StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Birthdays :-)

Today is my birthday.  It is my first New York City birthday celebration since I moved to the US!

This weekend I’m having a very “Manhattan” style celebration but with the inevitable European twist.  Yesterday morning I met Lydia Hudgens for a photo shoot featuring some of my new birthday presents – this year I have been blessed with some very stylish gifts, including a bespoke dress from Bordelle and my favourite Diptyque candle (from who else but Anne of Ritournelleblog, merci Anne!).  In the evening I wore a beautiful dress by Tibi from Rent The Runway for dinner at Gottino NYC and today I’m having a very glamorous and decadent afternoon tea….

But lest I forget, let me introduce you to ‘Mlle Sarah’, above, who as you can see really has been spoilt this year with her presents.  This lovely piece of art was drawn for StyleOnTheCouch by a new friend Barbara, an artist from France who studied at University La Sorbonne.  She was recommended to me by someone I am close to who thought she would be a fabulous fit for the blog, and I completely agree!  ‘Mlle Sarah’ might become a permanent fixture around here, if you like her, Blog Reader…. she seems quite cheeky, I kinda like her already.  And she notices some very funny things about psychology and fashion, I’d love her to share more…

More of Barbara’s art can be found on her Magical Mystery Blog

The blog is in its infancy, but it is sure to grow, do visit sometime, her character and super heroine ‘Barbara Cadabra‘ is delightful.

A birthday weekend in pictures…..

I will put full outfit posts of some of my gorgeous gifts on the blog over the next few weeks.  Right now, I believe there is a little more celebrating to do…

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (A. Lincoln)
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41 Responses to StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Birthdays :-)

  1. bonkasaurus says:

    love those dresses! you look so sophisticated and Manhattan-esque haha

    -Bianca at

  2. Happy B-day, and good luck in NYC–a crazy, cool city!

  3. Wishing you a very glamorous and festive Birthday! Love that you shared your celebration with us! Enjoy all the beautiful gifts and the fun art 😉 xo, M

  4. carly says:

    Beautiful collection of photos pretty lady and ..
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Sarah…
    Happy Birthday to you!

  5. Happy Birthday you gorgeous lady! Enjoy (the rest of) your NYC Birthday 🙂 XX

  6. ppfgirl says:

    Happy Birthday – can’t wait to see more pictures from your fabulous weekend! 🙂

  7. LittleRus says:

    Happy birthday, darling! xxx

  8. Happy Birthday honey! It sure is a very stylish birthday! Have fun! xxx

  9. how fabulous, so so stylish my dear .. all the best wishes from overseas and half New Yorker myself! 😉

    may your dreams come true and have happiness all the way! xoxo


  10. Barbara C. says:

    Mlle Sarah fits perfect here, photos are beautiful and you are très belle.
    What a great birthday ! 😉

  11. applepip says:

    Happy Birthday, Sarah! Sounds like you’re having a fantastic weekend. Love the Tibi dress. Enjoy the afternoon tea…I am very envious! xxx

  12. Julie says:

    Happy Birthday! I really love your artist friend and added her blog to my list!

  13. lissy says:

    Happy happy birthday my friend! It appears you are celebrating in true style, as expected. You look gorgeous in the printed red and white dress.

  14. stylemefab says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY S. Hope you enjoy the rest of your birthday weekend and wish you man many more!!!

  15. Happy Birthday! I hope you have an awesome day.
    That dress is beautiful. You look great!

  16. Happy Birthday! Love your black dress! 🙂

  17. nicole says:

    very charlotte sex and the city.
    bon anniversaire, mademoiselle. x

  18. Molliee says:

    Happy Birthday!!! You look stunning as always!

  19. CinZilicious says:

    HAppy birthday darling!!!! Have a great and fab one in New York!!! It was my mom’s birthday yesterday (Nov 21) actually! We went to Singapore to celebrate it, just got back last nite! lol…seems like a lot of people have birthdays in Nov=)

    Good to see you got showered with lovely gifts and food. I absolutely love your black dress, it simple yet oh so stylish!!! And i hope you enjoyed your dinner and afternoon tea! Can’t wait to see the photos!

    What a cute illustration you go there;-) Adore it! It’s so you with the lovely ruffled lingerie and the ribbon detailing tights/stockings=)

    Once again, happy happy birthday!!!!!!


  20. Cee says:

    Happy belated birthday, dear Sarah! It looks as though you celebrated in perfect NYC style- both of your party dresses are utterly smashing (particularly the red and white mini- absolutely to die for) but as far as I’m concerned, Mlle Sarah is really the icing on the cake. I would love to see her become a more regular feature on your blog, her cheeky reflection in this post has really made me smile 🙂

  21. happy birthday to you!! and what a wonderful piece of artwork!! it sounds like you had a marvelous birthday my friend!! 😉 😉 p.s. i love your pretty dress and what lovely birthday gifts!!
    xoxo ~ kristina

  22. mymy says:

    Happy belated birthday !
    you are very lucky to live there 🙂
    (this is a very chic outfit btw!!)

  23. Dempeaux says:

    Amazing! What a great day! Looks like you had a fab bday!

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