Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Self Portrait: Mary Jo





Are you as delighted with this self portrait as I am? I adore Mary Jo's beautiful and generous blog over at Trust Your Style. She has such fabulous give-aways and thoughts on fashion. Merry Christmas Mary Jo and Lady Jane! We love you!


The rug is from Dharamsala--I picked it up on a trip I took to meet the Dalai Lama. I still love the rug as much as the day I fell in love with it. I included a new clutch from my line with a bird detail; my most favorite pair of shoes; the akoya baroque strand with gold angel is also from my line--this one is special to me, a percentage of proceeds goes to ALS research in honor my father; I love the little Wayne Thiebaud book and also the vintage sewing manual, "Magic Style Touches". The little peach pin cushion I got from a lady who made and sold them at the Rose Bowl flea market years ago--it's still my favorite.

PS. from Mary Jo: I had no sooner put the shot together when Lady Jane, my big gray and white cat dove into the middle of it, pin-cushion and all. She definitely is one of my most prized possessions, so I guess it was perfect.

PPS. I probably misspoke about Lady Jane--she's not my possession, but I am definitely her favorite possession (besides the lizards she loves to drag in)!

14 comments:

paula said...

ha! i love everything about this.

cindy : quaint said...

i love this self portrait! meeting the dalai lama sounds incredible and the angel is very special. i'm also a big fan of wayne thiebaud and sewing. the photo with lady jane is my favorite, she perfectly placed herself. a photo stylist in disguise, perhaps ;)?

lotta said...

I love the fact that the cat made it into the portrait - now I am truly inspired, although my dog is MUCH bigger... Thank you for featuring my sachets in your friday favorites, they look good with all the other wonderful treasures you selected! Happy holidays to you and your family!! XXOO.

Miss Aimee said...

loving lady jane! Great name too!!!

Rachel said...

Love this portrait and the light is absolutely stunning!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Jewels thank you so much for this lovely post. And also to everyone for their sweet comments. I love that Lady Jane, who usually takes a backseat in all thing to Pasha, her attention-hogging kitty, took front-center in this one!

Lizzy said...

That is so great! Love the kitty cat!

Mrs.French said...

oy yes...so lovely, feminine and perfect, just like her...xo t

Callie Grayson said...

Jewels,
Wishing you and Andrew a Very Merry Christmas!!!
xx
callie

dojski said...

Indeed, Lady Jane completes this self portrait! =) What a cute pose!

Design Lovely said...

I adore her and her cat! I love her shoes and I think its great she has two in different colors. :)

heidi said...

the cat pic is the best!!!! I love this series... -xoh

pve design said...

wonderful image. thanks for sharing another brilliant & stylish self portrait.

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

OMG! I love this one!! So funny...first, I was thinking..."ooh!! I LOVE those shoes!! then, I was like...OMG...I have 2 cats that look exactly like hers!" Beautiful self portrait!

So, funny...Long lost twin maybe?? Haah!