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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tea for Tuesday #17 - Tea Time for St. Patrick

It is the day where green is the colour to beat. So for this year's St. Patrick's Day I thought it would be nice to have a tea time of tea served in green tea cups and maybe nibble on some green food. Do not worry my friends there is no green mold on the food.

First we must have a shamrock teapot or two.





 Beleek tea set from Ireland is appropriate to have on this day.



Now let us pour ourselves a nice cuppa and relax.

 

Of course cucumber sandwiches seem to be a must. These are Chive Cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwiches. Courtesy of The Chef in My Head blog.






There is also some matcha shortbread cookies that is courtesy of The Dirty Kitchen



An offering of a slice of Irish tea bread





Then there is also Irish tea cake






Now I think we should have some more tae to wash everything down with a wee piece of chocolate truffle.




Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tea for Tuesday #16

When feeling Blah it is always nice to have a cup or two of tea. By a fire can be even better.



Friday, February 20, 2015

Fashion Friday #31 - Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 Pret -a-Porter

It was not until I looked through my post did I realize that it has been almost a year since my last Fashion Friday post. All I ask for is your forgiveness. I know there is being late with something but this is ridiculous.

  Anyway,  I can't believe that this coming fall fashion collections are coming out when we are not even done with this winter, but they are. Ralph Lauren has shown his Autumn 2015 Pret-a-Porte collection and I, like real fashion critics, love the clothes. Then Ralph Lauren does not go over the top on the artistry of his clothes. In other words, his clothes don't go straight from the runway to a museum to be looked at Ralph Lauren's pieces go from the runway to the street or some gala. Granted most of us can not afford the straight to the street pieces let alone the gala pieces but they all look wearable.

  Some of his pieces look to have fur but there was a statement at the bottom of his New York show notes that read:


"Ralph Lauren has a long commitment to not use fur products in our apparel and accessories.
All fur-like pieces featured in the collection are constructed of shearling"


  Nice to know that is not fur. I used not to have a problem with fur wearing but I have out grown my fascination with fur and feel that it is okay to wear if it is part of your way of life i.e. Eskimos, Aleuts,etc. and native inhabitants of other countries close to the Arctic circle or in mountainous regions where it gets bitterly cold (no I do not mean the Northeast and Northern Central parts of the U.S. right now).

  Alright off of my soapbox now. So...without further ado I give to you some of Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 collection.

Silk crochet and fringe

  



  A friend said, roughly, when she saw this photo, she never would have thought of putting a Fedora borrowed from menswear with a lace dress, but on her it works. I love this white floral lace dress with the Fedora too.







To me this next outfit is 'Annie Hall' or Dianne Keaton taken up a notch.



This one kind of is 'Annie Hall'-ish as well.




Minus the shearling hat THIS is 'Annie Hall'




Socks with sandals? Really Mr. Lauren? Sorry love no dice from me on the footwear but the rest is okay.



If your flat on top great look but if your not...Nah...not a good look.



Almost looks like something is molting behind the model but it's just the jacket that was shown before this outfit.



The molting jacket/coat





Feel of the 1970's. I would so wear this if I didn't think I would either wash out or match it but then the white/off-white would be worse on me.








 The hat with this dress escapes me



Last one


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tea for Tuesday #15 - In the Pink

Pretty and delicate pink tea sets or tea sets that have pink in them and a piece of tea art work for this Tea for Tuesday. So please do sit and enjoy a cuppa or more.






Strawberry tea



William Henry Margetson - Afternoon Tea


Monday, January 19, 2015

MCQueen Monday #9 - Spring 2015 Ad Campaign Unveiled

  Released in Fashion Times  today is the Alexander McQueen spring campaign 2015. The images will run in the American and British Vogue, W and Interview magazines. They are also set to be on Alexander McQueen's website and social media pages.

  The campaign photo shoot was shot by British photographer David Sims, on location in a London studio, and with German model Karolyn Wolter wearing Sarah Burton's kimono-inspired wardrobe.

All photos are credited to David Sims and Alexander McQueen.








  There will probably be more images in the magazines and the company's website but for now we only have these two.

  I for one am not impressed with what I see but then again we are not talking about normal clothes. I am fine with Karolyn's androgynous look a la David Bowie, even with the bell bottoms. But for me there is something missing and I can not put a finger on it. There is no life to it. It's dead. Maybe that is the look they were going for but it has left me flat. Oh well, to each their own.