Elegant Life

* “My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”   — Langston Hughes   * Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Roma. * Paolo Sebastian | Autumn/Winter 2016 * Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: the car show of car shows Photography: Ann Street Studio, New York * Giambattista Valli S/S 2019 Couture Phantom Thread (2017) Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson * […]

The Elegant Life

  “That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul.”   — Wassily Kandinsky Vasily Vasilyevich Kandinsky) (16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 – 13 December 1944     Langley Castle, 14th century, Northumberland (North UK).   By natureandculture1 Alessandra Rinaldo    This fairytale princess ball gown is covered with French […]


Poppies *She is so soft, so wing, so gone, so love. — César Vallejo  Selected Writings   Footsteps tr. by Clayton Eshleman * Breakfast at Tiffany’s * Romantic Soft Colours & Gilded Boiserie in Paris Instagram page of Cara Fitch @trillefloral * The Disguiser via:inkxlenses * Princess Yue   Saiid Kobeisy Fall/Winter 2018 * Richard Peake the Elder […]

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 […]