My schedule doesn't permit that, so I've been quilting up a summer storm over the past week, using embroidery floss instead of quilting thread, allowing my normally tiny stitches to stretch and be seen. It's a Chaucerian virtue of necessity (time! eyesight!), but also rather pretty, I...

After seeing the film, I decided that the director based much of his visuals on sly nods toward interpretations of the book. For instance, after Jane refuses to go to India with St. John as his wife (one of my favourite lines from the novel is when she responds to his marriage proposal by...

No, I didn't buy it!) Figureheads, from the illustrated ones in Miss Rumphius, through the unusual Stephanie Seymour "trophy wife" piece, to vintage carvings from actual ships, may just be my favourite form of art. So I guess it is reigning figureheads around here.

) I was very happy when Christian Lacroix showed his poufy dresses collection, with these poufy bougainvillea-coloured decorations (above). Indeed, I daresay that I particularly like poufs in pink. In addition to wearing a pouf, I would like to sit upon one. Here is a pink-and-white...

Singer Florence Welch selected two prints from the Liberty archives to reissue, right (Dancing Ladies) and below (lace): Guitarist Graham Coxon produced an original sketch (which became this print A Boy Dreams) to recall vintage rock posters: Singer Emilia de Poret designed this print to...

I love the poster for ABT's production of The Sleeping Beauty, with its rosebud-embellished tutu. For those of us who might not find a tutu too practical, this pretty rosebud scarf by Louis Vuitton might be just right: Or journalism moguls might choose a red rosebud sled for a winter...

I graduated from the University of Ottawa and soooo miss the Rideau Canal (for running and ice-skating) as well as Parliament Hill, where we used to throw softballs on the lawn, in gentler times. I thought that the Duchess looked so very elegant yesterday in her blue lace Erdem dress...

Much has been made of the duchess's dress: it's off the rack! it's now sold out! it cost xxx amount of dollars! (pounds!) But amid all this lobbing back and forth, I didn't read anyone saying that they actually like the dress. I can't say that I did: with its cascading-tennis-ball...

But--oh dear--by the time I had finished my walk, the tiny flower was missing! So I had a third tran-sportation challenge this week, alas! (I am trying to be a good "sport" about it, though.)

So I signed up my alter ego, Kate Cavendish, the journalist. This is the email that she received: And to proceed, she was expected to sign up a friend as well, and could not proceed without, ahem, Submitting. (She signed up her new pal Privacy Please to see whether the process was...

 

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