PHOTOS: Kacey Musgraves Throws a Southern-Style, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

05/13/2016 at 12:14 PM ET

Kacey Musgraves Tea Party
Kelly Christine Sutton

It should come as no surprise that country singer Kacey Musgraves knows how to party like a rockstar.

The Grammy winning artist, who will turn 28 in August, started her summer celebrations early by gathering her friends for a southern, Alice in Wonderland-inspired “par-tea” for the June issue of Country Living.

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“The night had the most fun atmosphere,” Musgraves said of the festive garden party she threw at her Nashville home.

The Golden, Texas native fully embraced the fairy tale-meets-country theme: serving cocktails in vintage tea sets (a cheeky nod to the Mad Hatter’s party), enacting a “dress to impress” hat rule (“The bigger, the better,” she joked), decorating tables with soft pink and pastel floral arrangements, and creating a full dance floor for letting loose.

Kacey Musgraves Tea Party
Mary Britton Senseney

Kacey Musgraves Tea Party
Mary Britton Senseney

It’s not a party without some good food and drinks, so Musgraves upped the ante on comfort food dishes with a gourmet twist. Guests snacked on mini pecan scones with country ham and pickled plums and a cucumber, celery and sweet onion salad.

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Courtesy Country Living

And for dessert: “Roll in the Hay” vanilla cake with raspberry jam and macarons. “It truly felt magical,” Musgraves told the magazine.

—Marquaysa Battle

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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