Friday, October 31, 2008

In the spirit of all things spooky and mischievous

Finally back in New York, right where I belong. 
And yes, yes! It's Halloween.
Sorry to everyone I didn't get to see while I was in Boston,
I'll make sure to see you next time, promise!
The trip was fun, very nostalgic.
I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I went to school in Boston.
So I lived there for a brief period of time.
Until I felt completely deprived of my lovely New York 
and had to without a doubt move straight back to where I belong.
What are all of your Halloween plans?
I'm going to a couple of my friend's parties in Brooklyn.
Bringing my polaroid, so I'll post photos soon!
Love to you all!

And before I forget, I'd like to thank Betsy ( )
for writing about and mentioning my blog! Thank you so much, dear!

Now to get into the spirit of things...

"What tremendously easy riddles you ask!" Humpty Dumpty growled out.
"Of course I don't think so!
Why, if ever I did fall off-which there's no chance of-
but if I did-"
Here he pursed up his lips, and look so solemn and grand that Alice could hardly keep from laughing.
"If I did fall," he went on, "the King has promised me-
-ah, you may turn pale, if you like!
You didn't think I was going to say that, did you?
The King has promised me- with his very own mouth-to-to-"
"To send all his horses and all his men,"
Alice interrupted, rather unwisely.

excerpt from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass
photos from etsy

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hello, lovelies! 
I'm procrastinating terribly right now. 
I should be packing and getting ready to leave for Boston,
but I decided to write a quick little post instead.
I have to admit that I'm sort of nervous to go back to MA.
I haven't been there to visit everyone since last January.
But it should make for some fun stories, right?
Anyway, I've been tagged by Soir de Fête,
who's blog is amazing, as I'm sure you all know.

the rules are: mention the person who nominated you. list six unimportant things that make you happy. tag five blogs. state the rules. notify them with a teeny comment on their blog that they have been nominated.

1. collecting pretty odds and ends and turning them into treasures.
2. buying new flowers in the market on sunday afternoons.
3. Finding very old books and sit curled up with them for hours.
4. Taking long walks and exploring.

5. writing letters to everyone (and finding the most amazing postcards along the way).
6. making lots and lots of little paper cranes.

Hope to stay posting, but just incase I can't for the next few days, 
here are a few photos from Megan Leonard's Flickr to keep dreams light and fuzzy..

Love you all!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I give in...

finally signed up for bloglovin'.
 I figured if I was going to jump on the band wagon, I might as well do it now.
 Love, love.

Another post later on.

In a far away land..

"I shall present you at Court.
You will soon see that the Prince, in whose honor the ball is being held, 
will be enchanted by your loveliness.
But remember! You must leave the ball at midnight and come home.
For that is when the spell ends.
Your coach will turn back into a pumpkin, the horses will become mice again 
and the coachman will turn back into a mouse...
and you will be dressed again in rags and wearing clogs instead of these dainty little slippers!
Do you understand?
Cinderella smiled and said, "Yes, I understand."
When Cinderella entered the ballroom at the palace, a hush fell.
Everyone stopped in mid-sentence to admire her elegance, her beauty and grace.

excerpt from "Cinderella", Grimms Fairy Tales
photos from etsy
paintings by Manet, Berthe Morisot, and Claude Lorraine

and last but not least, Betsey from Una Bella Vita has given me this award! Thank you dear, it means so much! I'm going to pass this award along to none other than angela from Rags and Scribbles.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Damsel in Distress?

In the beginning, Beauty was frightened of the Beast,
and shuddered at the sight of it. Then she found that,
in spite of the monster's awful head, her horror of it
was gradually fading as time went by. She had one of the 
finest rooms in the castle, and sat for hours,
embroidering in front of the fire. And the Beast would sit, for
hours on end, only a short distance away, silently gazing at her.
Then it started with a few kind words, till in the end,
Beauty was amazed to discover
that she was actually enjoying its conversation. The days passed,
and Beauty and Beast became good friends.
Then one day, the Beast asked the girl to be his wife.
Taken by surprise, Beauty did not know what to say.

excerpt from "Beauty and the Beast", Grimms Fairy Tales
photos by Kevin Pinardy

I'm in yet another fairy tale phase. 
I'd like nothing more than to post away every story I know,
but I have to go to Boston this week for a photo shoot
which may take time away from here.eep.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Through the Looking Glass

Kenzo's Spring 09 collection
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland
Someone pinch me, please.
The textures, the layers, the colors, the styling.
Everything and more that can be found through the rabbit hole.