It’s a national holiday in Romania today, so we’re having a long weekend. After a Saturday spent throughout the deserted town, in bookstores, hence more titles adding up to my wishlist as you’ll see below, and having late lunch and mint lemonade al fresco and a Sunday spent on a day trip (wouldn’t a visit to a vineyard be a lovely choice for these last weekends of summer?), bathing in the shining sun under an unblemished blue sky, today is left to reading, catching up with emails and a little work so that the transition into a full-schedule new week will be a little smoother than it usually is after an extended weekend. I hope your week is off to a very beautiful start!
And here are a few more scoops of style, fashion and design: how to: fishtail braid / the most beautiful lingerie, my favourite for many years: I.D.Sarrieri / learn top tips for Zara purchases from a stylish lady / how beautiful is this Alexander McQueen wool and cashmere cardigan? / only last week I added four new titles to my Amazon wishlist: Style Book: Fashionable Inspirations, 100 contemporary fashion designers, Cristobal Balenciaga: The Shaping of a Master and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty / stripes on stripes on stripes: can you pull this off?
photos: by Arthur Elgort for Vogue UK, August 2009, model Anja Rubik, stylist Evyan Metzner