thoughts on charm…

we Adore Monocle.

not just for its wit and wary askance look at things that deviate from its glamorous and chic world view, but also for its well-thought out arguments on how commerce and the rest could Be Better.

like Stephen Bayley’s essay on charm.

Noel had charm.

Noel Coward, performer, singer, librettist and playwright, got by primarily on charm from his birth in 1899 until his death in 1973 with what Time Magazine called, “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise.”

from the lovely blog “arts ravels”

we own several collections of Noel’s work.

(this was our entry for #photoofthedaychallenge on instagram – today was #somethingold)

and Marlene said:

“Mystery is a woman’s greatest charm,”

Marlene Dietrich: Photo by Milton Greene, 1952

one cannot understand charm – or mystery, for that matter, darlings.

we hope we Have Both.

how was your day? *concerned_look_at_those_in_wintry_climes*


full of charm – or not?

8 thoughts on “thoughts on charm…

  1. Love the Noel Coward (“He could double-entry book-keep the pants off anyone?”) OMG. Too perfect.

    And love love love the elegance and eloquence of the Dietrich photo. We do not need to tell all. We do not need to show all. What is left to imagine in the pauses and shadows is the gift we too often forget to extend.

    Lovely post.

    1. we would have Adored anita.

      Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was her original masterpiece.

      Followed by a Most Amusing quote towards the end of her life, circa early 70s, if we do recall………

      “But today gentlemen appear to prefer gentlemen”


      _teamgloria x

  2. Rest assured you are a woman of charm that is measurable. And as for the bureaucratic red tape that was strapping you down yesterday, I’m with William. Patience yields many good things. :)

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