Saturday, August 29, 2009


Blogging for Bliss: Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of all Kinds

Tara Frey

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Madewell Workwear Biker Boots

Classic black, made in Italy. Perfect.

via: Madewell stores
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Blame it on my youth"

"One thing I loved about Amsterdam: Women just knew how to age well. In the week I spent over there, not one time did I see those surrealistic masks made by plastic surgery.

It would be a lot better if I talked you about something else while showing you this photo of Lous. Perhaps her grace, her kindness, her energy. Journalist, photographer, opera singer and queen of the Dutch fashion world, I would have a lot more things to say.

But she’s a perfect example that at any age, you can reinvent your life, that at every age you can be open, engaged, radiant and passionate. Sophisticated and natural. And be quite the dish too!"

TEXT and PHOTO via today's: garance dore

Monday, August 17, 2009

Perfect: beret

Authentic Basque Beret (No. 1539). A beret is probably the most universal hat of our time: worn by jazz oboists, by commandos, by torch singers.

Worn by Hemingway running the bulls. Worn by Jean-Paul Sartre contemplating existence, or only another café au lait. Worn by Che Guevara, Tyrone Power, Groucho Marx, Picasso.

By the Guardian Angels in New York City, protecting citizens on subways from the encroaching jungle.

You should have one around. It will grow on you.

Authentic Basque Beret (No. 1539). Water-resistant Black wool, with Brown leather band. Made in France. You should have one around. It will grow on you.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL.

via: J. Peterman

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they are right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
Marilyn Monroe

via: goodreads
Photo: flickr

Friday, August 7, 2009


Ballet inspired bracelet with assorted oversize crystal baubles on gold netting.
via: Beth Lauren

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Who is she?

Travel Duster

I've just finished breakfast and I’m sitting in the dining room of the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite Valley.

I turn and see a woman confidently stride across the lobby. She has a beautiful profile.

She has a very direct gaze, an intensity of focus.

Is she a poet, a painter? Where is she going? Why do I immediately think she travels all over the globe?

It's the coat, isn’t it?

The coat says, this is a woman who knows all about throwing caution to the winds.

Could she be a diva? Is she the kind of woman who performs in Stockholm and then swiftly flies off to Toronto, or Sydney? Or is she the CEO of a corporation that makes microprocessors. This needs to be resolved.

The question is whether I can catch up to her.

Travel Duster (No. 2539). Long, four-button-front duster coat. 100% cotton twill. Convertible funnel collar that can be worn open and flat, or up for protection. Center back seam with high open pleat for ease of movement. Ties at back to adjust fit slightly above waist. On-seam pockets. Gathers at sleeve head. Washed to give it a soft look and hand (it lightly bobs against you as you move). This beautiful cotton twill will take your audience by surprise.Travel Duster

Color: Café Au Lait Brown.

via: J. Peterman