Monday, November 17, 2008

Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

I am most recently inspired by Woody Allen films from the late 80's/early 90's. I watched "Hannah and Her Sisters" last night. It's a must see, and for a Woody Allen film, it has a surprisingly hopeful and somewhat cheesy ending. One of the sisters in the film, "Holly", has the cookiest, most fabulous '86 style - insane amounts of rhinestoned jewelry, mismatches clothes, oversized pieces, headscarves, hats... And then there's "Manhattan" of course, and Diane Keaton's killer blazers and Meryl Streep's flowy tops and long blonde hair.

"Dead Man" has also been a source of fashion inspiration:

Think California, the West, feathers, furs, vests, Native American touches (face paint!)... Ah, I loved this film. It's a must-see.

And then there are the stained-glass windows as seen in Paris that give me all kinds of ideas,

*at the Jardin des Plants.

*Christmas decorations are up at the Galeries Lafayette.

A little galery that I always pass of my route home. I just noticed the falling body today,


Alex said...

E.E. Cummings, page 112

Somewhere I have Never Travelled

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos

Jess said...

Thanks, anonymous :)