The Iconic Hostess

The Iconic Hostess :: Buddy the Elf

“Santaaa! Oh my god!! I know him!!” Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Ana here and it’s Christmas day with Buddy the Elf! Assuming most of you have seen this holiday classic (and if you haven’t, you need to ASAP!) , then you can imagine how giddy I was to put this month’s mood board together. So… read more


The Iconic Hostess :: Lucille Ball

Ana here back with this month’s Iconic Hostess. For USA’s biggest holiday, I thought there was no one more fitting than the all America Lucille Ball. How fun does this vintage-inspired Thanksgiving look? I love the idea of finding different autumn colored goblets, like the red ones above, and mixing and matching them on the… read more


Iconic Hostess :: Black Swan Halloween Dance

Hello again readers, it’s me Ana, Back with this month’s totally terrifying Iconic Hostess, just in time to scare the pants off of you for one of my favorite days of the year: Halloween! When trying to think up the scariest hostess of them all for this month’s post, it didn’t take me long to land… read more


The Iconic Hostess :: Margot Tenenbaum

Hello readers! It’s me, Ana, back with this month’s Iconic Hostess column featuring my favorite melancholy icon, Margot Tenenbaum. From her Goodie hair barrettes to her smudgy black eyeliner, Margot is, for me, the quintessential Wes Anderson female: smart, shy, eclectic, secretive and oddly glamorous. She oozes cool and I can’t get enough. If you… read more


The Iconic Hostess :: Cher Horowitz

So, I know what you’re thinking: is this like a Noxzema commercial or what? But seriously, I actually have a great party plan for you in September. That’s right, Ana here and we’re throwing a back to school bash with my favorite high school student of all time, Cher Horowitz. I had way too much… read more


The Iconic Hostess :: Maria von Trapp

Hello friends! Ana here, excited to bring you another party inspired by a truly iconic hostess. For this week’s post, I thought none other than Maria von Trapp, world’s greatest governess, would be the most wonderful picnic hostess. Being the adventurous outdoor lover she is, I imagine Maria is most at ease when she’s nestled… read more


The Iconic Hostess :: Amelie

Bonjour mes amis! I hope your passport is up to date because today we’re taking a little trip to Paris (you don’t mind, do you?). I (Ana) remember the first time I saw Amélie—it was in one of my favorite old movie theatres that has since closed down, with a bucket full of buttery popcorn… read more


The Iconic Hostess :: Frida Kahlo

If you’ve been following along this week, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that tomorrow marks one of our favorite days of the year: Cinco de Mayo! And what better way to celebrate Mexican culture than with a Frida Kahlo inspired fiesta? Ladies and gentlemen, whip out your brow filler and stir up a… read more


The Iconic Hostess :: Jane Birkin

Ana from Grown Up Shoes here, back with a punch of pastels just in time for seasonal soirées. When concepting this party, I envisioned an icon of the flower child era with a serious penchant for style, and Ms. Birkin fits the bill beautifully. I love the idea of celebrating warmer weather, daylight savings and the beautiful… read more