Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jane Birkin, Meet Rupert Birkin

When is a classic white shirt more than a classic white shirt? When it dates from the 19th century, evokes the rustic/sexy sensibility of both D. H. Lawrence and a gap-toothed French style icon and promises to just keep getting better and better over time.
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18 comments:

style chronicle said...

Love your W blog entries. You never cease to inspire...

little augury said...

How great are those dish towels-wish I'd thought of that! I agree about the IT things- NOT IT. good links!

Modern Traditionalist said...

"It" anything has adopted an additional "S" and "h" in my mind. I don't intend to be crude and yet I think we all need to take a strong stance against our unwavering desire to keep up with those Jonses. Your picks are top notch as always. Love the wallpaper!

flwrjane said...

Only you can make inanimate objects so lifelike.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Little Augury: Re: those dish towels...I know!

Modern Traditionalist: Your wordplay is VERY funny.

Willard said...

I love your blog, you and your family are such an inspiration. Your picks in this article are wonderful, I especially adore the kitchen towels, though, as someone who has worked with antique textiles I would plead with anyone not to actually consider wearing the linen smocks! They are wonderful pieces, but 150 year old fibers simply wont hold up to modern wear. They are wonderful piece of handwork, not seen in even the top clothiers today, so purchase one to admire as a piece of art, not as a clothing item. I'll step off my soapbox for the day! Once again, your blog is a breath of fresh air, and I await the next installment.

Wendy said...

Great piece Lisa! Lamps, I must say, are a bit difficult for me but you've picked a sure thing there! I love circa lighting but I've never spotted that beauty. Love the vintage oil drilling reference--a bit LA Confidential or CHinatown, no?

Dash said...

Wow, am loving the stone poufs, I would love a few of those amongst the blue bells, in the dingly dell at the bottom of my garden, I bet they would raise a few eyebrows.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Wendy: Chinatown and LA Confidential exactly. And don't forget about "There Will Be Blood"...that was my first thought upon spotting them!

Dash: I am saving my pennies for two of those poufs as we speak... And having seen them in person, let me tell you, they are BEYOND.

pve design said...

Love it -"better over time" is a good mantra to follow.
like fine wine or cheese....
pve

Laura [What I Like] said...

Lisa I think this is my favorite of this series yet! I want everything of course...I just may have to indulge in one of those lovely smocks, they are too irresistible. And that game bag. And, and...

Scott Fazzini said...

I did fall in love with the bag and the shirts! I'm sure I won't be able to stop thinking about them all day! Thanks again, LBG!

Daniel-Halifax said...

Oh white shirts white shirts! I'll be wearing one to the grave! They almost make my brow as damp as when reading "Women in Love."

What are these red blotches on my neck?

Rocio said...

I love the bag, it is so chic!! And the shirts!!! I have one which belonged to my great grandfather and use it in summer. It has got gorgeous embroideries of miniscules roses next to his initials. And its cotton has got the softest feel. I also keep the shirt my great grandmother used for her coiffure. The lace and the embroidery is truly incredible.....and it was just for brushing her hair!!!. Nothing can beat antique textile works indeed.

Nick Heywood said...

I would literally wear one of those smocks to death, and I'm sure it would only look & feel better every day ... what a perfect Valentine's Day gift they would be ... I wonder how I drop hints on that one. Excellent find. Must have one, or three.

French Fancy said...

Lisa, I was a bit lazy then and opted not to register to leave a comment complimenting you on those lovely selections you chose. I especially like the deckchairs - well, I liked it all.

I'm with you on the not shopping for the sake of it anymore though. It's probably best I don't return to follow the link to customising those Nikes.

French Fancy said...

I. Will. Not. Return. To. That. Site.

Angie Muresan said...

Everything is better over time, isn't it? Am going over right now!

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