Monday, September 26, 2011

Buy It, Wear It, Share It

Images: Today I went shopping with a friend. Purchased these fanciable footwear.
A girl's feet must be kept warm during the colder months of the year. The first bootie is so lovable - I adore the elegant/ subtle shade of browns. The second is ideal for work - very comfortable and the height is perfect for busy office days. The last bootie is quite different - I shall wear them on my walks in the country to cheer my feet up in winter. Which of these do you fancy?;-)

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Scent of Backcountry

Late September at the country:
Smell of berries floods the memory with sweetness, leaves turning, thoughts ripening, red apples dropping about my feet. Over the painterly hill top nature is reluctantly preparing for autumn/winter.

To be in communion with nature is so emotionally nourishing. I shall be roaming about in the spiritual wilderness of the countryside this weekend - trying to balance the mind which creates and the soul that suffers. If you are unable to get to the country. Try and sit quietly for awhile - stillness is the greatest inspiration of all. Wishing you all a happy week.

Images: En route to Paris: Here I am at the outdoor market, parmesan cheese in hand, wearing silk blouse by Celine, the local cathedral, grapes from a nearby vineyard, the view of the French mountains from said vineyard, myself looking out the window, antique teacups before tea, the picture I'm currently painting.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Berlin: From The Streets by Katja Hentschel

Images: All photographs via Glamcanyon

I'm off to Paris, my lovelies, (regular readers know that I call Paris home). Anxiously awaiting Paris Fashion Week. Here are some photographs for you during my absence. I'm especially fond of the last image - "The Paperboy" - how stylish the paperboys are in Germany, too. The first image is especially lovely - I'm always drawn to a cheerful smile. Which of the images do you like best? xx

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fashion, Nature And Other Fancies

Apple picking, mushroom gathering, a meditative stroll in the woods, riding with friends, a lengthy lunch on Saturday, relaxing in mellow sun on Sunday. A very active weekend indeed. Have not ridden since April. Glad to be riding again;-)

Trust everyone enjoyed the weekend. I certainly did.
What do you think of my vintage coat above? I'm drawn to it, but I know it's not everyone's cup of fashion. I adore the collage of colours and the detailed embroidery.

I'm also very happy with my new Jil Sander brogues and pretty dress. Don't you just love that shade of green? An artist friend of mine made this very charming silk dress for me. She paints on textile as well as canvas. Off to the kitchen. I'm making mushroom risotto this evening. You are all invited round for supper;-)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fashion, Decor, Travel

Images: A smile for my readers en route to meet Martina Voigt-Schmid,
the Editor-in Chief of Kids Life Magazine, Germany, a visual taste of our first course, a well-decorated table before dinner, a corner for after dinner relaxation and the view of Frankfurt from the Taunus Mountains in Germany. Hand-painted dinner-ware by CapeHouse.

Had to remove my shoes as soon as I arrived at my hotel-room that evening - feet were tired after much walking, but I managed to arrange a foot-massage for the following day;)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wear, Share, Love

Images: Prada pumps, footwear by Stuart Weitzman, heels by Jimmy Choo.

Yes, my lovelies. I have changed shoes three times today - that's the life of an art advisor - hectic. I wore the Prada heels to a museum opening, the Stuart Weitzman shoes to lunch and the Jimmy Choo to an art talk at a friend's gallery. Tomorrow is also fairly busy, but never too busy to check in on my sweet blog-friends;-)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rainy Day And Chocolate Cake

Today is one of those cold, bleaky early autumn days - the sky is unsmiling and distant with a hard shade of dirty grey. Yesterday's sun is now replaced by a light and tender rain, which invites one to unfold within oneself, chat with one's family, bake home-made chocolate cake, read art magazines in bed and watch the rain as it slips and slides across the window pane like new shoes on freshly polished tiles.

Art, Dance and Culture links:
London: Degas and the Ballet:
Picturing Movement at the Royal Academy of Arts from 17th September to 11th December.

Vienna: Rosa Loy and Neo Rausch
Behind the Garden at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg, Vienna from 2nd September to 16th November.

Berlin: Once upon a Time at the Deutsche Guggenheim
The exhibion focuses on how fairytales are represented in video art today.
Runs until 9th October.

Lausanne: Van Gogh, Bonnard, Vallotton at the Foundation de l'Hermitage.
Was at the opening party. Bonnard is one of my beloved painters because he captures everything so painterly. I was especially drawn to La Blanche et la Noire by FĂ©lix Vallotton. Exhibition runs until 23 October.

Antwerp: Dream the world Away at Momu Fashion Museum.
Solo exhibition by local fashion designer Walter van Beirendonck.
Runs from September 14th - February 19th. See you there!

Images: Morning reading after breakfast wearing my silk antique kimono, watching the rain, gave myself a manicure, home-made chocolate cake made from 100% pure Jamaican cocoa, catching up on art news in bed, flowers on my dressing table, view from a French village. Have a nice Sunday and a happy week.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

At The Close Of Summer

People appear happy and relaxed when the sun is shining. I'm trying to recall my first memory of sun, but it's difficult. There is no control over memory, but I can still recall the mangoe tree at the estate. As a child, I would climb the mangoe tree, sit amongst the branches in the shade of the leaves; away from the scortching sun, and dream of my mama's mangoe icecream.

To banish the memory of yesterday's rain, the dripping, sad trees in the garden, and Wednesday's disappointment. I asked a friend round for home-made bouillabaisse and honeycomb griddle cakes. Afterwards we went out for a spot of icecream, people watching and cafe reading.

Image: A gloriously warm day spent with a friend.
Here's wishing everyone a sunny weekend. xx

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fashion Memoire

Images: Myself after French macaroons cookery course. These tiny sugary goodness are the hardest things to make. I almost gave up during the course from frustration, but I somehow managed to get my act together. The macaroons were so good that I forgot what I was wearing;-)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cafe Contemplation

Arrived at Frankfurt airport, drove to city, languid lunch, tea with friends,vintage shopping, wine festival, a stroll along Goethe Strasse, dinner with good friends, back to my dwelling after dinner, upload photos to my blog, foot-bath, bed.

Image: Myself at the wine festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Sunshades: Prada Baroque sunshades limited edition. I'm so exhausted after all my running around as you can see from the above image;-)