Love is not visible to the eyes but to the soul - Shakespeare

Friday, 29 June 2012

{Monthly favourites June 2012}

Monthly favourite June 2012


Oh, so sad to see June fade away.. I almost feel like I missed this month but when thinking of what I actually did, it sure wasn't wasted; my sister got married! and I passed my final exams before my dissertation. I am now living in my future and not always having something behind me keeping me at bay.

Since my sister's wedding, I find myself looking for the perfect pretty party wedges. Usually, they are more everyday styles with too summer-y fabrics and prints to my taste. I generally like my footwear more on the classic side. But I think that these YSL Rive Gauche gold wedges with the mary jane-feel to them are perhaps just what I am looking for.
But dear me, aren't these DSQUARED2 boots just amazing? I love the bow detail on the heel and the red lining. Oh, and the new blue colour for the ACNE Cypress is also quite lust-worthy. I would wear these shoes to everything on this page, and what's already in my actual wardrobe.

I guess one of the key colours in the fall will be this rusty, wine, oxblod, red-ish colour...The Burberry gown is spectacular. But perhaps the Miu Miu dress is more wearable, and there's the bow detail too.
However, I am most fond of the D&G print dress. So pin-up but still summer and fun. You should really go and check out the close-ups, because this pinned version doesn't give it justice.

What beautiful additons to my imaginary closet, no? I read on Tumblr a statement saying
I wish I could download clothes illegally
and I cannot say that I don't know the feeling!

Wishing you all a wonderful end of June and a spectacular start at July..

The dandelion chronicles

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

{Frail Nature}

Hi guys, long at last! Truth be told, I had my final oral exam last Tuesday and it went beyond expectations, so I am very happy.. Nevertheless, I could feel the strain the stress had taken on me and thus was in much need of place, space, and quiet musings of and on my own. I have been ctaching up on my reading - for pleasure!
I almost started crying one day when I was sitting at a café reading, and realizing that I couldn't remember when the last time I had done that was... So overwhelmed just by finding myself doing one of the things I treasure most in the world. It was kinda scary really.. So I will be taking it very nice and easy this summer before the last battle is at dawn (meaning my dissertation).

These images are of another of my favourite things, branches. Their strength and frailty all at once; the stern boldness as well as the delicate flowers. At this point in my life, I feel very much like such a branch.
A small part of the bigger tree, but the tree wouldn't be without the branches, and yet the branches possess just as much beauty on its own as joined together with the rest of the tree.

{images from my Pinterest and Tumblr}

Monday, 11 June 2012

{Inspired by Anaïs Nin}

Do you ever experience encounters with writers whom you immediate think could have been your best friend if you had lived in the same era? I do, and one of the writers I instantly knew I shared some kind of bond with was Anaïs Nin.
Especially her legendary diary has been a wonderful source of encouragement to me, and I really think more people should become familiar with her, and not just through her erotica. What I particularly like about Anaïs Nin is that she does not judge people - she observes, analyzes, and interprets, but never judges them. And that is something I think we should take to heart; integrity and respect for everyone's different opinions and values. This is just one of the reasons why I respect and look up to Anaïs Nin so much.

So a small, and so not adequate, homage to the talented and boundless muse and writer, I give you some images of the things which I associate with her and her work.
'If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I shall never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation. I think I have an immediate awareness in living which is far more terrible and more painful. There is no time lapse, no distance between me and the present. Instantaneous awareness. But it is also true that when I write afterwards, I see much more, I understand better, I develop and enrich' 
'You cannot possess without loving'
'The romantic submits to life, the classicist dominates it.'
Anais Nin

{images via Pinterest and Tumblr: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Van Gogh, 8}
All quotes from The Diary of Anaïs Nin Vol. 1


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