Paris Party

Today, I am linking to Anita's Blog, Castles, Crowns and Cottages.  She is hosting the Simply Irresistible Paris Party.

 I had my dressform Vivienne model the necklace and shawl I have selected for the Paris party. Vivienne always wears everything so well. I must say I am a little jealous!

 The necklace, a Sheila Foley original, was made for me by my sister in 2006. I was hosting a French themed afternoon tea and my sister thought this necklace might be a nice addition to my outfit.

 She used a tugua nut to resemble the ivory used in scrimshaw pieces. The beads are white, clear and blue.

Here's the back of the tugua nut.  This is what the front looked like before it was etched.

Here's the dress I've selected for the party.  It's by Chanel.  This neckline is perfect to showcase my necklace. 

I am ready to step out into the night ...

and trip the light fantastic!  (Photo credit- photomike07 at Flickeriver)


Dearest Elaine, this is a magnificent party, with so many views by all of you DEARS who are participating!!! I LOVE THAT NIGHT SHOT OF THAT BRIDGE...I was there but the name escapes me....THAT NECKLACE and dress? FORMIDABLE!!!! Gosh we are having now to hop to the next landmark...MERCI AND ENJOY! Anita
Julie@beingRUBY said…
Hi Elaine
Well. your sister is so clever making that necklace.. and the etching is hers too? fabulous!!

Love that dress.. gorgeous!! just what I would have worn a few years back... had something similar and sad I gave it away... oh well..

Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie
I love the dress you chose. Hope you had a good time. Paris at night is gorgeous.
Wow, very cool
Benny & Lily
Bonjour! I hope you have a wonderful time, and the dress is divine, but then, how can you go wrong with Coco!
It's me said…
It is great to be with you in Paris darling....hope we meet again.....nice party from love ......bisous
Rae said…
Oh how lovely of a tour! Anita is so sweet to have all her friends go to Paris today! So good to meet you.
My son and his family live in New England and it is beautiful!!! I will be staying in the White Mountians this coming Sept.
Fete et Fleur said…
What a beautiful necklace your sister has made for you. It's perfect for Miss Anita's party. It is getting late here, but I'm still enjoying Irresistible Paris.

Bonne Nuit!
Karena said…
Elaine wonderful I adore your dress and our Paris Party with Anita!!! The necklace is fabulous and must mean a great deal to you!

Come and see what I am wearing...

Art by Karena
Charlotta Ward said…
Lovely post. I too love the dress, and what an amazingly talented sister you have!

x Charlotta
Vær våken said…
What a great Paris Party this has been. I simply love the dress you chose, so elegant! I am so enjoying seeing all these posts on Paris - including yours. Have a beautiful day!

Kristin xx
Anonymous said…
The dress is totally my style and I love it to pieces. If you look at the video of my wedding that I have on my blog today, I have on a very similar dress style and possibly the same fabric as well, but in teal instead of black. I think mine was made by Tahari but would have to go look at the tag to be certain. Anyway... I heart your dress.

Marilyn said…
Hi Elaine,
Just discoverd your blog. I love Paris and all of France, your dress is beautiful. And that necklace is wonderful. Tea and Paris a wonderful combination. Does your sister sell necklaces? Know I am going to have such fun going thru all your past posts.

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