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Can you even imagine?
I had never heard of this brand, but I happened upon a shop on the rue Sherbrooke in Montreal after a conference I was there for this week. It was gorgeous. Great muted colours and shapes and textures but my GOD the prices! Never, ever, ever will I be able to afford such things.
Also, I've decided that even if I could, there is reasonable limit. I can't imagine spending more than three or four hundred on a bag and the same for shoes, even if they are hand-made in Italy. I'm not willing to pay for names any more. BAH.
That being said, I bet you a $600 Brunello Cucinelli scarf that I change my tune within a month.
I've been enjoying Andre Jordan's doodles on Margaret Roach's A Way to Garden blog, such as the one below. They are cute and funny, sometimes a little sad, and just the sort of thing I like.
Today I finally went to his own site, a beautiful revolution and my GOD! So funny! He's even written a book!
Ha! No, but HA!
I took these photos at the baby shower for my friend April. These two sisters were so cute and so well dressed AND so well behaved. I couldn't get enough of them.
I played around on picnik.com last night. The first photo, I lomoized and 1960s-ized:
The second, I polaroid-ized:
How am I supposed to resist the obsessive urge to paint the coach house in Benjamin Moore's Marscapone when I see pictures like this? Can I register for 2 gallons of paint?
1. Rachel McAdams' waves in the Marie Claire story (new front runner for wedding hair);
2. Gardening (this is our garden last year and I'm determined to make this the BEST YEAR EVER in the garden);
3. This chapeau... perfect for gardening if I could justify the price;
I just did some internet shopping... it was coming on for a few days as I've been home sick and feeling sorry for myself. I found Vintage Rose Clothing via my fave of late, Jane.
So often vintage clothing is teeny tiny. I'm not short and I'm not skinny and it seems people in the 50s and 60s were one or the either of these most of the time. I'd loooove to get some of the things from Liebemarlene Vintage for instance, but they're just not in my size.
This morning, though, I happened upon some cute things that I can wear this summer that will actually fit (I hope).
This 1950s day dress should get a lot of play on weekdays. The skirt even looks like it'll be cycling-conducive:
and this loose cotton sundress is all I need for weekends:
Aside from these sandals, which I am severely coveting....
Must be strong....
This trestle from IKEA is beautiful to me. Eiffel-esque. If I ever have money and space, maybe I could also choose a table-top for it...
I'm thinkin' it would be impossible to be in a bad mood when wearing this circle skirt from Etsy seller sohomode.
With something slightly boyish on top, like this henley:
I just got paid, but I still shouldn't...
Some of the things I love:
Musicals (better with dancing), Audrey Hepburn, Paris. Ah, Funny Face. This is my favorite number, although the one where Audrey does the rad dance in the bar is pretty fab too...
I read this Refinery29 interview with Garance Dore this morning just before getting dressed for the day. So instead of wearing cords, sneakers a cami and a cardigan, I'm wearing HEELS, a skirt I dragged out of the auxiliary closet, cami, cardigan and, of course, a scarf.
Also, I didn't brush my hair. When Pip and I were in Paris a few years ago I noticed that women had that perfectly messy hair. I dont' actually know how they do it so I mistakenly just don't brush my hair and then catch my image in the mirror later in the day and realise that I look frightful. Hrm... where's my brush?
Photos by Scott Schumann, via Refinery29.
Right now I'm working on something that may or may not be practical - a short-sleeved cotton cardigan. I'm using Anna Bell's Cherry Pattern:
I made Blustery from Anna's pattern a year or so ago and I find her patterns really thorough and the designs simple and wearable. I'm making it out of a mysterious organic cotton I got at Yuzawaya when I was in Tokyo for M&M's wedding last May.
I'm picturing it with the Joe grey skirt with white polka dots I got last spring and the Fluevog shoes I got last summer. A couple of knits, a couple of purls, and bingo bango - new outfit!
I'm working on the sleeves now, so I still have the painful finishing ahead of me, but I should have it done to wear to my bridal shower on May 24th...
While I'm not buying anything... I'm trolling the summer looks, and thinking of what suits me and what I'd like to wear. This look from A.P.C., via the blog of local shop Jonathan+Olivia, is very wearable although I'd replace the hat with a kerchief. Sweet.