lundi 30 avril 2012

Shoes I'll Never Wear

I definitely prefer comfort over style although whenever I can  have both, I am happy. Therefore, I will never wear very tight clothes or for that matter, high heels, stilettos or wedges.  Even so, I cannot ignore the incredible strides  shoe design has made during the last years.  There are shoes that look like river stones, like delicate dragonflies, or like a slice of Brancusi’s infinite column. I know I will never be able to walk with such shoes, and I prefer to watch them with the same respect  and distance  I watch works of art .... And I look with envious admiration at women who can wear them gracefully.

In Socks We Trust!

I just got these two pairs of socks from Anthropologie:

While I find them original and elegant I started a quick search on the web to see what else I can find. This is what came out.





Eley Kishimoto, ASOS

Eley Kishimoto, ASOS

Happy Socks

Happy socks

Maison Scotch



Paul Smith, ASOS



Ah, I want those ASOS colour blocking things! It is wonderful how much creativity this rather minor wardrobe element can yield and how it can contribute to one's look.
Happy socks!

samedi 28 avril 2012

A Quiet Saturday Lunch

I like to cook and Saturdays and Sundays are the only days  I really can indulge in this pleasure. Usually we have family or friends for lunch. Not this Saturday. We lunched quietly, the two of us, talking and listening to music. The menu included Magret de canard  aux griottes ( duck breast with sauer cherries), fresh tagliatelle and vegetable pancake au gratin. Not bad. For desert we had ice cream.

Blu, Blu, L'Amore e Blu

I woke up this morning with this old Italian tune that enchanted my childhood. You can find it here: . 

It also gave me an irrepressible longing of things blue.

blue, blu, bleu

vendredi 27 avril 2012

L'Un Est L'Autre

“L’un est l’autre”  is the title of a book by French author Elizabeth Badinter. She points out to the increased similarity between men and women that takes place nowadays.

If we look at the way we dress, this thesis cannot be but true. While not so long ago, at the beginning of the 20th century a woman wearing pants was a subject of scandal,  could we we now imagine life  without this once masculine element?

At the same time, a man wearing a skirt is not unheard of today and fashion in general is rich in both masculine and feminine  details without discrimination.

This gives us a wide variety of choice  we can rejoice in.


I am more or less in the same mood as before, mood that reflects the weather (it snowed today, can you imagine?!) and this in turn reflects on what I wear. I choosed this morning a Missoni for Target dress, which I wear as a tunic, with a maxi Anthropologie skirt, with the Tibi yellow shoes and the often viewed green little bag. I am too lazy to change my things from a bag to another, especially in the morning when I am usually in a hurry.

African bangles

Missoni for Target (worn as a tunic)

Vintage Courrege coat

Dooney and Bourke

jeudi 26 avril 2012

The Right Order

A Hetti Chante photo

Old and New

I was wondering this morning about what I should wear (but this is a perpetual question, isn't it?). Too many new things I recently purchased, too many old things I like. I am a clothes keeper in the sense that I care for them and therefore they last for years, until I have no more place in my closet. I gave away wonderful things, like this beautiful faux fur cheetah jacket I bought in Paris. Anyway, I paired an old Louis Feraud blazer with a brand new Missoni for Target top. A turquoise green jeans,  patent black shoes and my little green bag.
 And of course, of course, a yellow amber necklace.

turquoise and amber

mercredi 25 avril 2012

Green Amber and Brown Velvet

I have a passion for amber and I have few but beautiful pieces of jewelry. Amber is fossilized tree resin which is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry. As well as the usual yellow-orange-brown that is associated with the color "amber", amber itself can range from a whitish color through a pale lemon yellow, to brown and almost black. Other more uncommon colors include red amber (sometimes known as "cherry amber"), green amber, and even blue amber.
The pics below show green amber jewelry I bought on the Greek island of Santorini.