Mighty Closet: Margaret Stewart, Outfit No. 5

29th June 2009

Le sigh. This is Margaret’s fancy cocktail attire. Observe how she could eat a few platters of hors d’oeuvres and no one would be the wiser? Genius. Dress is Diane Von Furstenberg, bought on super-uper sale at Barney’s. Margaret is the queen of 75 percent off.

Just a little detail on the front of the dress. It’s refreshing to come across clothing that looks as though someone has put work into the construction. Also? The light in Margaret’s hallway is heartbreakingly good. She looks like she could ascend.


Her shoes are by Farylrobin, and she got them on Endless.com, which is Amazon’s version of Zappos. Hose are Spanx from Nordstrom. I rarely think to wear patterned tights, but they add so much interest to the right outfit. Chicka-boom!

This is my favorite photo from the whole batch — doesn’t she look coy and classic in her little veil? She bought it in Montreal, and got me a chic cocktail hat by the same artist for my birthday. People stop me to exclaim over it, leading to many pleasant party conversations with folks who have great taste. You can find your own version at Ophelie Hats.

And that’s all folks! Thanks for sharing your inspiring closet with us, Margaret Stewart. You are legendary.

14 thoughts on “Mighty Closet: Margaret Stewart, Outfit No. 5

  1. Abby

    I wanted a similar hat/veil for my wedding in 2005, but I couldn’t find (an affordable) one ANYWHERE. Now? They have simply taken over such places as etsy. Bummer.

    SO. I’m glad to see that I can wear them beyond weddings.

  2. Jo Hilton

    can’t wait to see who the artist of the hat is… and WHOA on your great news – Fairy Godmother INDEED! But I’ve known you rock for a while now…. glad that Intel noticed! :)

  3. Branden

    Wow, what a beautiful dress. The draping, the color! Beautiful photos too, your friend looks amazing.

  4. Maggie

    We need a hat revival. I remember when my mom would don a beautiful hat on occasions like Christmas, Easter, but also to attend Church every Sunday. No woman was caught going in there without a hat. Weddings the same thing. Hats are a beautiful accessory. We need to start a movement!

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