December 6, 2017:

Hola!

It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!

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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