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Beaded lady

The most beautiful things arrive unexpectedly. Sometime ago a friend rang me and asked if I was interested in a piece of old embroidery? Of course I said yes and promptly forgot all about that conversation, until yesterday when a squishy heavy parcel arrived. Wrapped in gold cellophane were these amazing pieces of beaded tulle embroideries. … Continue reading


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nothing but style

I’ve just watched the documentary ‘The Eye Has To Travel’, about Diana Vreeland’s extraordinary life in fashion. The documentary makes much of Diana Vreeland’s looks. There are many references to how plain she was and how this affected her confidence as a woman. She mentions early on that her mother called her extremely ugly. Although … Continue reading