Friday, February 15, 2013

Ralph, Channeling Anna

his theme for Fall '13 is, perhaps, Anna Karenina...
but it's also pure "Ralph"
the one & only Ralph.

notice the large bag, the huge oversized coat, a piece I predict
will sell out almost overnight because it works for so many occasions.

same with this delectable outfit,
one I wish I had right this minute.

daywear, longer skirts for certain

notice the jewelry, the long, swinging necklaces, large opulent earrings

Oscar worthy

the collection did not have any color, except the dark sapphire blue & the browns,
only black & white.

it is the most beautiful day in Houston, crisp & clear, so a good day for walking the
dogs and myself (which I used to enjoy so much).  We have a 3-mile jogging track
around Memorial Park, only a few minutes from the house, and I'm determined
to get myself back over there. I may not run, but the dedicated walking would help
mind & body a lot, I think.

I used to do that track at least 3 times a week & I need to return to that regimen.
staying in and working hard does not release stress and worry, so as we
turn to Spring the need to be out there is strong.

therefore, I need new shoes.
Friday is a good day for buying a great pair of running shoes, isn't it?

is anyone else watching the TV show of Kerry Washington's, "Scandal?"
it gets better every episode, I think.

& now with all the eliminations over at American Idol it will get be good
to watch also.  I have learned to adore Nicki Minaj, her hilarious expressions
& brilliant wit make the show worth watching.



Entertaining Women said...

Nicki Minaj...who'd a thunk that anyone could make Mariah look like a lady...but she has! I've always adored Ralph Lauren...long one of my 'go to' designers. Thanks for sharing t hese gorgeous images. Cherry Kay

A Well Styled Life said...

I love each and every look shown here. The velvets look so sumptuous. Beautiful, beautiful and romantic. Yes Marsha, getting outside is so important for my stress relief also. Have a beautiful weekend.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

As I was just writing on his furniture line, the man can do no wrong in my eyes! He is amazing. I love every piece!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Gorgeous Marsha ..... all that lovely black, dark and sludgy colours. Just what I like !!!!
Enjoy your lovely weather and your walks. XXXX

Coco said...

Amazing creations, pure elegance and sophisticated opulence. I'm your newest follower dear, hope you'll visit my blog some time! Ps. Going to check out Scandal: I'm a tv series addicted and I'm now crushing over Downton Abbey :-) lots of love, Coco

Katie Clooney said...

I agree...Scandal gets better every week. Love the chemistry between Kerry and the Pres. I really like the wife too. Didn't realize you lived in Houston. We lived in The Woodlands for six years and loved it. Have a great weekend.

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOVE SCANDAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is the best and I agree, gets better every episode!!! I adore that feather shrug!!! All the dresses are beautiful, what a collection! I wish we had places to go to get that dressed up. However, I am likeing the long(er) skirts and boots combo. Being short though, I am not sure I can pull that off. Have a beautiful weekend. I need to WALK too!!!!! XO, pinky

VM Creation Atelier said...

Beautiful collection! I do like Ralph Lauren designs really very much!
It looks like a bit ´´Russian´´ style....Fur hats and another head designs.
Amazing fabrics,wich makes my heart stop:-)*

I wish you wonderful weekend,my dear friend;-)*

Sending you hugs,

Mumbai said...

Soooo gorgeous. You are never wrong when you choose R.L. and finally the glamour comes back.

cindy hattersley design said...

Love anything Ralph and I like Scandal too!! It is good to hear you like American Idol I was staying away from it this year because of the hosts (other than Keith Urban). I will have to give it a shot!

HeartWings said...

Love, love Ralph Lauren....what amazingly classic and romantic style. He does it like no other! Happy walking dear does help everything feel better!

Maryanne White said...

For me RL never fails, no matter what he is designing. Love the carpet bag! I believe I had one in the early 70s to carry art supplies back and forth.
Happy Weekend,

Ron said...

It does not get any better than Ralph Lauren. He is a fave of mine.

Unknown said...

The man is the longer skirts with the big belts. So pretty!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Put those Saint Laurent heels down Miss Marsha, running shoes do not have a 5" heel!:)
I love the third from last image, who can resist a feathered sleeve...well, apart from bigbird!
Sending oodles of love.
P x

Gail Peterson said...

RL is my favorite designer... He just nails it every collection!
The velvets are stunning with fur!
Thank you for a beautiful post...
Casual Loves Elegance