Saturday, July 29, 2006

My odd collection

The first time I laid eyes on a crazily-bright half slip my heart did a somersault!

I think I love these because they came at a time when fashion was evolving. Particularly the late 60s ones seem to struggle to be relevant at a time when the previously mandatory slip was about to become uncool and outmoded. They are also fun, funny and undisclosed...a secret party!

I never go looking for these half slips, they just sort of fall in my path, like lucky pennies.

Saturday, July 8, 2006

Real beauty

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.

-Martin Buxbaum

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.

-Anne Roiphe

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

-Kahlil Gibran

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.