Of a Kind for Guest of a Guest: What to Wear to Betty White’s 89th Birthday Party

by Erica Cerulo · January 18, 2011

Tonight’s hot ticket: Betty White’s b-day celebration at the very polished Le Cirque. If you were lucky enough to score an invitation, this is a look that would grab a Golden Girl’s attention (without making you seem like you’re dying for an (autograph). - -



Katherine Fleming, who earned her stripes designing accessories for Tory Burch, must be some sort of genius: She gave her attention-grabbing python wallet a chain, meaning you can pull it out of your too-big day bag for a big night out without having to transfer your cards and cash.

This colorful, silk number goes well with the venue’s festive atmosphere. Each dress is made in NYC and painted by hand by the designer, Mina Stone—which means there’s no chance of showing up wearing the exact same thing as someone else in attendance.

Very few shoes can withstand today’s crappy weather. Minimarket’s croc-embossed patent wonder keeps you five inches above the puddles, and the wedge heel provides some stability if you need to race through a downpour.

The witty, Miami-based designer Nektar De Stagni proves that pearl studs don’t have to feel at all old-lady. That being said, Blanche Devereaux would kill for these.

Erica Cerulo is the co-founder of limited editions online store Of A Kind and a newly minted fashion contributor for Guest of a Guest.