Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Summer Shade of Blue

I haven't seen one of these little guys in my backyard since childhood in the 1960s.  Then again, as I'm not the world's most avid gardener I probably hadn't paid attention.  I think he's part of the dragonfly family, if anyone out there has a clue feel free to comment.

I just LOVE his cool, clear blue suit with the funky navy pinstripes!



Monday, May 2, 2011

The Last Tweet

Friday, April 29, 2011

Blessings to Prince William and Princess Catherine on their Wedding Day

 
May you both enjoy a long, loving marriage.  Princess Diana is looking down with great pride on you both.

Additional details on Catherine's McQueen/Sarah Burton designed wedding gown can be found here:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Outsider Art

Serving Tray, inlaid wood/acrylic, vintage prison art, est. 1940s

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flourish or Perish

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Street From The Hip


Fern Mallis, keeping it organized.  Fashion Week 2009


Monday, April 11, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vignette of the Day

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dinner is Over



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Making Rounds


Thrifted Jones New York faux shearling jacket, Express Tricot top, altered Rafaella slacks,
vintage silk chiffon scarf, American Outfitters gloves,WBGO messenger bag


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Creative Coincidence?

Both designers have enough creative genius to go around the world twice, therefore I can only imagine they had a few drinks over lunch and, oops, dropped their notes on the floor, simultaneously.

Or...maybe there were just a lot of leftovers from those 15 varieties of that very expensive lace.

Sidenote:  I've lived my designer fantasies through Jason's dolls since 2001.  Wearing Marc Jacobs happens only if my local thrift supplies it.

Jason Wu FW 2011                                                        Source: Getty

Marc Jacobs FW 2011                                                       Source: Getty


Friday, February 11, 2011

Paris Report: Rouge and Chestnut

While roaming the backstreets of Paris last March, one of the first color trends to catch my eye was a brown mix with red accents.  It appeared to be everywhere I turned, and apparently is making its way into the Fall 2011 collections here at home.

  

 






Sunday, January 23, 2011

A New Year Dictates Website Updates

Recently started a much needed update to the Global Design Gypsy and The Cottage Couturière websites to better reflect the state of the business now.

Please feel free to stop by and have a look around.