Month: June 2009

Summering

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This is really where I want to be…

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Drifting along on a boat. It can be anywhere. Even in someone’s backyard swimming pool…

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Or maybe strolling along with my little parasol, trying not to blind the tourists with my incredibly pale legs…

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Or standing on the pier at dusk, watching the lights of the city flicker on…

I’m so restless for a proper summer vacation. I want to be off somewhere. Sigh.

For now, I have to be content with looking at these photos, above, from the Toast catalogue website. (They stopped sending me the catalogue in the mail, I guess because I didn’t order anything.)

I can’t wait until August, when we finally head out to the beach and then the mountains…

Bisbee, Arizona

Kate Spade

I was so excited when this Kate Spade ad campaign debuted
a couple years ago…

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I spent six years in Arizona before heading to California…

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And one of my friends grew up in the small town of Bisbee. (And I’m certain she would find the gold jacket and big blue flower quite smart!)

I can’t wait to see what the new Kate Spade ads look like this fall. (I usually tear them out of Vogue and stash them in a folder.) Have you seen Kate Spade’s Behind the Curtain website? It’s one of my favorites!

I hope you have a lovely Monday! What do you have planned this week?

A Domino Favorite: Black and White

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I love this photo of black and white treasures displayed against a dark gray wall. (Check out the little black dress and white sweater, upper right!)

A Domino Favorite: Black and White

This series of photos appeared in the December 2005 issue of Domino magazine as part of an article, “Black and White and Cool All Over”…

A Domino Favorite: Black and White and cool all over

I especially love the black chandelier….

Domino Magazine: Black and White

And the curtain tied back with a black grosgrain ribbon. (Also cute shoes and cat!)

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Credits: photos by Mikkel Vang, styling by Christine Rudolph.

Happy Weekend!

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Hope you have a lovely weekend. I’m getting my hair done and then I’m going to an afternoon garden party! I’ve also resolved to listen to the stereo and avoid obsessive viewing of CNN. (I was watching until 1 am last night, fixated on every detail of Michael Jackson’s death. Poor man.)

Photo credits: Macabre Photographer, All Roads, Vimeo

Gris-Bleu

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One of my favorite French blogs, Gris-Bleu, has a new address: Gris-Bleu.Fr

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The blog is an amazing showcase for the photography and illustrations of the very talented Philippe.

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I’m especially in love with these gorgeous photos from the Tuileries. Ah, summertime in Paris. Wish I were there…

The Price of Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia

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Bonhams just recently closed its auction for some very interesting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. Some of the items — and the price they fetched — might surprise you. Have a look:

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A sepia photograph by Cecil Beaton, 1956
Sold for $2,074

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A receipt for Monroe’s hairdo for JFK’s birthday party, 1962
Sold for $488

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Two Marilyn Monroe rare black and white photographs by Andre de Dienes
Sold for $366

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A set of never-before-seen black and white ‘wardrobe shots,’ 1950s
Sold for $110

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A Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller group of airline tickets, 1960
Sold for $427

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A group of never-before-seen black and white snapshots from Korea, 1954
Sold for $2,196

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A receipt for a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne
Sold for $397

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Another pair of rare black and white photographs by Andre de Dienes
Sold for $366

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And a set of documents relating to Monroe’s purchase of her Brentwood home, 1962
Sold for $488

The Beaton portrait is my favorite and worth far more than the winning bid, I think…

There’s more Marilyn memorabilia at Bonhams.com.

I wonder who walked away with the Dom receipt!

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