Monarch butterflies are beautiful and amazing. It astonishes me that those small, tissue-paper thin leaves can carry them across the ocean, but they can and they manage to migrate 3000 miles fluttering those tiny wings. Of course, if you have ever chased a butterfly, you know those wings can really move.
Ode is a place for chasing butterflies, catch one and you might get a piece of jewelry by Random Calliope. I have been chasing butterflies, but i went there today to chase photos – specifically, I wanted to wear this stunning Azazello dress from Vindi Vindaloo – an homage to the monarch butterfly. Continue reading
I came to the hobby of lace-making through default. It was one of the few handcrafts my irritatingly over-skilled sister had not already tackled and conquered and wrote the book to tell the tale. I will never write any books about my own handiwork, but they are coveted as presents – especially as I can only complete a few projects a year. Still, it has created a deep love of lace and the craft of lace-making.
That is why this lovely lingerie from Carnal caught my eye immediately. The crisp contrast between the black and the white, the many layers of lace, the almost tuxedo like neatness of the lines combine to make it an attention-grabbing set of lingerie. However, since so much lingerie is difficult to wear under clothing, I can resist a lot of great lingerie. What made this irresistible was the combination of laces, almost a Whitman’s Sampler of lace. Continue reading