Monthly Archives: November 2010

Jane Eyre

After fifteen movie adaptions, the classic book ‘Jane Eyre‘ by Charlotte Brontë has another one scheduled for release in March 2011. And I can’t wait! Check the trailer here.

Can you believe the first Jane Eyre movie (actually a silent film) came out in 1915? Some of my favorites through the years- 1944 with Joan Fontaine & Orson Wells, 1970 with Susannah York & George C. Scott, 1983 with Zelah Clarke & Timothy Dalton and 1996 with Charlotte Gainsbourg & William Hurt.

Nibs Fashion Photo Shoot #2

Meet Me At The Station

Fashion details- Dress (gifted from Shabby Apple), short trench coat (Sitwell), red tights (DKNY), Mary Jane shoes (Predictions), vintage tote bag & beret.

Photographs & Layout- Martha B.

Styling & Hair- Martha B., Margot K.

Makeup & Model- Hope G.

A note about the Shabby Apple dress- The top is a red/white striped jersey attached to a black skirt. Their clothing designs have a definite retro feel- something that Margot, Hope and I love. Be sure to check out their website!

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Nibs Fashion Photo Shoot #1

Shop Your Closet #1

Christmas Classics- A Gift Guide

‘Babar And Father Christmas’ written by Jean De Brunhoff, 1940

Gift Sources-

1 & 2- Everyone’s favorite elephant celebrates the holiday in ‘Babar And Father Christmas‘- Borders Books

3. Molded red elephant by Charles and Ray Eames – Design Within Reach

4. Carry your gifts like Babar in a market pack- Kaufmann Mercantile

5. Plastic soap bubble pipe for kids- Tish Tash Toys

6. Upholstered Chair - Crate & Barrel

7. Bundle up in a polka dot bathrobe- Debenhams

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Christmas Classics- A Gift Guide:

#1. ‘A Christmas Carol’

#2. ‘Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

#3. ‘The Gift Of The Magi

#4. ‘Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer

KidFile #21: Early Drafts Of Babar

A Page From…

…British Vogue, November 1983.

Hair by Didier Malige for Jean Louis David.

(Photo- Lothar Schmid)

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A Page From…British Vogue, October 1980

Hair Mathematics

mARTha’s photography #23

Another excursion to North Carolina gave me and my sister some time to drive out into the more rural parts of the state. We came across this old farm house that was for sale. After calling the realtor on my cell phone, we were told the house was empty and were free to walk the property. I couldn’t help feeling nostalgic about it. My great-grandparents had a similar place in the midwest.

(Photos- Martha B.)

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mARTha’s photography #22

Modern Bride- 1970

The bride wears a striped ivory lace skirt with sheer oganza bodice and headpiece by William Cahill. Maid’s dress is  gold, cotton voile with embroidered flowers from May Barlow.

(Photo- Gordon Munro for Modern Bride Magazine, 1970)

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Lil’Pix #1: Wedding Gown- 1970’s Style

Wedding Photo- c. 1970

Wedding Series

Nibs Fashion Photo Shoot

For a long time I wanted to do a series of fashion photo shoots for my blog. I never realized how much work they are and yet how much fun they can be. I’m just lucky that Margot and Hope were willing to jump on board for this. My vision was to do a collection of knitwear and denim photographed in some rustic settings. We gathered clothing from different places and brainstormed how best to style them. I used a tank of gas scouting out locations. And wouldn’t you know, I picked several unusually hot autumn days to photograph Hope in thick, wool sweaters. Now it’s ready for Nibs readers to take a look. Enjoy! :)

Click the images to enlarge.

Fall Diary

Hand knit dress designed by Debbie Bliss.  Available at Creative Knitworks. Call 201-664-5648 for information and pricing. Full length linen skirt (Gap), wide belt** (Linea Pelle at Lord & Taylor), union suit** (Joe Boxer), leather boots**(Union Bay)

Vintage hand knit sweater, denim overalls (Gap), white ruffle shirt (Banana Republic), leather boots** (Union Bay)

Hand knit sweater from Creative Knitworks. Call 201-664-5648 for information and pricing. Thrifted men’s denim jeans, pajama top (L.L. Bean), boots (Muck Boots)

Vintage hand knit scarf and mittens, denim jacket (Gap), floral print shirt (Old Navy), strapless print dress, thrifted patterned union suit, boots (Muck Boots)

Hand knit green sweater and head scarf, floral shirt (Gap), thrifted jeans, apron**(Anthroplogie), boots (Ralph Lauren).


** In stores fall 2010

Artwork By Curtis

Joanna’s post on kids’ artwork made me miss the times our son Curtis would spend at the kitchen table drawing with his fat crayons and markers. Those days are long gone. But I did frame some of my favorites and love looking at them in our mudroom.

(Photo- Martha B.)

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KidFile #17: Curt’s Self Portaits

KidFile #15: My Son’s Journal

KidFile #1: A Walk In The Woods

Postcard From Italy

My friend Margot spent a whole week in Italy! Lucky girl! Read the posts about her trip here.

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Collecting Postcards

StyleFile #24: Polaroids, Pictures And Postcards

KidFile #2: Easy To Make Christmas Postcards

Coat Ruling

An Open…

…And Shut Case.

Fashion- Fendi wool coat and suede skirt. Silk shirt from Just Cavalli. Hat and leather purse by Borselino.

(Photo- Robbie Fimmano for Italian Flair Magazine)

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Coat Tales- 2010