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While Americans are sweating in an unprecedented heat wave, and Russians are suffering from floods from the constant downpour, the weather has been comparably benign here in central Europe. In my part of Germany, we have only been complaining about the occasional chilly spell with rain. I had been pining for some real summer weather with the right amount of sweat and summer rain.

After looking through Samantha Pleet’s Fall collection, I can take Zeus’s eccentricities in stride. The colors in this collection are beautiful, perfectly toeing the line betweeen romantic and gloomy, which happens to be what I associate most with the waning of summer. I also love the way the fabric falls into folds on many designs- very reminiscent of ancient Greek dress. Maybe the gods’ ire can be softened by these pretty dresses on young nymphs like me? If only I could afford one of them…*sigh*ImageImage

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By Madeleine-Accesories

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My Precious

I don’t wear a lot of jewely as a rule, but I do have a few favorite pieces I’d like to show you.Image

 

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amber necklace (fake? It’s from my grandma and she can be kind of cheap sometimes…but always sweet!) 🙂 She grew up in Estonia where they have a lot of amber, apparently, but not so much money.

My grandmother is really an inspiration for me, not just because of her audacious choices in lipstick colors at the impressive age of 86. She saw a lot of hard times, especially during WWII, when she had to leave her Estonian home for Germany. While she took the train, her mother had decided to go by ship. This ship was the Wilhelm Gustloff, often eclipsed by the Titanic’s unrightful claim to the biggest ship wreck desaster of all times. The Gustloff was worse, but it’s a lot touchier as a subject because it was torpedoed by the Russians and was full of fugitives.. In the Russians’ defence, I could add that the Gustloff had formerly been a warship and was used to transport fugitives only later. Well, as I said, it’s a touchy subject and I am not really an expert, so I’ll just leave it at that. After working hard all her life, Grandma is enjoying some well deserved good times now in the States.

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