Dance Party With Lydia

If there's one blogger who works the cute and adorable style with great aplomb it is Lydia of Style Is Style. Lydia rocks mixed prints, fantastic accessories from hats to brightly colored heels, and trends like anorak jackets with ease and her signature big smile. Perhaps it is that bold, happy expression that gives all of her outfits a sweet finish. Since I enjoy Lydia's style and blog so much it was a natural progression that I interview her and learn what her dream party would be like...
lydia, style is style, the clothes horseWhat type of party is it?
An all night dance party!
Who's invited?
Some 1950's teddy girls, my favourite bloggers, Queen Elizabeth I, James Dean, Leith Clark (editor in chief of Lula Magazine), Florence Welch and La Roux.
Where does it take place?
In an abandoned English manor, thanks to Queen E's connections! There is a lake in the front, and the guests are milling about by the water while Noisettes get the party started with a live concert.
lydia, style is style, the clothes horseWhat are you serving?
Pastel cupcakes and the most delicious assortment of chocolates... Anything sweet and gourmet! There is a fountain pouring nothing but pink champagne, with lovely mismatched tea cups to sip it from. If you ask the waiters (who look smashing with sky high pompadours), they'll bring you a French 76.
Who gets to sit next to you?
Florence Welch and Leith Clark are sitting beside me, mostly because Florence left her side of the table to come talk to Leith. We are geeking out about great vintage, hidden gems at thrift stores, dresses vs. pants, the latest issue of Lula, and Florence's general ethereal wonder woman-ness.
lydia, style is style, the clothes horseWhat is the theme?
It's a costume ball, and every one is dressed up in a Marie Antoinette inspired outfit. A lot of pastels, and pieces from the last Luella collection are popping up in everyone's outfits. La Roux's is rocking a cotton candy page-boy look (her hair even has a peach streak!), and Queen Elizabeth is defiantly wearing one of her trademark regal collared gowns. She was a little peeved that the theme was Marie Antoinette, but I convinced her to come with the promise of endless pink champagne!
Is there a special play list?
After the Noisettes set was over, the playlist was strictly danceable. On repeat? The Twist by The Beatles (a cover, no doubt). Lots of Robyn, The Shangri-Las, Gossip, La Roux, Franz Ferdinand, Little Richard. Appropriately, the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette was played. And yes, there was some Top 40...Katy Perry anyone?
lydia, style is style, the clothes horseAre there any party favors?
Everyone got a heart shaped wallet with filled bright colored Lime Crime lipstick and gummy worms.
What are the hot topics of the evening?
All the bloggers were, of course, chatting about how great their outfit photos would look by the lake! Everyone couldn't wait to post about the party (especially the dashingly handsome waiters). Florence and La Roux were trading dance moves, and I think Leith asked Queen Elizabeth I where she gets her shoes. I think I heard some mention of Leith getting the secret to ruling England.
lydia, style is style, the clothes horseWho is the most likely to get drunk and dance on the table?
The teddy girls are most definitely table dancing, and I think I saw one of them sneak into the men's bathroom after James Dean disappeared to fix his lovely pomp. I'm not sure what happened, but I think there was lipstick on his collar when I saw him leaving the party!
Who is the last to leave?
Leith Clark! All the talk of frilly fantasy made her lose track of time. Before we knew it, it was 5 AM and the sun was coming up. Sunrise at an English manor is the perfect setting for an ethereal photoshoot, no?
lydia, style is style, the clothes horseall images courtesy of Style Is Style



  1. she's so ridiculously cute! off to her blog now.

  2. Great style and I love her happy face, it's so lovely to see a fashion blogger smile

  3. I love Lydia, really glad to see you interviewed her! She's adorable, and her outfits are equally cute!

  4. I used to read Lydia's blog a few months back but forgot the link. So thank you!

    (I love these interview. It all seems so real!)

  5. Goodness, she's pretty freakin' chic-adorable. I love her jaunty hats and bright colors! :D

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  6. She is sooo adorable! Her story was very creative and sounded fun. I'd like to party with her for sure:)

  7. Thanks for such a great post and the review, I am totally impressed!

  8. This is the cutest interview ever! I'd want to go her party for sure!

  9. I love Lydia and that party sounds amazing! I love the Noisettes too :) :)

  10. ahhhh... i love this interview and how she replied to your questions. love it :)

  11. omg!!! i love love love her!!!! plus, it doesn't hurt that she's from canada too!! yaya!

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  12. A new follower of your blog. I can't believe how much I love this girl's confidence. I lack innovation in my own clothing, and I'm wading into waters now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. I love Lydia's blog!! This sounds like such a great party... (:

  14. fab looks! I love your style.


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  15. Oooh, I love smiles! Lydia is awesome indeed, thank you for sharing :D

  16. oh..she's lovely...and has a great lively style..quite an interesting interview...oh and i would definitely...have florence welch by myself too...and the noisettes are awesome...

  17. Oh my goodness. She is too cute!

  18. Her style is so chic but considering her silhouette, I think she shouldn't wear that short skirts . The length of the floral dress is suits her better than the other lengths' skirts

  19. I see Lydia featured pretty often in photos with Mitzi, and I always thought her style was pretty darn fantastic.

    She pulls off those flared skirts like nobody's business!

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  20. @Anonymous, I don't really think we should dress to "flatter" or "suit" our figures--I mean, what's the point? I think we should dress in a way we enjoy, whether it looks good on us or not.
    That said, I actually think those skirts suit Lydia well. But I think it might just be a case of different aesthetics; everyone finds different things visually appealing.

  21. What a fantastic post! I'll definitely be checking out Style Is Style :)

  22. Lydia is a wonderful source of style inspiration, friendship, witty banter, amazing jokes, and level headedness in my life.

    I am so happy the blogosphere let me meet and befriend such a wonderful person!

    I love this interview! I want to go to this party!

  23. Thanks again Rebecca! I had a fun time thinking about my dream party.

    Thank you everyone, you are so sweet!

  24. So fabulous! I could definitely see this party happening in my head.

  25. awe, she is so cute!! And your interviews are so fun.

  26. I am soooo late to the party, but I LOVE her style!


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