The winners of the signed World of Madeleine Castaing book give away are announced.
Jezebel and wagnerj8.
I await your instructions-
At the age of 15 I met my beloved Marcellin. Yes, I chased him. It was as if my heart was carried away with our first brief, but hypnotic glances. We disappeared for hours. I was 15. Marcellin was fifteen years older. He taught me all I know about love.
In 1915-five years after we met-we married.
Marcellin and Leves were my passion -
15. that is the number that led me to the happiest days of my life.
21My design successes catupalted me into the world of decorating. In April of 1946, a heavenly Paris spring, I established myself in a shop at 21, rue Bonaparte. It was a bit shocking & I do love to shock. I would be at this corner for the rest of my years.
Here- Paris came to kneel & later the world made its pilgrimage to do the same.
21, rue Bonaparte-my magical number. unlike Chanel 5-
who had to tell the world about her good fortune-even bottling it.
I, Madeleine,held mine to my breast & seared it to my heart and my memory.
15 & 21.
the winners were selected by the two significant numbers in Madame Castaing's long life. the 21st comment was posted by Jezebel- excluding my own comments. while # 15 was derived from the seven comments of an add'l Castaing post and the 1st 8 comments in the original post.
all the above is the imagined commentary of that divine lady- Madeleine Castaing.