1. 07:46 20th Dec 2012

    Notes: 42

    Reblogged from thedesigncenter

    thedesigncenter:

    Wardrobe Wednesday: Toiles

    Carven’s designer Guillaume Henry masterfully mixed contemporary silhouettes (complete with cutouts) and the iconic look of toiles. We’ve paired these looks with at 18th century example of a French copper plate printed toile de Jouy from our collection. Toiles typically tell a story through the scenes depicted. On closer examination, the Carven garments reveal scenes of a safari.

    Toile is one of my faves!

     
  2. 08:10 13th Dec 2012

    Notes: 3189

    Reblogged from totheslaughter

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    Can i require everyone at my wedding to wear something from this line?
vogue:

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013
Photo: Alessandro Somma/GoRunway.com
For the full collection and review, go to Vogue.com.

    Can i require everyone at my wedding to wear something from this line?

    vogue:

    Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013

    Photo: Alessandro Somma/GoRunway.com

    For the full collection and review, go to Vogue.com.

     
  3. 13:05 1st Dec 2012

    Notes: 9572

    Reblogged from mare-bear

    jerksquad:

    thewomaninthemoon:

    Cape worn by Elizabeth Taylor in 1963’s Cleopatra, designed by Irene Sharaff.

    Panels of gold painted leather adorned with hand stitched gold bugle beads, seed beads and bead anchored sequins.

    dream cape style.

    ugggggg!

    (Source: une-quaintrelle)

     
  4. 17:01 22nd Nov 2012

    Notes: 4

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    My grand mother is the one on the right. How terrific is this picture? I went to visit my grandfather at his nursing home today and totally got lost in his amazing collection of old photographs.

    My grand mother is the one on the right. How terrific is this picture? I went to visit my grandfather at his nursing home today and totally got lost in his amazing collection of old photographs.

     
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    New desktop because it’s how I feel.

    New desktop because it’s how I feel.

     
  6. 16:11 12th Nov 2012

    Notes: 6

    What I did today (bragging because I seriously destroyed today):

    1. Got Kitchen Aid to send us a new immersion blender for free to replace the one that broke and destroyed a double batch of what was promising to be the best mole sauce Joe’s ever made.
    2. Talked to 3 wedding venues and got price estimates and maybe made a decision about when and where we are going to do the damn thing.
    3. Went to the Sazz Vintage Warehouse, because someone suggested it for vintage wedding dresses. It was about 1/2 way though the GIANT warehouse piled with cracked open boxes labeled “glitter party” and “poly-blend cheer sweaters” that I came to terms with the fact that I might be geting too old for thrift store. I will pay more to have someone curate my vintage shopping experience.
    4. Opened an IRA and rolled over my 403B into it. Seriously, I’m planning for retirement. 
    5. Got a bunch of questions answered about possible grad school stuff. 
     
  7. This is this coat that I bought from House of Fraser, my new favorite place on the internet. 

    This is this coat that I bought from House of Fraser, my new favorite place on the internet. 

     
  8. About to make a new coat purchase. This is a big commitment. I haven’t gotten a new winter coat in 4 or 5 years. It is giving me anxiety. Eee!

     
  9. 08:31 8th Nov 2012

    Notes: 592

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    thenearsightedmonkey:

The Spirit of Comedy (1928) by René Magritte.
freakyfauna via here.

How have a never seen this before?!! Too good.

    thenearsightedmonkey:

    The Spirit of Comedy (1928) by René Magritte.

    freakyfauna via here.

    How have a never seen this before?!! Too good.

     
  10. 06:56 31st Oct 2012

    Notes: 131

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    oldbookillustrations:

She, when she heard this, was somewhat at a loss.
Byam Shaw, from Tales from Boccaccio, done into english by Joseph Jacobs, London, 1899.
(Source: archive.org)

    oldbookillustrations:

    She, when she heard this, was somewhat at a loss.

    Byam Shaw, from Tales from Boccaccio, done into english by Joseph Jacobs, London, 1899.

    (Source: archive.org)