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Friday, January 7, 2011


A couple of my favorites:

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."  -Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

"I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and a sword in my hands." - Dust Tracks On A Road, Zora Neale Hurston

Signature Style. Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston, folkorist, anthropologist, trailblazer and one of the greatest writers of our time. She wore a fedora like nobody's business.

Louis Vuitton Close to My Heart.

As a longtime collector of 'fans' I'm living for this delicately constructed Vuitton!  The colorful handbags are cute too.

Notes. About Life

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Music Notes. Jonny Greenwood

This is absolutely divine.


"Memory is the only thing that binds you to earlier selves; for the rest, you become an entirely different being every decade or so, sloughing off the old persona, renewing and moving on. You are not who you were, he told her, nor who you will be." -Charlotte Gray, Sebastian Faulks

Style Notes.

It's a new year, what are you planning to do about updating your style? Try something new be it a  lipstick or hair color - even a new moisturizer for your skin. Perhaps it's trying that new haircut you've been considering. Whatever you do, don't be afraid to try something new and step out of your same style routines.

Nature's Beauty. Lavender

It's important to create an atmosphere at home where as soon as you walk in the door, the environment you create allows you to decompress from the day.
Lavender  be it fresh, dried, incense, candle or oil is wonderful to keep in the home. It's easy to grow in your garden or maintain potted. You might just find yourself feeling a little less anxiety, more serene and find yourself getting a better night's sleep as well!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Music Notes. Classic

The Fashion Show.

I am thoroughly enjoying the new and improved "The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection" with Iman and Issac Mizrahi. Creating 'fashion houses' was a genius move along with of course adding the grand duchess Iman to the mix. Though designers have their vision, team work and collaboration are key. The environment seems more akin to what the experience would be. One question though; why is Calvin still there? This guy is mean to the point of not even being enjoyable or amusing at this point. Perhaps he remains because drama usually makes good TV.

Art and Fashion. Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

The Statement Shoe. Bold Colors

The spring will bring a lot of color blocking to brighten things up. This YSL Palais pump in royal blue is on my wish list.  I'm sure there will be a lot of other options aka knock-offs at a lower price. You really can't go wrong with a good shoe.

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Work It Wednesday. GUCCI Featuring Joan Smalls

Work It Wednesday.

Work It Wednesday. Nail Glam


"Love all, trust few, do wrong to none." - All's Well That Ends Well, William Shakespeare

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tom Ford's Chic Return.

Tom Ford's 70's inspiration's; along with the intimate setting of what was an ultra private showing complimented his welcome return to the runway - oozing glamour and relaxed chic. It was also cool that in an era of so little mystique, he was able to create it. Initially there were no photo's or video released from the show.


"But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well!"  -The Letters of Charlotte Bronte, Charlotte Bronte