My friendship with Le Fuchsia all started with a lipstick…. I received a free sample of this lipstick from Sephora a couple of months ago. The sample found its way to the bottom drawer in the bottom of a make-up pouch. One dreary, gray day I decided to organize all my make-up…which had magically grown over the past couple of years! I never seem … Continue reading My Friend Fuchsia
eous Volume….turn it up….all the way up! I love clothing with volume and find that it adds drama and interest to many of my outfits. I learned early on that controlling the volume in an outfit is like trying to control the water in a watercolor painting. It can be a challenge to get it to come out right! Many years ago, I began exploring … Continue reading Pump Up The Volume!!!
Today, I am featuring my ready-to-go summer style. The linen sarouel skirt is from amalthee-creations. These pieces are hand-made in the south of France. This is a linen sarouel skirt in a sunny straw color. The linen scarf I ordered in the same color is used as a wrap belt to give me more coverage at the waist since the top is SO cropped. … Continue reading Summer Style
After spending two glorious days in Barcelona we headed toward the south of Spain…Andalusia…the home of Flamenco. My big purchase for this trip was decided on before leaving Chicago. I am enamored with the art of Flamenco, so with the help of a Facebook friend, Kris…. a resident of Spain and a font of knowledge regarding all things Spain….. I was directed to Juan Foronda. … Continue reading Seville, Flamenco, and Mantones
The Hermitage and Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our adorable Russian tour guide, Uta (pronounced Utah), is seen in the lower right-hand corner…at least top of her head is visible. The Gold Peacock Clock from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is truly amazing. There is a video below to show this beautifully crafted piece in action. FABERGE! The Faberge … Continue reading St. Petersburg, Russia
Scenes from Amsterdam On my grand adventure exploring Europe I have collected so many fine memories. Above are a few pictures of Amsterdam…the city of canals! This was my first time in Amsterdam and I succumbed to its charms. It enchants you with its colorful gabled houses and elm lined canals. With 90 islands connected by 1,500 hundred bridges it is a joy to … Continue reading Lisbon, Paris, & Amsterdam
Greetings from Spain! I am currently out of the country and touring Europe on the Viking Sky cruise ship. Our first stop was gorgeous Barcelona. It is my favorite city. This picture was taken in the harbor just outside of Cadiz, Spain…one of the oldest cities in Europe! From Cadiz I took a tour to Seville where I found the most gorgeous embroidered … Continue reading SPAIN
Check Please! Checking in with this almost-off-the-shoulder check top. The black, white, and grey check pattern wraps around the shoulders in a generous shawl-collar and then criss-crosses at the center. A black peplum-like shape emerges from under the check collar and flairs out at the hem. The black knit portion seems to have some stretch and skims without feeling restrictive. I found this top at … Continue reading Check Please!
Winter has returned after a brief reprieve of Spring-like weather. Although it will not last too long, according to weather predictions, it is here for a few days. As the cold weather sweeps down from Canada, I will be wearing layers of winter white to brighten the day and greet windward snowflakes as they pass by. Wearing a column of one color allows … Continue reading Layers of Winter White
Today’s post features my new black scalloped hem cape. This black cape will be traveling with me to Europe in Spring. I first saw this piece on the very stylish Jamie Lewinger a few months back on her blog, More Than Turquoise, I loved the scalloped hem and overall design of this piece. Jamie described the fabric as lighter weight appropriate for New Mexico winter weather … Continue reading A New Cape for Spring