Dressing up for dinner with Denton and Teresa in New York

by Sylvia

Dressing up for dinner with Denton and Teresa in New York | 40plusstyle.com

I have been working together with photographer Denton for a few years now so it was really nice to finally meet him and his wife Teresa.

On this special evening he treated me to dinner at restaurant Asiate at the Mandarin Hotel in New York.As you can see, the view from our table was spectacular.


I decided to wear my new Kenzo dress that I acquired at the sales for a bargain price (some amazing Kenzo pieces on sale at Yoox; just search for Kenzo). I paired it with my old trusted red rote and red Loewe sunnies.

For the second time in a row Teresa had dressed surprisingly similar! We had to laugh about our synchronicity in picking clothes.


Teresa is wearing a Prada dress from Michael’s Consignment Shop on Madison Avenue. Shoes are Chanel via TheRealReal ($68!). Cateye glasses from See Optical. That red pocketbook is a very early pre-AWL Dooney & Bourke (Teresa collects early D&B). And she never takes off her FitBit.


Based on a conversation we had with Valerie of the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, who is a Japanese textile expert, Denton decided to impress me by wearing a Jhane Barnes shirt. Jhane Barnes often uses textile patterns so intricate that the only place that can manufacture that fabric is Japan. The shirt was made in Hong Kong from Japanese-made fabric. Like most men, when Denton finds something he likes, he buys it in bulk, so he has a collection of Jhane Barnes shirts and ties sourced on ebay. The trousers are Brooks Brothers and the jacket is Burberry.

After diner Denton showed me Lincoln Center where fashion week previously took place and where he took many of his pictures.



Thanks for a lovely evening Denton and a great introduction to New York!


Photography by Denton Taylor

1 denton

Such a great time!

2 Pam@over50feeling40

That last picture of you is so cool!

3 Patti

Beautiful pics and dresses. I have to have a cocktail at that restaurant next trip – what a magnificent view.

4 Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

Lovely photos Sylvia! Very interesting to read about the fabrication of the Jhane Barnes shirt! You’ve mentioned previously how you’ve worked many times with Denton. This may be an inane question, but I’ve always been curious; as he is in New York, and you are primarily in Singapore, how do you work together?

5 Sylvia

Denton has taken many of the streetstyle photos that I have featured on the site!

6 Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

Ah yes, I understand. Thanks Sylvia.

7 Suzanne

Everyone looks so good!

Looks like a wonderful evening.


8 Lorraine

Lovely dresses! And Denton, you scrub up well! It was great to meet you in New York. I had the best time, thank you Sylvia.

9 Greetje

Don’t you three look peach perfect?? Beautiful dresses and bags. Love Teresa’s shoes too. And Denton! What a gentleman. Such a change from the shorts LOL.
Who would have thought Denton would own such awesome shirts? A man with surprises.

10 denton

lol Greetje it’s embarrassing what we have to do to be with beautiful and fashionable women.

11 Greetje

No it is not. It is fun!

12 Robyn

The view from that restaurant is awesome. Denton’s shirt is great, I have to agree with him, when finding a good label that works for me I regularly return to see what else I might find. Both you and Teresa look great. I hope the dinner was as goid as the view and thanks for sharing your experiences.

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