Stephen King- 11/22/63: A Novel. It's been many years since I last read a Stephen King novel so I nearly forgot what a great storyteller he is.
Kings of Convenience. I have no idea why these guys never made it as big as they deserve.
And just because, someone I love who made it very big: George Michael-- John And Elvis Are Dead.
I've been all over the place lately, but Tabac Aurea by Sonoma Scent Studio has been giving me a lot of pleasure lately. Review tomorrow. Maybe.
I'm skipping mascara a lot lately during the day, mostly because I can. The item I should never leave the house not wearing? Blush. I never looked deader.
Frequently Worn Outfit or Item
I've done some eBaying over the last few months and found a pair of gorgeous vintage art deco style drop earrings. The kind that you screw on. It takes some practice to find the right amount of pressure that keeps the earrings firmly in place without pinching. And before anyone asks: no, my ears aren't and have never been pierced. It's a family thing.
Toast. French and other.
Bane Of My Existence
My phone is really and truly about to croak. None of the options out there looks that amazing, but it can't be put off until the next version of whatever comes out.
Packages from my mom.
The feeling after Winter Solstice that the worst is already behind (obviously, our ancestors weren't familiar with the concept of February).
About half of Rena Lange Spring 2012 collection, but especially this dress. Yes, it's crochet, kind of seventies in vibe and I would avoid this particular styling, but it's an adorable and very wearable dress.
I sniffed a few things last Friday (thank you, Lucy!) that made me both amazed the talent and emotional intensity of some indie perfumers, but also sad knowing how few are the people who actively seek them out. Let's face it: I can talk about real perfume until I'm blue in the face, but it won't stop anyone from buying another bottle of Victoria's Secret body spray.
How about you? Please share your recommendations, banes and ideas!
Art: Study In Red And Black by John White Alexander, 1896
Rena Lange mini dress: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Europe via Zimbio