Passing Fancies: July 2014

lippincotts july boston

Reading: I just finished At Last, the final novel in Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose cycle

Video: Mr. Tinsel and I thoroughly enjoyed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. One good summer blockbuster is a must!

Art: A recent visit to the Newark Museum

Drink: Palais des Thés Fruit de la Passion flavored black tea…iced!

Eats & Treats: I’m on a chia pudding kick.

Garb: A dress and a shirt from the latest summer sale at Comptoir des Cotonniers

Beauty Products: Local handmade soaps from Taproot Organics

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Diana Vreeland’s Dressing Table (1975)

vreeland dressing table

Vogue just announced that a collection of fragrances inspired by the legendary Diana Vreeland will be launched in Paris this fall; for  more information, see here.

In honor of this news, I’m posting this photograph of Vreeland’s dressing table in her New York apartment. It was photographed for a feature in Architectural Digest’s September/October 1975 issue. I can’t identify any of the perfume bottles in this photo; if you have sharper eyes than I do, please leave a comment with your observations!

You can read one of my earlier posts about Vreeland and perfume here. The more I learn about her, the more I realize how much she loved fragrance.