It's been quite a while since I posted an Object of Desire. It might be that I've been more focused on the mind and the spirit than the body, but it's more likely because I blog all day about fashion for work here and here. However, these repurposed cashmere pieces by Linda Zimmermann are just too gorgeous and unique to go unmentioned. And, though certain monks and other religious types may beg to differ, the spirit (or at least my spirit) is more creative, contemplative, and productive when the body is being gently caressed by soft fabric. Photo credit: Natalie Flemming
Okay, so I would never buy these items I really, really desire. They're ridiculously expensive, of course, and it's against my personal values to spend that much on a fashion item(s). Drama Queen Boots, $468. Book Bag, $698.
Damn you, Anthropologie. I curse the day I ever set foot in your chandeliered, two-story pleasure dome. Maybe now that I've blogged about you, I can forget you...
"The Byron material is... enormously valuable and includes the manuscript of Childe Harold and love letters from Lady Caroline Lamb,
as well as letters from a mystery love. Other figures who feature in the archive are Benjamin Disraeli, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley and the explorer Isabella Bird." (via TEV)
"It's Napoleon and his lovers," Gabbana said. "It's about him and all of the women around him during his life--Marie Antoinette, Pauline, Josephine." The Napoleonic theme continued with British fashion house Burberry which celebrated its 150th anniversary with a celebrity-packed catwalk show at Palazzo Serbelloni, Napoleon's Milanese residence.
In the spirit of the season, I've purchased these two gorgeous necklaces from Alex + Chloe as gifts for... myself. It toook me about half an hour to narrow my choices down to two. Other favorites are the talon, the anchor, and the antler.