Once again I'm immersed in Tudor times via the Matthew Sahrdlake series by C.J. Sanson, but I'm also rereading an old favorite, Bellwether by the brilliant Connie Willis. It involves fashion, trends, and chaos theory in a sort of a science fiction delicious novel. I'm also expecting Lisa Eldridge's book about the history of makeup to get here tomorrow. I'm not sure how much sleep I'm going to get in the coming nights, but I'm sure it's going to be fun.
Iggy Pop- Candy. He's still one of the greatest.
I'm deeply haunted by the Papillon perfumes I wrote about last night. also, my fall staple, Fumerie Turque.
Red lipsticks. Warm red, plummy red, sheer red. All the reds.
Frequently Worn Outfit/Item
A black zip-front yet tailored Ralph Lauren jacket I bought fifteen years ago during a Labor Day sale. It's still perfect and goes with everything from little dresses to jeans and flowy tops.
I bought a piece of fashion jewelry I've been coveting for a very long time.
Do cookies count?
My inability to forgive, forget, and let go.
Having friends over. I love the way people I love relax and feel at home here.
All the cashmere.
I wish the judges on Project Runway would stop using terms like "matronly" and "old lady" as criticism. They're not equivalent to dated, frumpy, or plain ugly. Not to mention that high fashion is not and should not be limited to the very young. It's even more annoying since Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn are not exactly spring chickens. Neither is Heidi Klum.
How are you doing? Please share your recommendations, loves, banes, and random thoughts!
Art by Frederick Sands Brunner for Ladies' Home Journal, October 1923