Très Chic May

Hello God!

Thank You for May! The inebriating scent of a bunch of lily of the valley in my hands is taking my head away to somewhere where I am in Dior dress with Van Cleef and Arpels jewellery. Vogue‘s model I am now!

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May is beautiful, May is très chic!

Chic is a French word, “Très Chic” literally means”very stylish”.  French style is to embody elegance and minimalism – Less is more. As Leonard de Vinci said – “Simplicity is supreme sophistication”.

For me elegant Lily of the Valley is reflection of the supreme sophistication.Le Miguet

The scientific name for Lily of the Valley is, “Majalis” or “Mails” which means “belonging to May”. The flower also has many formal names like May Lily, May bells, Ladder-to-heaven and Male Lily. It is called “Muguet” in French.

The delicate green sprigs in emeralds capped with tiny white brilliant bells this brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels is, mmmm let me find the words, très chic!May Dior.jpg

 

Lily of the valley was Cristian Dior’s lucky flower. “Superstitious and attentive, he slipped a sprig of the delicate dried flower into the hem of every one of his haute couture models, and always kept it with him. In his jacket pocket he kept a finely crafted reliquary containing his beloved flower” – I am reading in the story of Dior.

This dress “Muguet” (Lily of the Valley) is from haute couture Spring-Summer 1957.

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Christian Dior knew how to express delicacy and femaleness in his dresses. French très chic looks effortlessly but with sense of intrigue. Woman is in beautiful dress Lily of Valley, what else can be soooo French!

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Lily of the Valley brings luck and signifies the return of happiness.

Tender fairy with charm – butterfly  on this watch by Van Cleef and Arpels,  you see it is without figures, promises to us very happy and très chic May.

“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness,” said Christian Dior.  Dior dress with Van Cleef and Arpels jewellery is just a dream I was blessed by a simple flower, lily of the valley.

I am happy to feel your smiling eyes, I am happy to share this moment with you. We are beautiful, endlessly beautiful.

 

In My Shoes

Hello God!

Thank You for versatility You so generously provides to all of us. Do you hear “versatility” my brain have recognised  “vitality”. We are vital because of we are versatile.

A versatile and intelligent blogger Shaun who is looking for a reasoning to a complicated world have nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, Shaun, the Award is important for me because of providing my vitality.

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Rules:

1.Thank the person who gave you this award. Done.
2.Include a link to their blog. Done.
3.Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. Done.
4.Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. Done
5.Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself. Done.

To know a person better walking a mile in his or her shoes we have. I am a woman so I invite you for a walking in my heels. So the 7 thing about myself I will tell you. Actually these heels are mine metaphorically. Footwear designer Kobi Levi creates shoes on the level of art for the feet and exactly reflects a versatility of my person.

In my cat shoes I declare my femininity. As a cat woman I am tender and warm. I love my red velvet dress with deep décolleté and warm pyjama with polar bears. The first tells me about cat confidence and the second allows me to feel fluffy and playful kitten.

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In my dog shoes I am devoted to my family and friends. I am incredibly happy to meet your likes and comments with a dog’s tongue outside of my smiling mouth.

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In my swan shoes I dream to be as slim and gracile as a ballerina in “Swan Like”. Three yoga classes and two swimming sessions weekly are working.

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In my mallard duck shoes I am the epitome of glamour. Glitter and sequins I adore. Could you hear this Diva on the stage? Yes, it is me.

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I my toucan shoes I am stubborn. I can do one exercise for 25 times every day until the exercise is a part of my being.

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In my violin shoes I am a teacher of the piano. I teach children to touch the keys according their feelings. From the first steps we learn to be happy by expressing our feeling on the 88 keys of the piano. Great composers help us.

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The seventh things about myself I tell you in my home shoes I am sitting in now and writing to you my main words: Hello God! Thank You. I love you.

My nominees for The Versatile Blogger Awards

  1. http://theopiniator.wordpress.com
  2. http://processingthelife.com
  3. http://euzicasa.wordpress.com
  4. http://tailsfromparis.com
  5. http://ralphiesportal.me
  6. http://almostdreamer.wordpress.com
  7. http://askinsaneelaine.com
  8. http://pjb1943.wordpress.com
  9. http://thesprightlywriter.wordpress.com
  10. http://garite.wordpress.com
  11. http://adamsart.wordpress.com
  12. http://fashionisallthat.wordpress.com
  13. http://mythoughtsonapage.com
  14. http://navyblueworld.wordpress.com
  15. http://moejackson.com

So I am accepting the Versatile Blogger Award with gratitude and honour. Thank you for a walking a mile in my heels. I hope it was light and pleasant moment in your life. Have a happy weekend!

String Quartet

Hello God!

Thank You for Igor Stravinsky. The composer is great. For this Friday’s night I have chosen his Three Pieces for String Quartet. The music is amazing and, mmm, a little specific. You can not expect from Stravinsky light harmonious trills and passages. He surprises by droll, mercurial, ultra-modern sounds and adventurous use of color and scoring. Violins are happily laughing because viola and cello are mechanically and funny “clock working”. I am playfully laughing in violins company. 

Viktor and Rolf created the String Quartet too. Together with Stravinsky Victor and Rolf are great on my scene. Amy Lowell, a poet, is declaiming her poetry: Stravinsky’s Three Pieces “Grotesques”, for String Quartet: Second Movement. I invite you to enjoy with me this great composition.

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Pale violin music whiffs across the moon,

A pale smoke of violin music blows over the moon,

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Cherry petals fall and flutter,

And the white Pierrot,

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Wreathed in the smoke of the violins,

Splashed with cherry petals falling, falling,

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Claws a grave for himself in the fresh earth

With his finger-nails.

Thank you for sharing with me the pleasure of mixing fashion, poetry and music. Have a beautiful weekend!

Loius Adventure

Hello God!

Thank You for Moscow. I love this city. I was studying and working there and it was the happiest time in my life. When the West is going to celebrate Thanksgiving, we have our own entertainments.

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A Loius Vuitton trunk-shaped pavilion has appeared on the Red Square. The luxury brand said the pavilion was inspired by sketches of a trunk which belonged to Russian Prince Wladimir Orloff and had his monogram “P.W.O.” in large letters on the front.

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The trunk was supposed to host the Spirit of Adventure exhibition of designer suitcases on December 2, but its fate already looks in doubt.

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We, Russians, are so unpredictable and spontaneous. Louis Vuitton fashion house asked to remove the pavilion from Red Square almost in a day when it is was installed. The main reason of this authorities decision is unpatriotic advertisement of French fashion house on the main Square of Russia. But this summer Dior was allowed on Red Square. I said we are so unpredictable and spontaneous.

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The pavilion is going to be removed to Park Gorkogo. It will be nice to have a possibility to see the Spirit of Adventure exhibition. I hope the adventure of Louis in Moscow will have a happy end.

Thank you for reading and sharing my hopes.

Bird Flies

Hello God!

Thank You for this possibility to make each other better. My daughter asked me about a birds in a cages we have seen in the zoo: “Why are these birds in the cages? In my fairy tales birds live in a magic forest.” I explained that the zoo is a kind of hospital for a sick birds. Its will live in a forest when a doctor allows. 5 y.o. is a good age for this story, daughter is satisfied by my answer.

“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” Jacques Deval sarcastically said. The words mirror human approach to nature, but in our will to help each other to become better, kinder and in the end make a little creature free. I mean “little creature” in the wide sense. We all have something or somebody to free.

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I love poems by Alexander Pushkin. The special one for today is “The Little Bird”.

Here in a foreign land
I perform an ancient rite:
I free a bird from my hand
in Spring’s cascading light.

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The act consoles my heart,
how can I grudge God’s will;
if I can grant, to some small part
of Creation, freedom, still?

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A models walks the runway in the Agatha Ruiz De La Prada show during Milan Fashion Week Women wear Autumn/Winter 2009.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images).

Thank you for your help to make me better. Happy Friday!

Mind’s Eye

Hello God!

Thank You for our mind’s eyes. According to wikipedia: “The phrase “mind’s eye” refers to the human ability for visualization, for the experiencing of visual mental imagery; in other words, one’s ability to “see” things with the mind.”

I have met two variations of the phrase: “the eye of the mind” and “the mind’s eye”.

The phrase “the eye of the mind” comes from Plato. Philosophy is the path to enlightenment, to see by the light of the Sun in the real world outside of the cave of illusion which ignorance is. The intellect shows the true reality. This is reality as seen through the eye of the mind.

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“The mind’s eye” probably became known through the work of Shakespeare. He uses it in the best-known of all plays – Hamlet, 1602, in a scene where Hamlet is recalling his father:

HORATIO:
Where, my lord?

HAMLET:
In my mind’s eye, Horatio.

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The Mind’s Eye is powerful. The Mind’s Eye actually creates the world.  Since “the world” for Hegel means “knowledge of the world” through the mind, then as mind develops, knowledge changes and the world changes in accordance. Mind is what makes human beings human. Further, the categories of thought are universal in being the same for all human minds. The world is the creation, the product, of these universal categories of thought. All forms of activity are the embodiments of the ideas of each activity.

We think, therefore we are. How and what we think determines who we are and how we live. French philosopher Henri Bergson has a famous quote: “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Me have to clear the lenses our mind’s eyes see through by a new happy knowledge and vision of the dream we desire to embody every moment of life.

For Aristotle, the purpose of life is not just to live but to live well, to flourish. Since this is so, it makes sense to think well. To live well, it is necessary to think well. As we think, so shall we live.

Fall’s air and sounds of falling gold leaves create a mood to think, dream and visualize. Thank you for your mind’s eye we create our reality by.

Paper Heart

Hello God!

Thank You for Your Inspiration to create our happy today. My today is wonderful. I was playing with my daughter in our favorite game “Create a dress and Wear a paper dolls” when my daughter had asked the question: “Mummy, has a paper doll got a heart?” You know it was Insight.

We are wearing the clothing to become more attractive, we are smiling to show our communicative skills because the big boss loves us in this role. How often do we remember about what inside us is? Today my 5 y.o. daughter has reminded me about the important thing. I am here to share it with you.

Simone Pfister, I have met her today, print-makes a wonderful paper dresses but not for a paper dolls. Her dresses are masterpieces of art created for touching our hearts.

Flourish

Flourish

Take a piece of paper

and draw a little heart

What to write within?

Well, your name’s a start.

Tape it to your chest,

wear it, proud and smart.

Gardens

Gardens of Dark and Bright

Let the world know

that you have a paper heart.

Easy made, easy torn,

and easy to replace.

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Art is the Flower

To have a paper heart

is to have a paper face.

Expressions changed easily

Smiles thrown aside.

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A Beautiful Heart

Wear this paper exposition,

hide your tears with pride.

No nerves here from heart to face,

emotions cast away.

Present yourself, miniscule but effortlessly,

for you wear a paper heart (it’s the latest trend, anyway).

 

Tuk, tuk, tuk, Hello my darling! It is me, your heart. I am beating inside you…

Thank you for listening your heart now. This moment is precious, we are.