Sunday, May 2, 2010

"The Real Alice in Wonderland" book signing

Rizzoli started in 1964 in the Building I work in now on Fifth Avenue but moved to 57th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in 1985. It is a Historic Townhouse, 3 floors full of so many books and magazines. It's architecture reminds me of the library from Beauty and the Beast. It is beautiful. Rizzoli hosted the book signing event for the "fabulous" book "The Real Alice in Wonderland" By: C.M. Rubin with Gabriella Rubin. Alice's Tea Cup hosted the food and Beverages. Great scones.

Me and Author C.M. Rubin. She designed and made the prettiest green dress and she wore it well and had the cutest accent and I was waiting for the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter to show up also. What a facinating story to have this history in your family. This is such an amazing Book you really must pick it up. I never tell you what to do but the illistrations the stories the love that is poured into this book is just breathtaking! I had my book signed, drawed in by so many but do not have pictures of everyone so I wanted to mention another talented woman Deborah Frano. Deborah was the Art Designer for this Book. Amazing work!

Me with the sweet Gabriella Rubin Daughter of Author C.M. Rubin. She is a very talented young lady that is also in the book. We are holding Madame Alexander Dolls! Gabriella is wearing a "period" pink dress designed by her Alice Chic!

Lizzy Rockwell and David Cooper 2 wonderful Artists in the book.

Art By Lizzy Rockwell

David Cooper has this piece in the book he is a fabulous artist.

David Cooper drawing in my book

Nancy Rosin has some of her beautiful vintage ephemera in the book. Nancy is the President of the National Valentine Collectors Association and Vice President of the Ephemera Society of America. Her table was ful of amazing ephemera and myeyes were spinning all over the place, such beautiful pieces all in one place. She is standing near her very good friend and an equally lovely woman Rose "Roe" Mary Warren Creative Director (Rabbit Works). She is the amazing designer for Tinsel Trading and their windows. These windows are always popping up in "Blogland" and I have seen her hundreds of times in the window creating fabulous displays and finally got to meet her face to face.


Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

What a fantastic event.

Victoria xx

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Grace
What a wonderful book signing and opportunity to meet the author and illustrators! I never heard of this particular book but now I'll look for it as the originalAlice In Wonderland was my daughter's favorite book when she was young and I think she'd like to see this one.

The ephemera looks amazing! Was it for sale or just display? I ahve yet to visit Tinsel Trading...I am a bad!

♥ Pat

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thanks very much for this post Grace. I so wish I could have been there as promised (I'm painting as I comment..)
It looks like a wonderful party!

Anonymous said...

Grace!!!!!! Ek what a fun time! Man I swear you are always up to something! How do you know when everything is going on. haha how cute do you look in your purple shirt! Love it! I bet you got a bunch of goodies from that booth! Big hugs


Nancy Rosin said...

Dear, dear Grace,

Thank you SO MUCH for coming to our event yesterday at Rizzoli -- and sharing images of my display -- and me! Many of the items shown were used as decorative images in the book -- making it a truly Victorian Alice in Wonderland. I was thrilled to share my passion and show contemporary use of antique ephemera.

You really created a beautiful presentation!

Stevie said...

Oh my fabulousness!!! What an amazing event to be able to attend Grace! I love all the photos you've shared with us! I will be looking for this book. xoxo