Vogue’s Take on Paris Fashion Week for Winter 2016 – 2017
First – Only the bold need apply.
Think Pink – from pale pink to deep fuchsia – its back and as feminine as ever!
Vinyl – Sexy sophistication – I know Steve wrote a post about Vinyl awhile ago – a man ahead of his time – but look for it this fall and winter.
Leopard Print – especially in outerwear – in all lengths and styles.
1980’s Shoulders – off the shoulder, one shoulder, with interesting details including big bows!
Midnight Blue Velvet – slinky and seductive – from gowns to 1970 style tuxedo suits
Pleats – that dance and float, in soft mineral beige and blush pink.
The Prince of Wales Check and Black & White Tartans – all bringing to mind the British Aristocracy.
Inter-galactic Shine and Lurex – whether its sequins, or paillettes or even tiny mirrors, an accent or an entire outfit.
Couture Red – a wonderful way to bring warmth to the winter cold.
Ballet School – long lengths, satin finishes, pleats and ruffles – all very feminine – also in nude and blush tones.
Flower Prints – and not just one print – in combination of numerous flower patterns.
Military Jackets – with bows, pompoms and oriental prints.
As you can see from my short excerpt of Vogue’s review, there is something here for everyone.
It’s that time of the year; things are finally cooling off and best of all……football. Yes, America’s favorite sport. Just about everyone has a team they follow. For some, it’s all about their college team, while others are diehard followers of one or more of the professional teams.
I still don’t fully understand how Soccer is considered football in just about any other part of the world. And more curious, soccer is much more popular than our football. One fact you can’t deny, Soccer is an international sport where our Football is more U.S. based. Just look at the Olympics….no Football there.
Maybe one of these days we’ll see the adaptation of the world to our Football…..time will tell.
Beads have been used in many cultures for centuries. The word “bead” comes from the Anglo Saxon words bidden, to Pray. Beads have been used as money and worn as jewelry to bring wisdom and fortune to the wearer. Beads have been found dating back nearly 40,000 years and made from pebbles, shells, teeth, claws, clay, glass and more.
Glass became an important material in bead making with its discovery around 4000 years ago. Glass beads and hand-crafted beaded jewelry have long been associated with the Roman Empire as well as early Mediterranean, Egyptian, and Venetian cultures.
Post from Julie
Both Steve and I have big birthdays this summer so birthdays have been on my mind. I found a cool book written by Michele Bernhardt – “Colorstrology – What Your Birthday Says About You.”
According to Michele – My birthday color is Musk Melon – and its says I’m loving, idealistic and tolerant – I think that’s probably s stretch, but I do love the color!
For Steve – his birthday color is Orange Ochre – it says he’s intelligent, sophisticated and ambitious – not sure about that either (the ambitious, not the intelligence) – but the color is pretty close to burnt orange – which I know Steve bleeds – especially when the Horns have an off football season!
The colors are lovely, its fun to check out your friends and family’s birth dates and see if the color and the characteristics fit them. The book even comes with color swatches for you to tear out and carry about with you – so you’ll always have the exact shade of your birthday color on hand to make the perfect color purchase.