Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy the haunting enchantments of the night...

Some sounds to capture the moods of the evening ~ the spectacular Nick Cave...

{photo from Labyrinth}

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Potions, Lotions, Spirits and Spells

Skeletons dressed to impress, vintage witch's potion bottles, pumpkin baskets filled with flowers, dainty carvings and flickering light.  Surely a night to remember!  

{photo sources:  Richard Avedon, Paris Hotel Boutique and Martha Stewart Living}

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


The Tim's have joined forces once again and in perfect time!  The ultimate Halloween treat for our hungry eyes is a shoot filled with high fashion, Tim Burton and photographed by the glorious Tim Walker!
Loving every striking, bold colour and each mouth-watering, made-to-order couture piece ~ thank you to Paris Hotel Boutique for the lovely find!

Voodoo Girl
by Tim Burton 

Her skin is white cloth,
and she's all sewn apart
and she has many colored pins

sticking out of her heart.

She has many different zombies
who are deeply in her trance.
She even has a zombie

who was originally from France.

But she knows she has a curse on her,
a curse she cannot win.
For if someone gets
too close to her,

the pins stick farther in.

 Running from November through to April, MOMA in NYC will be holding a gallery and film exhibition on Burton's extraordinary career.  Filled with his sketches, paintings, poems, storyboards, puppets, maquettes and costumes as well as screenings of his most memorable is not to be missed!

{Photos from Harper's Bazaar and /Film}

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seventh Tree

Always soothes my soul to listen to Goldfrapp and thought I'd share this ethereal super 8 video for the beautiful song "Clowns."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dark Evenings & Dreary Delights


If you are feeling in the mood to delve deeply into a dark movie leading up to All Hallows' Eve I want to recommend some thrilling Tim Burton / Johnny Depp films.  There are, of course, the always wonderful classics such as Sweeney Todd, Sleepy Hollow and Edward Scissorhands.  Which are always on the Halloween must watch list!  But one that may surprise you.....if you haven't already seen it (or even if you have), is the whimsical film Ed Wood.  It's dark, dreamy and quite perfect for this time of year.  Fall into the world of B-Movie director Ed Wood and his enchanting allure as he creates terrible horror films starring his strange group of friends.  It is fantastically peculiar!

{all images via IMDB}

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

All Hallows' Eve...

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore -

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door -
Only this and nothing more."
~ Edgar Allan Poe (excerpt from The Raven)

As the witching hour approaches I wanted to lure you with some enticing photos of haunting delights for your perusing.   If anyone knows how to do Halloween it is most definitely Miss Martha Stewart! The mystique and dark shadows, glowing lanterns and masquerade pumpkins all transform the everyday into the magical unknown.  Nobody does it like Martha!  Great decor tips from filling the windows with paper silhouettes to building your very own coffin table.

{all photos from Martha Stewart}

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Colours of Autumn

Enjoying the warm fall sun, trenchcoats and crisp colours
while the land transitions and the days slow down.

{photo from This is Glamorous}

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The November Issue ~ the ladies of "Nine"

As you may already know I am extremely excited for this film to come out! (You may have missed this!) Now the ladies from the film Nine will be featured in the November issue of Vogue.  Every time I watch a Fellini film I fall more and more in love with cinema ~ I only hope to one day be a part of a great film like this.  The article transcends the pages and takes you into the world of Rob Marshall's Nine!  Everything you would want in a breathtaking spectacle will surely be in this showpiece.
Click here to read the article and watch the behind the scenes video.

{images from Just Jared}

Friday, October 9, 2009

Grey & Gold at Valentino








The RTW Valentino collection at last weeks Paris show was nothing short of magnificent.  Every piece was another treat for the eye.  The light colour palette with black lace and leather touches, the rosettes, chiffon, swirls of tulle and silk sashes .... ahhhhh.  It was impossible to pick only a few photos for this post!  The make-up and hair was elegant as well as a little edgy.  The shoes were extraordinary! Designed by the incredible Phillip Treacy these striking pieces were truly the show-stopper.  With delicate, lace wings cascading up the leg it was like black icing on an already delicious cake!

{photos from ~ thank you to This is Glamorous for the find}

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

carry me caravan, take me away

Deep in the heart of Provence along the foothills of the Chaîne des Alpilles mountain range there are the most beautiful gypsy caravans being restored by Jeanne Bayol and Jean-Marie Maréchal.  Honouring the essence of these treasured time pieces, Jeanne & Jean stay true to the history that the caravans hold.

They are and have always been sacred spaces for the gypsies.  They evoke all the mystery and enchantment of times passed but also of moments to come.  The idea of traveling towards the unknown is what inspires and sparks my imagination.  It is this unknown and the gypsies distinctive spirit that Jeanne & Jean want to capture in their restorations, which is what they call "a subtle mix of temporary and eternal."  

It has now become quite posh to accessorize french gardens with these lovely caravans.  Whether it's used for a tea room, a guest house, a playhouse or just a nice escape to sit and read a book quietly they are most certainly delightful!

Visit their sites:
Les Verdines

{photo sources:  feathers in her hair ~ unknown, gypsy caravan from vanishingpoint, Les Verdines, Kate Moss for V Magazine} 
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