into: art deco earrings

A couple of recent eBay finds, cloisonné art deco earrings, the acquisition of which was possibly, at least potentially in part, fueled by the stunning Gatsby trailers.


I like these orchids especially. Wearing them here.


Imagine with a simple black or navy bodycon-style dress, with these the only accent of color?

Hair up? Yes? You are seeing?


These striped enamel triangles are a bit more mod than art deco, but the impulse behind getting them was identical. Difficult to pin down exactly what that impulse was, though, or is – something related to the appeal, as a child, of a good coloring book, and maybe directly related to my own attachment to a certain coloring book of stained glass images.

Great for the Mad Men look I’m concocting. Also, enamel…enamel is going to come up again soon. I am liking enamel as a texture.

acquisitions: Adidas Duramo tennis watch

Wanted a watch suitable for exercising–really, for tennis– and opted for this one: the Duramo from the Adidas Performance line.



I may also run in it, theoretically (most of the running I do doesn’t get beyond the theoretical stage), but it will be basically devoted to tennis. There are a number of variations on this design, different colors, with a round face instead of a square face…but this was the one I liked best: bright, quick and simple to read, relatively clean design (for a sporty watch). I often find a like Adidas designs, they have some great tenniswear, too. Imagine this watch with a white wristband and this Wilson dress I got recently:



Will definitely have to do some posts on tenniswear when it warms up. It’s probably 70% of why I play tennis.