Saturday, June 25, 2011

ReadingBetween the (Phone) Lines

It was my birthday a week-or-sew ago and I got a nice card from everyone at work, along with a $5 gift certificate for the Goodwill stores (a great source of bargain clothes!) ... and then I got asked to work the 1 to 10pm shift on Fridays... maybe the card was just to butter me up, what do you think?

Anyway, the phone lines are really quiet after 6pm on a Friday, which means I get eechance to listen to books! I read 106 pages of The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter by Linda Grant ... it's a good read, giving a little history of fashion luminaries like Chanel and Dior, and the reflections of ordinary people from World War 2 onwards.

Next week I shall take my quilting with me and make some inroads into resuming where I left off a couple of months ago!

I've also just finished reading  House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival (by Deborah Ball), which was also a good read, with lots of insight into the Versace family and the world of fashion! ... I believe there's a similar book about Gucci which I will read very soon!
And back in the world of bargains... my Versace shaving balm arrived yesterday and is pretty good! It's quite intense, but in a leafy woodland kind of scent which I like. I do prefer the more no-need-to-shout-about-it (on-your-face not in-your-face) refinement of my Hanae Mori balm, but the Versace is a nice contrast!
What fragrances are you all wearing this summer?
Oh yes, I'm also dipping into the book Don't Go To The Cosmetic Counter Without Me!

1 comment:

  1. My husband always wore Jovan Musk when he wore anything besides soap and Edge. (smile) I tend to like essential oils like China Rain, and mixing a little Pikaki, Gardenia or White Ginger in it is about all the variety I get. It sounds like you were on a fashion-house read kick for a while. Always interesting to find out what is the story behind the big names in any field. The best autobiography I ever read was 2 volumes by Isaac Asimov. Even in non-fiction, he was a great story teller!