Our tree still looks beautiful, and I shockingly still have some chocolates left, so I guess Christmas isn't all over yet. I woke up this morning with a pounding headache - there is a reason why I always - always - steer away from red wine with tannins. I should have known better! All in all, our Christmas consisted of some frantic cooking (with varied results and a dry bird - how do our mothers manage? I was only cooking for two!), a certain someone napping on the sofa, Frank Sinatra's Christmas cd playing on repeat, some presents, plenty of chocolates and crazy kitties - as portrayed here by our little devil, Audrey.
Wearing my new set of jewellery, I drowned myself in the world of fashion with the help of this book:
Fashion has always been about keeping up appearances, putting people's minds and bodies in a box (or corsets), be they low-key or extravagant. The book is simply wonderful, with dozens of photos taken of real clothes (not just drawings or paintings) owned by the Kyoto Costume Institute.