Cotton Mouth?

Today I tried going back to my usual Florist in search of 4 cotton branches to help decorate our home for Fall. While headed that way I was thinking about all the things I could do with the buds and most especially how I would string a few along a thread of natural twine. Finally reaching my flora destination and grazing past the black plastic buckets, I didn’t see any. Well aware of how the shop displays their stock and not willing to wait in que to ask if they expected more any time soon, both my impatience and Laffy’s yanking tow, it was best we started out on a cotton branch hunt. Thirty minutes later and after walking by 6 other floral shops in our neighborhood, I had finally given up and decided that I’d happily live with the 2 that I already had. I made good use of these lovely branches, even snipped off a few buds so that I can share with you, some simply ways on how to style these fluffy white buds for your dining table. I’ll unravel the other styled images through out the home on my Instagram account at parisandpups.

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Scandalous Flashback 1971 YSL

IMG_6813On January 29, 1971 Yves Saint Laurent presented his Spring/Summer collection called “Années quarante” or “Libération.” The collection was daring and even more sexually suggestive than previous years and became the new era for square shoulders, short dresses, loose frills and exaggerated makeup…

Although the collection was heavily criticized by the press, his designs paved the way to the retro trend in the 70’s which quickly ended up conquering the streets and clubs.

My friend Maria and I spent a short hour at the exhibition viewing the progressive collection considered too daring for that time. Cameras aren’t allowed in the museum so make sure you leave with plenty of visual memory or maybe a book from the boutique upstairs like I did!

Like to see more of a visually interesting post about YSL? Check out my new STELLAR site where you can find me @ jentendesigns.

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YSL 1971 popular print

 

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Maria outside the Fondation Pierre Berge

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See the exhibition here:

Fondation Pierre Berge

3 rue Leonce Reynaud

75016 Paris France

Open 11-18 everyday except Mondays