by MIKE CHAIKEN
In the old song by Ricky Nelson, a “garden party” symbolized a moment of personal transformation.
Nelson, a former teen idol who grew up to be an adult, sang, “When I got to the garden party… No one recognized me/ I didn’t look the same.”
Model Chiara Espineli experiences her own garden party dressed in fashionable white at the Tarrywile Mansion in Danbury, Conn.
Will any of her friends recognize her now?
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN