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{happy halloween!}

by roséline


. . . gilded pumpkins and golden garlands, soirées and masquerades, or quiet cocktails by firelight -- whatever you may have planned for this all hallow's eve, hope it's filled with a little magic . . .




{style inspiration : a very valentino halloween}

by roséline



. . . this post was supposed to be published before halloween, but with all the candy and commotion, was lost, and so, perhaps a little inspiration to bookmark for next year?


[more below] x


{décor inspiration : linen, leopard print & shades of grey}

by roséline


. . . linen and velvet, herringbone and carerra, crown moulding, chandeliers and leopard print -- with the passing of each late-autumn day, becoming more and more drawn to cosy and pretty neutrals the colour of overcast skies . . .





[images : interior design by stefania di girolamo, interiors digital via vt interiors]

{style inspiration | at the office : a wool skirt & a pretty lace collar}

by roséline


. . . this week's office inspiration is a beautiful juxtaposition of heavy and light, of warm tweeds and wool paired perfectly with a hint of delicate lace . . .


similar look | lace tops : CHLOÉ Floral-lace and wool-blend sweatericon /// Alice + Olivia Bali Top With Pearl Bead Embellished Peter Pan Collar /// VALENTINO Lace and cable-knit wool and cashmere-blend sweatericon /// CHLOÉ Belted lace blouse /// TODD LYNN Chuy metallic lace topicon

similar look | wool skirts : Brooks Brothers Wool Herringbone A-Line Skirt /// BURBERRY PRORSUM tweed pencil skirt /// PAUL & JOE Sardine high-waisted tweed pencil skirticon /// PINK TARTAN Detachable Peplum Skirt in Black /// BURBERRY wool pencil skirt /// LKB Rhea Wool Blanket Check Skirt /// STELLA MCCARTNEY Alyssa wool-twill pencil skirticon /// BURBERRY PRORSUM Ruffled tweed skirticon /// CREATURES OF THE WIND Ruffled-hem plaid woven wool skirticon

previous inspiration :
one /// two /// three /// four /// five /// six /// seven /// eight /// nine /// ten /// eleven

[image sources & credits : one /// two]


{hope you've had a beautiful weekend & a few lovely links}

by roséline


. . . friday was spent back in the city for errands and storage units and the post office and such; then a warehouse amidst boxes and last-minute labels, shipping containers and a thousand miles; and after forty-eight boxes of our things [mostly books and shoes, and mostly mine], it can it certain that p is the very best ever, [although of that, there was never any doubt]; and so, after all the commotion, the rest of the weekend was spent listening to the sound of the falling rain, glasses of wine and firelight . . .

hope you've had a beautiful late-october weekend and that it was beautiful where you are, —roséline xo



[as always, a few lovely links below] x

{halloween style inspiration | how-to : the sexy kitten}

by joey bailey for {this is glamorous} | view previous articles


. . . halloween has nearly arrived, and if you have not had a chance to plan to your costume yet, a little quick and simple, and impossibly pretty inspiration . . .



Halloween Collage 1

becca shimmering skin perfector /// laura mercier secret camouflage /// guerlain rose aux joues /// yves saint laurent rogue volupté /// napoleon perdis china doll gel eyeliner /// chanel écriture de chanel automatic liquid eyeliner /// shu uemura eyelash curler gold ///yves saint laurent volume effect faux cils /// napoleon perdis 'daisy' faux lashes /// M·A·C 'carine roitfeld' 49 lash /// limited edition pearl cat ear aliceband /// elnett satin extra strong hold hair spray

[cat-eye how-to below] x


{great love story № 21 | robert browning & elizabeth barrett}

by joey bailey for {this is glamorous} | editing & image compilation by roséline | view previous articles


Poetic love letters, a courtship, and loving one another until their dying day are but a rarity in today’s age, so a romance that combines all three must certainly be a great love story; although not the knight in shining armour of a young girl's imagination, Robert Browning was Elizabeth Barrett’s hero, metaphorically sweeping her off her feet, loving and holding her until her dying breath.


Elizabeth Barrett, born on March 6 1806, in County Durham, England, was an extraordinary child with a thirst for knowledge. Infatuated by Greek, English and Roman literature, she began writing poetry at the age of six and never stopped.


At fifteen, Elizabeth suffered a disease of the nervous system, for which medical science of the time was unable to diagnose, although many believed to be tuberculosis.  The disease caused Elizabeth to become frail and weak and suffer terribly in the colder months, causing here to be largely secluded to her room, where she would write and read constantly. Other than her family, she saw very few visitors.


As Elizabeth’s work began to be published, her success and fame grew, and by the time her 1844 volume, Poems, was published, she was one of the most popular writers in the country.  A long time aficionado, Robert Browning, finally decided to write a ‘fan letter’ of sorts to Elizabeth, the first few lines of which read . . .


{style inspiration | shoes, shoes, shoes : giuseppe zanotti}

by roséline


. . . and from the lacy leather cut-outs of autumn, a move to glamorous glitter and elegant sparkle for upcoming festivities and holiday soirées . . .

{p.s.} another style here

previously :

oscar de la renta // marc jacobs // freya rose // manolo blahnik // jill stuart // maison martin margiela // valentino // mugnai // chanel // lanvin // louboutin // sergio rossi // bruno frisoni // magic in the air // chloé // charlotte olympia // zara glitter heels

[image : cool girl style, shoes by giuseppe zanotti]


{website news | take me away : a one year anniversary}

by roséline


. . . and in all the busy-ness last week, there was not a chance to celebrate a very special event : last week marked the one year anniversary of sarah's enchanting series, {take me away} -- one year since the very first article, perfectly packed, was published, along with a useful [& downloadable] packing list -- and since then, there have been castles and rose gardens and extravagant silks, farmhouses and lighthouses and fields of lavender; champagne and lace, and an unforgettable glimpse at st. petersburg, and many other astonishingly beautiful cities along the way . . .




happy anniversary, sarah! thank you for bringing so much beauty here every week, and looking forward to all the new adventures you've dreamed up xo

[images : style me pretty /// the glamour chic /// decade /// salad eyes]


{style inspiration | at the office : the cape trench}

by roséline


. . . this week's office inspiration is the always chic classic trench, but with a sophisticated twist -- the cape sleeve trench, perfect worn as an ensemble, or even on its own . . .

[another look, below] x