14 posts categorized "Musings"


Travel & the Essentials....

What I love about travel is the change, the chance to experience something new, to temporarily forget where you are.  What I don't always love is the preparation, the stress.  Trying to get everything done by a certain time.  And packing!  Deciding what you need, what you can't live without, what is just too much.  I admit that not a lot fell in the too-much-pile when I packed for South Africa!  But here is what I do when I want to keep it simple...

Top: A grey James Pearse t-shirt is perfect for layering and grey is almost neutral.

Bottom: black Wolford leggings are great for underneath chunky knit sweaters or an oversized blazer and of course so comfortable on a flight.

Jeans: distressed Joe's skinny jeans are versatile and easily dressed up.  I love them with very tall heels.

Evening: It's easy to pack a stretchy black dress, something fitted with long sleeves when it's cold.  I also love how a cropped military jacket with skinny jeans can give a little edge but still be sexy.

Intimates: I like a one piece even better than a top and bottom.  A little bit of lace...I prefer black, but sometimes I find something really beautiful in a dark jewel tone and I love it.

Coat: It's winter and there's a chance of rain.  A Gryphon trench with a leopard print belt is almost like a dress by itself.

Hand Bag: Obsessing over Victoria Beckham's bags, but for now I rotate my classics, black or beige.

Shoes: Heels of course, Brian Atwood, always a little unusual.

Accessories: A long triple strand of pearls has been my stand-by for years, but I have been eyeing Kelly Wearstler's accessories, reminiscent of her design aesthetic.

Watch:  Presidential Rolex in gold.

Glasses: Oliver Peoples, large frames.

Scent: Always Clive Christian.

My lip: Mac "snob," this pink can be worn casually with a little gloss or matte for a red carpet look.

This is my simple, easy, routine.  What is yours?






Friendship and a reminder of what matters...


This is me, in a way you don't often get to see.  This is me and Daniel, one of my closest friends of over 8 years, and the person who you will most often see by my side. Daniel is the one who keeps me working hard,  focused and helps me take a deep breath when I am overwhelmed.  Daniel is the one who gets me to have fun and be silly.  

It is in trying times that you discover who your friends really are.  You realize who your friends are when you do not have to ask for their consideration, when they will tell you the soothing words you need to hear, when they will cheer for you even when no one else will.  Friends are who you hold on to.  When you have friends, there are many things you can let go...




Goodbye Belgium...


Belgium was so sweet to me.  He had seen my distress, was worried for my emotions.  He knew that what was whirling around me was untrue, undeserved.  He felt protective of me.  He thought that what I needed was to get away.  To be among friends, a beautiful setting, a bit of adventure and of course a bit of what brightens every girl's day - shopping.  He took care of me and provided me a safe place to go.  He knew what I needed without me having to say it.  He knew what I needed without me having to ask.  I thank him for that, I appreciate him for that.  Because if I have to ask, you are not the man for Marlo....



Musings on Belgium...

If you've been following me on Twitter,

you know I'm having a little adventure.  Belgium called,

and I answered.  I thought I would share with you a taste

 of Belgium...Fashion, of course, came to mind first!

Clever & powerful,

Maison Martin Margiela S2012 RTW


A little bit of edge, but also

a hint of sweetness...

Anne Demeulemesster S2012 RTW


Romance, beauty, elegance,

Olivier Theyskens for Rochas F2005 RTW


Wish you were here with me!