Jun 30, 2010

Quote of the Week - Le Corbusier

Arthur Erickson
Eagleridge, West Vancouver, BC

The house is a machine for living in.

Jun 29, 2010

Did you know...

the three piece suit was introduced in 1666 as an effort to teach thrift to the nobility. more

Jun 25, 2010

Convocation Catwalk

Where has Stacy been? I found a job! Two years of searching complete - at least until the end of my contract. I'm working in acadameia - which is where my professional training and education have been.

So, there I was yesterday sitting up amongst the faculty cheering on our graduating class of 2010 and what was I focusing on - shoes, pant hems and gown lengths.

What you wear under your convocation gown is more important than you think. I learned this fourteen years ago at my university convocation. I wore a floor length black skirt and white collared shirt. However, I did not realize that the gown's v-neck would be so high and the length would not be suitable for one of petite stature. I had to tuck in my collar and accept that I quite possibly looked like a nun shuffling across the convocation catwalk.

So, as you strutt off on that runway to shake the hands of people you don't know remember to work that catwalk! It's your rite of passage and your time to shine!

PS This time I wore black opaque tights, platforms and a collarless shirt under my gown - and I channeled Carine Roitfeld to remind me how to sit.

Jun 23, 2010

Style Inspiration- The British 1920s Hot Places

(or more frankly British colonialists) think fashion Brideshead Revisited, The Great Gatsby, A Passage to India, Out of Africa

Jun 22, 2010

Vintage Bill Blass

I'm thinking Dries Van Noten tribal Spring 2010

Jun 21, 2010

Quote of the Week - Albert Camus

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

Jun 17, 2010

Style Inspiration - Serge Gainsbourg


I could not resist

Being a child of the 80s I wanted this tank dress as soon as I saw it in Christopher Kane's Spring Summer 2010 collection.

Well, I found it on sale!

Next to the words 'free' and 'deal', 'sale' is my third favourite collection of letters in the English language. I'll probably only wear it to the beach, to yoga or to bed which all happen to be amongst my most pleasurable activities so money well spent.

Jun 16, 2010

What's better than wood panelling?

images by Mark Williams

More wood panelling! I received my daily email update from ELLE Decor South Africa this morning and I just had to share this - what could be my dream home - with you. Head over to their site to view some more great shots by Mark Williams.

What I Wore

December 1985

Jun 15, 2010

Quote of the Week - Jean-Dominique Bauby

...I see in the clothing a symbol of continuing life. And proof that I still want to be myself. If I must drool, I may as well drool on cashmere. (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)

Jun 14, 2010

Last Weekend on the Turntable

David Essex - Rock On

David can I have your necklace please?

image via the very cool music site So Many Records, So Little Time

Jun 10, 2010

Tip of the Week - How to Choose the Best Tie

  • silk should feel smooth
  • high-quality ties, constructed from three pieces of fabric, should lie perfectly flat, without bumps or ripples.
  • make sure the bar tack is securely attached and on straight - detail, details!
  • pull on the back slip stitch - one that has been sewn on correctly helps maintain the shape of the tie and gathers together when pulled
  • hold the tie over your hand and let it fall. The narrow end should fall directly in the middle of the wide end

The Satanic Majesty's Request