I Blame it on Tissue Paper & Tulle

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It  all started innocently enough.

I saw the above photo featured a week or so ago on A Gift Wrapped Life  and thought to myself;  well, aren’t those pretty? and easy enough to make.

In fact, they look an awful lot like some of the roses that are growing in my garden right now…

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Slim Paley photo

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Which somehow reminded me of the newest Dior Couture collection

(a big disappointment, but not surprising, in my humble opinion.  Despite his terrible demons, John Galliano was a massive talent- good luck replacing him Dior)

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But back to moi…

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Then, I remembered these Bouquet Chairs by Tokujin Yoshioka

(Listen, it’s not easy being me…do you think I want to be thinking about bouquet chairs at 1 o’clock in the morning?!)

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or this beautiful table setting from Pinterest?

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Although, I did kind of like this Dior jacket

even though it would give me a vicious neck rash and be super hard to drive in.

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This would probably give me a neck rash too, but I’d chance it, if it was offered to me…

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Slim Paley Photo

The roses start to fade after a few days, achieving an almost sepia tone. So beautiful.

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I wanna say Valentino??

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Elie Saab

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 Project Wedding

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And then there was this Tim Walker photo I remembered from an old British Vogue

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These Alexander Wang confections

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.Valentino Couture

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and this beauty via Tumblr

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petals, petals, everywhere

“Strawberries & Cream” Friendship bracelet via boticca.com

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and I was happy that I’d sprung this vintage corsage and blouse from my vintage closet

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I swear I wore my hair like this once in the 80’s

OK, maybe twice.

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Elie Saab

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and finally, while I’m posting on frivolity & utter outre’ abandon…

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How could I resist including these “Ballet Pumps” by Christian Louboutin?

 They take “Dance like there’s no one watching” to a whole new level.

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And now you know why I don’t sleep!

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Yesterday was kind of a tough day.

Sometimes you’ve just got to take a deep breath… or three… and escape to a place of beauty

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Don’t you agree?

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Instructions for making tulle flowers HERE

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41 Comments

  1. Dear Slim, I love the way your mind works. You must have a lot of neural connections between your right and left brain! Thanks for your always inspiring blog.
    All the best, Ruth

  2. It’s only 3:50 in the morning, and now you have me obsessing!
    Your roses look even more beautiful as they age and their colors fade.
    Hope today is a better day. After reading this post, I know my day will be lovely (at least until the kids wake up and the summer camp carpool begins!)

    xo
    Brooke

  3. sorry about your not sleeping; but the colors and floral-inspired pieces are lovely — glorious effort despite the sleeplessness. The vintage blouse – a wow. How do you keep them so beautifully? Thanks.
    S/

  4. WOW! Gorgeous roses, incredibly jealous of your “vintage closet”, the Tim Walker and those Christian Louboutin “pumps” reeked of Black Swan and actually made me wince to look at them. Dancing in them? I don’t think so! They hurt just to look at! The picture from Tumbler was exquisite – with the little peek at the Eiffel Tower lurking in the background! The Alexander Wang shoes reminded me of a 40’s Hollywood starlet gone bad – somehow I envisioned her stumbling drunkenly to the breakfast table in those shoes and her housecoat. And what about those Dior eyebrows?!

  5. So happy to have provided you with something lovely to think about Slim but I have to say you have taken tulle to a whole new level! All these layers make me faint of heart. Too bad we live so far away, we could make tulle and tissue flowers together when you have had a tough day. I know you would come up with a good drink too. Hope today is much, much better. Much love XO

  6. This post, delicious! Those ballet shoes/heels,wheel chair shoes!(I call them wheel chair shoes because that is the only place I could wear them- wheeled around-wheeeeee)))))). Love this. Greetings from LA xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  7. Slim your rash comments had me in stitches!
    Can’t wait to see you bopping about town in
    Your new ballet pumps….

  8. Oh my, I feel your pain {insomnia}, the things that will keep me up at night are mystifying!
    I can’t believe your son went to 4-winds. How old is he? Both of my kids went as well. My son is 17 now. Thank you for coming by the market, today we’re offering Fraises de Bois from Turtleback Mountain!

    Your roses are gorgeous, the combination of the golden yellow and the pale pink is exquisite!

  9. love the roses…the ballet slipper heels make my feet hurt just looking at them. Hope today is filled with sunshine and roses! Sometimes its the rough days that give us a deep appreciation for the good ones.
    Karen

  10. The “tippy” ballet pumps are too fabulous! Tippy because that’s exactly what I would do in them – tip over.
    I think that they call for being perched on a place of reverence…though not on moi.
    Thank you for the escape, Slim!

  11. Regarding those high heeled ballet shoes, I remember that Louboutin stated in an interview in Vogue that he created some shoes for pure pleasure–“a shoe you can not run, you can not even walk–if you want to run in a shoe, buy a sneaker.”
    Some times fashion approaches art and maybe we can appreciate them in that way.

  12. You found some of the most beautiful muted peach/pink/custardy tones here.
    Just spectacular. That jacket/top that you thought might give neck rash..it
    was phenomenal.
    Thanks again for sharing beauty that I might not ordinarily find by myself.
    Hope today is better than yesterday. It’s so cliche’ but true….the sun rises
    again and a whole new day awaits.

    • So sorry Helena- I don’t know the name. I checked, but the trunk of the rose bush is very large and the metal name tag must have broken off a long time ago. Perhaps someone else knows…

  13. Once again, you’ve taken my breath away! Remember making Kleenex tissue flowers to put on cars? I still remember sitting on a neighbors porch and making flowers out of Puffs tissue. Oh! – that delicate powdery smell. Seems to be that tissues used to be made in many more pretty pastel colors than now. We also tinted the edges with lipstick.

    You inspire me everyday to smile, to find beauty and to appreciate it. .

  14. Hi Slim, beautiful Post, and I’m with Ruth. I write with my left hand but do everything else with my right. I was told that Michelangelo and Leonardo de Vinci were both cross brained…..maybe you? Going to a place of beauty when things are rough isn’t the worse thing, and you have a beautiful eye! So…..are you left handed, or do you perhaps use both? Tale care, Pam

  15. This is one of the most beautiful posts I have seen in awhile! Thanks for your input and thoughts and inspirations…I hope you have a better week…life is a little tough for all right now..you’re not alone…

  16. Slim,

    I haven’t met anyone that knows better than you when it comes to choose great pictures for a post. This truly inspires me. You get all the beauty in the same hue and make it stunning!

    About tough days… yes… we do need to take as many deep breaths we need. Sometimes, just waking up the next day will actually make things a bit better. But keeping strong and having faith is always the main ingredients.

    Love to you,

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    • glorious confections! sorry to hear you had a rough day…boo. hope today is better….maybe some yoga will help? thinking of you
      xxx 🙂

  17. Hey Slimmy! Haven’t been here in a while because I’m INTOTALWEDDINGMODE but as usual your blog NEVER disappoints! and,,,,,gosh I wish I had your humor! I’m taking a “wedding break” and checking in on all my blogs. Hope you have a better day today.
    xo
    kendall

  18. Slim, your collagist skills are amazing. You’re like Peter Beard if he wasn’t just on the make for beautiful women, but rather was a beautiful woman.

  19. Oh Slim, Slim, Slim – I have a friend like you – tall, slender, beautiful but so clever and fun, my ego manages almost all of the time to overlook the gorgeous part. You’re a peach. Debra

    ps – that 2-piece swimsuit is amazing – vintage or current?

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