Bastille Day at Justine’s

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!

Liberté, égalité, fraternité ou la mort!

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.

Pierre owns the place with his lovely wife Justine – they have really given
the neighborhood, and the city such a gift. If you haven’t been yet, let’s go!

Penny Stark + Chia Guillory, wearing some of Chia’s incredible designs.
Matching rumba outfits? Ruffles and sequins and satin, oh my!

This is Emily. I love her hat and gamine face.

Dan + Jen = moustaches + white tulips make me happy.

Vive le France!

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!

I mean, seriously? Own it, girl! Rompers + clown-noses forever!

Mistress Stephanie’s luscious red ribbon heels.

Vintage deadstock sunglasses from Coco Coquette, hair ornament from Tail of the Yak.
I collect clothes with little hearts, and painted or enameled deco ball chain jewelry. FYI.

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!


i loooove that last picture of you. its perfect. and so sad i missed this, i love justine’s!

by lau on July 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm. #

Thank you for your fantastic documenting, madam! Sigh. I love thee!!!

by Nicole Labry on July 20, 2010 at 8:55 am. #


I miss Miss Kallisti’s amazing Bastille picnics! & Bastille day in SF felt a little silly when I’d been in Paris a few days before…

I are jealous of your glittering friends!

Sigh sigh sigh!

by verhext on July 20, 2010 at 10:30 am. #

I need to go check out Justine’s! Always love all your photos! Nicole and Francesca and you–so cute!

by Shanna on July 20, 2010 at 1:48 pm. #

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