a rather glamorous 24 hours.


a Whirl of excitement and being all-fashionable (as who we are in RL, but we seriously hope it doesn’t go to Her head, considering We’re the one with a Book Deal – ahem).

so – yesterday – as we didn’t manage to Post last night…..forgive.

here we go (do you have some strong coffee to hand? it might be a long one – but you never know…)

there was an Early Breakfast with some Television Executives from England (and a great deal of Nodding and Eye Contact and extemporizing-when-required and generally being Very Excited about this new project that we are consulting on – can’t say what it is – but it’s Deeply Beautiful and Business-like).

it was at the Dream Hotel – serafina restaurant – do you know it?

Lots of sequins on-the-walls.

and Industry legends
with very sartorially-impressive-pocket-Squares.

and then we Rushed Across Town, popping into The Plaza en route to, well, darlings, does one really need an excuse to drop into The Plaza and pay homage?

and we were completely On Time for our lunch with someone-very-chic (who also used to be anonymous for a long while and then did a big reveal).

our lunch?

Bergdorf’s darlings.*

*we did warn you this was a Rather Fashionable 24 hours ;-)

with an extraordinary View over Central Park (and the Plaza next door).

Then there was Just Time to take the escalator all the way down to admire the mint green walls and 1930s light fixtures.

Then we were Struck (no, not dumb) by the thought that this day felt Very Familiar in all its Fashionable-ness with locales and light fixtures and people with pocket squares and walls-decked-in-sequins……..


the entire day was straight out of a Judith Krantz novel.

no, not I’ll Take Manhattan (we wouldn’t dare presume – and anyway, we’re leaving soon, that would be rude to do so and run).

one of the other ones…….in fact, with all the photographing of glamorous friends, we’re feeling a tiny bit (in the Nicest way) like Princess Daisy.


the most important thing about having a day out of Judith-krantz-Novel is that one Truly Appreciates it.

and scrapbooks it.

those are just our scrapbooks from the past five years ;-)

oh yes.


lots of glorious people, places and things.

and we’re doing some more portraits tomorrow – here’s the Cecil Beaton-esq set we built today chez teamgloria.

white satin gives such a lovely sweet lighting bounce to the face, we have found.

talking of glamourous moments – we curled up in bed last night to finish Mr. G. S. Snyder’s novel (actually, his third) – (it’s thrilling – very well-paced and insider Hollywood and West Hollywood adjacent gossip and wrong-doing and naughtiness and a congenial sub-plot involving, gosh, we can’t Possibly say) – and then we sat up in Shock and (very good) Surprise.

we’re in the acknowledgements.

well. she is.

you know, who-we-play-in-Real-Life (sort of).


how glorious.

and what a glamorous end to a Very Fashionable 24 hours indeed.

in the acknowledgements of a book about Hollywood and its environs.

we’re even In the Book – did we tell you?

well – we cannot reveal any details – but there’s a simply Splendid English Woman who has a glamorous Life and Travels The World and is generally Very sensible in giving-advice (when asked, using on a Transatlantic Trunk Call, in the middle of the night in CHINA – or Paris, naturally).

Look: Proof!

The Author signed it to all three of us.

How Nice.

you see?


or as William says: GLORIAous.

a lovely post about george (1904).

gosh – our good friend george – who blogs over at 1904 – has been interviewed over at a most glamorous and elegant spot on the interweb called little augury!

it’s a delicious interview and well worth dropping on by.

+ do visit george at his home too (well, not his actual home – although it is lovely and we do enjoy popping round for tea and the view of the los angeles palm trees whenever West) but here……

*the image is shown on little augury and is a true exemplar of the artist’s thought process (doesn’t george have divine hand-writing?) as he created his new novel which, when it is available on Amazon, we are going to do a full post (and not just because dearest george said we inspired the character of celia – oh, ok – yes, we confess – that’s a big reason – we adore being a-Muse-ing, darlings)

how is team gloria?

oh – bless you for asking.

cRaZY with the jet-lag. manic from the caffeine and swinging in and out of joy (HOME!), despair (sept 9th!) and back again.

so, pretty much as usual over here, darlings, thank you for checking in….