laughter and provide amusement. Wikipedia. I choose to be silly most of the time because sometimes that's all you need to be happy. Life is composed of moments and if we fill them with lightness of heart and spirit everything looks and feels much better. It's not always easy to do that but, it's worth the try! I hope you have a fun and laughter-filled weekend!
It was about time for Christmas jumpers to get a makeover. The old Christmas sweaters tend to be so ugly looking that they would only look good on extremely pretty people. Now we all can look good in these Christmas jumpers because they're so beautiful in themselves that many will be tempted to wear them way past Christmas season. If shipping to Sao Paulo wouldn't be so expensive I would like one of each. All available at NET-A-PORTER.
Mason by Michelle Mason
Mixed with golden details is pure richness.
Ilse Crawfordimages from Miles Redd, House Beautiful.
I don't remember how I came across Luisa Fernanda (@luisafere) but, I'm so glad I did! Not only does she have the most updated and fashionable wardrobe ever but, also the best Instagram gallery I've seen so far. Every time I look at one of her assemblances I weep because it reminds me of my lonely wardrobe still stocked inside a container in a port in Santos, Sao Paulo, waiting to reunited with its mami. If you don't know Luisa you should and get inspired! You'll see how she can teach a thing or two to many fashion bloggers?
He is adorable!
Then I get to sneak peek into her home too.
A beautiful and cozy room designed by Kevin Isbell in the December/January issueI'm happy to have been contacted by House Beautiful to write a post on Grass Cloth a week ago and very honored for the mention and link that will appear in the December/January issue. If you have an iPhone you'll be able to link to Belle Vivir through the HB Connect app. (correction Android phone users can download an free app called Digimarc Discover). It's amazing how dynamic and personal magazines have become.
House Beautiful was kind enough to send me the article so I can see it and new watermarked images that will appear in the December/January issue.
Kevin Isbell knew how to make this1930's center-hall colonial home current by injecting warm and intrinsic details such as geometric trims to floral curtains, gross-grain ribbon tape to a plain white sofa and visually connecting two separate rooms by custom painting grass cloth walls the same color as the ceiling. "Grass cloth has a warmth that paint does not, and darker colors are more cocoon-like" Kevin Isbell.
Isbell's website. As they prove, he really knows how to cozy things up. Enjoy!
Top three watermarked images exclusive from House Beautiful, last two from Kevin Isbell website.
Posted by Julie at Belle Vivir at 8:06 AM
I let it fall, my heart and as it fell, you rose to claim it It was dark and I was over Until you kissed my lips and you saved me
My hands, they're strong But my knees were far too weak To stand in your arms Without falling to your feet
But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true And the games you play, you would always win, always win
But I set fire to the rain Watched it pour as I touched your face Let it burn while I cry 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
When laying with you I could stay there, close my eyes Feel you here, forever You and me together, nothing is better
'Cause there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win
But I set fire to the rain Watched it pour as I touched your face Let it burn while I cried 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
I set fire to the rain And I threw us into the flames Where I felt somethin' die, 'cause I knew that That was the last time, the last time
I set fire to the rain Watched it pour as I touched your face Let it burn while I cried 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
I set fire to the rain And I threw us into the flames Where I felt somethin' die 'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time, oh
Oh, no Let it burn, oh Let it burn Let it burn
What? They have their hearts too.
Most of the images from Tiffany campaign 4th from this blog.