Monthly Archives: December 2008

3191 A Year of Mornings

I ordered this book by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes just this morning and can’t wait until it arrives! I’ve only been able to see a very small portion of the pictures but I know from the little I’ve seen that it’s very special and will probably remain in my permanent collection. The concepts are simple, peaceful, delightful. It’s probably a book I would turn to for comfort on a gloomy day.

http://www.3191ayearofmornings.com/
http://3191.visualblogging.com/

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Olivia is my favorite children’s book as an adult. My parents did their best to care for my sister and I but there were no bedtime stories. It’s almost impossible to catch up. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have a decent sized Olivia collection of books and stuffed animals, etc. The limited edition FAO Swartz stuffed Opera Doll still eludes me; it’s an on-going search that’s been on-and-off for nearly two years now (sort of like the 1998 large 12 inch tall stuffed pink polka-dotted elephant from The Island of Misfit Toys). My opera doll figurine will have to suffice for now.

*Photocredit: Amazon.com

Artist Michael Sowa

I started to take interest in his work before beginning this blog so I almost forgot to mention him. He is one of my favorite contemporary artists to the point where I’ve decorated my study with his artwork. He was featured in my #1 movie “Amelie” starring Audrey Tatou and Mathieu Kassovitz. I have been thinking about his artwork recently. My brother-in-law bought me “The Little King December” (by Axel Hacke, illustrated by Michael Sowa) off my Christmas wishlist. I also attempted to find an iPhone compatible download of “Amelie” but was met with disappointment =(. Without further adieu…

*Photocredit: Amazon.com, Michael Sowa, “Amelie” Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Vis-A-Vis on Nantucket

There’s a very charming and posh mid-size boutique on the main strip of Nantucket. They sell gorgeous vermeil jewelry as well as estate pieces, besides every other article of fashion imaginable.

Vis-A-Vis
34 Main Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
1.888.228.5527

It’s just one ferry ride away. If you are ever in the area, go in and browse…..

*Photocredit: Vis-A-Vis

Alexander McQueen

I especially love the gown with moon design. So chic! I never saw anything like it. He has some really classic, powerful designs. I also adore the blue fur trim on the cardigan. I am trying to figure out what brand is responsible for the teal hosiery that the model is wearing in some of the pics. I want a pair! I used to have fitted denim dresses just like the one in the picture by BCBG and another one by Tommy Hilfiger. Hopefully I still fit them. I haven’t worn them in a while just because I’m so bombarded by everything else hanging in my closet. I wish I had more closet space! I tend to go for variety, but I can understand owning fewer very high quality ensembles too.

*Photocredit: Gilt