Friday, September 4, 2009

Some weekend frippery

I'm besotted by the art deco setting used in this clip. The furniture, the glamour, the atmosphere. A gorgeous little movie. The handbag I'm afraid only played a bit part for me. If $1500 is a little pricey for you as well, and you have a hankering for this designer, you could always purchase a vintage Dior accessory. Maybe you could create your own intriguing romantic tale.

Spun Sugar Vintage

Posh Adornment

Shell Art 123

Iones Attic

Jack's 'handbag' adventure from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde -

Jack: I don't actually know who I am by birth. I was... well, I was found.
Lady Bracknell: Found?
Jack: Yes. The late Mr. Thomas Cardew, an old gentlemen of a kindly disposition found me and gave me the name of Worthing because he happened to have a first class ticket to Worthing at the time. Worthing is a place in Sussex. It's a seaside resort.
Lady Bracknell: And where did this charitable gentlemen with the first class ticket to the seaside resort find you?
Jack: In a handbag.
Lady Bracknell: [closes eyes briefly] A handbag?
Jack: Yes, Lady Bracknell, I was in a hand bag. A somewhat large... black... leather handbag with handles... to it.
Lady Bracknell: An ordinary handbag.
Lady Bracknell: And where did this Mr. James... or, Thomas Cardew come across this ordinary handbag?
Jack: The cloak room at Victoria Station. It was given to him in mistake for his own...
Lady Bracknell: [Shocked] The cloak room at Victoria Station?
Jack: Yes. The Brighton line.
Lady Bracknell: The line is immaterial.
[begins tearing up notes]
Lady Bracknell: Mr. Worthing. I must confess that I feel somewhat bewildered by what you have just told me. To be born, or at any rate bred in a handbag, whether it have handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life which reminds one of the worst excesses of the French revolution, and I presume you know what that unfortunate movement led to?


Sarah Lulu said...

Oh dear I do love the Importance of being Earnest.


Thank you so much for including us in your blog. What a wonderful blog this is! Artful and beautiful. :0)

demandablog said...

Oh my gosh, I love that hat! It's amazing!

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

That hat is just fabulous! And the girl wearing it is beautiful. Inspiring...

missknits said...

wow these are all fantastic finds! i just love love that hat!!

susan fyfe said...

Great blog!

Gabbi said...

What a stylish video! I found myself, must confess, sort of ignoring the story line and focusing primarily on the fashion, accessories and the architecture and design! So very glam... thank you for sharing... need a new bag now! :)

Sam said...

LOVE! I was in "The importance..." at school - I played a minor part - an aunt I think - but because I forgot my lines I ad-libbed and totally stole the show with my fumblings!!! Such a wonderful clip dear Chrisy - thank you!!!

Renee said...

Chrisy I love the banner. But what I really loved today was the story.

And by the way for my post:

B is because Nathan and Sheldon played dressup of batman 24/7 when they were little.

L is when I watch Sheldon sleep I think of him like that being comfortable and dreamy and not in pain.

D is how I see Sheldon when he has to leave us and adventure off on his own.

Love to you.

Renee xoxoxo

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous jewels! And I love vintage Dior!


LindaGJ said...

I always love your clever videos and fine quality items you find! This one too is wonderful. I love the photography of the film so much! Never boring, always spectacular, alway entertaining!!!
Such a fabulous blog you have!!!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Linda :)

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Chrisy,

You always have such interesting and gorgeous posts. :0) I love the cloche. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I'm always happy to read your sweet comments.

Love & Light,

Hey Harriet said...

Love the hat! Another stunning post Chrisy!

LW said...

What a wonderful fun banner…

Love that hat, I almost hit the add to cart button.
My mom had so many Christian Dior hats because one did
not go to church without a hat. I think back to how I thought
those hats were all so old fashion however, I would give my
eyeteeth for a few today.


Jessica Cangiano said...

The dainty, beatiful little spectacles are so adorably wonderful! As are each of these pieces.

Wishing you a splendid Sunday, my dear!
♥ Jessica

Dreamgirl said...

*sigh* I'll take Dior any day of the week...

Collected Treasures said...

thank you for your nice comment on my Pink Saturday post....have become a follower and love your idea of a monthly give away...hope you will stop by again....LOVE the glasses...xojana