The lovely journey of a family of Peonies

In the beginning, or better yet, in their re-birth, they made a hearty try, struggling against a late frost. But as hard working families do, they pulled through, even if looking a bit tired in the beginning...

But the sun came, the earth warmed to with the glow, and it fed nutrients and earthworms into the soil, and the family of peonies grew...

It was time to share them with the world, so Lady Warfield, carefully picked the strongest families and gently packed them up in wet towels, taking the long and yet short journey from the country side to the city..

On their journey, they found delight in the warm glow cast upon them by the passerbyers and the passengers on the train. Master Dean was delighted, as was his little dog Tiki, to share them their Brooklyn friends, and adorn their home with their beauty...

And beautiful they look.. all together in their very own new home.

And the sun still shines on them, as more of them open up to absorb the light...



Look Mom, there's a flock of Giant birds on the Lawn


These are actually what's called Guinea hens. Crazy little birds, ugly, and yet, very uniquely interesting. They come up and visit us quite often. It's great pretending you have hens and horses, just because your neighbors do, and they are either so close, or just love to pop by for a cluck cluck cluck.




Dancing till I trip into the Cab...

Which I think I did.

Here we go. The moment you have been waiting for! My stunning self squished into the second dress! And how lucky was I that in one week I had 3 occasions to go out and dress up in cute little silky dresses. This, my favorite piece, I wore Saturday Night to my friend Sonya's birthday. And what fun night! I made some new friends too.

Queen of Tarts


Here I am with my famous Blueberry and Pear Tart, turned into a Birthday cake for Sonya

This is "thee" mommies of Brooklyn. Well we are missing a few, but they couldn't make the event! I would call this show, "The Real Ladies of Brooklyn". Not "housewives", because how does that define anyone solely? And not all are "housewives"! Single moms! Hmmm.


Top Photo: Me, Sonya & Jennifer. Round Photo: Daniela, Jennifer, Sonya & me.
Bottom Left: Victoria a& Sonya.  Right Bottom: Me & Jennifer


And introducing Marco, my dream date.


My New Collection

If two can count as a collection, then I'm on my way.

Last week, I dipped into my earnings, and bought two, (yes two... one just would not do!) dresses by the very young, and very talented Margarita Saplala. I rarely go to Dear Fieldbinder, as I sometimes find there things don't work for me... but last week I peaked in and had a lot of success.

I stumbled upon these two dresses:
(see me in the one pictured second, here on my recent post "Fashion Night Out")

Still waiting for some photos from Saturday's night out, where I wore that first dress to my friend's birthday party.

Both dresses, were designed by the creative and talented Margarita Saplala. Her printed dresses are fresh and playful, but not really girly, because the patterns are geometric and feel more like drawings from her portfolio. It is so me!




Fashion Night out At The Brooklyn Museum of Art


I haven't a clue what to do... with my hair! Oh my!!!
So I keep cutting it. It's fun! And quite sexy looking... for now. The temptation to grow is always there... But now, Chop Chop Chop... and why not right before a big event. All with my own two hands!

(all ready to go, in my new dress by New York Designer: Margarita Saplala

American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection

Yes, Last thursday, I was invited to attend The Brooklym Museum who has partnered with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to present a major fashion exhibit showcasing 85 costumes, many of which haven't been on display in 20 years. An amazing collection, with pieces from Dior, Divecy, Elsa Scapareli the surrealist and Charles James, a cult figure of american design. Many of these costumes were worn by very special people, including, Queen Victoria.

Exhibit dates: May 7–August 1, 2010
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Norman Norell (American, 1900–1972). Evening Ensemble, 1970–71. Gold organdy, beaded gold silk jersey. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Toni Tavan Ausnit, 1990 (2009.300.1383a–b)

It was a fabulous evening, and I took advantage of the empty halls, and elegent people, and took a turn into...


Kiki Smith (American, b. Germany 1954). Singer (detail), 2008. Cast aluminum, 65 x 27 x 24 in. (165.1 x 68.6 x 61 cm). © Kiki Smith, courtesy the artist and The Pace Gallery. Photo by Volker Dohne/Courtesy of The Pace Gallery

On Exhibit: February 12–September 12, 2010
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor

In this exhibition, artist Kiki Smith's installation explores creative inspiration and the cycle of life in relation to women artists. From the milestones of birth and death to experiences such as the daily chores of domestic life. Beautiful, striking, and thoughtful. I would love to have one of her drawings hanging on my wall.

(Klara and me having fun with Kiki's arts)


The Lady has Style



What can I say about Tor? She's amazing. She is a mother, wife, co-owner of White Rabbit England, and a renovation artist. She can turn anything around. Take something old and unwanted, and make it new. Or something new and boring, and antique it.

I'm going to figure out a way to make her famous!
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