La Vie en Rosé

I was all ready to put up a post, but then I got news that this wonderful thing was up and I can’t possibly compete. A frock: A work of art: inspired by my work? I can die happy now, thank you Resa!

Art Gowns

Were you ever inspired to embellish an Art Gown with 300  wine corks?

Tip #1 – Do not attempt to drink 300 bottles of wine all in one night. Spread them out over a few days.


Tip #2 – Share them with friends.


Tip #3 – Read a romance novel byImelda Evans while you sip luxuriously

La Vie en Rosé is inspired by and dedicated to Imelda and her latest novel “Playing By The Rules”


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OF course I would have to attach all the corks somehow so I bought 110 meters of old gold soutache. It was easy getting else wise creative with that soutache.

Imelda2- fImelda2- gI wanted more creative fuel for  so I asked Imelda,

“If you could put 1 color to Kate & 1 color to Josh what are those 2 colors? Not that I will use them, but what would they be?”


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Atlantis Mermaid Love-in

My incredibly talented friend Resa has done it again. Another art gown, this time inspired by the sea…

Art Gowns

Did you ever get the urge to design an “Art Gown” who could swim the oceans & seas spreading love and peace?

HM #1Well, then you know she’d have to be a mermaid, and speak a lot of languages.

Le Drake Noir, as you speak 8 languages (reading and writing in 4), and are constantly posting pics of or from oceans and seas, This “Art Gown” is for you.

HM #2bMy personal challenge with this “Art Gown” was that I could only use what I had in stock. I was not allowed to buy anything.

HM #20I found:

Blue Crushed Velvet yardage

3 white T-shirts, of my design, and 2 boxes of purple dye. I immediately tie-dyed 2 of the t-shirts, thinking of hippies in their tie-dyes and velvet bell-bottoms.

When it comes to “Love &Peace”, the Hippies were full of it.

HM #22Scraps of $200.00/yd. French Lace

Blue and purple acrylic…

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Friday Favourites: Judith Leiber Handbags

And now for something completely different…

The other day, I was hunting through some old photos on the computer for something and came across a digital bundle of shots I took on Rodeo Drive, LA, in the shop of the extraordinary Judith Leiber. Continue reading

Friday Favourites visits the Sistine Chapel

In honour of the solemnity of this Friday for many people, I thought I’d share a quite extraordinary digital rendering of surely, one of the world’s most magnificent artworks, the Sistine Chapel, in Rome.

If you click on the picture below (which I took from the Wikipedia article on the Sistine Chapel) it will take you to an amazing, virtual tour of Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel.  With the buttons in the bottom left, you can zoom in or out, and by clicking and dragging with your mouse, you can change your angle of view.  I have no idea how they did this, but it’s wonderful.  A stunning Friday Favourite.

May your Friday be truly good.


PS: for those who read last week’s cocktail post and wanted the answer to the challenge question, I have put it at the bottom of the comment trail on that post.