The SC in Marla Wynne’s brown reversible jacket and black tunic top which can be worn upside down, as shown in this photo.

Participating in the Marla Wynne Fashion Show at blogger Geri Brin’s Fab Over Fifty Bash HERE at The Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC was thrilling and fun and for The SC the event created extraordinary memories.  The models wore pieces designed by Marla Wynn HERE and personalized her elegant creations with their own accessories and background elements.

I will be blogging primarily with photos during this trip in ‘gypsy mode’ as I savor each moment, focus on the here and now and go visual vs verbal.  Camille so generously took most of the photos below.

The SC with the gorgeous bloggers Jean and Valerie of the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas.

For a beautifully written and detailed description of the fashion show, check out the glorious Idiosyncratic Fashionistas’ commentary HERE, along with photos of designer Marla Wynne and other participants at this festive event.

The SC wearing Marla’s mango combo jacket over vest with Marla Wynne in the background.

The ever extraordinary and creative Debra Rapoport HERE accessorizing with a hat of her own design with Marla in the background.

Jean making an entrance!

Valerie making an exit!

The elegant Idiosyncratic Fashionistas take the runway ‘coming and going.’

Tziporah Salaman HERE looking spectacular in rust, waiting to take the runway by storm, with a few members of the  competent backstage management team in the background.

Lynn Dell, The Countess of Glamour and proprietress of the Off Broadway Boutique HERE adorns her outfit with a turban.

The SC with Camille after the show wearing Marla’s black tunic top worn right side up and a hat created by Erin Saboe of Go Go Chapeau HERE located in Denver.  Other hats worn by The SC in the show were vintage and from my personal collection.

Thank you to my generous and beautiful daughter Camille for spending the weekend of the Bash with The SC.  Camille helped me in so many ways, including carrying my bags, taking photos and celebrating with enthusiasm after the show in a wine bar by Union Square.  She left early Sunday morning after the show to return to her  job in Denver, waving goodbye to her friends and The SC as she flew out of the city where, in the past, she spent 12 years of her life.

Living in ‘gypsy mode’ makes it difficult to comment on the amazing blogs that I have come to adore, but will be back to my usual routine and catch up as soon as I return to Denver.  Sending love to all as my adventure in NYC continues.


  1. Hello, my dear. I’ve kept checking to see when the SC was going to show signs of life.
    Way to go, SC!!

  2. Judith, you and your daughter both are absolutely stunning. Your daughter has incredible hair, and makes me miss my oldest, with her own mass of beautiful curls, now living in NYC 😮

    Ms. Wynne’s designs look both edgy and comfortable. I guess you guys didn’t get to keep what you modeled? 🙂

  3. Oh, how much I would have loved to be in this audience! You look amazing, Judith, as always! I love Marla’s fashions and she picked the absolute best models. How much fun that must have been!

  4. What a glorious event for the woman of a certain age! You all are stunning, and are showing off some amazing headwear. I am off to read more at the other sites you mentioned, and I am sending you the best energy for your adventures.

  5. Oh you look stunning!! Your smile in the first photo must have just lit the room up. I love the colour palette of the collection and it really suits you. Look at all those glamorous women! What a wonderful event! I really hope there are more of these types of events – I can just feel the buzz from your photos. Look forward to seeing more of your adventures.

  6. I was lucky enough to attend this event and to meet the radiant and lovely Judith! She is every bit as gracious and stunning in person. What a wonderful style icon for women of any age.

  7. How cool is that?! I hope it is the first of a series. Real Clothes for Real Women with Real Style. And you looked to be perfection modeling. The whole thing looked like too much fun really. Here’s to you at this moment!

  8. I always knew you were a supermodel! How fabulous. Camille is so beautiful, mind you she comes from good stock! x

  9. Would have loved to see all of you work the runway in person! It looks like you got to wear some very funky outfits and hang out with super stylish New Yorkers (what’s not to like). Your daughter is just lovely and she does have awesome hair. I particularly like the pink hat you’re wearing – perhaps you can help me find a hat at the Vintage show.

  10. Wow, I am so impressed! You and the other ladies look fantastic and the clothes are great! This is exactly how I want to look when I get older!

    You and your daughter have exactly the same beautiful smile – what a nice picture!

  11. What a fantastic event, and you look stunning, Judith! I love the mango jacket outfit.
    All the models are so beautiful.
    The photo of you and Camille is gorgeous, isn’t she lovely (made from love, as the song goes!) xxxx

  12. This would be the most satisfying runway show I could imagine attending. You guys are gorgeous, and Marla’s pieces are beautiful. Your smile lights up that catwalk, a natural model. And your hats coordinate perfectly with each look. I’m glad Camille was there to share this time with you. (The catwalk looks awkward, spongy? soft? I’m glad you navigated everything safely.) What a rush that must have been!

  13. I was not previously familiar with Marla Wynne’s clothing line, but it is enjoyable to see basic pieces produced for mass market used by stylish women to illustrate that fashionable looks are achieved through personal styling and by the use of unique accessories. Having read the IFs post on the show, I recall that indeed they wore the same garment at one point, demonstrating that each wearer can make a garment her own. I was amused to see that you wore a jacket “upside down,” a trick I often use as well. I have learned that a garment’s usual use does not have to dictate it’s only use. For instance, a scarf can serve as a top or a skirt. A skirt can become a head wrap and so on. Re-purposing can be great fun. The possibilities are limited only by the imagination of the person wearing a garment. — Glad to know you are treating yourself to an extended trip! Relax and enjoy.

  14. Judith, you are dynamic on the runway, and how awesome it is to see you just beaming! Thanks for letting us tag along to this dream-event via your and Camille’s photos. I was just saying to Jean (of Dross Into Gold) how the Advanced Style women, you among them, are my North Star of style. It is really cool how the designer worked together with the models in terms of contributing their own accessories / unique styling of her designs. Wow!

  15. I’m so excited for you Judith and rooting for you from my bed in my p.j’s.
    It wasn’t just the clothes that looked gorgeous, you did too.
    Camille seems like such a sweetheart. Glad you both had a good time. Have a safe trip back!

  16. Spectacular, exciting, beautiful, inspiring. The whole thing!! Congratulations. I can’t wait to see what the ripple effect has in store for you next. XXOO

  17. What can I add? It looked great and of course you looked fab. Congratulations. Must have been great fun as well.

  18. You were BORN to model! So thrilled and happy to see you in this long overdue debut!
    Love from Arabia,

  19. What a grand adventure- and how wonderful to see you on the runway with all those other gorgeous models. Kudos for Marla Wynne for choosing this grand bunch of dames to model her designs, and cheers to you for looking so amazing on the runway! You rock.

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your joyous trip!! I have so looked forward to seeing the visuals of your adventure!

    My dear Judith, you look absolutely stunning!! What an aspirational beauty you are…your grace and style permeate in each of your photos! Congratulations on such a successful trip!

  21. How I wish I could have been there – you all look so amazingly beautiful and stylish! My favorite ooutfit on you is the Mango Combo jacket – it’s very elegant, and in lovely colours!

    Judging by the photos you had a great time, with your daughter and with the other models. I’m so happy for you!

  22. So wonderful to hear your voice in Advanced Style blog today, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I feel you are talking to me.
    I wish I could hug you right now.

  23. I am so happy to see this post (belatedly as it is) and you look beautiful.
    I saw a photo on the NYT, in Bill Cunningham’s “on the Street” and I saw a photo that looked like it could have been you. Let’s catch up soon!!

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