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...

) 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...

In those early years, coffee--just coffee in a mug--was on the menu, and we could zoom it right out to the diners, offering refills from an elegant silver coffee server. Somewhere along the way, the specialty coffee craze took over, and the once simple coffee-and-dessert coda became an...

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...

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...

So what would you suggest, then, Miss Smartypants? I'd have dressed the duchess in this broderie anglais dress by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania: I like its full skirt, as a slim white skirt can be too slenderizing on the duchess. And the bow on the bateau neck would not be too jeune...

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...

Both Kate and Rita work for well-known institutions (The Firm and Ford Motor Company); both are commoners (though I dislike that word) who emerge as public figures while wearing a designer red dress. Most importantly, both speak out on behalf of the oppressed: in lieu of wedding gifts the...

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.)

 

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