The multitude facets of white

White is white but when Lady Gaga wears it,

it totally has another meaning.

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Like Lady Gaga, I am not very tall, and not so thin, but I think that I could wear all these Gaga’s white outfits. Of course I would have to be 20 years younger but I find that when she wears white, she is so elegant and her choices of outfits totally benefit her body shape.

September 2015, after party 67th Emmy Awards

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2015 Academy Awards in Azzedine Alaia

Even though the Lady G. wears the full spectrum of colours, she definitively looks best in white.

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2014 Academy Awards in Versace

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At the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Carole King.

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On the set of MTV news in Tom Ford 2011

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Modeling in the Mugler fall 2011 runway show in Paris

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Sag Award 2019

It seems that Lady Gaga’s whites are eternally in fashion, she could even wear her 2011 whites today and they would look good.

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You will notice that the Lady always wears very long pants, it does make her legs look longer.

2016 Academy Award

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Long white pants on Lady Gaga really elongate her silhouette.

2016 American Music Award

 

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You will notice that Lady G’s long dresses are also longer than usual, it makes her look taller. You rarely see Lady Gaga’s shoes when she wears long evening dresses. Good trick!

2019 Critics Choice Award

 

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Wedding dress like in a night out in London 2013

It seems that Lady Gaga’s whites are eternally in fashion, she could even wear her 2013 whites today and they would still look good.

 

 

 

My authentic distincts Ikea favorites

Ikea big effect small budget

Via House BeautifulIkea Billy bookshelf with a few mouldings and a cornice will perform miracles.

Kallax bookshelf $38.99, turn it into a kitchen island, insert 2 kallax doors for $17.00  and a lämplig chopping board for $19.99 
Using 2 short Billy book shelves $39.00 each, add a wood counter top butcher block from Ikea, you will end up with a terrific kitchen island. For instructions go to Golden Boys & Me

 Be creative with your Raskog utility cart $25.00, categorize what ever you want a bit of paint will do it.

Tarva Chest $179.00 transformed into a roll top desk. Label pulls #0.00 from Amazon, for instructions go to In My Own Style  Mosslanda picture ledge $7.00can be used almost everywhere, great above your bathroom sink Fintorp rail $9.00 to hang your black metal basket (amazon.com) to hold your mobile phone and I pad Ekby Alex shelf $49.00 is one of my very favorite, just add some legs $5.00 from amazon and you get the most sophisticated Vanity or you can use it as a desk.

This Bekvam Kitchen cart $60.00 is totally adorable. Paint it and add a tea towel bar, this one has a marble top but you could even paint the top with a faux fini or simply white and it would still look great.

Quick Christmas Decor

I find that decorating my decorative objects with Christmases wreath and decor simplifies my life and is done quickly.

For instance I have this big stone horses head and I crown it with a colourful wreath and multiple pearl necklaces. 

Year after year I hang my lovely angel on my table crystal chandelier.

Made a special laurel wreath with a bit of pink glitter for my Plâtre de Paris bust, she is ready to party.


Found these cute acrobatic angels at Home sense a few years ago, and I love hanging them on my big silvery candlesticks. They are singing I am almost there and ready for Christmas.

 

Queen Nefertiti really deserves a crown made out of a few artificial flowers and leaves from the Dollar store, 

This Child bust likes the brilliance of a gold wreath.

 

My Ikea topiaries enjoy a few Christmas balls and a small musical golden angel.

This cute golden putti is holding a miniature angel orchestra decorated with a musical note ribbon

Enjoy your Christmas my lovelies

Please don’t give me a cup for Christmas

Christmas gifts under $20.00

From amazon a Nana note-book with funny saying for  $10,62 CDN  I am a Nana so this would be my first choice.

Amazon Guitar picks flowers for Geoffrey, Why not flowers for a man $9.99 CDN

Indigo fur-trimmed reading socks so comfy for lazing around on a Sunday $17.25 CDN

Imagine a fireplace with Indigo Crackling firewood candle for $14.00CDN

Relax your brain with ”Crazy Rich Asian” the book at Indigo for $11.92 CDN

Cook with Lisa Dawn Bolton ”On Board” book at Indigo for $15.00 CDN

A white mini waffle maker for an intimate Christmas Holiday morning breakfast

at Crate and Barrel for $19.95 CDN

A layered  Mason Jar cookie mix to bake with your grand children. Crate and Barrel for $12.59 CDN

Just discovered the Japanese boutique Miniso, it is colourful and very reasonably priced. Sports bottle for $12.99 CDN Miniso has opened boutiques in 70 countries

 

Pink and turquoise Selfie Extensions for $3.99

Pink cooking frying pans 

Pink little piggy kitchen accessories for 3.99 at Miniso 

 Paw patrol tuques and gloves for little girls and boys 

Very cute iPhone cases Bare bears

Wine drip ring for a Hostess gift or Christmas stuffer $2.99

Pretty black Hooks for all uses, kitchen, bathroom, mud room 

Witty reading lamps  from $12.99 to $14.99

By the way if you insist on giving me a cup, I prefer Royalty cups like King Elvis cup or

Queen E of England cup or my grandchildren photo cups.

There is stil time for Christmas shopping gifts, small prices and big effect my lovelies

Last minute Hanukkah table decorations

Run, run and get your Hanukkah blue and white table decorations.

Pinterest has great Hanukkah decorations ideas  https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/390828073887784036/ You can buy lots of  blue and silver balls at a dollar store and line them up as a center piece on your table.

The meaning of Hanukkah the Festival of light by Mayim Bialik

This elegant  Menorah at Crate and Barrel  can become your traditional Menorah on sale for 49.97 CAD (only pick up at stores) Let your contemporary pattern Blue and white Hanukkah plate become your traditional plates. On sale at Crate and Barrel for 7..97 CAD (in stores) 4 Blue and white napkins with same pattern as your plate, on sale at Crate and Barrel for 29.97 CAD (in stores) Hanukkah platter on sale at Crate and Barrel for 29.97 CAD (in stores)

Blueish wine glasses at Stokes for 6.99

Via Pinterest

Filling up your glass vases with blue silver and white balls is most effective for a very low price

Via Pinterest  A few white flowers mixed with glass bowls of chocolate Gelt is always a happy Hanukkah decoration

HAPPY HANUKKAH MY FRIENDS MAY THE LIGHT BE WITH YOU ALL

Stay tuned next week we will find all kinds and all priced Christmas gifts for you my lovelies.

ASAP Thanksgiving dishes

 

Simple Last minute recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner

Via Better Homes and Gardens

Adding a little colour and freshness to the boring month of November with this orange and fennel salad.

Vinaigrette is made with orange juice, oil and balsamic vinegar,

 

Via Better Homes and Gardens

Cream cheese and mashed potatoes

Directions

  1. Heat refrigerated potatoes according to package directions. Transfer warm potatoes to a serving bowl.
  2. Stir in cheese and parsley. If desired, sprinkle with French-fried onions. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Via Better Homes and Gardens

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until cranberry skins begin to burst. Taste and add more molasses, if necessary. Top with watercress, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cover and chill any leftover sauce up to 2 days.

Via Better Homes and Gardens

Directions

  1. In medium saucepan combine pumpkin, unsweetened coconut milk, beans, broth, and sage. Heat through.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with black peppercorns. Drizzle with lime. Makes 4 servings.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN THE USA

 

Dropping in some asian humble abode

 The Emperor of Interior Designers in Asia 

Via www.bestinteriordesigners

.Steve Leung born in Hong Kong has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen., works internationally  in commercial and residential Architecture and Design.

In the movie Crazy rich Asian, we are introduced to the Asian wealth, but nothing compares to the work of Steve Leung.
Go and visit Steve Leung’s site and you will realize how fortunate some
 of his clients are. 

http://www.sldgroup.com/en/about_intro.php#Introduction

Oh what is happening to hemlines?

Skirt length theory cannot be taken too seriously, but apparently if hemlines are going down the market is also going down.

Via Vanity Fair/photo Tim Rooke/REX/Shtutterstock

OOps I have noticed that Meghan The Duchess of Sussex is wearing much longer skirts lately.

Via Vanity Fair/photo James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

Pippa Middleton at Princess Eugenie’s Royal wedding also wearing a half calf dress.

Via Vanity Fair /REX/Shutterstock

Poppy Delavingne in an almost midi dress.

Via Vanity Fair/photo Matt Crossick/Getty images

Liv Tyler also at the Royal wedding wearing a long straight skirt.

Via goodhousekeeping/photo Matt Crossick/Getty images

Look at Demi Moore with a very long dress, I hope these long skirts will not last too long,  first I don’t look good in a long skirt, but actually I don’t want to look old fashion. What to do what to do. I definitely will wear pants.

If you are like me, you could always wear a maxi skirt, I look good in a maxi skirt, it makes me look taller.

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Well you can wear a long Indian skirt maxi style.

Via Zara

I suppose I could wear this midi skirt,  but I really have to wear the boots with it. From Zara $49.00 CAD.

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Zara is playing safe with its fall season 2018 and is still selling mini skirts $45.00 CAD.

Lets cross our fingers and hope that these long skirts will be of short time.

Fashionista Royals and the Power of Red

Red is absolutely a Royal colour.

Queen Elizabeth 1 of England knew the power of Red

Via PinterestElizabeth 11 of England Order of the Bath Mandatory Red 

Via Popsugar

Queen Elizabeth 11 visiting Canada in bright red skirt suit with a Maple leaf brooch.

Just a (Parenthesis to show you how Elizabeth 11 of England is a Fashionista)

I never thought I would see the day when Queen Elizabeth 11 would attend a fashion show, but here she is.

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Can you believe it, the 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth 11 attended the Richard Quinn’s runway show in February 2018 and was sitting right next to the Queen of fashion Anna Wintour. The Queen was presenting fashion designer Quinn with the Elizabeth 11 Award of British Design.

Via https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily

Richard Quinn fashion Designer.

Via Getty images / Ray Tamarra

Kate M. wearing red dress from  Preen of London, added a Canadian Maple leaf brooch, could it be Queen Elizabeth 11’s Maple leaf brooch.

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Meghan also wearing a scarlet dress from Preen of London.

Via http://www.queenletiziastyle.com/blog

Queen Letizia of Spain image/Jose Gegundez

Queen Letizia of Spain wears red like a real Queen.

Via http://worldroyalfamily.blogspot.com/

Princess Victoria of Sweden Very Royal in a Red evening gown.

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Who could ever forget Princess Diana in red.

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Red really becomes Queen Sonja of Norway

Via PinterestQueen Maxima of the Netherland is definitely the Red Queen

So wear Red my lovelies, be Royal!