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the beauty of lemons London   brittanymahood “The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” – Kahlil Gibran Putnam Flowers, NYC Ann Demeulemeester fw17  this is glamorous Mikhailovsky’s Giselle @winifredkristecake Bailey, Banks and Biddle Art Nouveau Sterling […]

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  “…There are days when everything about us is ethereal, scarcely outlined in the luminous atmosphere and yet distinct.”   Rainer Maria Rilke, tr. by John Linton, from a journal enrty featured in “The Journal of my Other Self,” Champagne anyone? via:incolore Vincent Van Gogh , Vase with Roses “It was June, and the world […]

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Abraham Mignon, A Cat knocking over a vase of flowers (details), 1806 Henry Clarke, Dovima weaaring Madeleine de Rauch , 1956 Photography:  Meg Cassidy Doubt thou the stars are fire;  Doubt that the sun doth move;  Doubt truth to be a liar;  But never doubt I love.  – From William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” Artwork by KELLY LEE […]

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  “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”   Charles Dickens, Great Expectations   via:love-lesbelleschoses ERDEM F/W 2017 COLLECTION   LONDON FASHION WEEK vogue Katherine Hepburn via:lemieemozion via:love “We must embrace struggle. Every living […]

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  Roy Petley, Before the Storm, Norfolk (detail)   “All great love does not want love: it wants more.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra Decaying Flowers by  Billy Kidd  Valentin Yudashkin Humpback mother whale resting, by Bryant Austin Georges Hobeika Haute Couture SS17 Holly Fulton Fall 2015 Decaying Flowers by  Billy Kidd  “Do you think I am an automaton? […]

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details of ‘David’ by Michelangelo Maria Gertrud Metz (German, 1746 – 1793): Still life with roses, tulips, daffodils and lilies with fruit, a worm, a snake and insect MARCHESA PRE-FALL 2017 Trieste Teatro Verdi II by mali-srpan The bride at Georges Hobeika Couture fall 2016 Rebecca Watson Photography The bride at Georges Hobeika  Couture fall  2016 […]

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“GRANDE BALL”   Oil Painting by ZsaZsa Bellagio George Hobeika Fall 2016 DRAWING, DESIGN FOR CHANDELIER, LATE 18TH CENTURY   via:smithsonian  Evgenia Gonsales (Mariinsky Theatre) by Ira Yakovleva  Details of bust by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.  [photograph taken at Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket.] Boss Women Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week HUIJSUM, Jan van (1682-1749) Still life, details […]

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“I carry the sun in a golden cup. The moon in a silver bag.”   W.B. Yeats      Cornwell Manor  via Wedding Sparrow Ulyana Lopatkina as Odette © Petra Bober Chanel Spring 2017 Paris Fashion Week       “The morning breezes have secrets to tell; don’t go back to sleep.” – Rumi     […]