a coral collage

A coral round-up (just because the color makes me very, very happy!). one: faux coral chandalier two: bi-coastal hat three: van cleef & arpels diamond and coral bracelet four: butter london's macbeth (am wearing it now!) five: raynaud's coral teapot six: raynaud's coral cup + saucer seven: vintage olivetti typewriter eight: spisani coral bookends nine: oliphant's starfish earrings ten: tom ford lipstick in true coal eleven: sonia by sonia rykiel silk-crepe collar twelve: herend komodo dragon thirteen: herend oyster + pearl fourteen: d. porthault's "matisse coral" boudoir pillow. center image: behind-the-scenes photo of the New York Ballet's costume shop 


on this day in history... 

Eartha Kitt, singer, actress and former Catwoman, 
was born in North, South Carolina.



moonrise kingdom: a new film by wes anderson

I just logged onto twitter to see that Wes Anderson was a trending topic. After some investigation, I discovered that the trailer for the director's newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, was released today (!!!). Co-written by Anderson and Roman Coppola (Sophia's brother), Moonrise Kingdom is about two young New Englanders who fall in love  it looks b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. No word on a release date yet, but you better believe that I'll be seeing this on opening day :) 


mark shaw + audrey hepburn

I think if I could go back in time to interview anyone, it would be Mark Shaw. In addition to photographing the starlets of Hollywood’s golden age and working for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar circa 1950 and 1960, Shaw was the Kennedy White House’s unofficial photographer. I mean, to sit down with an individual who could give you first-hand accounts of what Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, Diana Vreeland and Audrey Hepburn were like in person? Priceless. I adore these candid stills of Audrey courtesy of the Andrew Wilder Gallery (all of which are for sale, btw). Shaw was a master of capturing the right moment... he makes it look so easy. And to think, all of these were taken with plain old film!


want of the day

Today’s “want of the day” is uncharacteristically tangible :) Chanel’s Allure has been my mother’s signature fragrance for years. I tried it while I was home for Christmas and totally fell in love. It’s so yummy and wears quite well (though isn’t it funny how much a scent can change depending on the wearer?). I rarely wear perfume, so this purchase will be a big step for me! Out of curiosity, what was your first perfume? Mine was YSL's Babydoll - I bought it in France when I was in my early teens (mainly because I liked the hot pink packagaing). Excited to hear your answers! x