Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Yves Montand eyeing Jeanne Moreau across a crowded room.
Middleweight champion Marcel Cerdan noticing a not so reticent Edith Piaf for the first time.
The come hither look.
The French accessorize better than anyone else because they understand signals a little more.
For the woman that knows who she is, what she wants, and doesn't care who knows it.
Gold Lace Choker (No. 2570). French lace, crystals, and velvet intertwine. Great flirtatious fun.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
"I have spent my life watching, not to see beyond the world, merely to see, great mystery, what is plainly before my eyes. I think the concept of transcendence is based on a misreading of creation. With all respect to heaven, the scene of the miracle is here, among us. The eternal as an idea is much less preposterous than time, and this very fact should seize our attention."
images: the drifter and the gypsy
"Mere forgetfullness cannot remove it
Nor wishing bring it back, as long as it remains
The white precipitate of its dream
In the climate of sighs flung across our world,
A cloth over a birdcage. But it is certain that
What is beautiful seems so only in relation to a specific
Life, experienced or not, channeled into some form
Steeped in the nostalgia of a collected past."
from: SELF-PORTRAIT IN A CONVEX MIRROR
John Ashbery:the drifter and the gypsy