04 January 2012

a few of my favorite things: Givenchy & Hepburn


 Raindrops on roses

and whiskers on kittens

Bright copper kettles

 and warm woolen mittens

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels

 Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles

Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings

 These are a few of my favorite things
Girls in white dresses

  with blue satin sashes


that stay on 
 my nose and eyelashes

Silver white winters that melt into springs

These are a few of my favorite things
When the dog bites

When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad

I simply remember my favorite things

 And then I don't feel so bad

Here- Givenchy's  LE JONCHET, a favorite thing.

the Salon
Giacometti cast bronze octagonal table- and stools. The Giacometti collection owned by Givenchy includes some 60 pieces.


Harmony, it's simplicity, line, balance- Givenchy.

Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (born February 20, 1927) is a French aristocrat and fashion designer who founded the The House of Givenchy in 1952.

Suggested books & reading: The Givenchy Style-Francoise Mohrt


  1. The concept of 60 pieces of Giacometti iron/bronze works leaves me week-kneed. If I were to be granted one wish, it would be to acquire an iron or bronze Giacometti table-perfect design and execution on so many levels of aesthetics. Audrey, of course, will never be matched. Thank you. Mary

  2. Oh a few of my favorites too - love!!

  3. Brilliant! I enjoyed this immensely Patricia. Nothing is finer is it than A. Hepburn and Givenchy is there?

    Cheers ~ Deb

  4. What a thrill!
    I enjoyed this immensely!

  5. A favorite song, beautifully illustrated. You're an inspiration, Gaye!

  6. Givenchy - just the name has a certain ...

    Beautiful post, very much needed these days:)

  7. I love this!!! So creative & beautiful images. Have a great day.

  8. I am totally "gobsmacked"!

    All I can say is......thank God we (humans) invented photography and video!

    A gift to all!

    and what a lovely girl. She remained a "girl" (in the best sense of the term) all her way too short life!

    Exquisite.....and a model to us all!!!


    Penelope Bianchi

  9. What an amazing post... seriously a triumph. That Giacometti hexagonal table is without a doubt one of my favorite things.
    Also the new photo on the top of the blog is great- I have a similar bronze snake pocket watch holder.




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