I went to Brick Lane today and came across this cute flower head-dress stand. At Bestival last year they had these for sale and all us girls wore them like fairy princesses. Its certainly very popular now, all the high street stores are selling replicas which does annoy me because I liked wearing them. Though this stall was great and cheap, and, if nothing else, was a beautiful bit of greenery in Spitalfields market.
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
I went to see “Manon” the ballet at the Royal Opera House last night. I love the music in this scene, but the costumes from the whole performance were stand out. In Act 2 they wore stunning period outfits all in a rustic autumn hue, with big auburn and ginger almost-afros, it could have been any catwalk show - if catwalks were in grand palaces that is. The women were just so elegant, and the men… stronger and more toned than any athlete. Such a beautiful story, I miss the ballet.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
I found this on a favourite blog and had to steal it. Evelyn McHale was 23 when she leaped from the top of the Empire State Building and landed perfectly on a limousine parked eighty six floors below. Nearby, photographer Richard Wiles rushed to the scene after hearing the loud noise and captured this moment. The photograph was then published as Life magazine's Photo of the Week on the 12th of May 1947- just a few days after it was taken- and appeared again in The Best of Life retrospective some years later. Portraying a scene of both great sadness, utter stillness and beauty, the image continues to evoke great emotion over sixty years after its publication.