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#nowplaying Vetiver The Errant Charm
**thanks to Bonne Independence for introducing me to this album via the Spot!**

A lovely, downright Spring-ish day charmed the city on the first of February. I skipped out of work for TWO extended fresh air breaks; must take advantage, natch. Lots to share from the glorious WonderfulWideWeb and a few personal snaps from my phone [all other images linked to source].

I just can’t get enough of the Spring ’12 Stella McCartney ads; I wish I could make it giant-sized and just slap it on my wall for permanent smile-inducing power. Can’t wait to start seeing it in print!

Oh, to be emerging – nakey?? -from a technicolor flower curtain in Stella McC. shades!

New Daily Diversion alert: Historiful, a Tumblr dedicated to providing “your daily dose of Old Hollywood glamour, style, and culture. Established in 2010 as an effort to make history more accessible to the public, HISTORIFUL has since bloomed into a widely recognized visual dedication to the splendor, beauty, and lost charm of yesteryear.”

Actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), date unknown.

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), with his wife, Coretta Scott King (1927-2006). Photographed by Charles Moore in Montgomery, AL, 1958.

This site was sent to me by my notoriously fashion-averse-but-history-loving friend, Allison. I love how both our interests collide so perfectly in the stylish images posted.

The fashion illustrations of Bernadette Pascua take my mind to a far-off land of whimsy where everything smells like Chanel No. 5 and the whole of society is well dressed.

This woman is quite admirable; in addition to her “Illustration & Creative Services,” she writes a daily blog documenting her life and musings in NYC called DECADE an illustrated diary. Check out both the blog and her website for tons of visual sugar, sugar.

And now, from the Rose City:

I spent an extended amount of time at the Central Library last week for a work project and I was so taken with the carpet on the second floor. I mean, totally hideous, right?? But in a gloriously gaudy sort of “ab fab” way. It fits perfectly with the stacks and shelves….and homeless people…

Look, a little friend! I used to see this often around town- toy horses affixed to the rings on the sidewalk where actual horses used to be tied up – but I haven’t in so long that I nearly forgot about them entirely. Then this guy appeared on my walk home tonight. Aaaaaand through the magic of the Internets, a simple “portland, or toy horses” Google search led me here. PDX LUV!

Q: How do you make sparking water even more snooty? A: Brand-collab with a luxury jeweler, of course! Yeah whatever, this label makes me really happy anyway. Reed more about the limited edition S. Pellegrino + Bulgari labels here.

Yes, I’m listening to something nice and mellow now, but I must admit to recent audio-binges featuring South African group, Die Antwoord. It’s just bizarre & dirty enough to be a welcome departure from what I usually like. #thumbsup
**Mom, don’t listen to this, please.**

BUT, speaking of mom: behold, on my doorstep this evening! So grateful and excited to dig in.

That’s my cue.

Cheers,

PoseCity xo.

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