Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I have a confession.
Growing up, I thought I was a little odd... not odd in the typical sense, but odd in the sense that I loved, loved, loved Jane Austen, the Victorian era, Marie Antoinette, antiques, and romance. At just seven, I realized I was decidedly girly, and the thought of Summer camps and basketball made my stomach hurt. Oh yes, host a tea party and I would be there in a pinch. Give me a doll or makeup for my birthday and I would be eternally grateful. And while the all the children my age around me enjoyed snowmobiling and rollerblading, I was happy to spend time reading The Babysitters Club, making storybooks, reading through magazines about decorating, and watching any movie with Audrey Hepburn.
It wasn't until I was in my early 20's that I truly found more people like me. They certainly weren't in Vancouver. (though I'm sure that now I could find some) They were through other blogs online, all over the world—like Roséline, of This is Glamorous, Louise of Pandora, Daniella of Dress, Design & Decor, Sasha or Everything Fabulous, Linda of Simply Seductive, Charmaine of Beautiful Things to Share, and a few others that I just adore. I am a real mix. And as much as I love modern, (and I really do) sometimes even rap and hip hop music, my heart still lies in the romance of a time long ago, where high tea was expected, dresses were welcomed and pen pals were cherished. That is how I find all of my blogging friends, as more modern day pen pals—except we have the opportunity to share much, much more and inspire one another through images and words...
images: Erin Wasson by Dusan Reljin + link