I fell in love with Temple St. Clair‘s modern classic style for its imaginative, impeccable goldwork design. It reminds me of a freshwater pearl ring I bought from a Court Street, Cobble Hill jeweler and the orb jewel from “Men in Black” ;).
*Photocredit: Gilt & Heidi Nahser (Special Projects: “Men in Black”)
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.
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.
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
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.
Nicole Miller, Marc Jacobs, Catherine Malandrino… I’m starting to run out of steam since it’s getting late =(. Just know that if I was a real party-goer, I wouldn’t mind donning these on. Goodnite; ’til next time. My next post will be on Alexander McQueen =).
It’s nearly impossible to choose favorites from Kara Ross‘s Flower Collection! I love them all. Great to wear with a minimalistic silk or chiffon white or ivory top e.g. think something by John Galliano or Development.