December 4, 2016: Hola everyone! Winter has arrived in Milwaukee and there are snow flurries today. Despite several hard freezes remarkably my "spikes" in two of my patio planters have absolutely refused to die. The rosemary and thyme plants I nursed inside the house through last winter spent the summer in their pot outside next to the side stoop off the driveway, where they get plenty of sunshine all day long. I transplanted them into a cozy sheltered spot right next to the stoop in October and they are still green and growing, too! With the delay in getting the drywall patching done in the relatively minor "reconstruction" work I had done in my kitchen, I am way behind my time in getting the house decorated. But yesterday I got my wreath decked out with extra lights and dressed the front door of the house, and my battery-operated traditional candles were put up on the window sills all around the house Friday evening. It becomes a ritual to go around at dusk and turn the tops to the right to turn the candles "on" and at bedtime to go around and turn the tops to the left to turn the candles "off." Today I put some "glittery" throw pillow covers purchased new last month from H&M on three of my sofa pillows to glam things up a bit in the living room and add some sparkle. Later on, after I sufficiently fuel myself up with wine and snacks and probably to distract myself while I listen to the Packers game on the radio, I will huff and puff and pull my artificial tree up from storage in the basement. I will decorate it simply this year. Every year I say that, and every year I end up throwing just about everything except the kitchen sink on the tree. I am very proud of myself this year, though. I did not buy a single new ornament or Christmas doo-dad for the house (throw pillow covers don't count!!!) Happy Holidays to all, with hope and fervent prayers for 2017. I've a feeling we're all going to need a lot of help from Goddess in the coming year. Jan

Monday, February 6, 2012

Movie Fashion Boards

I found these at The Wall Street Journal, of all places -- in their weekend newspaper.  Checked online (the firm I work for has an online subscription that we all can access) and there they were!  These are some seriously wonderful fashion boards!  All these looks from the February 4, 2012 article "Costume Drama" talking about fashions in recent movies.  Check it out (if the link continues to work).  My favorite is the Marilyn look. 

F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas and Elizabeth Osborne; Poster: Columbia Pictures
Severely Sexy: Go for hard-edge leather biker separates, macabre jewels and, of course, an irresistible Alex Wang motorcycle helmet.

Pierre Balmain Jacket, $1,640, nordstrom.com; Sweatshirt, $18, H&M, 212-489-0390; Jean Paul Gaultier Top, $695, Neiman Marcus, 310-550-5900; Pant, $495, Alexander Wang, 212-977-9683; Necklace, $395, johnhardy.com; Boots, $115, drmartens.com; Helmet, price upon request, Alexander Wang, 212-977-9683; Eddie Borgo Cuff, $440, Bergdorf Goodman, 888-774-2424; Theyskens' Theory Backpack, $575, Theory, 212-524-6790


Breathlessly Beautiful: Emulate Ms. Monroe's effervescent glamour with '50s classics, rollered hair and an ever-red lip.

L'Wren Scott Dress, $2,680, barneys.com; Selima Sun for J.Crew Sunglasses, $128, jcrew.com; Sweater, $30, Uniqlo, 877-486-4756; Scarf, $10, luxurydivas.com; Dolce & Gabbana Lipstick, $34, saks.com; Sandal, $690, Fendi, 212-759-4646; Pant, $248, Steven Alan, 212-343-0692; Victoria Beckham Tote, $3,750, net-a-porter.com


F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas and Elizabeth Osborne; Poster: The Weinstein Company/Everett Collection
Pantomime Pretty: Conjure the style of silent films with black-and-white pieces with ornate Art Deco details.

Black Pleated Dress, $10,500, gucci.com; DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Cape, $250, net-a-porter.com; Necklace, $68, anntaylor.com; Chemise, $550, aridein.com; Bag, $170, Whiting & Davis, 800-827-1112; Pump, $295, Tory Burch, 212-510-8371; Jennifer Behr Barrette, $198, saksfifthavenue.com.

1 comment:

  1. Perfect dresses for fashion. Very beautiful to see you with nature. Charming environment with you. Jacket,Sweatshirt,Pant,Lipstick, ,are wonderful. Denims are my favorite as well. You can check out my favorite one. Click below.
    wonderful fashion boards

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