tulips & vogue

Images via own collection

Yesterday my parents arrived back from a trip to the Netherlands bringing me back two bouquets of tulips.....yes.....tulips :) and the British Vogue. So this morning I had the perfect combination of an espresso, tulips and vogue. Such a delight.

(Oh and my mom brought some tulips bulbs. Lets see if tulips are able to grow in the Caribbean; will keep you posted on this one)


(really tulips....in Curacao...I am so (unbelievably) excited about it)

receiving mail

Image from Pink Preppy Lilly Lover
Vogue received from Derya

I love sending little post cards to my friends (snail mail...which it is unfortunately called these days) somehow still gives a bit more excitement than an e-mail. Yesterday, I received more than just a little note: I received the British Vogue sent all the way from Leiden to Curacao. Such a delight. Though it is unfortunate that it is not available on the island, it does give it some more significance when it is sent or brought from anywhere else in the world to my mailbox. 

sound of sunshine III

Photographs via Dustjacket Attic
Photographed by Tom Craig

I was spoiled once again with an eddition of the British Vogue this week.  There is a (somewhat) calming photo editiorial in this months' issue, I found some of the images on Dustjacket Attic. I absolutely love her outfits.

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
-Anthony J. D'Angelo-

the sound of sunshine

Photograph by Mario Testino
For Vogue US, 2005

Ah Sunflower, weary of time,

Who countest the steps of the sun;

Seeking after that sweet golden clime

Where the traveller's journey is done;

Where the Youth pined away with desire,

And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,

Arise from their graves, and aspire

Where my Sunflower wishes to go!
- William Blake-

colour me beautiful

From Vogue Australia

The rain has stopped falling (for now) on my paradise island. The skies are clear blue, the water on the roads finally drying up and the days are once again filled with colour. We leave behind the coziness that the rain has brought us and we celebrate the brightness which the sun gives us.

I hope your days are filled with colour.


Image from here

Today, by surprise, I received the October issue of the British Vogue. One of my most wonderful escapes every month. It is not sold here on the island, but through some great people each month I have the honour of receiving the British, the French, the Australian or sometimes even the Japanese Vogue.

This month a combination of Russian Dolls, Dreams and Golden Glories come together to make yet another great indulgence. But most important, it is back to red lipstick. Hmmmm…are you ready girls?

“Costumes by Chanel, dance by Nijinsky, music by Stravinsky…the Ballet Russes turned the world of art and fashion on its head”
– Judith Watt for British Vogue -