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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pocket that Square

If you're in the mood for wearing tailored jackets perhaps you might think of dressing them up with anything from brooches and pins to scarfs and cravats. But one tiny detail is perhaps indicative of style and uniqueness in more ways than. The humble little pocket square which men use to brighten up their jackets, speaks to me like a dressed up handkerchief or a miniature scarf that is only usable inside the wee breast pocket on my jacket. And the finesse of silk coupled by these gorgeous and inspiring colours and styles add to the impact. 

There are four options here..... buy them for yourself in all colours or buy them for your partner and share; third option is to get one of every colour and stuff into Christmas stockings (whilst keeping one for yourself); or else make the best of a seasonal promotional offer from the unique Mediterranean menswear range of GagliardiAll pocket squares featured here belong to this brand which is currently offering a  FREE seasonal pocket square with all online orders in excess of €100. 


Thursday, November 7, 2013

All about PInk Roses

John William Waterhouse (1849 - 1917) 'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may' 1909

I'm a sucker for yellow roses and have chosen to have yellow roses for my wedding bouquet as well as found (by coincidence where coincidences are not actually so) that our new house came incorporated with a bush of regularly flowering yellow roses.

However there is something about pink roses that is particularly enticing. I love these images by Waterhouse, created in the early years of the 20th Century in the pre-Raphaelite phase, where his depiction of roses are exceptionally touching.

Looking out for pink roses amidst my many social contacts, I came up with quite a handful of particularly exciting specimens. 

The Enchanted Home

Laughing with Angels

Cut-out Rose Handkerchief

Pink Cabbage Roses

Roses Scarf

I actually discovered a website called Pink Roses and am quite excited to add it to my regular reading list.....
Pink Roses Blog