Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pinkness prevails in my garden

My wonderful pink plants keep on producing lovely flowers that I then cut and bring inside.
The hummingbirds and butterflies are still always in the garden. They love the pink saliva and pink cleome and sedum..
Life is always good when there are pink plants blooming!
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Marie Antoinette continues to be the focus of new books

 Just published

 A new favorite 
 Stairway at Petit Trianon
Marie Antoinette style of dress 

Oh I am in heaven! Two new books were published about the last Queen of France and I just got both of them! 
The big garden book is so pretty. I love the cover , the script and the illustrated floral pages. 
The other book about her Versailles is exquisite 
It goes by rooms and explains each room. The photos are so clear better than what most of us can take while in the actual rooms.
I anticipate many happy hours reading both accompanied by.
 a nice cup of hot cocoa or tea
Both books are on Amazon
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pearl skirt

The skirt is a recent Zara one and the shoes are Chanel. Images from Pintrest. I am obsessed with pearls in just about any form and the skirt is calling my name. I never shop at Zara so I missed the skirt may try to buy it via Ebay. The shoes are out of my price range but fun to look
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Paris pinkness

While I am in Paris I will be photographing Pinkness! I am always on the lookout for pink.
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Shopping the Paris flea market

I am going to go to the big flea market in Paris on this upcoming visit to Paris. I am so excited about it and a bit nervous. My goal is to buy a few items for myself and some more cute things to sell on Etsy or through this blog. I am thinking of things like the above items and maybe some dressing table items, old letters in French, some old mirrors or trims for rooms, maybe vintage chairs or stools. Starting small this first time.
Anyone have any suggestions?  I am reading all I can about how to shop the fleas and have obtained a business license and am ready to go!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chic Paris style...

 This is Armani rest are Chanel images from Pintrest

How is it that I can see a photo even one of just part of an outfit  and know that it is Chanel or French style? There is something in the ether or some magic dust that floats around French style.  
A simple black tuxedo pant made popular for women by YSL back in the day is still chic today. The little black dress, the boxy suit jacket, braid trim, the pearls in abundance, the messy updo--all gifts of French style.
I try to soak it all in every time I visit Paris. I try not to stare too much but I note the way the scarf is tied, the length of the pant leg. Paris women have their clothing  tailored before wearing a tuck here a inch there--fit is so important.
J'adore fashion/style and I am fairly classic in my choices. Things must work together black is always "in" a chunky gold bracelet so chic always. As I prepare to travel to Paris I am leaving some room in my suitcase for a possible chic find. Vintage clothing shops are on my radar.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stalking Karl Lagerfeld and other Paris activities

Well,I will be in Paris soon and hope to catch a glimpse of Karl himself, I have stalking on my mind!! ha ha. What would almost be as much fun would be to see Choupette, his cat, being driven to and from her vet appointment (daily I hear) and on to other outings.
Soon I will be standing on my favorite spot on the Pont Alexandre, soon I will be eating pastries and walking walking walking. I urge you, dear blog reader, to make time for travel while you are healthy don't put off trips till retirement or wait for some perfect time. GO NOW grab on to life and live it, shake all the good out of life and walk, walk walk see the world. I return to Paris as often as I can but I also want to go to other countries as well. Japan is high on the list as is Australia and Hong Kong.
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Friday, September 13, 2013

If Marie Antoinette lived today she would

 A modern take on her style
probably be wearing these shoes and fashions. I love the modern take on her makeup and hair in  the one photo. She loved pearls so the pearl dress would be perfect.
After her initial shock at how little we wear now I am sure she would be enthralled with fashion.  It is fun to think about.
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