Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Emma Watson




photos: marie claire

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fashion and music



Love this video featuring Lou Dillon for Vanessa Bruno. Aren't the clothes beautiful? I especially love the lace top in the beginning.

LOVE the song music in the beginning too. Its called "so post em all" by Yacht.

video from http://www.hanneli.com/

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

snow in NY


LOVE this photo taken by The Sartorialist.

Monday, February 8, 2010

something old something new




I just finished making this necklace. what do you think? I used vintage beads and lace.I know it might not be something I can wear everyday but I think it would really pop with a pretty black dress. It's been awhile since I've finished a project like this and it feels so good to be creating things again!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The sartorialist

I ran across this post while reading one of my favorite blogs today. I just thought it was such a great post and wanted to share!

A Graceful Man, A Gentleman

Thanks everyone for all your great suggestions on books about modern manners. I can't wait to get a few and brush up on a few things before my next big dinner party.

For me, this is blogging at it's best. Being able to create a community of individuals that share information and ideas that can make the community as a whole a better place. Thank you.

One of the things I mentioned yesterday, was the "manner" of a person. "Manner" or "grace" is not something that you can learn from a book. Unfortunately, it is something you just have to be or to develop.

A great scene of modern grace on '30 Rock' the other day:

Liz and Jack went out to dinner at a very chic restaurant. As they sat down at the table, Jack immediately moved the candle from the center of the setting to the side of the table. Liz looked at him kinda funny, not understanding why he did that but, not really caring either. Later, however, when Liz reached across the table to steal some of Jack's food (as she always does), she realized he moved the candle so her sleeve wouldn't catch fire when she reached across the table. Jack's manner and grace were so attuned to her as a friend, that he knew her moves before she did. That tiny gesture ended up becoming the pivotal moment of the episode and changed the course of their business relationship.

I'm telling you guys again, women notice the small stuff. They notice the gentleness/gentlemenliness more than if you use the right fork at dinner. I'm a very lucky man, Garance notices every little kindness I offer her, she doesn't miss a thing. Knowing that makes it so much more rewarding to do even more little things for her. I'll be honest, my biggest obsession in life right now is not better shoes, more suits or a bigger career but, to simply be a more graceful man for my graceful woman.

So women, in the spirit of grace, manner and Valentine's Day, take a moment and share with us men some of the little kindnesses that your man has done for you that made your heart flutter. Us men might learn something and you might gain an even more graceful man, a gentleman.

Editor's Note: For my gay readers, I can only write this as I know it, a man loving a woman. Don't let this keep you from joining the conversation. If you have tiny acts of kindness from a boyfriend to a boyfriend, or girlfriend to a girlfriend, please share with us!
Grace is Grace.
It doesn't matter who you're lovin', it's how you're lovin'!

source: The Sartorialist

Monday, February 1, 2010