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Book Mark Collection

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From my bookmark collection:

This was given to me by my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Vera Price, 1956. For some reason I had traced over every word with a pencil.  I started to erase the marks, but decided to leave it as my young hands had touched it so long ago.

How different from today, when a teacher would be afraid of repercussions if she gave out anything with a Bible quote on it. I am very happy that Mrs. Price was free to do that, and it saddens me that today’s children are denied  the same. They need it as much, or more, than we post-war children needed it:

Proverbs 15:13, ” A Merry Heart maketh a cheerful countenance.”

Nature’s Artistry

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This close up of a Tulip stamen, blazes with vibrancy;  looking very much like a Georgia O’Keefe painting, which was often thought of as erotica.  The great artist refused to classify her paintings that way, saying she just painted what she saw.

Nature replicates itself doesn’t it?  How we interpret what we see is in the eye and mind of the beholder.

photo: J. Hayter

As Mae Said . . .

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Mae West is quoted as saying,

“Look your best – who said love is blind?”


photo from 1933, Wikipedia Commons

Fashion Designer: Vera Wang

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Another Accomplished Woman:

Vera Ellen Wang was born (1949) and raised in New York.  Her parents were born in Shanghai, China and came to the United States in the mid-1940s. Her mother worked as a translator for United Nations and her father owned a medicine company. After graduating from The Chapin School in 1967, she attended the University of Paris and earned a degree in art history from  Sarah Lawrence College.

Vera Wang became the youngest ever Vogue fashion editor at the age of 23,  collaborating with the most accomplished personalities in the world of fashion. She was a senior fashion editor Vogue for sixteen years before joining Ralph Lauren in 1987 as a design director.

In 1990, she opened her own design salon in the Carlyle Hotel in New York  that features her trademark bridal gowns.

She has made wedding gowns for  Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Ivanka Trump, Thalia, Jessica Simpson, Avril Lavigne, Victoria Beckham, Kloe Kardashian, Jenniefer Garner, Sharon Stone, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Uma Thurman, Holly Hunter, Campbell Brown, Danielle Jonas, Jeri Ryan, Kate Hudson and Karenna Gore, among others.

Vera Wang is known for her nonchalant approach to style and luxury:  signature layering, intricate draping and exquisite attention to detail.

In addition to ready-to-wear, she also designs Lavender Label, eveningwear, bridal, footwear, eyewear, fragrance, china and crystal, silver and gifts, fine papers, mattresses and flowers.

All of her products are sold in the most exclusive department stores and boutiques around the world, including her own Madison Avenue flagship store.

In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America honored Vera Wang’s innovation and dedication to her craft by naming her “Womenswear Designer of the Year.”

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