Friday, November 18, 2011

The Tinca Tinca Fish ...or you can call me Doctor

This very handsome plate by the Czech illustrator Jiri Malay shows the Tench or Doctor Fish, a fish found throughout Europe, Siberia and the Caucasus. Why is it also known as the Doctor Fish? It was believed that the mucous on this handsome fish could help treat a wounded fish, so Doctor it is.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

1960s Vogue 2206 Molyneux

Featured in the October 1969 issue of Vogue Fashion News, this design by Molyneux features such lovely attention to detail with a standing collar, martingale belt buttoned to the back and pockets inside the front seams. Edward Molyneux was one of those rare designers who was able to transition from the 1930's to the 1970's with dresses that had unbroken lines and a fluidity that was both modern and up to date.

Friday, November 11, 2011


White Jewels that Fall From the Sky was not my reaction this morning when I saw the first flakes of the season falling. I can remember the excitement I once felt from the first day of snow. But in the past few years I've driven through blizzard conditions too many times. Let it snow, but only when I don't have to go anywhere!