Monday, 6 February 2012

Frolicking around in the Snow...

Greetings to you all! Here to post, and hoping it will cheer me up after a freezing cold day accompanied by headache and swelling in the jaw area. Yippee for me.
Anyway, though I am feeling utterly miserable and am experiencing a good many symptoms of fatigue, I am posting these photos which I took yesterday.

What was my aim for this outfit? Well, I wanted to show the contrast between the whitness of the snow and the darkness of the coat as well as showing off my gorgeous cloche hat, "Chic, no?" and gloves... also, to some extent, giving me a good reason to go outside when any sane person would be happy looking at the snow, sitting on the sofa and drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Honestly something I should have done.

The Snow that never drifts —
The transient, fragrant snow
That comes a single time a Year
Is softly driving now —

So thorough in the Tree
At night beneath the star
That it was February's Foot
Experience would swear —

Like Winter as a Face
We stern and former knew
Repaired of all but Loneliness
By Nature's Alibi —

Were every storm so spice
The Value could not be —
We buy with contrast — Pang is good
As near as memory —

Ignore the fact that the video says 'Richard Burton' instead of 'Richard Harris'. Minor mistakes in the editing are worth it for the sake of superior quality. Anyway, I hope you enjoy because this scene does sort of mention snow and I wanted to share it. The music is beautiful - as is Vanessa Redgrave - and Richard Harris presents it so wonderfully. Sadly, this is a new discovery of mine. Camelot is not one of the musicals my Mother bred me on during my childhood.
On a last note for this video, do you not think Vanessa Redgrave's facial expressions are simply perfect?

Here are a couple of vintage pieces. A Vogue Cover of which I do not know the date (if you know, do not hesitate to comment) and a French Advert for the Mont Blanc.
I tied these in because they sort of went well with the theme I had set by wearing my cloche hat. I simply adore cloche hats, and I love the sophistication they give an outfit.

Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains;
They crown'd him long ago
On a throne of rock, in a robe of clouds,
With a diadem of snow.

Thank you for reading! I would love to write more, but I have pledged solemnly to attempt to tidy my room, and my throat is hurting terribly again... and my sister is shouting because a poor little mouse, probably very hungry, has nibbled at her dress. I understand where she is coming from but, to be honest, it was not a very nice dress to begin with. Too tight. Too short. It did not flatter her figure and I think the mouse might have done her a service.

Please comment and do follow if you like!

Oh, and the poems are by Emily Dickinson and Lord Byron respectively.


vn said...

beautiful pics - love the first one
the poem was a perfect addition
'likin the straight hair!

caise said...

beautiful pictures

Claudine Chua said...

Wow, I wish we can experience snow here in Philippines. But unfortunately, we are a tropical country. :(
I love the pictures, especially the first one. <3

Zorian said...

I am following again on GFC. Apparently the first time it didn't take. Anyway, i love your blog.

dimitri said...

These photos are really great. The first one is very stylish.
The poem is very interesting too.
Nice post.

Anonymous said...

Me encanta! Muy bien! I like your blog. I think it is really good. You have beautiful hair!

Unknown said...

I really love you're blog.
Of course, I follow you.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful gloves! I like your blog!

Carmen said...

thank you very much to comment in my blog, from now on you itself and I congratulate to you for being so handsome, kisses!

kakuidori said...

such pretty pics, lovely atmosphere!

Viv said...

your photos are lovely and so are your poems!

Y además sombreros said...

Me gusta tu look, ese sombrerito te queda precioso, un beso.

Magdalena said...

Hi, honey!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! I like your blog and I just started following you !

Nice pictures and outfit!!

Have a great day!!


Unknown said...

cool photos :) like the blurry one!

Escapists said...

Love this ♥ :]

Unknown said...

thanks for your comment, beauty :)
you're outfit is so well combined :) love it! and the red lipstick suits you so good!


Colleen said...

I loveeee your hat! Thanks so much for your sweet comment :) It's always nice to know someone appreciates my posts :)


Saucy Siciliana said...

I love vintage and my daughter loves hot chocolate. I am following you from Rome!

ATW said...

thank you very much! i really like these pictures....! you look like a modern snow white :)
following you now!
would be happy if you followed back or return some time :)

Betti Baudelaire said...

Such gorgeous photos and wonderful style, I wish I could pull off a cloche with such aplomb! The Byron poem is a beaut too, perfect winter weather reading.
Your blog is divine :)
Betti xx

Midwest Muse said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I love your hair and these photos are beautiful.

Marija said...

Cute pictures! Love the hat!

Anonymous said...

Great post, love the photos, i hope you will follow my blog :)


The Fashion Philosophy said...

So pretty! Love, love your hat so much!

PS. We've a DORIS giveaway on our blog! Check it out, if you'd like! :)

ox from NYC,


Glam Mania said...

Chic hat and gloves, they look so elegant in the snow~ thanks for leaving a lovely comment, if you want, shall we follow eachother?

CafféFashion said...

Love your outfit , and yu look stunning :)

Brigita Rando

The Beautifier said...

I love your outfit, you look gorgeous, hun...loving the snow xoxo

Sarah Whitney said...

Gorgeous pics girl! Love the setting and that hat look adorable on you!

Tanja S. said...

You look amazing, I love the gloves! :)

Myriam said...

Love your gloves ! :)

Et merci de ta visite ! ^^

Mary Ann said...

I love the hat and red lips - super pretty in the snow! Happy Valentine's and thanks for taking a moment to stop by my blog and say hello! ;-)