samedi 29 septembre 2012

Pleats please

This is Korean designer Jin Kay showing various phases of the process of making a pleated skirt/dress.

vendredi 28 septembre 2012

mardi 25 septembre 2012

25 October

Last summer in Thailand I found in a shop a pair of large and silky pants, extremely comfortable and so cheap that I bought four pairs, in different colours. Today I paired one of them  with a leopard top and a Jones New York thrifted blazer. My red tote provided the needed variation of colour.  I am ready for Fall!

25 October

lundi 24 septembre 2012

Under the Sicilian Sun

The Dolce and Gabbana 2013 Spring-Summer collection makes me dream of a future holiday in Sicily. Sun, sand, garlic, rosemary, pizza, olive oil. And a good Inspector Montalbano novel....

Too many pictures maybe, but simply  I couldn't resist.

dimanche 23 septembre 2012

Romantic Trench-coat

Time has come to wear again a trench-coat. I found quite a collection on Polyvore, below. Trenchcoats have something romantic, that reminds me of the movie Casablanca. Rain, fog, and Humphrey Bogart wearing a trench-coat. Here’s looking at you, kid!


mercredi 19 septembre 2012

19 September

Chilly and sunny day. It was a pleasure to go for a stroll wearing a warmer outfit and enjoy the fresh air of the early fall.

19 September

mardi 18 septembre 2012


I very much like these very modern necklaces made of gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, agate. I would wear them any time. Interesting is that they were made 4000 years ago, in Ur, Mesopotamia (now in Southern Iraq).

Source: Mesopotamia, en Facebook

lundi 17 septembre 2012


The following outfits by Mary Katrantzou remind me of the stamp collection I had in my childhood. I was collecting stamps not so much because of their value, I had no idea about such thing, as because of the dreams of travelling to far away places they ignited in me. I could watch for hours the little coloured patches of paper bearing images of tropical plants and exotic animals. I lent the stamps to my best friend who needed them for a school project and she lost them. She didn’t tell me and just delayed returning them. I understood however that she had lost them and from time to time  I was asking them back just to see her turning pale  and trying to find some awkward excuses. Wicked pleasure.