Sunday, December 27, 2009

goodbye to the decade. goodbye to the ghosts.

He spoke before the hour bell sounded, which it now did with a deep, dull, hollow, 
melancholy ONE. Light flashed up in the room upon the instant, and the curtains of his bed were drawn.
The curtains of his bed were drawn aside, I tell you, by a hand. Not the curtains at his feet, nor the curtains at his back, but those to which his face was addressed. The curtains of his bed were drawn aside; and Scrooge, starting up into a half-recumbent attitude, found himself face to face with the unearthly visitor.
It was a strange figure-like a child;yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a child's proportions.
Its hair, which hung about its neck and down its back, was white as if with age; 
and yet the face had not a wrinkle in it, and the tenderest bloom was on the skin.
It held a branch of fresh green holly in its hand; 
and in singular contradiction of that wintry emblem, 
had its dress trimmed with summer flowers.
But the strangest thing about it was, that from the crown of its head there sprung a bright, 
clear jet of light, by which all this was visible; and which doubtless the occasion of its using, 
in its duller moments, a great extinguisher for a cap, which it now held under its arm.
"Are you the Spirit, sir, whose coming was foretold to me?" asked Scrooge.
"I am!"
The voice was soft and gentle. Singularly low,
 as if instead of being so close beside him, it were at a distance.
"Who, and what are you?" Scrooge demanded.
"I am the Ghost of Christmas Past."

Excerpt from "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
photographs by me.

Friday, December 25, 2009

happy christmas!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! 
It was such a wonderful day,
full of family and friends, playing in the snow,
and unwrapping little treasures under the tree.
Now, I have to be off. I'm going to the theatre to 
see a play with my family! 
(the holidays celebrations don't really ever last..)






Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the perfect christmas outfit.

option number one

American Apparel see through shirt
J Crew tank
Tsesay skirt
close up of skirt.. which I love, love, love.

option number two
BB Dakota shirt
fei skirt

I tried the shirt with a Henri Bendel headband 
(because they have the BEST selection), Free People shorts,
and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

option number three
same two shirts but paired with a J Crew skirt.
this is a close up. The metallic thread really made this skirt.
Paired it with a Cära NY headband that I got at Bloomingdales.
and of course, Dakota had to help me..
option number four
Saivana blouse
Built by Wendy dress (worn underneath)
I just loved the beading on this shirt.
I might not wear it from Christmas day, but I have
a million family events this week.
So it's going to be worn for something special!
option number five
American Apparel top
Chris and Jaime dress
I just love this dress because it's so much fun to twirl in...

so there you have it!
five options and no idea what to wear for christmas..

I hope santa is good to all of you

Monday, December 21, 2009

it's that time of year again...

Darling readers,
I have a few things I need to discuss with you.
In the next day or so, I'm going to 
be doing a HUGE outfit post
because I need to figure out what to wear on Christmas day!
So I'd love to get a few opinions.
And I've also just recently been reminded that
Fashion Week is a mere month and three weeks away...
In celebration of which:
a selection from Vera Wang's Pre Fall 2010 Lookbook. 
Okay, really. Can Vera do annny wrong?
I love you Vera Wang.
There, I said it.
The sequin and tulle dresses..the necklaces..
the knee socks..the boots!
It's all perfection.