The “Cloche”: A Versatile & Sculptural Domed Glass Of Protection & Display

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Pick up yours at Portobello Road and GET CREATIVE!

Originally posted on House Appeal:

Interior Display:  Sculptural Domed Focal Points With "Cloches"

Interior Display: Sculptural Domed Focal Points With “Cloches”

The Cloche. A versatile and sculptural object of function. Formed from a solid piece of glass in the shape of a dome, the term “Cloche” literally means “Bell” in French yet earlier origins of the “Cloche” are linked to the Medieval Latin word “Clocca”. The first known use of the term “Cloche” was in 1882 although the object itself was first used in Italy in the early 1600′s. Quite the longevity of purpose and function. Variations of the cloche are many, yet the traditional clocheflares at the bottom to resemble a bell. Thus, cloches are commonly referred to as “Bell Jars” and “Domes”. Sculptural interest with purpose.

The "Cloche":  Versatile Domed Glass

The “Cloche”: Versatile Domed Glass

Of interest, the earliest documentation regarding the use of the cloche can be found in John Eveyln’s Elysium Britannicum, circa 1630. The…

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So, It’s VEISHEA

In case you didn’t know…

VEISHEA: VEISHEA is an annual celebration held at Iowa State each spring, and one of its oldest traditions. It serves as a showcase and display of the Iowa State community with a wide variety of educational and entertainment events. Via https://www.veishea.iastate.edu/en/about_veishea/frequently_asked_questions/

VEISHEA: By far the biggest annual, week long, student run celebration in the world. Where Iowa State University recognizes the six colleges of the university: Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Industrial Science, Home Economics, and Agriculture. Besides this, it is known to students as a week long, continuous rager where the population of Ames triples and people can find parties every night of the week. Booze is everywhere, even the classroom. Common events include; empty kegs thrown down streets, beer bonging in lecture halls, streaking, ceremonial burning of University of Iowa paraphernalia, small riots, and unforgettable memories.  Via Urban Dictionary

Some things you may need this week…

A party shirt. The bars are packed & with the weather so nice everyone will be partying outside! Just wander and pick one. With a cool shirt no one will care if you weren’t invited.

VEISHEA Party Shirt

VEISHEA Party Shirt

A drinking vessel. It’s VEISHEA, drink out of something fun!

VEISHEA Drinking Vessle

For carrying your party favors, from point A to B to C to D to back home around 4 am??

VEISHEA Party Favors

Shot Glasses. Obviously.

Veishea Shot Glasses

Something sexy for when you do decide to go to the bars, or just hang on Welch? There may be a lot of BFO’S in town.

Hand Beaded Vintage Sequin

Ladakh Sequin

VEISHEA

And, a badass piece of jewelry always gets people talking.

Jewelry

 

Have fun, be safe and take pictures!

 

Coco Chanel Quotes | Inspiration #1

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How can you not love Chanel.

Originally posted on miSSeychelles:

Coco Chanel Quotes. Inspiration #1

1. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

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2. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

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3. Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

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4. A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.

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5. Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

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6. Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

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7. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

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8. Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.

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9. Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.

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10. Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They…

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Mexican Style

Originally posted on styleandlipstick:

Hello everybody. It’s a trend or simply a mood? .. Different colors, patterns and texture, that don’t necessarily combine together… A lot of accessories, braided hairs and flowers.. I don’t know about you but I love to take inspiration from various trends and moods. In the famous department store “Le Bon Marché” in Paris there’s a section dedicated to “New Mexicanism” where you can buy or get inspired like me… I Hope you like it… I wish you all a wonderful week.

mexican style 7 framesource: google image

collage mexican stylesource: google image

new mexicanismsource: lebonmarche.com

xoxo

Pauline

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Crop That Top

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Everyone’s doing it! Create your cropped look at Portobello Road! Crop tops starting at $9.99

Originally posted on what we LIKE NYC:

DSC_5936_308 olympia le tan It’s a fact, that 1990s trend “the crop top” is really back.   Despite the cold weather, we’ve been noticing people sporting a cropped top half, thankfully with warm winter layers .

If you don’t have the abs, or the inclination to bear your midriff, don’t worry you can still absolutely pull the look off.  On of our favorite styles is wearing a cropped top over a tailored mens shirt (below top) which gives you the look without the fear of the dreaded tummy exposure. blackandwhite

We especially love crop tops when worn elegantly, like the fabulous Olympia Le Tan classic striped shirt(left) or the classic black and white Etoile Isabel Marant Bela Crop Top(right) which looks fabulous with almost anything you pair it with.

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