|The Ice Queen Cometh... summoned by Givenchy's Spring 2010 couture collection.|
|I saved these cafe doilies from destruction specifically to make into snowflakes.|
Needless to say the tomato plants survived. Now, flip over to the opposite coast where the elements are a little less benign but much more reminiscent of the Winter Wonderlands of yore. My good friend from high school, Brigid (or Brigitte, as we called her in French class), is a teacher and lives with her husband in New York City. Thankfully, Brigid is a season-lover, otherwise scenes like this one around her school's neighborhood would go unappreciated. Talk about "in the lane, snow is glistenin'!"
Not to be outdone by Madam Nature, fashion runways seem to have warmed to this delicately white aesthetic and showed off more than a few collections where ivories and lace played feature roles.