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More photos of le Bal

We received more photos from le Bal.  I know some of these are a bit repetitive, but I thought you all would enjoy seeing them.  I didn't take my camera that evening, although I would have liked to.  You can click on all of these images to view them in larger form.

2009 Jane at her make up with MAC 

Jane Aldridge(Chanel HC, Adler jewellery) and her cavalier Octavian Donnelly during the presentation 

Official group picture of the 2009 new debs at the Hôtel de Crillon 

The official photo–and one below having fun…

Fun 2009 debs group 

Frances Fisher, Kathy Lette, Forest Whitaker and wife Keisha, Judy Aldridge 

Frances Fisher, Kathy Lette, Forest Whitaker and wife Keisha, and me….

Jane sitting 

The Opening of the Ball 

Forest Whitaker takes his daughter Autumn for the first waltz.  

I cleaned out my closet this weekend, so I'm going to take a photo as promised.  Hope everyone had a great weekend, and I hope you all are not getting too stressed by the holidays!!


  • elena daciuk
    December 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

    these pictures are all so beautiful…thanks for sharing them…i especially love the one of jane sitting…with all the girls surrounding her in the background…gorgeous!

  • Catherine
    December 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I’m surprised at how sexy a few of these gowns are— especially the white one in the back row! Talk about a plunging neckline!
    I love that Jane looks chic and yet still looks like a teenager. Her Chanel dress is beyond gorgeous. She’ll never look at these photos and say, “What was I thinking?!” Class all the way.
    Catherine at Littlehouse of Style

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    December 21, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Catherine–Agreed–I know exactly the dress you’re talking about–this mom would have vetoed that look!

  • emmy
    December 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful photos! The whole family is sooo good-looking!

  • Sophie
    December 21, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Second from last is such a beautiful photo of Jane, she completely stands out from the other girls, it reminds me of some of the stills of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Also, the photo of Forest Whittaker dancing with his daughter is very sweet.

  • Roz
    December 21, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I agree with Catherine. When I saw Jane’s outfit I immediately thought that it had a very classic look- instantly chic and classic. Loving the monochrome theme too. Its very refreshing not to see a strapless bodice, but a more grown up version with longer sleeves.
    I really like the dress you’re wearing too. I was just wondering, knowing that you’re a big fan of vintage, have you ever gone vintage shopping in London? I can imagine you enjoying areas such as Brick Lane- completely stuffed full of vintage shops!
    I was just wondering if you got my last comment/ email about the designs I did inspired by you? I really enjoyed doing the two sketches of the outfits inspired by your style and would love to know your opinion.

  • Ava
    December 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

    how lovely! Jane looked so stunning! Great post 🙂

  • Mel
    December 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    These pictures are lovely! I think Jane really stands out in her fabulous Chanel dress, and your lovely green dress is wonderful as well! You guys all look amazing!

  • Tiffany
    December 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Great pictures!! Thank you so much for sharing them! Jane’s dress is to die for and so unforgettable! And I love the picture where everyone else is muted in the background!

  • Pearl Westwood
    December 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    The pictures are lovely to see, I think I like Jane’s gown so much as it is so different to the others, and I am never going to be a fan of cleaveage! I also really like the white with red embroidery on the bodice, looks like McQueen? The architecture stunning too x

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    December 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Pearl–the dress was McQueens. We Jane, Carol and I gasped when we saw it–it was beautiful beyond belief!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    December 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Roz–Have yet to vintage shop in London. I’ve only a very short stop over in London, but sure hope I get to one day!!

  • luxirare
    December 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    wow Jane looks so beautiful…I especially love the group shot, I think Jane really sticks out for some reason, in a good way. Her dress is a bit different from the other girl’s. Looking forward to a very bright and promising future for your daughter!

  • Jill
    December 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    You looked radiant…
    I adore the sari type dress one of the girls is wearing.

  • Roz
    December 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I definitely reccomend it! One of my favourite places to shop vintage in London is Beyond Reto. The size of a warehouse, it carries pieces from the twenties to nineties. You do have to rummage through to find things, but there are some amazing gems!
    But the whole of Brick Lane is brilliant.
    Generally I love shopping in London, not having much access to vintage in the rural countryside! Having said that, there is a fantastic little place near me that sells vintage beauties, but thats about it.

  • Clau!
    December 21, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    You look great and so your daughter does 😉

  • sj
    December 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    gotta luv it! http://fashionsexmagic.blogspot.com/

  • fashion roadkill
    December 21, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Jane looks stunning! as so many of the other girls. I like how Jane’s dress was classic yet very modern. I’m very surprised that many of the dresses are EXTREMELY low cut or show off a lot of cleavage. Parents???

  • Girl in the loft
    December 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    keisha is STUNNING so tall and trim and absolutely glowing . wow…

  • lindsey
    December 21, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Jane looked so amazing that night. She was in a category all her own, she is just that beautiful. And you Judy, WOW, you looked amazing that night as well! What a color on you, so pretty.

  • melissa
    December 22, 2009 at 12:51 am

    wow! great pics!

  • www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawlfVTVa-Mj9oEEnmVYqGd3GrH24SfBPfp8
    December 22, 2009 at 6:27 am

    These photos are gorgeous! The Ball was in uk Grazia magazine and Jane was in it!!! She looks so pretty, im sooo jealous of her dress 😛

  • juliet
    December 22, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Beautiful photos! Jane looks amazing!
    juliet xxx

  • anna
    December 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    what elegant it is. beautifull…

  • Style Artisan
    December 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    What a magical night that must have been. Every girl grows up hearing the story of Cinderella and hoping to go to the ball someday, but how many actually get to do so? Thank you so much for sharing these with us. It’s amazing just experiencing it vicariously!

  • wholesale clothing
    December 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve been visiting your site for some time now. This is the first time I would leave a comment. I love this blog post! So true.

  • Antonia
    December 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Amazing photos! What an amazing experience! Jane’s dress was by far the most beautiful!

  • Gaia
    December 23, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Jane definetly wore the most creative dress of the ball, class, modern and elegant.
    it’s amazing the way she looks like a russian doll…
    In France, she’s not far from becoming an icone …
    Kiss from France

  • Style Artisan
    December 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Please give Jane my best wishes for a very happy, stylish birthday. And my hat is off to you, Judy, for raising such an amazing young woman. As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

  • The Photodiarist
    December 24, 2009 at 8:41 am

    I never get tired of seeing photos of this night and that Chanel gown! Have a wonderful Christmas holiday and a fantastic 2010. And thanks for the great comments and for featuring my blog in yours. That was such an honor and a treat!

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    December 24, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Lovely 🙂
    I wanted to also wish you a very Merry Christmas, Judy, filled with my joy, fun, and love!
    {xo} Sarah

  • Mira
    December 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I love that Jane’s dress is more highfashion and chic than some of the other dresses. Some of them rieks of promnight in a bad way. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures. 🙂
    Mira from Denmark

  • Chicago Loop
    December 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Honestly, Jane is THE best looking girl of all of them!! Her beautiful pale skin, relatively simple hair and makeup, and thoroughly modern (and super cute) gown totally set her apart from the rest. I’m interested to know what the fashionistas in the media have to say about her, I should do a little internet search. What a fabulous experience for all of you!
    And now SNOW!! I’m in Chicago, I love snow, we’ve had more rain than snow up here. It’s finally snowing again and actually amounting to something.

  • Anu Day
    January 6, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Jane stands out entirely. The dress is so modern and classy… just like her.