Friday, March 18, 2011

Style: City Chic

Love and care.

Good morning, friends! The weekend is almost upon us, and throughout this week, I have been watching and reading news and updates on the situation in Japan. It is heartbreaking, as I cannot even begin to imagine how the citizens must be feeling at this moment. However you personally choose to deal with the disaster—whether giving prayers and/or donations, as mentioned earlier in the week, I hope that you take a moment to appreciate the air we breath, the comfort of knowing that we may get in our cars and go to work, to dinner, to bed at night, with very little worry, really. And as I share this beautiful editorial, I am reminded of the young children around us, that are quite possibly confused by the entire event, and how necessary it is to teach them to care, to be empathetic, to appreciate. These children are our future—how precious and important they are...

Images: Photographed by Nick Scott for Madison AU April 2011, from Dustjacket Attic

30 comments:

  1. such a beautiful sentiment, sarah...my 9 yr old daughter has been watching the events on t.v...she is deeply moved and really concerned about the people who are suffering..it is reassuring to see compassion in our kids..they really are the future and our greatest asset..xx meenal

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  2. well said, Sarah; beautiful post

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  3. can't think another way... thanks sarah for this great post!

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  4. All this week I've been thinking how we should appreciate every moment of life given to us because everything can change within seconds... I've never watched BBC News as much as I did last week and I've never stopped thinking about what happened and silently praying for those who survived and now have to deal with the outcomes. I don't even know what is more difficult - to get through a disastorous event or try to get your life back on track afterwards.
    Thank you for this beautiful post, for your thoughts and for sharing these gorgeous images!

    xxx

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  5. beautiful words, Sarah. natural disasters are so overwhelming making us feel so small... have a lovely weekend, darling! xo

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  6. Very poignant Sarah! We have so much to be thankful for...

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. Well put Sarah.

    Wishing you a peaceful weekend and thank you so much for the link. I just adore this editorial, one of my all-time fav's.

    hugs DJ

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  8. A lovely post and gorgeous editorial to match. Have a lovely weekend. Isabelle

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  9. Great point to make, Sarah. How important it is to instill a certain morality and understanding of the human condition in children. I think it is especially true in the society that we live in now.

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  10. Sarah I completely agree with you. Children are our most precious commodity and they deserve the best.
    The recent disasters we have endured here in Australia (the Queensland floods, followed by a category 5 cyclone and roaring bush fires), the earth quake in New Zealand and now the tri-fold disaster in Japan.. It puts perspective on life and makes us all grateful for the moments we have together.
    The only good thing that comes out of these cruel acts by Mother Nature is that we stop and remember what is really important and what we tend to take for granted every day.

    My heart goes out to all those affected in Japan, and other areas also struggling to recover and be safe from natural disasters and wars around the world.

    Beautiful post Sarah.

    xx Charlotta

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  11. Dearest Sarah,

    Well phrased post and gorgeous photos. The top photo with romantically ruched blouse I love especially.
    Yes, helping Japan is a must! We owe it to these gentle people who show such class. They don't loot, they don't misbehave but stand by each other and help as much as they can. They taught their children respect; respect for their parents, for other human beings and respect for nature. It is something that is lacking in this society as often this respectful behaviour is lacking. Language has lost respect, photos often lost respect and on and on. Commercials are not very nice examples for little children as how to be polite and how to behave. Young people are walking on their pants and live for texting... ignoring the details around them. Indeed we should become aware of all he little wonders around us as that is true happiness. This morning I had a lovely email from our contactperson from YKK Japan here in the USA. Our sister-city over there is fine; they got their power back on today and can now contact loved ones and friends once again via PC etc. I stayed in their home in July of 2007 and was worried to death as it is north of Sendai, the worst hit area. But due to them being more inland, they have less damage. Nevertheless, others suffer, people we never met or spoke with but they're in our hearts as well.

    Lots of love and thanks for doing what you do!

    Mariette

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  12. Such beautiful words.

    I saw a photograph of the cutest Japanese baby smiling amidst hundreds of stranded citizens, it brightened my heart but still made me so sad! I hope for better news in the coming weeks.

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  13. Hi Sarah - as you often do - you have really hit the nail on the head here. I have found that whilst this disaster is unfolding in Japan I have stopped and stared at the TV in shock and fear for them but then have to turn it off and get on with my life here. It feels almost disrespectful not to keep watching and keep being shocked. But then it the truest sense - life goes on. All we can do is donate and hope that whilst it's happening a long way away that our aid is reaching. My kids are confused by it and we have had in-depth questions about whether a tsunami would hit here in Southern England. I have tried to explain that no, probably not...but still their sense that danger is 'out there' has heightened.

    On a lighter note I adore these shots - I live the one with the toffee apple! Have a great weekend sweetpea, Lou x

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  14. Lovely use of images and words, Sarah. Have a wonderful weekend! Ada

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  15. Sarah,
    This is the saddest situation in Japan. It is so horrible to see their situation each time the news is on. I keep them all in my prayers.
    These images are beautiful. I LOVE the first image.
    Hav ea wonderful weekend.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  16. This post is priceless, Sarah! The situation in Japan in heart-breaking. Have a peaceful weekend, xo.

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  17. YES, WE ALL ARE THINKING OF ALL THOSE THAT GO THRU A DISASTER SUCH AS THIS AND ALSO, YOUR POINT OF KIDS BEING THE FUTURE AND HOW WONDERFUL THEY ARE IS SOMETHING WE ALL MUST KEEP CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS AS THERE IS SO MUCH ABUSE OF KIDS GOING ON, ON ALL LEVELS IN THIS WORLD...


    XXOO
    MELISSA

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  18. Wonderful thoughtful post and I have indeed spoken to my youngest about the tragedy in Japan. It can be overwhelming and confusing for them when it is all over the news everywhere. Love these beautiful shots!

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  19. Beautiful photos, beautiful post. As I watch the news it is almost to much to get my head around...my heart is breaking. It most definitely makes me stop and give thanks for all the blessings in my life. There but by the grace of God go I.

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  20. Absolutely, its our duty to teach our children to be good people and to care more for people than for things. As you said it's a heartbreaking situations and in the middle of them it's when we really get to appreciate and care for what we have. A normal or ordinary life is much more appreciated and coveted during catastrophic like this. Let's hope that Japan can still prevent or minimize the worst.

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  21. Beautiful post, Sarah! And yes, we really need to be thankful for the fresh air and all the things we don't have to worry about! ..I saw your comment when I came back from Paris, but yes, I had a glass of pink Laduree champagne for the first time and it was heavenly! Have a great new week!

    Kristin xo

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  22. Well said Sarah and i couldn't agree more! Beautiful post too with some very chic pics! Hope you're weekend was a great one! XX

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  23. Beautiful post Sarah and very well said; the situation in Japan is hearbreaking xo

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  24. Beautiful post Sarah! Hope your weekend was lovely and all is well. xoxo

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  25. Love these images - the pop of red makes me so happy. Hooray for spring being here. Hopefully the days will start to warm up! Hope you had a lovely weekend Miss Sarah. xx

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  26. How pretty is that white blouse! I always have a hard time finding the perfect classic white blouse. My arms and legs are long and the arms of most shirts don't quite hit my wrist where they're supposed to! I just lust after a shirt that actually comes down a bit over my hands ... with maybe big white ruffles at the cuff lying on my hand for a glamorous touch. Le sigh for sure. Happy Spring, Sarah!

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  27. Sandy: you might try Anne Fontaine if you have not yet. Such pretty blouses! Happy Spring to you too, my lovely friend, xoxo

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  28. I love the sunny retro atmosphere of these photos...and the crochet trench is amazing! As to the arrival of the spring...it's white in Warsaw, snow white! Will the spring EVER arrive? xo

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  29. Aga: oh my goodness—I feel sorry for you! I have officially packed away all of my winter coats in favour of cardigans and blazers and such... hope the snow stops soon in Warsaw :)

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