Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
From start to finish our tomatoes have delivered in every tomato way possible and many were eaten before making it into the house. There are still a few more to harvest but I didn't want to wait to say thank you for being one of my favorite parts of summer. You will be sorely missed until next year.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
It’s been a fun and fantastical two weeks for me poring over print and online photos of beautiful (and not-so-beautiful) clothes. I loved every minute of it but while I’m already looking ahead to fashion for spring I’m just as content to stop and write about some less exciting things. Real life.
With the sun shining, making them gleam, it was worth the work. Also told J he was not allowed to cook anything messy for a week.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Bluemarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro
Christian Dior, Betsey Johnson, Malandrino, Krizia boot w/ scrunchy socks, Commes de Garcon, Christian Dior
If you're atill uncertain whether you've got hits or misses in your fall fashion picks check out my friend Sue at the Tweed Librarian. She found a few more I didn't cover- although we both agree that the dominatrix/sex trade/fetish look needs to DIE.
I certainly can't leave fall fashion on a down note nor am I ready to stop so next I'm going to continue with my fantasy shopping theme from spring and share the pieces I would buy if I won the lottery (no, I wouldn't buy my mother a house, she already has one!). We all need to dream, yes?
Images from Elle
Friday, September 16, 2011
Originally, Elie Saab was not on my favorites list but then I got a glimpse of his couture line and that was that. Love, plain and simple. These are fairy princess, Cinderella dresses. The fact that they are couture and made to order for just that one princess makes them even more drool worthy, except the type of person who drools would not be allowed anywhere near these.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
- Lightweight almost fluid charcoal grey wool flannel in both an A-line skirt and classic wide cuff trousers. The skirt is paired with a simple cashmere (OK, cashmere is never ‘simple') while the trousers are topped with a capelet jacket. Also, I'd never considered grey and brown together but it works beautifully.
These trousers in an amethyst wool (the color looks a bit more brown then it is) and updated herringbone are perfection! The bouclé and wool jackets with fox fur accents? Nirvana. Sporty elegance. You know, for when you’re skiing in Gstaad.
- Welcome back Grace Kelly. Both of these looks make elegance easy. The first is a cashmere sweater with amethyst embroidery and an abstract waterfall print silk skirt. The dress is double face wool with a sable collar- do I need to say more? Fabulous!
- After a long day of looking divine there are still events at night that cannot be ignored. The sequins and sheer overskirt on the left if you're feeling really sexy and the molten silk on the right if you're meeting the President.
For the most part I liked the overall look and feel of this collection but can’t say the same for some of the styling. The models and the choice of hair style didn’t work for me. Yes, I’m actually going to say that I thought some of these models were a bit unattractive (as if they care what I think when they’re partying with Justin Timberlake). The slicked back hair felt clichéd as opposed to avant-garde.
- Here we get a bit dicier as while I think they look just fine on 85 lb models I have no interest in leggings or even skinny (as in skin tight) pants. The black pair is actually stirrup pants which is just wrong. On the other hand, the tops work. I especially like the boxy camel blazer with the kilt buckle.