Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Battle....


Not long ago I was watching a program in which a woman was describing herself…….. she said she was quite a mean spirited person and when any of her FRIENDS had something good happen to them she secretly wished it all went wrong………… disturbing eh?.............I was shocked……… at her admission but equally admired her public honesty………. Would I want to be her friend?... Nope………………. However, going by statistics, I apparently do have ‘friends’ just like her…….. this has become a topic of discussion……. Woman who hate other women who are doing well or succeeding in life and/or their careers…… Ok……… sooooooooo, who is this information new too??.... anyone?..... anybody??..... you maa’m?.... no? your aware??,….. ok,…. you sir?.... oh your also aware ……… its old news!.........before I go on….. just so we are clear……some  men also feel this way however they communicate it less….. in short, they are less vocal with their ‘bitching’………..for obvious reasons, its just not seen as ‘manly’ is it?......so here we are in the era of discussing the ugliness of  Jealousy and Envy………. Accepting that there is a constant battle with our sisters……….. that is NOT a good feeling…………..so for every accolade I pay someone in the sprit of sisterhood, there are 5 others wishing her downfall??..... Jealousy and envy…. Are they the same?.... or is one in fact worst than the other…… Jealousy: the feeling of not wanting something for someone else…. Envy: the feeling of wanting it for yourself…… lets try another angle….so could there be a type of ‘healthy envy’???........... to want something that someone else has in an aspirational sense….. like a private mentor……….. you watch this person and emulate their moves in order to gain a step forward………. Equally you admire them for opening doors and leading the way………. Is that not the better way?...the right way??...Ok ok!!....... it has now become something else………. Death to jealousy and envy!.......... in my view it’s a handcuff to bitterness and misery……….. both of which loves company………..so for those who choose that route…….. good luck to you…….. Me?, there is absolutely nothing like a woman who is doing HER thing, making moves and enjoying life!..... I will champion that all day long!. 






Wearing: jacket by Kervin Marc, top ACNE, jeans True Religion, boots Isabel Marant, glasses Tom Ford

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Qxx
 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ambition...


Ambition………. an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth............. and the willingness to strive for its attainment….
Sound almost ugly eh??......... My definition of ambition is
The action of bringing a dream too life……. Healthy ambition is a wonderful thing………. This look was totally inspired by the ambitious…..secretary…………. Secretly she hates her position………..but she strives everyday too be more……and lives in the hope…….. that her desires are seen………. She wants to be ……noticed. Perhaps she works for an ad agency an art gallery or an architectural firm………. Something creative……. Intellectually so….. yes, she wants more….. she is clever and knows she can do her bosses job with her eyes closed…….. she can work harder when necessary…….. however, her current position does not stretch her so there is no need….. she is humble...almost quiet......... doesn't want to offend....overstep her mark......... but she is hungry.......yes…. she wants more……….. how can she get the attention she so craves………she has a plan...... she shows her creative side in a subtle way through her attire…. She comes to work dressed to be respected...and noticed……… always professional…… but not expected and certainly outside of the box……. Yes, she could have worn a plain black skirt, a plain white shirt and then try and jazz up the obvious with.... (shock) stilettos…….. but…….. well…….. that would be expected……… and that is not what she wants to achieve.








Wearing: top by Chloe, skirt Whistles, booties Miu Miu,  bag Chanel

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Qxx

 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Hey Chicka.....


The wonderful language of attire……. What you wear and how you wear it…. No words spoken……… individuality…………. What’s not too love?........... There is nothing like a little touch of leather……….. not head too toe… but just a touch…. my message today?..... tough New York chick????........... not quite…… that smile is the give away! Mwah!







Wearing: jacket Theory, top 3.1 Phillip Lim, leather leggings Maison Martin Margiela,
 shoes Saint Laurent 


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Love and Light,

Qxx
 



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Stroll....


Walking in California is a rarity……. People hike or take their dogs for a ‘walk’, however, one does not open the door (sans hike boots and dog) and declare ‘I’m going for a walk……….. ok , for those that live by the beach that ‘walk’ quickly becomes repetitive….. water and sand….. and more water and more sand……………. spoken like a true city chick eh??......those things are nice for a moment or two….. but, I love New York, London and Paris for the wonderfulness of just…… city walking!.. in fact any city that has wonderful architecture and an abundance of strangers is my kind of thing!... Typical New Yorker through and through!... If you ever get to travel to all the aforementioned…. There is only one rule…….. don’t forget to look up!...... or you will miss the best parts of the city!





Wearing:  jacket By Malene Birger, tee  Acne, belt Isabel Marant, jeans Anine Bing, boots Anine Bing, sunglasses Tom Ford, cuff Donna Karen 

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Love and Light,

Qxx

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Solitude.....


Being with friends and family is wonderful………. Sharing familiarity with those who you love and who love you most, is a lovely feeling…………. However, sometimes……. One just wants to be alone……… no particular reason, other than……… I like my own company. I work and play well with others……… but…… I also work and play well with just me, myself and I. ....Solitude, ....... a deliberate choice....... it has become my guilty pleasure to catch and flick and dine……. Alone. As life is so busy…. Its rare, but when I get a window…….. I do it……. Alone. I watch a movie and then go for dinner… yup, in a restaurant…. Alone. Bliss……… Recently a friend said ‘Q, I could never do that! How embarrassing to go to a restaurant alone! And to watch a movie alone?... how boring’…..mmm, my thoughts on that went a little like this… its funny how we go through life wanting people to come along and love us and enjoy being in our company….a company we really don’t like. 





 Wearing: jacket by Doma, pants by Mango, shoes by Theory 

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Qxx


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blue.....


Not everyday you can wake with a spring in your step, as you put on your shoes….
Not everyday you can feel on top of the world……….not at all like you…
Yesterday was different and tomorrow will be too……..
But today………..and only today…. you just feel……… blue.






Wearing- tee  by Holly Hay, belt Isabel Marant, jeans All For Mankind, suede shoes Christian Louboutin

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Love and Light,

Qxx

Monday, June 3, 2013

Into The Ruins....

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Look before you leap……… how many times have you heard that eh? ……..be careful or you will find yourself jumping into a pool……. with no water. You guys know I love to mull over things…… Pensive right?..... however, there is always room for spontaneity…… to go with it……… of course everything should be within reason……… however, how lovely the thought of jumping first and looking later……. this would explain that bungee jump I did with a harness that attempted to tear a whole new backside in me…….. I was chaffed for weeks!!..... and the parachute jump I did for charity in Portsmouth, England……… I am not afraid to admit that I changed my mind at the last minute and the support jumper jumped anyway and a combination of sheer fright, stress and the strange desire my body felt to rewind back into that one engine craft ( one engine, I tell you!!!)… I was left with whiplash and a sore jaw….. yes a sore jaw! That was some face I was making going down!....... wait!...that sounded wrong… I know what that sounds like, …. Stop it!........ It was a PARACHUTE JUMP… anyway, God Bless those kids but had I given it too much thought I would have never had experienced those things…. I didn’t look before I leapt…. and guess what?...I am ok









Wearing jumpsuit  by Karl Lagerfeld, shoes by Theory 

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Love and Light,

Qxx

Bijou....


In France everything is ‘smaller’….. Bijou…….you sit in a café and the person next to you is almost on your lap and you on theirs…….. you turn, you smile, they say ‘hi’ you shift slightly as to excuse yourself for invading their space and they continue to smile with an ease of knowing everything is smaller and so its ok……and so you settle into your bijou space and make it your own. Bijou, that beautiful French word that means delicate, elegant. This year in Cannes, France I found my Bijou space. With the house busy with meetings and parties and all the coming and going……….. I needed a little area for me to chill and relax... It became known as the ‘Bijou’……… and that’s where you would find me….. 






Wearing sweater by Zara, belt Isabel Marant, jeans topshop, shoes Chanel 

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Qx
 

Juliet....


What is it about a Juliet balcony that fascinates women so much?.... .. every female turns soft and feminine with the sight of one…….. is it because it represents the promise of love?............ the longing for something?......... of something?.....When I see a Juliet balcony it ignites my definition of love….

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet





 
 I am wearing... tee by Kooples, skirt by Zara, Shoes by Saint Laurent

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Love and Light,

Qxx

Pensive....


Not many take the time……… as general everyday life coupled with impatient needs override the wonderful state to be pensive. .. such a beautiful word…. Pensive…. makes me feel like I am mulling over something important….. you know, the decision that will make a difference. I love it when I pose a question and the recipient is evoked into a state of pensive thought…… where they marinate the question before they give me an answer……… that question counted. Pensive……… to be engaged or in a state of deep thought…… many decisions would be different if only one took the time to think about it……. Pensive….. such a beautiful word.





 Wearing jacket by Doma, tee by Misbhv, boots by Chloe, jeans by Topshop, sunglasses Cutler and Gross.

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Love and Light,

Qxx

Grrrr.........

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Animal instinct………… laws of attraction………. You see that guy/girl and you can’t help yourself…. You have to be near them, with them….have….them.  Mmm,... Do you think this also pertains to material things…….. You know that feeling you get when you see an item and it stirs something deep within…. You just have to have it! Be it furniture, Clothing or just that ‘something’…….. you don’t know what that feeling is, you can't put it into words... all you know is your drawn to it..  you have to have it, and by any means necessary!............. Years ago there was a bag that I wanted with a price tag that my lemonade pocket could not pour too…. But I wanted it, I wanted it right then and there and I had to have it!....... so I resorted to the only tool I had……. I begged for it!....... I begged my parents for this ridiculously over price bag and reasoned with them that it would last me a lifetime an investment piece (yes I was using those words at a time before it was popular!!)……. I told them having this bag would mean the world, I explained its functions in fine detail…I pouted and gave puppy eyes and when I saw them at breaking point I squeezed out tears……. And sure enough it pushed them over the edge and I got my bag!....... how I loved it for those first few days, it was like my new pet. I stroked it and purred at it and even gave it a name ‘Theresa”… because to me… it was holy….. that lasted all of about a week……. That investment piece……. I discarded it and became bored and frankly was just ‘over it’………… where is that bag now? I have zero idea……. Do you think the same pertains too that guy/girl…………………………???.......................??..................?






Wearing sweater by Kenzo, jeans Topshop,  sneakers Isabel Marant, scarf Louis Vuitton

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Love and light,

Qxx