Early November

My post titles will never be creative, I can swear on that. So pardon for not putting a few words together for a long time as I tend to forget I have this blog at all. Anyway, now I am kind of high on Glee. Well, not high just addicted. The thing is, when I start watching something I have to finish it. So, I am at the end on the second season. What got me going at first were the musical numbers, but as time went on, they somehow started getting more and more mellow and uninteresting. And then I started noticing Glee fashion. My first victim was the OCDish Miss Pilsbury. I really liked her funny cartoonish outfits. Although I would never dress like that I could relate to the image very well. And then there was the second season, when the cheerleaders ditched their uniforms and turned to casual wear. And one special day I saw Rachel Berry wearing my Zara peter pan collar blouse. I was star struck, what can I say. That is, my blouse was. And Kurt! He is adorable. One day I was pondering whether he was actually wearing Ann Demeulemeester or Alexander Mcqueen.

Anyway, what I wanted to show you today was what I wore just a week ago. We didn’t do anything for Halloween this year due to the special circumstances (which were that we moved to London into a temporary place, where there really isn’t much space for anything more but eating or sleeping and that doesn’t make us very excited for festivities) but instead went out for a little photo shoot. Saw some nice houses and jewellery shops along the way, though. So here we go. My pseudo seventies secretary outfit.

The Glamorous Tale of Mad Men

When I first became acquainted with american AMC television series Mad Men over a two years ago, I was struck with the beauty of its costumes. Well, to be absolutely frank, I have dedicated a lot of my life to the history of costume and appreciate it every where I can. So even the brilliant plot of the show went blank to me against the fabulous clothes, accessories, furniture and interiors. From then on I started to long for Joan’s wardrobe and sixties sofa’s and coffee tables.

The Perfect Man Don Draper and his bohemian mistress Migde

Rachel Menken – a Jewish heiress to a high end department store

Draper in his domain – the Sterling Cooper advertisement agency

Betty Draper – quite depressed housewife

Sal Romano. I only put this picture up because the dress that girl is wearing is to die for! And I especially love the hair. I long for such hair do every day

 Betty as seen out of her usually more glamorous looks

Joan Holloway or “Joannie” – chief secretary

Ambitious Peggy Olson – not quite yet good looking in season one

And so a brief introduction to Mad Men is done. Now the only thing left is to imagine a cloud of cigar smoke, sit back in an armchair with a glass of whiskey and dive into the complexities and glamorousness of the 60’s. I think I wrote “fabulous” too much  in this post.

Well well well, isn’t this a new beginning?

I have been starting a deleting those little wordpress blogs again and again, but after realising I still had this little thing, I decided to keep it like a lost puppy.  What I like about it, is that I chose the good title. Yes, I love Jane Austen and would always and forever re-read Pride and Prejudice as well as re-watch the 1995 BBC series with Mr. Oh-So-Handsome Colin Firth.

And so this blog will be the continuation and something more of my other blog I write in Lithuanian:  Lady’s Tea Time. That blog was supposed to be historically oriented but over the year floated away into more random things. The purpose, however, remained the same – show as much pretty as possible.

So, this new little haven may be for fun and fashion, and art, and TV, and film, and something serious occasionally. I have in my mind a plan to make it a battle grounds for reality project and TV show fans. One BUT is involved here. It all is going to be a vintage related things. I was and am in my heart a historian and will remain to be so. Be warned for the amount of pretty is going to overwhelm your senses!

Riga and Art Nouveau

Where is Riga? – It’s in Lavia, the middle one of the three Baltic States, others being Lithuania and Estonia. It is about 200 km from my home town, so I am a regular visitor.

What is so special about it? -Well, first of all Riga is the capital of Latvia, so obviously there’s quite many things to see there. What attracted me most, was a wonderful part of the city built in the Art Nouveau style. All of the above pictures are the examples of the style.

Lucky Days

Some days are really better than others. Last week was so black for me, I can’t even start to tell. I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to finish my bachelors thesis, but lo and behold, yesterday I did it! I didn’t plan to do anything fancy to celebrate it, but my friend who is soon off to USA asked me out so we went to hang around oldtown a bit. There’s this bar in Vilnius, which is called Brusly ( yes, after The Bruce Lee) and the food is soooo delicious, inexpensive and filling. Yum. It’s a mix of asian cuisines, those are very popular in Lithuania.

So after that we went looking for some nice place to take photos and found some shabby old courts, but most importantly we went to Bernardinai cemetery. That is the most beautiful and peaceful cemetery in whole country, I’d day. Not to compare with the cemetery of my oldtown I presented a few months ago. Besides these were so green, dark, spooky, really really gothic. You can not ask for more.  And so my friend took some pictures of my outfit during the afternoon.


Btw, I am totally absolutely in love with these cameo earings.

23rst April

Veeery creative title, no? Today I am feeling kind of down but also not so very much. Thanks for the family, friends and mostly to my hobbies for the peace of mind. That always makes me come to terms with myself. So, today was a cold, oh, so cold day for a late April, but in Lithuania it can be quite normal. When I and dad went to take a turn round the city, my hands froze so much later I couldn’t punch the right letters of mobile phone for a while.  As for feeling down and also adventurous and somewhat in a mood for a thirl, I decided that a trip to towns oldest cemetery is due. So here we have it.