Saturday, January 21, 2012

Adore Audrey...


Adore 
Audrey Hepburn 
and her 
beautiful smile...



image via

Travelling in Style


I know it won't look as good on me but that won't stop me from loving
this Alberta Ferretti ensemble. Throw in the Proenza Schouler tote
and a set of the Globe-Trotter suitcases and baby I will be made in the shade!

I just might be able to pull off a black top and brooch below.
 It is a Dolce & Gabbana dress, so I am out of luck...but it does makes for
a great look. I think a little creative ingenuity might be in order. :)

How are you on the creative ingenuity barometer?
Do you like to create?


images via Vogue Australia

Monday, January 16, 2012

Personal Style and Vintage Finds


A friend and I were discussing our style the other day, we have similar taste 
and were trying to find the words to describe our personal style. 
It's a tricky one. I just like this and that and that and that. 
Often no rhyme or reasons appears. It just happens to be how I feel at the moment..
I liken my wardrobe to a roller coaster ride...it is often one wild ride.
But when you reach a certain age, which I have,  that's OK in my books.

So...when I saw this Irish tweed coat in our local vintage shop for a great price I had to say yes.
I have been wearing it all week and absolutely love it. It's a good fit, I have lots of scarves to 
go with it and it is my new best friend...at least for now. No matter that in six months time
I will be moving to a tropical climate. I am living in the here and now.




Then you have days when you are feeling a bit retro..yearning for yesteryear and with a Liberty label, I said why not. I can dress it up, down, it is silk, a good price, I live in England, I am moving to Vietnam...all good reasons to purchase this blouse. See what I mean?



Ah yes, my evening coat. Well, at least that is what I call it. I have no idea when and where I will wear it. But I know....something will come up, somewhere, someday. I am thinking long black evening dress  or black pants, black turtleneck with this thrown over my shoulders as I go out the door. Then again, it could be something fun and funky for the cocktail circuit. Just need to find the right cocktail crowd...
who will not raise an eyebrow when I enter looking like a throwback from a 1960's Peter Seller's movie. :)


It is all about embracing our muse...more on that over here.
I don't seem to have a problem with that..I just have to try and keep her under control.

Now, what I am dying to know....does this ever happen to you?

images~me


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Elizabeth and her Ensembles

I just had a quick flick through Christie's website and The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor.
It is fascinating not only to see her clothes but also what they sold for last month.
All above estimate...I imagine there were many happy collectors this past Christmas.

The stand outs for me were the Thea Porter caftans. If you have read my posts recently, 
you will know that I am a big fan of caftans and the ones below especially. 
I could think of nothing better than to play dress up with all of them.

From Thea Porter to Christian Dior to the long evening coats. I picked up a long evening coat
 in a vintage shop this week. It was one of those things that one could not resist. 
Just to be good to be true and one day...
I know I will wear it. :)

In the meantime, I will ponder on Elizabeth Taylor and her beautiful ensembles.

Elizabeth Taylor c. 1960's


Thea Porter caftans for Elizabeth Taylor

Christian Dior for Elizabeth Taylor

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Kaftan Love @ Tuttabankem


Lounging is the operative word on New Year's Day 
and one look at these beautiful kaftans by Tuttabankem 
and I knew I had to have one. The only problem is deciding which one. 
I think I may have solved it, I need two. One for winter and one for summer. 
 The 'Tamara' and 'Imogen' designs would do me nicely.
Decisions, decisions...there are so many more to choose from 
that I had to stop myself before I got carried away.

Love the earrings in the top photo too!
How about you...are you a fan of kaftans?
I love them for their versatility and comfort.
Silk velvet...sigh...

Silk velvet kaftan 'Tamara'
Silk crepe de chine kaftan 'Flora'
Cotton kaftan 'Lucia Terracotta'


Images and details on where you can 
purchase these beauties @ Tuttabankem

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