all dolled up

“she is pure alice in wonderland, and her appearance and demeanor are a nicely judged mix of the red queen and a flamingo.”
– truman capote
hi friends,
while i don’t don girly glam everyday outfits, when the occasional fancy fete invites come my way, i find every excuse to indulge in my inner glamour girl. and in my very overstuffed closet, a rack of dazzling dresses sits, waiting patiently for their turn to pain the town red.
so when my eyes fell upon these magnificent photos of miss anne hathaway, grand visions of a great gatsby-meets-breakfast-at-tiffany’s cocktail soiree filled my mind! and since an equally fabulous affair is not around the corner, i’ll just pop a bottle of bubbles and play dress up at home….
{all images by mario testino for vogue}
my favorite friends, what’s your favorite idea of dressing up? i can’t wait to hear all of your marvelous answers 🙂
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  1. Miss ED wrote:

    These images of her are amazing, they’re making me seriously rethink my halloween costume, I want to wear something that establishes that classic timeless grace…

    p.s. Mind if I put some of these on my tumblr? Will provide the appropriate links, of course.

    Ripped Nylon

    Posted 10.29.10 Reply
  2. sylvie wrote:

    samantha – lbd’s and sequin dresses? you are my inspiration! i can’t even begin to imagine what you pick for new years!

    lena – ummmm, one shoulder+column+black+armani??? i think i’ve gone to dress heaven. you must share a pic of this please. or better yet, let’s plan a glamorous cocktail party!

    jen- white house black market is many of my gal pal’s trusted dress mecca. and every style they choose looks marvelous on them. love!

    Posted 10.22.10 Reply
  3. Jen wrote:

    I love White House Black Market little black dresses! They make nights out on the town extra special 🙂

    Posted 10.22.10 Reply
  4. And as for that fête, I’ve been on the hunt for weeks for the perfect bar cart/tray for just such an evening! We could all dress up!

    Posted 10.22.10 Reply
  5. Anne Hathaway is one of my favorite actresses, and this shoot is so magical! As for dressing up, auditions, performances and recitals all require you look your best, so I have some pretty fantastic dresses hiding in my closet! John loves my red silk polka dot from DvF, but I adore this heavenly black one-shouldered column with a modern bustle detail from Armani-oh, how I wish I could wear them everyday!

    Posted 10.22.10 Reply
  6. Tanvi wrote:

    She looks like a princess … Love the last gown!

    Posted 10.22.10 Reply
  7. Samantha wrote:

    I love these photos..she is so gorgeous! I wish I could be girly glam every day…I take every opportunity to dress up more than necessary. LBDs for family gatherings..sequin dresses for parties at friends’ houses. Or even just a sky high pair of heels to dress up jeans and a blouse!


    Posted 10.21.10 Reply
  8. Diana Dang wrote:

    Oh that is so pretty! I love Anne Hathaway as an actress and a person. :3 Dressing up is most fun for any girl!

    Posted 10.21.10 Reply
  9. Michelle wrote:

    Anne is so lovely in these photos! I’m really impressed that Vogue has done an interesting editorial with an actress…they are too few and far between!

    Posted 10.21.10 Reply