Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What will survive of us is love

Search as I might, I can't find one scrap of black in my outfit today. 

The dress is Diane Von Furstenburg, a simple frock rendered from a genius blend of silk and wool. The cardigan is J Crew from Las Vegas, the boots are Charles David and snapped up on ebay for a ludicrously good price, while at my glace leather feet sits my faithful, over-burdened Mulberry Bayswater in which I have decided to be interred after I am cremated. 

The jewellery is a mixed bag. The pendant was a couple of dollars at the Rozelle markets but the leather thong comes from the Jigsaw sale shop in Whatleys which is, by startling co-incidence, in Bayswater, London. It was once a grand department store and is now a grand shopping mall with lots of specialty shops including a stonking big Zara. The smaller more refined piece is a gold Tiffany Bean which my husband gave me for my 29th birthday back in the Restoration period. 

And this is Phillip Larkin. 

Time has transfigured them into 
Untruth. The stone fidelity
They hardly meant has come to be
The final blazon, and to prove
Our almost-instinct almost true:
What will survive of us is love. 

Sometimes I wish I could wear a poem to work.


  1. Love the dress Baxter. Great to see you out of black. Not sure about that cardigan with it - the colour sort of flattens the hue of the dress.

    Beautiful bag - pity about the boxes.

    looking forward to more colour please Baxter

  2. Beautiful outfit. Beautiful poem. Beautiful post.

  3. Hello Luke - lovely to hear from you. The cardi is a dull colour but it worked well with the colour of dress - and it's not black! As for the boxes ... well, I'll try having a word to the photographer. I think he had me pose in front of them intentionally.

    Hello Shy! I love that poem. That last line literally sticks in my throat every time I read it,

  4. I love your accessories specially the necklaces and the bag - and of course the DVF dress!

  5. I love the drape of the dress, very elegant yet nonchalant.

  6. Your dress looks super comfy and I really like, no no make that adore your bag :-)

    Winters heading our way as well, but sadly, we don't do daylight saving here :-(

    Hope your day is awesome.