8 February 2012

Fashion, Poetry & Books

Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. ~Carl Sandburg




Burda Images: When it's cold outside it's best to remain indoors amongst the books in a warm, cosy library. What have you been reading lately? I'm still enjoying the Oxford Book of English Verse.

Winter is the ideal season for poetry reading. Yes. I adore poetry. Poetry makes one feel through the senses and that is why I find it particularly moving and mysterious.

Which of these lovely images do you fancy? The first appeals to my sense of aesthetics for its mood, fluid lines and colour story. The second image is definitely Fashion. Navy on navy punctuated with red. Ah, those heels! Back to regular blogging/commenting;-)

I love this quote by Voltaire on fashion: It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions. Whilst I agree with Voltaire on the above I must confess that new fashions makes it easier for one to flirt with fashion;-)

46 comments:

  1. I love reading, a book can be a very stylish accesory

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  2. Both pictures are lovely but I love the second more. I have to confess that I don't read much poetry although I have been reading a lot of books on my Kindle.

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  3. Personally I love reading novels and I'm currently enjoying "A Room with a View", which was given to me over Christmas. Both images are beautiful, but I prefer the first one: stripes, fluid lines and great colours...I would love to wear it now!

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  4. There is nothing better than a hot chocolate,a classic novel by the fire place in winter.
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  5. I love the first image, I do love stripes. But, I would wear the second also, as I am a fan of navy. I enjoy reading poetry..both my husband and write poetry when the mood takes us. Lately, I have been reading Oscar Wilde works, such as The Happy Prince, helps to forget about the cold. Hope you are well. xoxoxo

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  6. I'm reading Sarah's Key. Poetry is so romantic! It also makes you think and ponder.

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  7. I love the first photo. It's so natural and full of light.

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  8. That first dress is stunning.

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  9. I definitely like the first one better, and I couldn´t agree more with Voltaire.
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  10. These pics are stunning!! Happy Wednesday xx

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  11. Gorgeous looks!
    And I love that quote!

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    CC

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  12. Oh, I really like both, but the second one I'd actually wear. I just read "Deutschboden" from Moritz von Uslar.

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  13. I am with you for wrapping up warm and staying indoors. Both images have their merits. Like the energy in the 2nd best though. Xxxx

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  14. I love the words of Rabindranath Tagore, he's my favourite poet.
    My favourite image is of the navy blue suited lady, she looks so strong and confident and yes, those shoes are gorgeous. x

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  15. Beautiful post! I am in love with poetry too..it is the magic of life! I love both images ..but the first strikes me..the colors are gorgeous and I love her poetic gaze...very beautiful!
    Have a shining week
    Victoria

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  16. I love that first image. Such great imagery and flow.

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  17. I think the first image is my fave too. Definitely a unique look.

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  18. Beautifully written :)


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  19. That striped dress is GORGE! Love the little peplum detail on a super forgiving silhouette...Stripes for spring, so perfect!

    xo-Julie
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  20. I love poetry. Letting the mind be free and travel thru the passions of the author...xx

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  21. I like both of these looks, just like you said in my question on pastels or neons why choose? Why choose btwn these two fun outfits :) I'd like to wear the jumpsuit tho!

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  22. i think pablo nerduda is great for valentines day

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  23. Haven't been reading as much. The Help and One Day are still on my list

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  24. love your quotes today!!! as much as i wish i didnt have to admit it, i am one of those people who really cannot wear heels like that! but i love to look at them!

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  25. I absolutely agree with you on remaining indoors when it's cold (perhaps this is my mexican side coming out!). I also very much like poetry (love the romantics despite all the cheesiness!).

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  26. That first dress is simply amazing. The colours, the shape - love! Happy and cozy Thursday,my dear

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  27. There is nothing I enjoy more on a cold day than remain indoors and savouring a good book. I'm currently reading Alan Alda's "Things I Overheard While Talking With Myself" and I really love it. Both images are beautiful, I wish there were more editorials set in libraries or bookstores. Those heels in the second image are gorgeous! :)
    Ada

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  28. I love the first image.

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  29. Love the first pic!

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  30. each look evokes a different mood and i love them both. yes, i love poetry, the imagery and how ones senses can come alive when reading poetry. of late, my literature is mostly related to babies and their well being:-)

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  31. I love to find a good corner of a book store or library to cuddle up in:) I just receive Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close in the mail...can't wait to read!

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  32. Beautiful post dear. I'd agree with Voltaire, and love that fact that you placed Carl's quote into the mix. Love these as well as Kahlil Gibran. The first image is very much my favourite without a doubt! -xo

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  33. I hadn't come across the Carl Sandburg quote before, but I shall be copying and pasting it. This is a post that chimes very much with me - yes, it's definitely a time to curl up with poetry and books. I've been reading Virginia Woolf's A Room of Ones Own, Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles and the poetry of Irina Ratushinskaya.

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  34. It is a bit dreich over here and I am reading “Beware of Pity” by Stefan Zweig.

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  35. Agreed! Winter is ideal for curling up and reading... poetry. And being inspired by the concepts and themes. It totally allows you to flirt with fashion.

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  36. I love the second one the best, so stylish. I'm really excited to get cozy this weekend with a book! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    xo
    Sharon

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  37. I'm so in love with stripes, so that one is definitely my favorite...especially paired with the cute messy bun, so perfect! Have a great weekend!

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  38. I love the 2nd picture cuz those shoes are great! and ya it's so nice to stay inside a cold day cuddle to a blanket and read :)

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  39. i do like Voltaire and i agree with what you have to say about his fashion quote.

    as for the images, i think the second is my fave. love the color and fit.

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  40. I love both pics! I agree that winter is the perfect time for reading. Lately I'm fond of some "lighter" books, the last one I read was "Bergdorf Blondes" by Plum Sykes...:)
    Happy Sunday!!!!!

    Jelena
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  41. I do so love poetry! Winter is the perfect season for it - you are right. I am in love with the work of Carol Ann Duffy right now, what she writes is just beautiful.

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  42. I would like to know if Voltaire ever discussed his view on fashion with Frederick the Great. At least we know that they discussed many political topics.

    And both had an open mind, like you.

    rs

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  43. I love both images :) I agree, the winter is the best time to cozy&curl up with a book!

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  44. You are a true master of the quill! This reading was the so absorbing! Write more and thank you!

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