“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   […]


Bluish-green beautiful…. teal.  Here are some lovely teal images to inspire.   Lady Grey by Tim Walker, Vogue Italia Mar 2010     Walter Crane, Peacock garden corridor, 1898-1900. Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest. Shown is the entrance to the former private apartment of the first museum director, who was a big admirer of british design, […]

Social Princess

VANITY FAIR SEPTEMBER 2015 “SOCIAL PRINCESS” MODEL: GIGI HADID PHOTOGRAPHY:  SEBASTIAN FAENA                model: gigi hadid (img) photographer: sebastian faena (totalworld) stylist: jessica diehl (streeters) hair: harry josh (jedroot) make-up: fara homidi (frankreps) manicure: honey (exposure)   *

Rustic Wonderful

vintage sewing tools     via:digitaltmuseum     via:fableandflame       Spectacles. C. 1810 The wearing of spectacles became more commonplace in the course of the eighteenth century. Greater numbers were learning to read and Londoners had access to cheap printed material, such as broadsheets and the first daily newspapers. Many people experienced deteriorating […]

Elegant Home

Georgian Revival by Suzanne Kasler – Veranda Magazine     ALBERT MARQUET (1875-1947) Vue du Palais du Luxembourg     Traditional Office/Library by John Milner Architects and John Milner Architects in Wilmington, Delaware Architectural Digest           Veranda     Lovely place setting     Charles Spada French Renovation,  Normandy. Veranda Magazine […]


  VOGUE RUSSIA September 2015   MODEL: Natasha Poly   PHOTOGRAPHY: Patrick Demarchelier                                             model: natasha poly (women) photographer: patrick demarchelier (artandcommerce) stylist: olga dunina hair: esther langham (artandcommerce) make-up: virginia young (dandv) manicure: rieko okusa (susanprice)   *

Superhero Chic

Superheroes and Star Wars Characters Meet Flemish Art.     This series of original photos of French photographer Sacha Goldberger is called Super Flemish. The idea: crossed superheroes, Flemish painting and fashion of the Elizabethan era. From Batman to Superman through several characters of the Star Wars saga.                   […]