…the ponytail is going south!!….


Every era has a ponytail placed in a certain position.  In the the 90s at the top but back of the head, the 2000s mid head and combed and pulled in and then with an elastic tightly wound so that it stuck out, almost like a groomed horse’s tail.

The ponytail is going south!

It is starting to be worn at the nape of the neck in a very elegant fashion.  If you watched the recent Chanel shows, you will have seen that he had model after model with a simple elastic tied ponytail at the nape.  This black thing is a claw with chiffon pieces.  This past summer, I have been wearing the ponytail  mid head, and also more at the nape.  And also looser, so that hairs would fly out in the summer breeze.  Ohhhh summer, how I miss you:)

I am still playing with flash and processing and, trying to figure it all out.  Every few days I do a trial.  This is one.

….stay warm and cozy….fall harvest……


...stay warm and cozy.....fall harvest......

A week and a half ago, it felt like summer, the weather was in the high 20C (80F) and it was sunny and warm.  One could see the leaves slowly changing color, yet for the most part, everything was still green.  But knowing it was fall, I have been every day and every week doing fall chores and cleanup, otherwise everything happens at once, and then it is too late.

Three days ago, very few leaves had fallen….now my lawn is covered in oak leaves, a few you can see in the above harvest still life, with rain dew, as it had been raining on and off all day yesterday.  NOWW……it feels like fall.:)) 

Boucle and I got caught in a fall downpour yesterday morning on our walk, you should see what sweetie-pie’s pouff looks like:)  But we loved it, the unexpectedness of it, and the feeling of returning to a warm and dry home.

Hope the above gives you the cozy warm feel of a fall harvest.  Stay warm and dry! 

…leopard is in again this year…….

This was a test shot for a composition I wanted to make for tomorrow.  It was going to be the shoes straight up with the leopard belt wound tighter and placed more neatly, all on a white pure white bottom and pure white background.  I rather liked the background, so I am uploading this.  I will still probably try my original idea to see how it compares.

BTW, leopard is very big this season (don’t they always say that:)), and shoes are starting to lose their platforms (thank you! didn’t wear them!) and heels are going chunkier.  Wonderful stability for my feet.  Very hard to wear hardcore fashion in shoes.  Oh yes….these are not “L” shoes, you know the ones I mean…..the red is photoshopped for drama:))


…there are times to be a girl…..and then there are …….

black and white – lace skirt

 Another one from my halloween lace skirt shots.  Worked on BW processing.  Watched a photoshop session online early this morning.  Saw a couple of buttons I haven’t used yet and tried them out. 

It is a beautiful day here today, and in contrast to the feminine image above, I will be out in my garden clothes today.  I will be getting out my reciprocating saw, and cordless drill and redirecting a downspout.  Such a contrast! LOL:)

There are times to be a girl…..and then there are times when you do what you gotta do.  Actually, I do enjoy doing projects around the house.  This will be a first though, we wil see how it goes.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!:)) xoxo

Is what you see, what was really there?

Vanity Fair cover

Every now and then, I purchase certain magazines to thumb through them for the pictures:)) Sounds soooooo intelligent..LOL!  Actually, I really am looking at the pictures to see how they frame them, the compositions, locations, backgrounds, how they light and the post processing.  I particulary like going through Vanity Fair and Fall Vogue for their spectacular ads, some decorating mazazines…and even flyers and catalogues that I receive at home. 

So I purchased this Vanity Fair, and a Vogue at the same time.  Still haven’t read the Angelina Jolie story, as not too interested in her, but did read some other articles. 

My observation about all the ad campaigns, and photography in these magazines…..each one goes through extensive post processing – to either idealize the subject or to create a mood, using color, tones, curves, cloning etc…

It really is a part of taking pictures.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all my Canadian friends!:)  I hope you are out enjoying our fine weather.  I will be out with Boucle all day today…it is sunshine and warm here.


…what goes around, comes back around……..flashback to 1981..

..what goes around, comes back around……..flashback to 1981……

Sequins are big, biG, BIG again!!!  They will be everywhere, not just small peek-a-boo sequins, but sequins alllllll over.  Jackets of sequins, skirts and full short dresses of sequins.

Ah yes, I remember when, as a very very young woman, I went to Holt Renfrew to purchase this sequin top.  I thought it was perfect for the Christmas holiday season.  It is silver, and I could pair it with a short skirt, a long skirt as well as black pants – depending on the formality of the function.  It did serve me well that holiday season, and has not been worn since.

They say that what goes around, comes back around….well yes….sort of…..but saving it for that would never work – it is 30 YEARS LATER! – and the sleeves are too puffy, I am a few pounds heavier (not much but enough to make it a bit snug), and I will not wear THAT many sequins now, even if it is in fashion.  I do love sparkle though, so may try to find something that is a bit more subtle, perhaps a camisole under a jacket.

Are you saving your classic treasures for the next time they come around?

A good way to start my blog….with sweetie-pie…..

...sweetie pie - ears flying....tail flying.........

 My sweetie-pie was doing this for me.

He saw that I had come out with the camera, and decided he wanted to show off and play too, so he ran up and down the lawn while I pointed the black thing at him.  As soon as I put the camera down, he stopped all the running and went back to sniffing the lawn for squirrel tracks.  He really is such a good dog!