Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I absolutely adore vintage-y swimsuits. I found these lovely ones at J Crew (online). They all are lovely, however the first one (floral print) is my absolute favorite. (It just so happens to be quite a chunk past my price range and wallet capacity) But, it is still always nice to dream, and browse!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. ~Michael Strassfeld
Monday, March 22, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
This is my newest antique find. It's a very large art print, entitled The Entertainment. Sunday was a very successful day; full of bargaining and meetings. I love the colors in the painting, which go perfectly with my room.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Below are stills from the movie Easy Virtue. It stars Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, etc. The plot was stale, but I adored Jessica Biel's style in the film. Biel's character, Larita, is an independent auto racer from Detroit, who marries a younger English gentleman (Barnes) and they go to meet his family. Needless to say the two different cultures create friction. It's based upon the play of Noel Coward. What is as equally great as the styling, is the music. So, for your enjoyment, I have posted Jessica Biel singing "Mad About The Boy" for the film. br />
Friday, March 12, 2010
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." Hemingway
I found this lovely picture while doing a random search on google for old photography. Below it is a clip from Edith Piaf's La Foule (The Crowd). I've included the one with the english subtitles so you won't be kept in the dark, but since it's such a sad song, I'd like you to look at the picture at the top when you are done watching the clip and imagine that the couple found each other later on a less crowded street. I love Edith Piaf's elegently raucous voice and the way she sways with the music at the end. Most modern singers would merely clutch the microphone and have their head down until the end of the song, but she acts like a real performer. C'est magnifique!