattans and Martinis. I believe a good time was had by all…including my sweet mother-in-law who sported false eyelashes for the first time in her life! Love it!

Below are a few looks from the spring runways that inspired the party’s theme..and below that – are actual pics from the party!  I also want to take this opportunity to wish my amazing husband Happy Birthday all over again!

The hat is not exactly perfect for Daisy...but I think she would have loved the dress! ARMANI SPRING RTW 2012

This cloche could not be more perfect for afternoon tea at Gatsby's. DIOR SPRING RTW 2012

Perhaps this dress is a bit sheer...and a bit low-cut - but the pastel color is spot on 1920's. DIOR SPRING RTW 2012

This shimmery number might have even gotten Myrtle her man. JENNY PACKHAM SPRING 2012

Perfect soirée show stopper! VIONNET SPRING 2012

Now for the real P-A-R-T-Y Pics!

The Hutchinson Clan done up in true Gatsby fashion! Thank you so much Cory, Kara, Donna, and Tom for coming 7,000 miles to celebrate with us!

Our sweet friend Moya took this one...she said we were like this all night. I like that.

Gatsby Party Girl Pic!

Thanks to precious Kimmy Willson ,who let me borrow this fab vintage piece, I wore an authentic hand sequined dress from the 1920's. My handsome Brett donned a dinner jacket and a matching double-breasted vest.

So fun that Brett's brother, Cory, came to Beijing to celebrate with us!

Photo Booth Fun Time with Brett and KC!

Brett with his magnificent macaroon tower filled with black forest cake on the inside. A special thank you to Brian Reimer at Maison Boulud for creating such a delicious work of art!

Love these ladies! (Obviously, I am referring to the two that are not me!)

Abe and Sarah - just two of our chic guests. Thank you so much to everyone for dressing the part!

Megan & KC Connolly (in fantastic wigs!), The Hutchinsons, and Miss Moya Li

Happy Birthday Brett! I love you!

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Nicolas, Lotus, Brian, and the entire team at Maison Boulud for all of their help in making Brett’s birthday party a success.  You all are the best!  Thank you!

2 Responses to “A Fashionable Fortieth”

  1. Greg December 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Great to see all the Hutchinson crew made it in for Brett’s 40th!


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