Wednesday, March 24, 2010

death is like traveling abroad

vintage dress, LaRok sweater, vintage Halston belt, vintage necklace, Christian Louboutin shoes

A friend's baby shower on Sunday yielded the perfect opportunity to don a cold war-era dress and vertiginous heels completely unsuitable for walking in. Baby showers are also a convenient excuse to drink before 12pm.

Also, my grandfather died on Friday at the ripe old age of 102. Back at the funeral in Phoenix, my dad delivered the eulogy and read this quote from Marcel Proust that's been occupying my mind ever since:

"People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad."

Safe travels, Papa.


  1. amazing quote.

    condolences to you also.

  2. first.. gorgeous outfit..very 50s! i love it

    second.. im sorry to hear about your papa
    its a beautiful quote

  3. you look beautiful, i love the blue shoes!


  4. Sorry about your papa! That quote is really beautiful!
    Great outfit, that skirt is really pretty!

  5. Lovely look! I'm so sorry for you loss! I hate to spam, but I wanted to tell you that my blog birthday party continues with second giveaway. Come try your luck!

    juliet xxx

  6. Gorgeous sweater!

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  7. what a beautiful qoute.i just had to slip on some sunglasses in the coffee shop... got a little teary eyed.

    here's to the mysterious and very beautiful afterlife!

    hearts and hugs,

    Carina New York

  8. Love the outfit, looks gorgeous,
    thank you very much for the comment, i'm in the process of printing the blown up crystal images onto cotton, and making baggy over sized vest tops so keep posted!
    rianna xxxxxx

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your papa - the quote your father delivered is just beautiful! :)

  10. Good choice Don. The added "safe travels, papa" at the end almost did me in.

  11. I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. That quote is stunning. And I love how it turns notion of death on its head....a journey abroad. Perfect.

    I love your outfit too. The retro look is gorgeous. Love it to bits :)

  12. What a beautiful quote. I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. Although it sounds like he had a great life and was very loved.

    I left you an award on my latest post