by Angeliska on July 19, 2010
The other night, we gathered for an evening
of unabashed celebration to honor le Quatorze Juillet!
Bastille Day is infinitely more fun than the 4th of July,
especially when the party is at Justine’s – our favorite
French brasserie located conveniently right down the road.
There were shocking volleys of fireworks, an impressive
guillotine, and though I missed the cake and Josephine Baker,
(alas!) the French punk band + red, white and blue cocktails
were excellent. Best of of was seeing so many friends and
various cuties all dressed up in the colors of the French flag!
Nicole Labry slays me every time! She is so brilliant, hilarious and sweet –
and can whip outfits like this out on a whim. Oh yeah, and she’s a mama!
Allyson Garro of Coco Coquette in one of her custom wigs – so sassy!
Miss Erika Payán Zanetti, a dashing swashbuckler.
Francesca is a tiny dynamo who has always loathed being referred to as “cute” –
and though she’s so much more than that, I’m happy to see that she’s finally just
accepting and owning the fact that she is cuter than all get-out! Beyond cute!
Mistress Stephanie’s luscious red ribbon heels.
Allons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé.
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L’étendard sanglant est levé.
Arise, children of the nation!
Our day of glory is here.
For against us we see raised
Tyranny’s bloody banner!
My full set of Bastille Day photos are up on Flickr! – take a peek!
also, a charming Scotsman named Sandy Carson
took amazing photos all night – go and see!