Thursday, January 20, 2011

Textures in fashion...

Wardrobe basics can be more fun when a little twist comes into play...
I like to add a variety of textures.

as seen here in the Burberry jacket

or a scarf and pearls

a hand knit sweater

a black sequin Tee 

Jones of NY knit sweater 

 shiny silver woven belt

thick sturdy Dolce and Gabbana belt

and for your best fashion accessory
your face
superior rose oil by Dr. Hauschka

I use and love this

the fragrance of roses
 the dewy emollience
are such a happy mix.

the sun looks good on this carpet
but it is your skins worst enemy
take care to protect your skin
and stay out of the sun for prolonged periods

A designer knows he has achieved perfection, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.


  1. What beautiful photos. I can almost feel those pearls in my hands.

    That hand knit sweater is divine. Did you make it, or someone you know? I would love to find a sweater like that.

  2. I just love everything you have here--and the mix of both low and high end. Beauty/texture is available everywhere.

  3. You captured it all so beautifully Leslie....loving the photo of you and that wonderful scarf too. Necklace? Either way...very clever!!

    Jeanne xxx

  4. PS... I am a bit slow today... I love the new layout too!!

  5. What a visually lovely post. The hand knit sweater is just georgous...did you knit it? Love the scarf too!

  6. What a visual treat! You've captured the contrasting textures so nicely, great eye!

  7. hi leslie,

    how lovely your photos and how true your skincare advice.


  8. I use the Dr. Hauschka rose eye cream and love it to death.

  9. What a beautiful, perfectly elegant post.

  10. Oh, don't David Austen roses smell amazing?

  11. Eye candy, that´s what you have said, right? The cardi, the handknit one, is it by you? So lovely: )

  12. Gorgeous post, and I am loving the grey, sets off the photos so well. Is the Dr H for the body or face or both? This winter is drying me out!!

  13. Dear Hostess of the Humble Bungalow,
    thank you, wonderful post! And that a thing that is not perfect can be very beautiful is so true!

  14. If I thought for even a moment that I could fit into that hand knit sweater, I'd make you an offer you couldn't refuse!

    ♥ing that final thought, too - about a thing that is not perfect can be very beautiful...

  15. I love the quote, 'A beautiful thing is never perfect'.

    So true and so important to remember with respect to living creatures.

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  16. Hostess I would love to drop by the bungalow to rummage through your wardrobe/closet because I love all your clothes, shoes and jewellery. Lucky for you I live far away! Oh and a play with Pepper would be nice too.
    The HB posts are a bright spot in my day.
    ps. The hand knit cardi is to die for.

  17. Adrienne, La Vie Quotidienne, mette-I did not knit the sweater and I do not know who made it as I purchased it at a local shop.

    Frugal scholar, Jeanne, Deja Pseu, the gardener's cottage
    I am a bit overwhelmed by the positive comments :)

    LPC- I haven't tried their eye cream...but if you love it...I try it.

    Tabitha- I love David Austen roses...Abraham Darby and Jude the Obscure are my top two faves.

    Belinda @ Wild Acre- I use it for my face, legs, feet, decollette, a little goes a long way.

    Britta- SSG- I embrace imperfections...they seem to be so much more interesting and honest.

    Anne Marie- My closet is very the rummage would be very quick! Pepper and I would welcome you warmly.

  18. Rebecca- It is about a size about that offer...!

  19. I like these textures -- a good way to introduce variety into a black-and-white wardrobe.

  20. Love the mix of textures and your images Hostess... have a good w/end. xx

  21. The colour of the hand knitted cardigan is beautiful,also the scarf & pearls you have great taste Hostess. Ida x

  22. What is that scarf with the pearls? Such an interesting texture.

    "A beautiful thing is never perfect" Yes, and too much perfection can be boring, as in all the identical young starlets.

  23. Love this collage of eye candy. Gorgeous. I feel like a Magpie as I drool over each image.xo

  24. materfamilias- You know what they say..variety is the spice of life!

    Semi Expat- The word weekend conjures up an image of relaxation...and I am all for that.

    ida- Thank you ida...I have some other loosely woven garments I might do another post using them.

    Northmoon- The scarf is a loose weave of hemp fibres...
    I like Maggie Gyllenhaal she has a great look going...however, she might not be considered a young starlet.

    La Belette Rouge- I feel pleased that you have enjoyed the images :)