A Girl's Night Out With Sally Jane

When I asked Sally Jane to plan her dream party I was excited to read her responses and with a guest list that includes the fictional, whimsical, and profound she did not disappoint! The evocative setting she described seems as well-captured as the various locations she has photographed for her blog with aid of tripod and self-timer. Her eye for beautiful clothes has paid off in not only an enviable wardrobe but an amazing Etsy shop filled with treasures waiting to be snatched up.
What type of party is it?
This is a girl's night out. No boys allowed! A casual gathering of women that starts in the early evening and ends as the sun rises. Lots of girl talk and dancing and looking at each other's shoes.

Who's invited? Jane Birkin, Dorothy Parker, Tallulah Bankhead, Debbie Harry, Ivy Carson from The Changling by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Scout Finch, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Amelia Earhart, Flannery O'Connor, Zelda Fitzgerald, Buffy Summers, Elizabeth Hawes, Coco Chanel, Bonnie Parker, Little Edie Beale, Neko Case, Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Ramona Quimby, Regina Spektor, Diane Arbus, Kate Winslet, Dorothea Lange, Hermione Granger and Princess Buttercup.

Where does it take place? In the Deep South, under magnolia trees and live oaks hanging thick with Spanish moss. The grounds are covered with picnic tables and old timey quilts. The party begins just as the sun sets and the fireflies are beginning to emerge. There are lanterns hanging from the tree branches and the cicadas and crickets are singing loudly. There's a Dixieland jazz band playing. The sky is clear, heat lightning flashes above and thunder rolls in the distance. In other words, it's a perfect summer night.

What are you serving? An old fashioned Southern picnic complete with cold fried chicken, potato salad, homemade rolls and summer pickles with watermelon and pecan pie for dessert (magically this is all vegetarian - no animals were harmed in the throwing of this party!) We eat off of paper plates and drink cocktails out of Solo cups. Lots of cocktails.

Who would get to sit next to you (and why)? I'd want to talk to everyone so I'd have to mingle throughout the night.

What is the theme or what is everyone wearing? All of these women have been transported through time from the best moments in their careers and lives so they're each decked out in their period wears. Zelda's wearing her best flapper dress, Amelia's has her leather jacket, Audrey's in a little black dress and so on...

Are there any party favors? There's an old timey black and white photo booth where everyone is taking photos. Each person leaves with a handful of shots with their newfound friends.

What are the hot topics of the evening? Music, Hollywood gossip, politics and boys, boys, boys.

Who is the last to leave? Miss Summers used to staying up all night so she's the last one to leave.

Who is the most likely to get drunk and dance on the table? Tallulah was dancing on the tables even before she was good and drunk. She's soon joined by Debbie and Bonnie and Zelda. Oh, and me.

For more of Sally Jane visit her blog.

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65 comments:

  1. Wonderful interview! She does take beautiful pictures.

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  2. hey, i received your giveaway, its featured in my blog! and i like the new header! x

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  3. I love her! I want to live in that party - amazing guest list and I love the fact that the food will be magically vegetarian. works for me! ;)

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  4. Oh, I love Sally Jane Vintage! Her blog is right up there with Liebemarlene Vintage for me.

    I'd love to party with Diane Arbus.

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  5. Amazing interview and amazing answers from two of my favorite girls :-)
    I'd love to hear Coco Chanel and Buffy Summers talking of boys...!

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  6. she always has the most wonderful photos. This party sounds fabulous, I'll have to steal an invitation for myself.
    -indigo

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  7. yes to Dorothy Parker! Can I come? and wow, she has some amazing outfits and fantastic pictures.

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  8. i adore sally-jane! i could only hope to ever go to a party like this, but i cant imagine something more perfect!! great interview x

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  9. Such gorgeous pics! Loved the 'party'! :)
    xx

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  10. aww, haha, what a fun idea! i love her party plans (:

    and your blog is awesome! i've been meaning to check it out for quite some time, but i keep forgetting!

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  11. oh this makes me love SallyJane more than ever, this does sound like the dream party!

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  12. Lovely interview! I've seen her shop before looking around etsy, she has wonderful finds!

    xo
    Sophie

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  13. The vision of a summer's evening that she cojured up is absolutely stunning. And wow, what an amazing guest list! The black and white photobooths sound like a beautiful idea :)

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  14. Hehe. Very interesting, I loved reading this. I just may have to copy this idea and write my dream hang out on my blog. :D

    ~ Caitie

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  15. beautiful photos
    http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

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  16. I think this is my favorite interview of this sort, probably because the guest list is absolutely perfect! I wish I could be there.

    I love her blog. Her pictures are so gorgeous.

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  17. Oh fun! I wish I was invited :D

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  18. Great interview, it's just so interesting to read... and lovely photos to match ofcourse. =]!

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  19. What a fabulous idea and ultimately fabulous post! To be a fly on the wall at such a party. I think Hermione might have trouble with Princess Buttercup not sticking up for the disadvantaged magical creatures. Makes for interesting conversation though.

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  20. I love when you do this !

    I tagged you (:

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  21. wow, i haven't been here in a long time!

    what a wonderful and informative interview! i've admired her etsy for a long time and is was so fun hearing her responses.

    i also loved the photos that complemented the interview :)
    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  22. That guest list is perfect! Sounds like a great party.

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  23. Sounds like the best summer party ever!

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  24. CUTE! Sounds like the perfect party, except I'm sure Ramona Quimby is too young to drink.. hahaha.

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  25. that party sounds absolutely perfect!
    those pictures are also very lovely!
    ;D
    xx

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  26. that would be an INCREDIBLE party.

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  27. This is such a charming idea, now I have to go and plan mine...Voltaire, Marilyn Monroe, the Bronte sisters, the Duchess of Devonshire...whee, fun :D

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  28. sounds like the perfect party to be!

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  29. What a wonderful interview!!! You should do these for a living ^_^

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  30. the girl is beautiful and has nice style .
    ilove the idea of a woman party with shoes action

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  31. Fab interwiew...I love reading...

    XoXo

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  32. brilliant party!!!! Wish it could be all true so that i cold attend!!!!

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  33. I love this interview!
    What a party, what a guest list, what a stylish girl!

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  34. i love the photos you used in this post and cool interview! and about bar refaeli that you asked on my blog , shes really pretty in person actually. she was wearing sweat pants and a fringe bag and i don't think she had a lot of makeup on but she still looked perfect!

    cityhipster.blogspot.com

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  35. that sounds like an amazing dream party!!

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  36. Sounds like an awesome party! I would love to meet Buffy and Hermione in person!

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  37. Great interview! I always love her photos.

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  38. That sounds like an amazing party!!!!! Esp that photo booth part!
    Although Princess Buttercup ...pfft ...I loved the Princess Bride, but she annoyed me so much!!!

    This was such an amazing idea ...do you mind if I borrow it for a post?

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  39. What an interesting post! I definitely want to attend her party:)

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  40. Wonderful interview!! I REALLY want to go to that party. It is like she mentioned everything I would want at an all-girls party. Especially the cold fried chicken!

    Thank you for sharing this! It was wonderful!
    Cheers,
    Clare

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  41. great interview, this is why i highlighted your blog in today's post! have a lovely day, xx.

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  42. i linked ur blog :D love itttttttttt thanks !

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  43. what a cute idea! love her guestlist. xoxo

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  44. Fun interview. She has gorgeous style and great taste in dinner parties.

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  45. Oh how fun! I loved this. I wish I was invited to this party! =)

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  46. That is the cutest thing! My favorite is Ramona Quinbly and Dorothy Parker, I wouldn't leave either of them alone all night!

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  47. nice!
    but how do you make cold chicken wings a vegetarian dish??

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  48. Amazing interview! She is truly inspiring. And I'd give my right arm/left ruby slipper/favorite guitar for a chance to attend her fantasy girls' night out. Jane, Audrey, Flannery, Zooey?!? Oh, my. :) Thank you for posting this.

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  49. such a great idea, with a great interviewee

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  50. Amazing interview! I love the metaphor.

    It's fun to read, plus who knew you could tell so much about a person by the (imaginary) parties she throws?

    Great job, Clothes Horse!

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  51. instead of the expected questions, you set up a fresh and fun set twist to it, which makes the whole interview original and lovely.

    plus, the party she described sounds like a ball, its amazing to see other people's imagination works.

    nicely done! didnt expect any lesser from you :)

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  52. Terrific post. The pictures are great!

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  53. I love these posts - it's such a fun and whimsical idea.

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  54. I love her style, thanks for the intro!

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  55. Fun interview - would love to hear your answers to it too!

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