May 20, 2018:

Hola!

Yesterday Prince Harry married American Meghan Markle and I couldn't get enough of the royal wedding. What a gorgeous dress, the bride was radiantly beautiful and the church at Windsor - oh my goodness, the flowers alone were soooo beautiful. There's nothing like a good love story to make one appreciate how precious we can be (and should be) to each other.

I'm glad the weather was perfect yesterday for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding. I can't say the same for around here. Spring keeps teasing and then going away. This morning I woke up to a "balmy" 47 degrees F outside, rain, damp, and I turned the heat back on! It's May 20th, the heat. should. not. be. on. Period.

Last Thursday, however, was beautiful. I was able to get a goodly amount of yard and garden clean-up done over several days last week. I also took some photos of my flowering tree anchoring the north corner of my house and made the current collage. I think it's an ornamental cherry, and on the the other end of the house, I think that's called a purple sand cherry? I'll have to check that. The blossoms on the tree do not have a distinct fragrance, but the purple shrub that wants to be a tree (despite my hacking it back, back and back yearly - I'm losing, by the way) has myriad blossoms with a distinct fragrance. I can't decide if the scent is too beautiful to bear or too awful to smell, it certainly can be overpowering!

This coming week will be the third cut of the grass this season. We had rain late Friday night and then for several hours earlier this morning. This rain, on top of the rain we had over four days the prior weekend, and the grass is growing like nobody's business! I don't mind doing the grass, though, as long as it's not too hot, too cold, not raining, and not too windy. I'm not picky at all, am I...

I still have a lot of raking out of areas that suffered from snow mold over the winter, and have not yet really tackled cleaning out the north flower bed in the backyard. That will be a chore!

But Memorial Day weekend is coming. This coming Saturday I will be out with a friend (who has a nice large van - goody!) stocking up on potting soil, top soil to fill in never-ending low spots in the yard, grass seed, and lots of plants! For some reason, this spring seems busier than those in prior years. I can't figure out why that is...

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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