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Congratulations To Jane Aldridge

November 24th, 2009

Hello everyone!
Hope you are all enjoying the onset of the holidays. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, the official Christmas season begins and then before you know it will be 2010…

I just wanted to write a quick entry about some amazing things happening to people I like. First, I got news that one of my favorite bloggers, Jane of SeaOfShoes, is going to be presented at the Crillon Ball in Paris. I couldn’t be happier for her! Jane is a trendsetter: she is never afraid to follow her fashionista instincts, she has great taste and she can handle even the harshest of heels. She has a kind heart and a sweet demeanor. Her fearlessness when it comes to fashion is simple inspiring. When I heard she was being presented, I thought it was amazing. Not only is the Ball the absolute most chic place to be presented but she is being dressed by the masters of chic: the House of CHANEL!!! What a perfect fit. Congratulations Jane, I am so excited for you!



Secondly, one of my favorite designers, Naeem Khan will be on Larry King tonight. He will be a part of a panel discussing the theme for tonight’s State Dinner at the White House.  If you like Naeem Khan, catch him on Larry King on Tuesday night talking about this phenomenon.

Just as I was writing about Naeem Khan, a friend called me and told me to Google his name. What I found was so exciting! Michelle Obama wore Naeem Khan to the White House State Dinner tonight! She looked beautiful in a nude gown that was hand embroidered with tiny sterling silver paillettes. I actually saw this embroidery during his Spring 2010 show this year but the silk was in a different color. Also, the gown that I styled Alex Tran in also used the same type of sterling silver paillette mixed with black to replicate snake skin. When you see this fabric close-up and touch it you realize that not only are the paillettes made of sterling silver but they have a weight to them. That weight really makes the difference in the gown Michelle Obama wore tonight: on the one hand, the paillettes are used in an abstract floral pattern as a light-catching ornamentation but on the other hand, the fabric falls beautifully because of the weight they provide. The silk shawl Michelle Obama draped around herself brought yet another light touch of glamour and was both a soft contrast to the sterling silver paillettes and provided the perfect backdrop in terms of color: the dress made her skin look AMAZING.  As I mentioned a couple of months ago, I met Naeem during Fall Fashion Week and he was very gracious to me and Hanh. I’m already excited to go to the Naeem Khan Fall 2010!


photos: Michelle O. Style

Hope everyone is getting ready for Thanksgiving and I wish you and your families and loved ones the best for this holiday season.

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  1. November 24th, 2009 at 19:51 | #1

    jane deserves everything.
    she’s a beautiful woman and smart-dresser.

    happy thanksgiving!

  2. November 24th, 2009 at 19:55 | #2

    i totally agree! jane could be treating this honor like one of those snotty entitled brats on “sweet sixteen” but she’s always presented herself on her blog as nothing but grateful, sweet & humble. her sense of style is genuine & awe-inspiring. congrats again jane! can’t wait to see the pictures & her DRESS!

  3. November 24th, 2009 at 20:05 | #3

    What an amazing and surreal experience!!! Congrats to Jane! :)

  4. November 24th, 2009 at 20:36 | #4

    I also love Jane’s blog. She’s so adventurous with her clothes. I wish I have her closet. :)

  5. November 24th, 2009 at 22:11 | #5

    How sweet!!! Congrats to Jane!!!She is amazing dresser, beautiful, young and smart girl. I love her blog!!

    Wish you have a happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends!!


  6. November 24th, 2009 at 23:22 | #6

    I really like that photo of the Obamas, they look so in love! Happy Thanksgiving Nini! You look stunning in your new header btw.

    Enter part 1 of my Holiday Giveaway Bonanza to win Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma! http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com/2009/11/holiday-giveaway-bonanza-part-1.html

  7. November 24th, 2009 at 23:23 | #7

    such a sweet picture of the Obamas. I like that the sequins are sterling silver and makes the dress “heavy.” I like the idea of heavy clothing, like how some of Liberace’s costumes had so much beading and embroidering that one weighed over 200 lbs!!!!!!

  8. Liz
    November 24th, 2009 at 23:41 | #8

    Congrats to Jane. I love her blog. Michelle Obama actually looking first for the first time. I really like this gown on her.

  9. Alex
    November 24th, 2009 at 23:45 | #9

    This is the best look that I have seen Mrs. Obama in!!

  10. Shiki
    November 24th, 2009 at 23:50 | #10

    Yes, She deserves going to Crillon Ball.
    I am so excited see how she wear CHANEL haute couture dress!

    I think this is the first time to write a comment.
    I really like your very stunning fashion! Go for it!!!

    You look like MADEMOISELLE YULIA.
    She is a dancefloor bangers as a DJ, MC, and singer.

  11. November 25th, 2009 at 00:58 | #11

    While I have respect for most fashion bloggers, I really don’t understand the allure behind Jane Aldrige’s site. She is a privileged individual who seem to just continue to get more privileged as people patronize her and look up to her. She has a shoe collection that most of us peons who slave will NEVER be able to afford. And she gets the credit for style because she happened to be born into money? This is ridiculous. Since when did money buy style?

  12. November 25th, 2009 at 03:49 | #12

    Hello Nini!
    I love Jane Aldridge, she’s one of my favorite bloggers, she’s an amazing girl with great taste!
    She’s going to be at the Crillon Ball in Paris, dressed by CHANEL!!!!!! That’s an amazing experience, congrats to her!!!
    Have a great day!

  13. November 25th, 2009 at 04:58 | #13

    Oh, yeah! Congrats Jane too!

    If U curious, check out my newer giveaway… 😉


  14. November 25th, 2009 at 08:24 | #14

    Nini, you have such a kind heart, how lovely of you to do this post! I agree Jane is one of my favourite bloggers, and I am sure she will have an amazing night at the ball x

  15. November 25th, 2009 at 08:37 | #15

    I’m super happy for Jane.. I’ve watched her blog grow and really happy for all the opportunities that came her way.. She really is the definition of being true to your personal style! So excited to see her dress..=)

  16. November 25th, 2009 at 16:33 | #16

    congrats to her, how lucky she is. She deserved it!


  17. November 25th, 2009 at 17:07 | #17

    Love Jane too, hope she has a fabulous time – I’m sure she will!
    Enter my Giveaway!

  18. November 25th, 2009 at 19:27 | #18

    Congratulations to Jane! And you are right… that dress is GORGEOUS on Mrs Obama!! What an amazing colour xxx

  19. November 27th, 2009 at 13:48 | #19

    What a lovely post! I don’t really know Naeem Khan – as an ex-pat in the UK, there are some thing we all know globally and others go under (or over?) our radar. I’ve heard his name, but I am just such.. fans is too small a word for how I feel about our President and First Lady (campaigning for him here, and the wonderful friends I made as a result, felt like the most important ‘work’ of my life) and reading this post helps in a more personal way to feel more a part of the heady, exciting, glamorous, life-changing events that are going on now in America.

    2nd: Jane. I’ve as you know only been blogging a relatively short time, but I, too, have come to feel exactly the same way about her. Especially around the time recently when she & her mom were in Tokyo, and some of her fans (the word ‘fan’ being short for fanatic, btw) started going mental on her for being chosen to design shoes for Urban Outfitters. Oh the envy! It was so sad. People – women – can be so cruel. And she handled it with dignity, and grace: she simply rose above it, and ignored the comments.

    I also think it’s a wise and, and brave in many ways, at a point where she’s getting 200 comments a post, to simply switch off that option. It’s a strange feeling because commenting, and reading others’ comments, is a big part of the ‘blogging experience’ ; ) But I admire why she’s doing it.

    When I read on her blog that she was going to the ball.. it’s an inspired idea, and I think I read that Vogue approached her to do it. It’s a lovely tribute to a lovely girl, and I’m sure she’ll continue to share the experience with anyone who chooses to follow her blog.

    And oh: that dress is gorgeous, on the beautiful Michelle. & sorry to go on so long!

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