Photographs are probably the most inspirational medium known to mankind to and often times a great way to reflect, reminisce and remind. With that said, occasionally, I find photographs online, which touch me to a point; I have to share them with anyone who understands where I am coming from.
Pictures do tell a thousand words and here are mine.
waking up to endless possibilites
childhood memories of playing with my mother’s make up
remembering elegant perfume trays in my aunt’s bedroom
even as a child I knew I would live in paris
reminder of classic photographs of my great aunts
longing for spontaneous romantic moments
what I’d wear for my renewal vows
Posted in birthday gift ideas for her, digital camera ipad iphone itune classics, French Inspired Decor, french inspired jewelry, inspirational women over 40, photography
Tagged childhood memories, classic photograph, nostalgic photographs, paris romance, perfume trays, pictures do tell a thousand words, romantic gestures
It’s too bad these amazing Alberta Ferreti designer dresses are for the Spring 2013 Collection. Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to show up in one of the beautifully designed dresses to a cocktail party or even New Year’s Eve party during this year’s holiday season?
Over the weekend, all I could do is flip through magazines and read a few chapters from my hardcopy (yes hardcopy) novels, since the weather was the worst in San Francisco. I didn’t mind it, but the silliness of being in bed all weekend and reading caught up with me.
So what does that have to do with J.Mendel fashion? Nothing, except that I have included some of my favorites, while hoping to find the right occasion to consider the choices.
Every year I plan a trip to Cannes for the Film Festival and end up canceling it because of prior commitments to be places I rather not be. So, again this year, it was the same and of course all I am left with are the photos to keep me in touch with my favorite film festival.
Anyway, hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Happy Royal Wedding Day to all my British friends and loyal U.K. blog followers!!! Enjoy the day off. We can only hope to have such a day here in the states.
In light of the event and knowing not so many people will turn to their favorite blogs today, I have decided to pay homage to my favorite exhibition of royalty at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Pulp Fashion by Isabelle de Borchgrave, running through 5th of June 2011.
“Pulp Fashion draws on several themes and presents quintessential examples in the history of costume—from Renaissance finery of the Medici family and gowns worn by Elizabeth I and Marie-Antoinette to the creations of the grand couturiers Frederick Worth, Paul Poiret, Christian Dior, and Coco Chanel. Special attention is given to the creations and studio of Mariano Fortuny, the eccentric early-20th-century artist who is both a major source of inspiration to de Borchgrave and a kindred spirit.” (Legion of Honor site)
It is a must see in my opinion and a good idea for those taking the day off today in light of the Royal Wedding. Happy weekend everyone!!!
Posted in Christian Dior, designer shoes, Designers and Fashion, Fashion, french inspired jewelry, French vintage, inspiration, museum and fine arts, The King's Speech, wedding gowns for the woman over 40
Tagged Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, fashion, French Inspiration Decor, Isabelle de Borchgrave, museum and fine arts, paris, Pulp Fashion, royal wedding
A woman who I have admired for a long time now, is of course a French fashion icon, Ines de la Fressange. I am not going to detail her bio on this blog entry, but will happily give you a link here so that you can use it to get some background about her.
The interesting thing is that, she became well known around the fashion world as a result of her connection to Chanel throughout most of her 20s. Anyway, she had written a book a while back titled, Parisian Chic, which I have picked up and read from cover to cover, just so I can truly understand Parisian women, their style, even more so than I already do, in order to satisfy my obsession with the French lifestyle, culture, and fashion.
Of course the book validates the fact my core makeup and way of thinking and living is French and I am very happy about that. The transition to living in France someday soon will be very easy for me.
So, check out the video here for a brief narrative of her book. Meanwhile here is the link if you are interested in buying or uploading her book.
Posted in cannes film festival, designer shoes, Eat, fall fashion, Fashion, fitness, french inspired jewelry, French Riviera, Hair, handbags, inspiration, inspirational women over 40, jeans, jewelry for her, kindle and ipad, L'Oreal Products, Makeup, nook and ipad, novels, reading, Reality, spring 2011 fashion trends, summer reading
Tagged a makoever, Chanel Fashion, fashion, french fashion, Haute Couture, inspirational woman over 40, motherhood, parisian fashion, sexy fashion
Selecting the right gown for a second marriage or “renewal of vows” is probably the most challenging for women over 40. But, if tastefully chosen, it can be the most rewarding experience ever.
With that said, now is the perfect time to consider the options for a spring, summer and even fall weddings or “renewal of vows” ceremony. In my research I have come across some amazing gowns to consider and yes they are all from Oscar de la Renta. Enjoy!
Posted in Fashion, french inspired jewelry, French vintage, Hair, wedding gowns for the woman over 40
Tagged Celebrity, fashion, Hollywood, makeup, midlife, sexy fashion, wedding gowns for the woman over 40, women over 40
Here is a topic I have been avoiding for a while, but since those annoying wrinkles are beginning to creep up on me, I am no longer able to avoid the problem at hand. However, finding the right wrinkle cream is probably the most frustrating thing I have experienced in the history of my shopping endeavors. I have visited every make up counter and spoken to dozens of make up consultants, I have surfed the net and read reviews on most any cream out there and yet, I am just not convinced any of them will help nor are worth the amount of money they cost.
What I did do however, is compile here and here some sites of the most highly recommended wrinkle creams out there and I would love to hear from anyone who has tried any of them and what you actually thought about it?
Posted in depression, Fashion, french inspired jewelry, Makeup, wrinkle creams and how they work
Tagged a makoever, fashion, French Inspiration Decor, makeup, midlife, motherhood, sexy fashion, spring fashion and makeup, weight watch, women over 40
There are two things most women are familiar with and can relate to. One is the photo of the blue box with the white ribbon (pictured to the left) and the other is the photo (below) of Audrey Hephburn from the film “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” while she window shops at Tiffany and Co.
With that said, I have included some interesting pieces from Tiffany and Co, which I recommend, for that special woman in your life , who posses a more mature taste in jewelry and understands the significance of receiving a gift in the blue box with the white ribbon.
For a more elaborate list of jewelry pieces and gift suggestions, click here to shop at Tiffany and Co’s website. Have fun.