26 January 2012
How fantastic is the giant lettering on this signage from Houston circa 1956? And the fact that the color of this young lady's dress matches so perfectly? Makes me wonder if she just went shopping at Darling and if all Darling Fashions were available only in that particular shade of green. These are the questions that distract a Wandering Eye all too easily....I imagine a monochromatic store interior with product, fixtures, walls, floors, ceilings all in 'darling' green and a customer rifling through a rack of dresses before asking a sales associate:
"Excuse me, do you have this dress in blue?"
"Nope. Only green."
25 January 2012
24 January 2012
How very thoughtful that Madonna would dedicate an entire film to yours truly! Truth be told, I'm not so surprised. After all, a delusional existence such as mine is fine fodder for screen adaptation....I'm just wondering why it took so long? Also, why didn't Lady Madonna consider a bit part pour moi? I would have been pleased with a well-lit cameo.....the glamourous blogger in the background, the street urchin tap dancing for spare change, the doddering gentleman asking for directions. Madonna was probably concerned that my fleeting yet significant appearance on the silver screen might just steal the show and to that I can only say, it wouldn't be the first time.
One other question: Who are these two randy folks canoodling on the poster?
19 January 2012
Seeing as my mood has been quite foul lately I believe I should make like these well-dressed lasses and sprint off to Paris for a dose of visual escape.....specifically the Musee des Arts Decoratifs for Goudemalion an exhibition of work by one of my favorites: Jean-Paul Goude.
See more here.
12 January 2012
"The Architect and Builder's Miscellany or Pocket Library Containing Original Picturesque Designs in Architecture of Plans and Elevations for Cottages, Farm, Country and Town Houses, Public Buildings, Temples, Greenhouses, Bridges, Lodges and Gates for the Entrances to Parks and Pleasure Grounds, Stables, Monumental Tombs, Garden Seats, Etc."This is a treasure trove of housing possibilities each illustrated in truly 'picturesque' designs.....good thing Mr. Middleton got all that tedious wordy stuff out of the way with his title page.
Now, a Primitive Hut would surely harken back to my upbringing but I can't help wanting a future home with more than one room and ample 'pleasure grounds' are a must.....I know, yours truly is always shooting for the stars but what's a Wandering Eye to do?
10 January 2012
Just when my delusional mind is convinced that (this very morning) I succeeded in styling the perfect amalgamation of patterns in my ensemble: stripes, plaids, checks and a touch of tiny floral.....and after parading about in said outfit thinking I am surely the bee's knees.....then I see this.....the bubble pops.....and I realize my ensemble is absolutely nothing without the ruffle sideburns and stove-pipe hat. Curses!
09 January 2012
08 January 2012
I always wondered where my propensity for pressing and paper crafts came from.....now all is revealed: apparently Mama Wandering Eye's Great Uncle Ferdinand had a way with an iron (including curling) and he always carried a big pair of shears.
07 January 2012
06 January 2012
"What?!? I don't know how that ended up in my backpack......"
Oh, the shame of it all.
Mug shots from here.