“Beauty means the scent of roses and then the death of roses.”



— F. Scott Fitzgerald; This Side of Paradise




Le Chateau de Malmaison,

Josephine Bonaparte’s home

Elizabeth Debicki by Hector Perez for The Last Magazine, Fall 2015

Music by Strauss




“How I would like to believe in tenderness-“



— Sylvia Plath, from “The Moon and the Yew Tree,” Ariel ( Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1999)




18th-Century Clock, Getty Museum

Hydrangeas Contre Jour – Paul Rafferty

British, b.1965-

Oil on canvas, 46 x 32 in,

Romeo and Juliet, Royal Ballet, 1990

Sylvie Guillem with Jonathan Cope


Le Chateau de Malmaison,

Josephine Bonaparte’s home

via:Egg & Dart


Reggia di Venaria Reale – Palace near Turin, Italy

Glenn Gould, 1956





“I had two longings and one was fighting the other. I wanted to be loved and I wanted to be always alone.”



— Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea 





Connor Paterson

Le Chateau de Malmaison,

Josephine Bonaparte’s home

18th-Century Clock, Getty Museum

The details on this 18th-century ornate clock refer to the fleeting nature of time.

Branches of laurel (symbolizing fame) and a garland of flowers (symbolizing transience) wrap around the face of the clock reminding us that time conquers all.

Ashi Studio Couture Spring 2016





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