Mighty Closet: Margaret Stewart

23rd June 2009

Hi, all. I’ve decided to post these outfit by outfit, because posting all five at once was too overwhelming. Also, you’ll to want to savor this particular closet. This is my friend Margaret Stewart with her very fun daughters Beatrice and Isabel. Margaret is one of my fashion heros.

She’s a mom of three (Charlie wasn’t around when we were getting glammed up), and also the User Experience Manager at You Tube. You may recognize her from past posts — the Stewarts are around a lot, and even traveled to Argentina with us. In fact, Margaret bought this dress in Buenos Aires after many pouty faces in front of the dressing room mirror, and much encouragement from me.

She said, “I love it, but where will I wear it?” I said, “It has a tutu skirt! This is quintessential San Francisco formal. Too casual on top, ballerina on the bottom. It’s gonna come up.”

A while later she wore it to a Sex-and-the-City themed 30th birthday bash. See? Perfect. The genius dress is made by Veronica Alfie for Veroalfie. They didn’t have it in my size while we were there, but I’m still coveting it.

This enamel cuff is a recent purchase from the Maker Faire craft market. I love the colors. It’s by leighelena, who makes those rings I covet.

Shoes are by Stuart Weitzman, they were a hand-me-down from Margaret’s equally fashionable sister.

I wish I’d gotten a photo from behind, the tank is racer-back. Ooo-la-la.

But you must pay the rent!

Margaret’s beloved mustache necklace is from a Swedish Museum Shop. She doesn’t remember the designer’s name, but you can find all kinds of similar ones on Etsy.

So that’s day one! Tomorrow, casual wear. See you then.

21 thoughts on “Mighty Closet: Margaret Stewart

  1. Melissa

    That picture of the shoes is AWESOME! I love it.

    I also love these “mighty closet” posts. Thanks so much and Good job!

  2. Natalie

    You have such great friends, with such amazing jobs! (Youtube, really?! AWESOME) I love these Mighty Closet posts :)

  3. Josy

    I am LOVIN’ the Mighty Closet posts… and NORMAL size women is even better… you have wonderfully stylish friends… and I loved the “off to NYC” post too (for those of us ALWAYS trying to pack light!) You rock!

  4. SmartAss

    So. I do love the mighty closet series. Or should that be mighty closets series.

    But just as much, ok, probably more so, I completely love the mighty photos.

    These are always so much fun!! The lighting! The action! The fun! The personalities! The clothes!

    I think it should be the Happy Mighty Closet Series cause the Mighty Closet Series makes me Mighty Happy!!!

    Just sayin!

  5. dgm

    Ah, that dress! Alas as a shawty, I could never pull it off. I’d look like a kid playing dress-up. But the mustache? That I can do.

  6. Jamie

    HAHAHAHA! The you must pay the rent is the best! I had never heard this until my twin 7 yr old sisters sang it at a school exordium!

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