English Country Decor

THE DRAWING ROOM: English Country House Decoration by British historian and writer, Jeremy Musson     via: Jennifer Boles, The Peak of Chic   “As the title of Musson’s book implies, The Drawing Room explores “one of the defining spaces of the English country house.” The author’s introduction gives a concise history of this room, which […]


  “I have built, deep in my heart, a chapel filled with you.”   – Marcel Proust, in a letter to Anatole France, from Selected Letters: 1880-1903       rose     Dior – photo by Henry Clarke, 1956       Michelangelo Buonarroti Sonnet with a Caricature 1510     Алёнка Ковалёва   […]


“These are the days that must happen to you.”   – Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road Richard Avedon photographs Carmen Dell’Orefice Calligraphy by Freckles & Ink Chanel at Couture Fall 2015 Perhaps… Zagreb “Beauty will save the world”   – Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fall/Winter 2015 Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Salted Caramel […]


  “The first section of Darkness is the densest, Dear — After that, Light trembles in —”   Emily Dickinson, from a letter to Susan Gilbert Dickinson, November 1883     Castles, Crowns & Cottages   via:rachelzoe   via:throughpastelrosetintedglasse     Of Mice and Men   Alessandro de Benedetti spring/summer 2008, Milan Fashion Week     […]

A Soft Elegance

Trelise Cooper Spring-Summer 2015 Collection, Theatre of Fashion. Q Theatre Auckland, New Zealand shop: treliscooperonline.com Jessica Stam By David Slijper For S Moda 6th June 2015   “Silk is a fine, delicate, soft, illuminating, beautiful substance. But you can never rip it! If a man takes this tender silk and attempts to tear it, and cannot tear it, is […]


    “Monstrology” Collection LES` by Lesia Paramonova. via:theunusualdressmaker       “Her love was entire as a child’s, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring… ”    – Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd     Lillian Bassman   Trust your wings   Ballerina Kristina Shapran   via:whisperofvintage   Chez Balenciaga […]


“Even the silence has a story to tell you.  Just listen. Listen.” via:randombeautysls     Champagne   Reem Acra 2015 photo by Abby Ross via The Lane.     Backstage at the Marchesa & Houghton Bride Fall 2015 show … photos by Abby Ross via The Lane.     Corte Seco: Toni Garrn By David Roemer For Harper’s Bazaar Brazil April 2015   via:tinamotta     […]

Elegant Life

“Elegant things   A white coat worn over a violet waist coat. Duck eggs. Shaved ice mixed with liana syrup and put in a new silver bowl. A rosary of rock crystal. Wisteria blossoms. Plum blossoms covered with snow. A pretty child eating strawberries.”    ― Sei Shōnagon   Florence, Italy   Marchesa Spring-Summer 2014 […]