Wednesday, October 31, 2012

♥ urban legend.

i once heard a legend from my hair dresser
that one of our neighbors lost his wife on christmas,
and in honor of her loving memory, decorated his house
each and every holiday season with beautiful lights.

... and it was such a romantic story that i almost believed him,
 until i realized that the neighbor he was speaking of
 was my uncle- who does not have- nor has ever lost a wife,
 but rather enjoys decorating for each season because 
he loves it and because he's fabulous.

halloween being his favorite holiday--
i thought i would dedicate this post to him!
love you, unckie ;)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

♥ her name was lola.

i must admit, i occasionally enjoy watching bad romantic comedies-
the kind that send nick running out of the room- the kind that no
person should pay money to see in theaters, movies like
  lola versus,which depict women at their shallowest- 
obsessing over their bodies, their food intake
 and relationships.

the only good part of the entire film experience was lola's wallpaper,
which i discovered is foxy flowers wallpaper by elli popp.

elli popp is a london-based luxury company offering the
romantic wallpaper, fabric and home accessories
of artist and color designer, katja behre.

aren't her designs so dreamy??

Monday, October 29, 2012

images via google.
this halloween, i didn't make it to any costume parties,
but i did manage to dress up in halloween chic for work,
and using the pieces i had already in my wardrobe 
(chandelier earrings, various gold bangles, shawls, a printed
 bohemian-style dress and a handmade floral headpiece 
and heavily drawn-in eyebrows) i managed to pull off 
a modern version of mexican artist,

and not to be outdone--
talula insisted on dressing up as well.
so here, you have it,
frida katlo:

Friday, October 26, 2012

♥ clothes make the (wo)man.

esther quek, fashion director of men's magazine, the rake,
wears menswear better than most men.

her powerful power-suit wearing makes me wish that
 i could pull off a suited look- but alas, my curvy figure 
is made only for dresses. 

oh well.

images via tumblr. & pinterest.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

♥ blogging is art is beauty.

the artist is the creator of beautiful things.
to reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.

the critic is he who can translate into another manner or a
new material his impression of beautiful things.

the highest, as the lowest, form of criticism 
is a mode of autobiography.

those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are 
corrupt without being charming. this is a fault.

those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things
are cultivated. for these there is hope.

they are the elect to whom beautiful things 
mean only beauty.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

♥ word.

if only these fantastic prints and notebooks from dubai-based creative 
 shahir zag were actually available for purchase, 
i think my whole apartment would be
wall-papered in them. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

♥ the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

in one of my handbags, not seeing much of anything except my cat's bed and
the places where i worked and walked. if i had the chance to host her again,
i should think i would bring her to fancier points of interest in boston,
and maybe buy her a new dress while i'm at it.

since her stay in boston, it seems this traveling doll has been very busy.
from the netherlands to south africa, england to milan, miss ada
lives the kind of life real girls could only dream about...

Monday, October 22, 2012

♥ a fool for tulle. part six.

tonight, while watching it happened on 5th avenue (1947), i fell head over tulle-
loving heels for this beautiful black gown worn by young actress, gale storm. 

the asymmetrical neckline is divine, but it is the outer layer of tulle that
 made my heart skip a beat!  in a similar fashion, raf simons recently sent
 out a number of tulle-wrapped frocks for his first ready to wear collection at
 christian dior. it's like two dresses in one.

and here are some of my other favorites, while we are at it...