Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Our favorite holiday of the year is here!  Samhain  - the Celtic New Year!









The veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is lifted.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wild Gypsy Art - Gertrude Degenhardt

Years ago, before the storm, I saw this print hanging in an Irish pub in New Orleans.



I loved the Irish wildness of it!  The artist is Gertrude Degenhardt who is actually from Germany and moved to Ireland to live and paint.




Her paintings have a gothic edge and a beautiful feeling of movement.  They speak to my wild gypsy soul.  What do you think?



















Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Comfort Versus Style

I've been thinking about shoes.  Living in Houston, Texas, I don't think about shoes very often.  I wear flip-flops most of the year.  (Loud gasp from fashionistas here___)  I know.  Anyway, it has been a bit cooler the last few days so I was wondering what shoes to wear.




 I absolutely cannot wear heels and never could - even in the disco days - luckily we had platforms!  They look high but your foot is actually quite level.  Just don't fall off while doing the hustle.



I'm also tall enough so don't have that issue.  I think very high heels are a weird thing in real life.



You don't see men doing it, do you?  Why don't women want to move freely? 



It reminds me of those 1950's dresses with the armholes cut so small that women couldn't move their arms too much.  No large gestures.  Hmmm.



That being said, one doesn't need to be TOO comfortable either.  Tempting though they may be, I remember hearing a comedian say that Birkenstocks are an effective method of birth control. 



I happened across this picture of Angelina.  The tan flats with skinny jeans!  Perfect.



Angelina's are from Lanvin.  At around $500, the price is a bit high for me so I'm on a search for a suitable substitute or a great sale.  Wish me luck!