October 6, 2014
October 5, 2014
“Would you like some parsley?”
A strange sentence to start off the week… but a common enough one in Provence.
There is a custom in Provence that when you buy your fruit and vegetables, either at the market or in the village shop, you will be offered a bunch of parsley at the checkout.
It’s given with a generous smile and the suggestion that it’s the ultimate prize.
October 3, 2014
day burger & mikkelsen night lace tangle top // mason by michelle mason lace paneled silk crepe de chine blouse
band of outsiders silk – satin twill shirt // tory burch sienna silk and cashmere peplum sweater
Ballet blush pink, like winter white must be one of the prettiest neutrals.
It works beautifully with black, with grey and with the winter whites.
The idea of this ballet blush feminine with the more tailored signature pieces is a favoured look of mine.
vince are doing some beautiful sweaters in blush … the v neck and the dolman sleeve are on my list
as is the mixed media blush and the silk tee … they would be gorgeous with the winter whites
ramy brook’s paris split peasant blouse is the prettiest shade of blush and a shape i love to wear
Wear a bright red lip with this ballet blush and feel totally fabulous.
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your lovely company this week… xv
October 2, 2014
Can we talk about dinosaurs here?
Well not exactly dinosaurs… but if you love Paris… and all things French like me… you will see where I am going
Let me explain.
For the longest, longest time I have been wanting to go to the Natural History Museum in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.
October 1, 2014
Musee Rodin, it wasn’t a traditional visit.
Sometimes a visit to a familiar place won’t be as you would imagine.
Not surprising considering that the Musee Rodin is home to The Thinker.
September 30, 2014
Runway action these last few weeks has got me thinking about signature style.
My own in particular.
My style has changed very little in the last thirty years.
I know what I like and I think I understand what works for me.
I could be more adventurous but then I like to feel comfortable in my own skin.
September 28, 2014
What is the definition of true fashion style?
Style is a quality that we all would like to possess and yet style is not instictive or intrinsic to all.
I have been reading quotes from the fashionable famous… one liners on the definition of style.
Let’s see if we agree.
September 26, 2014
I am always cheered by fragrance, whether on top of the world or down in the dumps, for every day is not always as glorious as we would like.
The thought of scent and how it makes me feel is a tonic… an uplifter… Fragrance is one of the great priviledges we enjoy as women.
I believe, it’s not quite the same for men.
Perfume and I have always had a love affair… a particular bouquet can evoke memories of the happiest and oftentimes saddest days.
That’s the miracle of perfume…For every moment is worthy of remembering.
September 24, 2014
What do you think of winter white feet?
I admit I kind of like them.
Everywhere I look, along with the winter white sweaters, I am seeing white sneakers.
I could almost imagine the Parisian damsel above with a pair of white sneakers popping out from the folds of her gown.
How liberating it is to spend the day in trainers?
And not go to the gym… for these shoes are all gain and no pain. (more…)
September 23, 2014
The days have been bright and beautiful in London… spoiling for this time of year when I would expect to feel the first shivers and sight the overcast greys.
Wandering the streets of South Kensington in London has inspired me towards winter white… that delicious off-white that sits so well against black.
There is something very beautiful about the grandeur of this scheme, the elegance of light against dark.
This season there is an abundance of winter white, especially in sweaters. Chunky, fine, cabled or plain… winter white is being worn.
I like the contrast particularly with black.
The soft creamy shades are flattering to the face and like the “winter white” of London, they brighten and liven.
September 22, 2014
Another best kept beauty secret… one that we all know, but sometimes one that is easier said than done.
Water… drinking water.
Why does something so obvious and so simple… so often escape us?
September 21, 2014
The Parisian waiter is unique.
Don’t you think? (more…)
This week J. Crew is on sale.
I don’t really understand why they are discounting 25% online on many of their new Fall items… but they are. (more…)