the ugly earring

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

Category: french women are chic

whoever will wear

  • American Journalist: If you were to give advice to a woman, what would it be?
  • Edith Piaf: Love
  • American Journalist: To a young girl?
  • Edith Piaf: Love
  • American Journalist: To a child?
  • Edith Piaf: Love.
  • American Journalist: Who are you knitting for?
  • Edith Piaf: Whoever will wear my sweater.

love, love this image! (edith piaf, 1949)
interview via here
and a song: chante moi


hermes’ answer to the recession: buy a scarf





(by way of cafe mode)

top knot


garance’s ode to the turban.

post 2.14






“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

~anais nin




(film stills: medea, lars von tier)


the right proportion


“I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic — in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.”

               ~anais nin


(designer: nozomi ishiguro)

just as i fell off the bandwagon

  1179costumestripeweb  1229pariscoatweb

(amazing comes from the sart)

a farewell note


…After a long and stormy relationship with Youki, Foujita left for Brazil, leaving her the following farewell note:

“I don’t have any more strength to fight in Paris …. Let me have the simple life which I dream of …. You now have a faithful friend, Robert …. who has taken my place and for him you are the dearest person in the world.”

youki (lucie badoul) later married the poet robert desnos.

the do-no-wrongs


it appears my new favorite way to determine if a woman is fashion daring is her ability to pair up neutrals.

(photo of giovanna batta found here)

the wrongs make it so right


make the one in black my burial outfit, please.

(from the sart)

forever godard


just a hint of blue is all you need to launch a revolution.

(great post at the pipeline)