{home again + farewell YSL}


{Editorial: Model & Supermodel; Magazine: Vogue US; Issue: September 2004; Model: Natalia Vodianova; Photographer: Steven Meisel}

Home again, beautifully exhausted and happily jet-lagged . . . things still in suitcases, passports and foreign currency strewn on the bureau . . .

Will take a few days to settle in to everyday life again and to stop ordering things en français . . .

Also: Extremely moving to be in Paris when the news broke of Yves Saint Laurent‘s passing last Sunday. . .

Above: Yves on the balcony at Place Vauban in 1963. The photographer, Archie Parker, was accompanied by his wife, Una Mary, who acted as an assistant. She remembered Yves as being ‘beautiful, slender and very elegant; but so timid, he barely uttered a word’.

Pierre Berge, Yves Saint Laurent’s life-long companion weeps as he leaves the Saint-Roch church with France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy after funeral services.

Carla Bruni wears a YSL dress inspired by the French painter Braque

{image 2 – flickr; image 4 – flickr}

23 Notes
  • expusle said...

    beautiful post as ever and would you believe i only learned of YSL’s passing now (via your post)? wonderful images and text and {great} YSL painting-inspired white dress as worn by mrs. president of france…

  • That last photo is fabulous.

  • Thanks, everyone, for the welcome home messages. Paris was unbelievable, as it always is, and while it was great to have a bit of a blogging break, it’s good to be back.

  • Once again: so sorryyyy (((

  • Thanks for coming home and providing us with more beautiful photos and touching words. I can imagine how hard it was to leave Paris.

    Missed my daily injection of beautifull from your blog.

  • Hello! Wonderful to have you back. This is a very moving post.

  • Welcome back. Great photos!

  • welcome back! rushed in here when i saw the birthday greeting you left me.thanks!
    glad you had a wonderful time.missed you & your blogging.

    love the photo of the young YSL.r.i.p..

  • I’m so glad you’re back…yeah!

  • I’m so happy you are back among the bloggers and bloggettes! I missed your wonderfully fashionable photos to inspire me daily:)

    Hope we get to see lotsa pictures!!

  • welcome home.

  • The last of the greats. He will be missed. I am happ you are back girl!

  • Welcome back!
    YSL was one of my favorite fashion personalities. He epitomizes the struggle and pain of a very sensitive artist. I recall reading somewhere that he used to be terrified before every show.
    Thanks for adding my link to your site. Glad you liked the shop. I will post more about another fabulous ‘secret’ shop soon.

  • Welcome back…can’t wait to see what inspring delights you brought back!

  • Such an amazingly beautiful blog!….I so enjoy it! The photo of the young YSL!…love it! I will continue to visit & be inspired by all the beauty!….Glad your home!…heidi :)

  • I’m glad you are home again, and had a wonderful time. You were there at a very interesting, although sad time.

  • Hope you had a good time! Also, while you were away I got invited to play a game- you’ve been tagged! So I am passing the challenge on to 6 other bloggers and you are one of them- if you wish to play that is. If so, you can find everything on my blog. Thanks- Have a good Day! xo Daisy~

  • Thanks for the warm welcome home :)

    Felicity, the comments for the draw are not immediately below this post, but 2 below . . . The draw will be open until midnight Wednesday night, and the winner will be announced on Friday. {Hope you’re having a fantastic time off!}

  • He was really a great designer!!! Natalia Vodianova is always so gorgeous! How can that be?

    I love your blog, I was wondering if you would like to do a link exchange with me…

  • G! Welcome home!!

    Hope you had a fab time!! as always amazing pics – with a dash of Carla!! (what to expect!! :-) Of course!!)

    Love it!!

    hugs FXOX

    PS I cant believe that there are only 32 comments below – I am convinced that you have deleted half of them to give me a chance of winning!!

  • Welcome back (:
    It must have been so moving/emotional to be in Paris at that time.

  • The first photo is simply stunning. Fabulous. RIP YSL.

  • Welcome back!

    Wonderful photo’s of YSL…


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