A little Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day, wishing love, romance, joy and peace.

“The sweetest happiness is the one that we share.”

 — Jacques Delille, French poet and translator


Can’t help falling in love with you, Elvis Presley.

Park Ji Hyea as dancer in “Poetry In Motion” for Vogue Korea, August 2012. Photograph by Kim Sang Gon.

Park Ji Hyea wears a pink tulle skirt by Dior and ballet leotards by Laviver.

“Diana,” 1892-93, Augustus Saint-Gaudens

The Edge of Love, Keira Knightley

Woman sitting on a sofa, reading (1920). Henri Lebasque (French, 1865-1937). Oil on panel.

Lebasque adopted elements of the Fauvist style, such as the flatness of color and form, but in a much subtler manner. Along with this, he participated in the collective exhibitions organized in Paris, such as the Salon des Indépendants and Salon des Artists Française. Lebasque portrayed women and children in his paintings with great hope and joy in colorful and intimate scenes.

Isabelle Ciaravola and Florian Magnenet in The Story of Manon, Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Garnier, May 2012. Photograph by Anne Deniau.

The couple performed with such fluidity that it was hard to tell where one body ended and the other began, entwining and untwisting in unexpectedly beautiful patterns, like a lyrical three-dimensional kaleidoscope.

Marchesa Fall 2016

New York Fashion Week 

Love Me Tender, Elvis.

Keynote Series (1896). Aubrey Beardsley. Promotional poster. Boston: Forbes Co. 

Various characters populate this poster promoting a series of modern “woman-friendly” novels published by John Lane in the mid 1890s as a response to the emergence of the concept of the New Woman. Beardsley’s cover design for the first book in the series, George Egerton’s Keynotes, was also used for this poster, resulting in the series becoming synonymous with fin-de-siecle decadence.


“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” 
― Bob Marley

Mon trésor (masculine word) • My treasure • /mɔ̃ tʁe.zɔʁ/


primavera, flickr

Monika Mogi

The Edge of Love, Keira Knightley


Cary Grant, When you’re in Love

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