the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Month: August, 2008

another branch

on a night when bella naps, lover sings and a kitten joins

our family tree.

(goodbye old house)


rock opera

“When I was younger, I also dreamed of being an opera singer, simply because of Maria Callas.”

-patti smith

(photo from bona drag)

“She was an editor possessed of the rare capacity to sit all day in a small cubicle, like a monk in a cell, and read with an almost penitential rigor.” –David Leavitt


trade publishing editor.
(margaret howell)

the reality

“Together they had overcome the daily incomprehension, the instantaneous hatred, the reciprocal nastiness, and fabulous flashes of glory in the conjugal conspiracy. It was time when they both loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity. Life would still present them with other moral trials, of course, but that no longer mattered: they were on the other shore.”

Gabriel García Márquez on marriage in Love in the Time of Cholera



Even the most beautiful body is soon destroyed by age. Where is beauty then? Only art makes human beauty endure. You must devise an artist’s scheme to preserve it. You must commit suicide at the height of your beauty.

Yukio mishima “A Life in Four Chapters”

(photo: proust on his deathbed by man ray)

skirting the issue

 ankle length skirts are next.

to dye for

(found it here)

thai one on

(scarf by rikke mai)

(more from here).

a mother knows best

ADVICE FROM MOM Not to pluck my eyebrows.

Quote by Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, daughter of the French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld.

(from here)

(photo from here by way of the coveted)