the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: July 2019

Living Her Best Life

Living Her Best Life

Iris Apfel is now 97. The inimitable Iris is living her best life. I have more posts about Iris on this blog over its three-year lifespan than any other icon. She is just so interesting, and inspiring, and busy! She’s unstoppable. And she’s having fun. Wherever I […]

Metal Metamorphosis

Metal Metamorphosis

Traditionally we were told never to drink red wine with fish; never to wear white after Labour Day; always match your shoes with your handbag, and gold and silver jewellery don’t mix. Well, times have changed. Modern culinary and fashion rules are all about disregarding […]

Shoulder Show

Shoulder Show

One of the biggest trends for summer is the off-the-shoulder design. Even more trendy is the asymmetrical off ONE shoulder. Whilst many, like Iris, insist on sleeves, what about shoulders? Do you bare them? And yes, it’s possible to have both sleeves and bare shoulders if you get the […]

Jurassic Bath

Jurassic Bath

The house we recently moved to, had been owned by a doctor and his wife.  In later years, the doctor was in a wheelchair. However, he was able to continue living at home due to the one-level layout, the Italian slate flooring throughout, as well as […]

Go Lightly

Go Lightly

Lisa Eldridge released her new lipstick collection this week: Summer Pinks. The four shades are L-R: Skyscraper Rose; Go Lightly;  Rainbow Spill; and Love of My Life. They come in two formulations: Luxuriously Lucent and Insanely Saturated. These lipsticks are only available to order online from the Lisa Eldridge website. […]

Retinol Details

Retinol Details

Oh, sometimes in beauty, as in life, it’s the little details that make a difference. I’ve been using French retinol A313 for 3 years now. I use it every night. Of late, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my skin. A woman who helped me […]

Another Era

Another Era

I found an issue of Weldon’s Ladies Journal from June 1934 at the thrift store. The magazine was published in England from 1875 to 1954. It’s a wonderful reflection of the elegance of the era. Weldon’s Ladies’ Journal published dress patterns each month. Founded by British chemist, journalist […]

Beauty Queen

Beauty Queen

This Japanese sunscreen wins for prettiest packaging. Most tubes of sunscreen are best left out of sight at the bottom of your beach bag because obviously no one has given much thought to sunscreen design. But that’s a big oversight for their marketing departments because […]