Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Land of 1,000 faces

A study in faces today. I loved the natural light outside and used a tripod for the first time ever.

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Summer Time Love

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

Tales of an illuminated window.....

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
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Tree of Life

A few pictures from my trip to Northern Ireland (May 2009)

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Cast Away

Teen Vogue Spring 2010.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Black and Gold

This is one of my favorite songs; Black and Gold by Sam Sparrow. For some reason, the first time I played it, the sound was a bit crunchy, but never after. If this happens to you, I suggest reloading the page....or just leaving it paused for a bit and coming back...or if it gets too bad, go here: ........enjoy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


If I happened to have a significantly bigger room that fit more than just a loft, and had a fireplace (hello!), then this is exactly how I would style it.
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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Entertainment

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

Virtuous Style

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!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Where Would You Go?

I love this picture; it reminds me of a commercial I saw that had kids boarding different trains to imaginary story-lands such as these. Personally, it's a tie between Hogwarts and The Shire (The magic is rather drawing me). But please tell; where would you go?

A Class All Of It's Own....

This, as many of you know, is my father's class ring, which I wear constantly. I've never wanted my own class ring, since I know I won't wear it the rest of my life, and I love how large the male rings are. In lieu of a class ring I'm considering getting a ring with the Harper name and family crest that can be pressed into wax as a seal....we'll see...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Let Us All Eat Cake!

I have always seen Marie Antoinette's life as the era of the overly frosted cake. It is too decadent to be practical, yet her lifestyle was undeniably luxurious. Here is a video that I happened to hear about on the blog See Emily Play. Some of the editing techniques make it odd to watch, but overall the effect is really rather pretty.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I Had My Beatles Moment Too......

This was quite a while ago, Homecoming Alt. 2008, well better late then never I suppose.

She Sells Seashells.....

Here's a little bit of a preview to my spring wardrobe, it's very nautical so far. Mom says I need to integrate more color; but blues, grays, and whites are so appealing right now. Maybe I'll amp it up with a few ditsy florals and pastels; I'm determined to land it somewhere between the Notebook and the previously noted Edge of Love.

Over the Edge

These are from the movie The Edge of Love. This movie is visually, a fashion dream. It embodies the 40's in England and includes some of my favorites; see Keira Knightley, Cillian Murphey, etc. But these pictures are great not simply because of the fashion and that they are the basis of my spring wardrobe, but that the friendship between Vera and Caitlin reminds me of Hannah Mae and myself. If only we had a seashore to skip around on in wellies.

Hold Your Breath

This is the 'Breath' gown from the movie Ever After. It is simply yards and yards of pure magnificence. Instead of showing you a normal still from the movie I found the site which showed a few more artisitc views of the dress.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Elmer Was A Sweetheart

This is an old photo that I found while Lauren and I were browsing through an antique store in California (either Berkely or Petaluna, not sure which). The enscription on the back reads "To my Darling, with love all ways -Elmer"

"And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade."-Lord Byron

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