Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lace, Lace, Everywhere Lace....

"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; 
lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs 
which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, 
and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit 
could have a more graceful or precise origin." 
 Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939

I'm swearing to God that I would actually wear these shoes,
& think I was cute

something for all the jeans girls who are made at me,
maybe just a little longer if you're older than 8

this must have been a wedding, but why not for everyday...just without the favors.

you know, by now, that I absolutely adore Dolce & Gabbana...
probably because they're Italians.

fashionistas gotta start young

"Let's face it, there's nothing wrong with showing a little lace. 
Where's the harm? 
Feminine, delicate, timeless - I'm loving the lace.
I'm loving how it reminds of when I went to Burano, 
the Venetian island that specializes in lace. 
I'm loving how it softens any look, 
how it evokes another era.

Ah, lace.  Lace love.  Love."

by Megan Taylor of San Francisco



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Pondside said...

Lace says 'luxury' to me.
I think that Catherine Middleton did more for lace in this generation than anyone or anything else.

Catherine Robinson said...

We definitely like the same things, Marsha...I love lace, so feminine. Love the first pic...I had a blouse very similar to this in the early 80s...maybe I still have it! :)
Great image pic 8 and the Dolce & Gabbana dress...exquisite.
Have a great day...oh, and yes by the way I am tall...
5'9"...just love a long, elegant, sweeping coat!

Greet said...

Dear Marsha,
These shoes and the jeans!!! Oh my gosh!! How beautiful is this!!

By the way, I love your chosen music visiting your blog! I could stay here!!

legend in his own lunchtime said...

Hi Marsha, Thank you for your lovely comments. I can't believe someone with your exquisite taste and style could find anything interesting in my blog, but i am flattered that you have found me. I have been looking through your site and I LOVE what I see. You and Ruth are two peas in a pod.. I am just off to follow your blog so I don't miss a trick.
It is nice to meet you.

Ann said...

Oh I'm loving lacy outfits these days too... I still have to buy one though.

I just love the delicateness of lace and the femininity of it all ♥

Love all those lace items above...

Wildernesschic said...

I adore lace.. lace table linen .. black lace finger less gloves.. dresses.. those shoes .. I love the little denim shorts. I love Lace xx

Anonymous said...

beautiful beautiful shoe and... dress nr.... all :)

under spanish moss said...

Dear Marsha,
We're not lacy kinda of ladies however some of the new styles for business casual that are hitting the stores are beautiful! We agree with the babee in the last picture though…a lady must always have her pearls on!
Have a wonderful wednesday!
Renee and Angela

The enchanted home said...

Being a lover of all things lace, I love this post!! I am aways so drawn to beautiful lace in clothing...have lots, its so elegant, timeless and sophisticated, I enjoyed this post and especially that darling little fashionista who is starting out so young:)

Dustjacket Attic said...

I just love lace, and there are so many great designs with it now.


La Maison Boheme said...

Oh lord, I'm loving this post. Isn't lace marvelous? Perfectly feminine and old world. I love it.

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Yes,yes and once more YES for lace!!!

All time beautiest thing ever:-)))*
Love lace in lingeries so very much,but laces dress is absolutely gorgeous,mostly combinations with silk or another similar textils...

And,OMG....how fantastic is lace by in your head as a little accesoire!

Hugs and XXX,

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,Marsha...I lissten you playlist and these Jane Morgan melodie Fascination brings me SOooooooooooo unbelievebly away from daily life of us:-)))*
Dreamly beautiful number...


Cat & Cricket said...

Marsha~ One can never go wrong with lace if done properly! Beautiful post!
Gypsea Nurse

Simone said...

That little baby with the pearls....LOL!!!

Beautiful images Marsha, lace done properly is indeed a beautiful thing. Your shorts comment made me smile :) xx

Christine said...

I am so in love with this post! Fabulous images!
Dolce & Gabbana...sigh...and those shoes...!
I wore my grandmother's Victorian wedding dress for my wedding because I could never have found a dress that had more beautiful handmade lace and embroidery.
Yes, yes! Love lace.

LaPouyette said...

Who could describe laces any better than Coco Chanel?
Wonderful post - as usual!
Warmest (or better cool?)greetings,

quintessence said...

All beautiful. I can't wear lace - looks awful on me but I can certainly appreciate it on others. And how cute is that baby!!

georgia~gigi said...

Oh Marsha what a beautiful post!
Lace is all those things, and yes timeless (yay)
I am with you on the shoes, deep sigh!
Lots of love
gi gi

Nuit said...

oh the shoes are FABULOUS! I'd wear them no problemo!!!! and Lace to me is sexy, special, girlie, elegant and amazing.

Oh, and Chanel's quote is flippin' genius. THANK you Marsha, you always bring the much needed dose of Glamour into my life. xo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Lace is a girly pleasure and a the stuff of fairytales! Such beautiful images!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Marsha,
I LOVE lace, be it in fashion or in interiors.
I love the mixture of lace and leather and the examples that you have shown are just beautiful.
..... and Burano is wonderful, isn't it ? We loved Burano more than Murano when we were in Venice.
I've always loved that photograph of the shoes.....I have the image of the black ones saved in my pictures and the cupboard of old lace is wonderful. I also love the first image and would love a blouse like that.
A beautiful post Marsha, full of the best examples of lace ( maybe apart from the shorts !!!!) XXXX

Anonymous said...

The shoes are lovely, in the tradition of Cinderella ~ Alexandra

Haute World said...

I love how timeless lace is, yet it's constantly being used to reinvent fashion as well. And it can have both an utterly feminine vibe, as well as a more darker gothic one. Adore that white gown!!

Anonymous said...

I love how you've shown all the wondrous ways lace can communicate all kinds of moods and ideas :)

x M.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Lace is the ultimate girly material!!! It can look innocent or sexy. This baby is too cute!!! ~Val

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Marsha,I adore the romance and mystery of old lace, loving the shot of the linen cupboard and the crystal panda clutch!Sharon xx