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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring | 25.02.16

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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 24.02.16

With the days becoming longer & brighter and there are already early Byzantine-coloured blossoms on the branches, the peonies can not be far along; but until then, here are a few things we love for Spring — silk pajamas and lacy bralettes, totes and glittery shoes and slip dresses the colour of blush . . .

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring
Shopping: Things We Love for Spring
Shopping: Things We Love for Spring
Shopping: Things We Love for Spring

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond

E. E. Cummings, 18941962

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

Things I Bought Recently that I Loved Vol. 01 | No. 01

I READ SOMETHING recently that stated that the sales of colour cosmetics dropped 33% in 2020, and that sales of cosmetics overall dropped by 15%. While I did buy a few new eyeshadow palettes during that time despite not having anywhere to go (perhaps it was for the odd Instagram selfie), I did actually reduce spending on these items …

Summer Style Inspiration for your Upcoming Holidays

I will easily accept that I am one of those girls who takes fashion inspiration from the southwest of France and the surfer haven of Biarritz, where the style scene is all about a sportswear chic style and effortlessness in every single detail. But what has the most influence everywhere else in the world is without a doubt the Riviera style.

News 28.07.21 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

In his 1950 science-fiction collection, “I, Robot,” Isaac Asimov outlined his three laws of robotics. They were intended to provide a basis for moral clarity in an artificial world. “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm” is the first law, which robots have already broken …

News 26.07.21 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

From my desk in a high-rise office building at the southern end of Manhattan, I click and scroll and scroll and click. Sometimes idly, with one eye on the clock; sometimes desperately, in lieu of the work I know I ought to be doing. I skim the sweaty Getty images on the celebrity fashion blog Go Fug Yourself and peruse the latest tidy musings from Felix Salmon, an arch Reuters blogger who covers high and low finance alike. I read everything published on The Awl (tagline: “Be less stupid”) and most things published on Consumerist. (Emboldened by that site’s recurring pieces of advice, I decide to push back one day, out there in the real world, against one of those little “$10 card minimum” signs at a grocer in SoHo. It does not go well and I will never attempt it again.) It’s the year 2011, and I can’t get enough of the internet.

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

It’s 9:00 o’clock on a Saturday night and I’m listening to P’s grandmother on the phone telling me about a program she’s about to watch on channel 5 called Meghan: The Climb to Power (or something like that). We’ve just had the most wonderful dinner of cod filets with a parmesan parsley crust and Moules-frites. There’s a bottle of cava chilling in the refrigerator …

Late-Summer Style Inspiration: Shirts & Shorts

IT’S THE HEIGHT of summer and the weather has been all over the place this year. After a perfectly wonderful sun-drenched week of bicycle rides in the countryside and a day by the seaside, the weather is set to change again—to overcast skies and rain. Here are a few looks we’ve been collecting lately, style inspiration for navigating these mid-summer days: from layering shorts with a light knit and a trench to classic summer whites and more …

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