Old-Fashioned Fun
Cowboys swaggered, prairie girls bustled, princesses alighted ‑ and a few teddy bears along for the ride. One little girl's mix‑and‑match costume bash transported all of them back in time.
October 2006
Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark


sitting pretty
Gossamer Petals dress, $109, Biscotti, Nordstrom, (800) 695‑8000. Brown tutu with pink flowers, $45, ABC Home, ABC Carpet & Home,
Cream lace collar, $57 I  Pinco Pallino, Rhinestone ballerina flats, $195, Simonetta, Spring Flowers, (212) 717‑8182. Bear, photographer's own.


how the west was worn
On him: Thom jacket, $165, Lucy Sykes Child, Yoya, (646) 336‑6844. Jeans, $32, Sean John, Shirt, shoes, and accessories, guest's own. On her: Ultrasuede vest with embroidery, $65, Queen Bee, (213) 236‑0753 for store locations. Ruffled cotton blouse and taffeta skirt, $288 for the set, II Gufo, Pitti Bimi, (732) 531‑3676. Star wand, $4.50, Abracadabra Superstore, (212) 627‑5194. Grafiti boots, $145, Estella, (212)255‑3553.


vest friends
On her: Black blouson tee with chains, $50, Queen Bee, (213) 236‑0753 for store locations. Rorschach dress, $160, Cynthia Rowley, Red glitter shoes, $28, A Wish Come True, Peanutbutter and Jane, (212) 620‑7952. Chocco bear, $115, FAO Schwarz, On him: Blondie vest, $150, and Be Eve shirt, $145, Bill Tornade, Garage, (480) 556‑6900. Medium‑dark core denim jeans, $40, Rocawear, Motociclista boots, $275, Tod's, (800) 457‑8637.


fringe element
Fringed leather jacket, $898, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Boot‑cut jeans in Bronze, $22, Lee Jeans, Black‑and‑white cotton handkerchief, $20, Cabane de Zucca, Cielo, (415) 776‑0641. Vest, shirt, shoes, and accessories, guest's own.


town and gown
On her: Dress and tiara, guest's own. On him: Corvette layered shirt, $99, Chipie, Pattycake, (615) 383‑1322. Boys' jeans, $17, The Children's Place, Blues boots, $240, Simonetta,


howdy pardners
On him: Be Brisca 2 jacket, $273, Bill Tomade, Oxygen, (305) 864‑9879. Euan shirt, $88, Lucy Sykes Child, Petite Maison, (713) 781‑7373. Jeans, $43, DKNY, (888) 521‑2819. On her: Shirt Juicy Couture, Dress, $360, and shoes, $180, I Pinco Pallino, Socks, $12 for three, Little Miss Matched,


double vision
Striped blazers, $490 each, red velvet pants, $229, and felt crowns, $80 each, I Pinco Pallino, Suspender shorts, $80, Best & Co., Shoes, twins' own.


princess and the fleece
Mongolian lamb‑fur vest, $225, Rizal, Pitti Bimi, (732) 531‑3676. White taffeta dress $295, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Musical wand, $10, A Wish Come True, Peanutbutter and Jane, (212) 620‑7952. Tiara, guest's own.


hostess with the mostest
Hand‑beaded and hand‑dyed dress, $110, Julsar, Inc., Julian & Sara, (212) 226‑1989. Leggings, necklace, and shoes, birthday girl's own.


little women
Left: Pink cardigan, $150, Sono Qui, Barneys New York, Ascot boots, Naturino, for store locations. Shirt and dress, guest's own. Right: Dress, sandals, and accessories, guest's own.


tutu cute
Pink tutu, $90, Mor Mor Rita, ABC Carpet & Home, Dress, bonnet, and accessories, baby's own.

All photographs shot at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. Styling by Jennifer Hitzges. Grooming by Claudia Lake.