Autumn is Calling

Autumn by Winslow Homer source, WikiArt

Autumn by Winslow Homer
source, WikiArt

Etoile Isabel Marant source, farfetch.com

Etoile Isabel Marant
source, farfetch.com

 

Isabel Marant Étoile fitted waist cardigan • Etoile Isabel Marant

I Want to Be…Baby Doll

 

One of my favorite films, Baby Doll takes on issues such as sexuality, racism, capitalism and good-old-fashioned revenge. Boasting a screenplay by Tennessee Williams, the female characters are predictably Southern, a little boozy and a lot crazy. It’s absolutely perfect.

I can’t say I admire Carroll Baker’s Baby Doll, but I sure do like those pajamas…

Baby doll hallway

 

source, Vermont Country Store

source, Vermont Country Store

 

The eccentric, stuck-in-childhood decor…

Baby doll bedroom

source, One Kings Lane

source, One Kings Lane

 

 

The fact that Baby Doll is 19 and still sleeps in a crib…

Baby doll bed

 

source, HomeDepot.com

source, HomeDepot.com

And Eli Wallach’s cool signet ring…

Baby doll close up

 

source, Farfetch.com

source, Farfetch.com

 

I’ll leave you with my favorite scene from the film, one I quote sarcastically quite often:

Baby Doll Pajama Set• Vermont Country Store
Abaco Table Lamp, Gold • Abaco
Aurelie Bidermann ‘Miki Dora’ signet ring • Aurelie Bidermann
Miranda Metal Twin-Size Daybed in Bronzed Black

 

 

 

Origami Crane Necklace – Books as Inspiration

source, Amazon.com

source, Amazon.com

 

I read the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr when I was a little girl, and just cried and cried when it was finished. I remember crying because the ending was at the same time heartbreaking as it was beautifully inspirational.

I’ve had a penchant for origami ever since.

This origami necklace is both delicate and powerful at the same time, much the emotions so beautifully expressed in Coerr’s classic book.

source, Forzieri

source, Forzieri

 

Sadako, by Eleanor Coerr

Origami Sterling Silver Bird Pendant Long Necklace • Nuovegioie

Aurora Borealis as Inspiration: Alexis Bittar

source, Alexis Bittar

source, Alexis Bittar

 

I’ve always been intrigued by aurora borealis…standing at a gateway to the cosmos is a breathtaking thought.  This bracelet gives me that same feeling; it’s at the top of my Christmas wish list.

Alexis Biar Encased Lucie Hinged Bangle Bracelet • Alexis Bittar