Tag Archives: Clothes

The 07/07/13 Joy Jar

7 Jul

Moi went to the salon this weekend and got a conditioning treatment. One of the women who worked there was wearing a sequined tank top. That wardrobe choice brightened up the salon and everyone there commented on how much they liked it, particularly because the sequins were worn in the daytime. Really, why not brighten your world and the world of others. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar are sequins.

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
Mae West

When you’re around me, you’re going to get glitter on you.

“Note to self: Never leave home without glitter.”
Adrienne Kress, The Friday Society

I always try to balance the light with the heavy – a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.
Bette Midler

They are the literary equivalent of sequins on an evening dress.
Stefan Kanfer

“And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.”
Lady Gaga

The 06/25/13 Joy Jar

25 Jun


Moi had the great pleasure of attending ’30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ at the Seattle Art Museum. It was simply a stunning show. The fact that 100 pieces of exquisite haute couture were exhibited in one place for the public to see was amazing. That is what museums do, they amaze us with things few of us could acquire and many of us would never see. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are museums.


















Outside museums, in noisy public squares, people look at people. Inside museums, we leave that realm and enter what might be called the group-mind, getting quiet to look at art.
Jerry Saltz

















In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives.
Henry James



















In poetically well built museums, formed from the heart’s compulsions, we are consoled not by finding in them old objects that we love, but by losing all sense of Time.”
Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence














Museums have no political power, but they do have the possibility of influencing the political process. This is a complete change from their role in the early days of collecting and hoarding the world to one of using the collections as an archive for a changing world. This role is not merely scientifically important, but it is also a cultural necessity.”
Richard Fortey, Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life Of The Natural History Museum


















“The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal.” Chesterton, Gilbert K. on museums and galleries















A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.


Edmond De Goncourt quotes 











Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.


Pablo Picasso


The 06/09/13 Joy Jar

9 Jun


Moi will be going to the ’30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ exhibit at Seattle Art Museum at the end of the month. To beef up her fashion chops moi went to the movie, ‘Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs’ which was a hoot and really showed the creativity of high fashion and those famous windows at Bergdorfs. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the creativity of high fashion.

“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”

Alexander McQueen

“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”

Diana Vreeland

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

Yves Saint-Laurent

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

Gianni Versace

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Coco Chanel

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”

Audrey Hepburn

“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.”

Yves Saint Laurent

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
Oscar Wilde

The 04/11/13 Joy Jar

10 Apr

Have you ever noticed when one is looking for the mate to a pair of socks that match an outfit you want to wear, one sock is missing from the sock drawer. Moi spent a long time looking for a sock and still couldn’t find the sock she was looking for. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is finding matching socks when moi wants them.


One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
J.K. Rowling,
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone



Granny always said finding justice was as tough as putting socks on a rooster.”
Jessica Maria Tuccelli, Glow




Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.





Both of your socks should always be the same color, Or they should at least both be fairly dark”

Dave Barry



I washed a sock. Then I put it in the dryer. When I took it out, it was gone.”

Rod Schmidt



You couldn’t get far in my socks, never mind walking a mile in my shoes.


The 03/20/13 Joy Jar

19 Mar

If one really wants to feel comfortable there is really nothing more comfortable than a comfortable, worn old pair of jeans. Moi has a pair which is sufficiently broken in. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is an old pair of jeans.

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.
Yves Saint Laurent

Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.
Diana Vreeland

I like bootcut jeans in a plain style with a nice line.                                                  Martin Freeman

Ladies, beauty is not defined by the size of you jeans.

Robert Escalante

Jeans represent democracy in fashion.
Giorgio Armani

The 02/09/13 Joy Jar

8 Feb

Hard to believe but, the first day of Spring is March 20 and Daylight Savings Time starts in March as well. The news reports are about a blizzard in New York and New England. Fall means that one begins to think about colder weather and the need for sweaters. In many parts of the country where there are clearly defined seasons, people store their sweaters. In Seattle, one keeps their sweaters handy until at least August. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is a warm sweater.


Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
Ambrose Bierce

“When the bold branches Bid farewell to rainbow leaves – Welcome wool sweaters.”                                                                                                             B. Cybrill

I’ve about decided that’s the main thing that separates happy people from the other people: the feeling that you’re a practical item, with a use, like a sweater or a socket wrench.

Barbara Kingsolver


I’m a super hero, too, underneath my sweater.

Rusted Root


Dramatic art in her opinion is knowing how to fill a sweater.

Bette Davis


If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.
Fran Lebowitz