Lectura de sambata dimineata

Nu stiu de ce, dar diminetile de vara imi aduc aminte de copilarie, de listele de carti pe care le aveam „tema” pentru vacanta. Ciresele si pepenii rosii aveau gustul mai intens, dupa-amiezele la inot erau cele mai fericite,  racoarea cearceafurilor de acasa era divina, iar vara parea interminabila. Azi dimineata, cu gandul la vacantele copilariei, am descoperit paragrafele de mai jos (habar nu am cine este Rosemarie Urquico, cea care le-a scris), dar le-am simtit ca fiind cea mai frumoasa si mai cool dedicatie pe care v-o pot face voua, celor care imi citesc blogul intr-o dimineata de sambata – aurie, insorita, lenesa, fara nori si fara griji…

„You should date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.[…]

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it.  You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads. Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”

Inainte sa se raceasca cafeaua si sa trec la la recomandarile de lectura ale zilei, sa stiti ca mai este un singur loc liber la Style Conversations #6: Arta de a face shopping, sambata urmatoare. Cine se mai inscrie?

Floriane Saint Pierre: Paris Matchmaker – “Her name might sound like a character from a 19th-­century French novel, but to fashion insiders, Floriane de Saint Pierre is the stuff of legend, not fiction “ In W Magazine.

Make a modest proposal – „I heartily approve of a woman’s right to wear a bikini, no matter what her size or shape. But I regard it a necessity that all of her bases be covered. If the images we are bombarded with of celebrities—each in a bikini briefer than the last—are anything to go by, that’s going to be tricky.” In Wall Street Journal.

When hippies walked the runways – „When you’re weighing spikes against bell-bottoms, is there really such a thing as a winner? Besides, if there is one thing that punks and hippies have in common it is that their styles were actually explicit statements against fashion. And yet for fashion designers and historians, both subcultures have retained a surprisingly potent allure.” In NY Times.

Object of desire – „“Bernard Arnault, the billionaire head of French luxury goods group LVMH, once dismissed a question about a rival group, saying: ‘As far as competitors, there are two I admire: Chanel and Hermès.’” In Financial Times.

How vacation-wear designers go on holiday– „Five women who turned a love of holidaying into fashion brands spill on the next Tulum, a swimwear that fits well and flop-free footwear”. In Wall Street Journal.

Lessons from the stylish: Annabel Hodin – „There’s nothing Annabel Hodin doesn’t know about clothes and how to make people look their best. So she should. She’s a stylist, but not just the kind that makes pretty celebrities look prettier (or in some cases, terrible), although she’s done the former endlessly, tweaking everyone from Rod Stewart to Rachel Weisz.” In The Telegraph.

Why we love Zara – „Just when the word ‘boom’ has begun to sound believable in the context of India’s fashion industry, the soaring success of Zara, the world’s biggest symbol of industrial fashion, proves how polarized India is as a shopping republic.” In Live Mint

Hollywood’s most memorable swimsuit – „The one-piece suit is pristine white, reflecting Cecilia’s chilly hauteur and sexual repression. But there are chinks in her armor. Cutouts in the bodice reveal glimpses of under-bosom. Fabric tugs at a central ring, while a complicated web of back straps further underlines the character’s inner conflict” In Wall Street Journal.

New from Paris, a label with surprises – “Atto, a new ready-to-wear label in Paris, quietly made its debut during the couture shows. Designed by Julien Dossena, formerly at Balenciaga, with Lion Blau, Atto seems born out a twin respect for French ’60s fashion (Cardin and so forth) and Japanese minimalism. Not that the clothes look the least bit retro, but the designers don’t shy away from fabrics that lend structure to their tailoring, like neoprene and jersey.” In On the Runway.

Top trends for Men’s fashion – „What will guys see in stores next spring? Here’s the inside line on the best looks from the recent menswear shows in London, Milan and Paris. Miuccia Prada shook things up with darkly romantic tropical print, but there were other stories to tell in the exaggerated checks at Marc Jacobs and Bottega Veneta and the smoking-jacket-inspired looks at John Galliano and Haider Ackermann that all but called for a pipe, slippers and monocle. And, as ever, some simply fantastic clothes came down the runways.” In Wall Street Journal.

Irina Markovits

Sunt creator de imagine, consultant de stil, jurnalist de moda si personal shopper. In ADN-ul meu se amesteca rafturile de carti cu umerasele de haine: asta e motivul pentru care biroul imi e plin de carti, reviste, haine colorate si pantofi splendizi. Prin Style Diary si munca de stilist personal transmit femeilor doua principii in care cred: stilul - la fel ca mersul pe bicicleta sau pe tocuri - este o aptitudine care se invata, prin exercitiu, cu perseverenta si urmand cateva reguli logice si de bun-simt, iar a te sti frumoasa si cu stil nu au nimic de-a face cu tendintele, cifrele de pe cantar sau din buletin, cantitatea hainelor din dulap sau pretul. Mai cred in puterea de transformare a hainelor si, mai presus de orice, ca o femeie frumoasa este neaparat educata, inteligenta si cu un interior bogat.

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    Adriana says:

    Exceptional!!! ma regasesc in totalitate…

    I am a girl who reads. 🙂

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