Elegant Life

“The moment was all; the moment was enough.”   — Virginia Woolf, The Waves         Model wearing a hat by Rose Valois and jewels Boucheron.    Photo by Georges Saad, 1962.   Gioia Guistino   ZsaZsa Bellagio Lambert Floral Studio “We shall not cease from exploration,     And the end of all […]

Elegant Life

via:zsazsabellagio “Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”   — Alice Walker     greylikesweddings 1884 Roses et Rosiers Prints by E. Donned   Source:bowtieblaines  Manuscript of Chopin’s Polonaise in F Minor, Op. 71, No. 3, ca. 1828-29.   Nicole Atieno by Richard Phibbs for Harper’s UK December 2018   […]

Elegant Life

Elegance, always. Alvear Palace Hotel Buenos Aires, Argentina Photography: Ann Street Studio, NYC Pearl, diamond and topaz necklace and earrings, set in white gold. via:rolin “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”   — Victor Hugo   by Andrea Genti Rodin Museum Paris France Photography: Ann Street Studio, NYC […]

Elegant Life

“… autumnal minutes greet me,   with a rustle, almost silent.”   Osip Mandelstam, from Silentium: Poetry of Osip Mandelstam   Serge Ivanoff   Downton Abbey    Guo Pei | Fall/Winter 2018 Couture Robert Polidori- Versailles Valentino Michael Moons Bookshop Two notebooks used by Kelsick Wood a provincial Ship builder from Maryport from c1835 onwards […]

Beautiful White

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color.  I have said that black has it all.  White too.  Their beauty is absolute.  It is the perfect harmony.”    ― Coco Chanel , Chanel     via: zsazsabellagio HyunJi Shin at Giambattista Valli Couture Fall / Winter 2018 mysecondhandlife.com “He just wanted to stand close to […]


‘The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.’   – William Morris     French touch | lafrenchtouchphotograp Isabel Sanchís 2018 Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week Audrey photographed probably by Pierluigi Praturlon,1966 ©️Audrey Hepburn personal Collection Seaweed ~ William Morris via:zsazsabellagio Hamda Al Fahim // Haute Couture […]


via:awholelotof “The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.” — T.S. Eliot via:vestidoslindosatelier Galeries Lafayette, Paris (by Chung Ho Leung). Badgley Mischka Fall 2018 October – John Henry Twachtman, 1901 Christian Dior Haute Coutur by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, Spring/Summer 2009. via:awholelotof […]


“I told myself if I had nothing the world couldn’t touch me.” — Louise Glück, from “Mutable Earth” instagram: dreamweddings “I won’t glorify or romanticize heartbreak, for me it was a kind of death and I was forced to keep living.” — Warsan Shire Metropolitan Opera House 1937 Josef Hofmann Photography Damian Saca by Guillaume Malheiro […]