While I'm not a big Barbara Streisand fan, I've always loved this song: it makes me so happy for some reason. The logic of it is just so ridiculous: 'I'd rather be blue, thinking of you, I'd rather be blue, over you, than be happy with somebody else.' And I love her outfit: purple and chartreuse stripes, and making roller skates.
Doing a series on the colour blue. There are so many shades, infinite, and I'm starting with the brights. I forget this model's name, it was after one of the shoes, and I don't know where she got her jumper, but it reminds me of the scene where Meryl Streep is talking about cerulean blue in the Devil Wears Prada. And doesn't she have the most amazing eyes?
And the shoes, passing by the Zanotti shoe shop, near Chanel, at Brompton Cross.
I was thinking about the friendships I've let go in 2012. Or been let go of. Angry women, envious women.. unhappy women, ultimately. I didn't even know I had that many friends, the number of ones who I've lost in 2012, who've unfriended me.. mostly in the fashion blogging 'community.' And yet - here's the funny part - the new friendships, and especially, the old ones that have remained - the quality of these people, whether they're royalty or heiresses or on the dole, I'm talking about the quality of their HEARTS, their generosity of spirit, their kindness and loyalty and gentleness. I am so glad to be free of the 'crazy makers', the ones who need to feud, gossip, create drama, or bully people.
I'd rather, what I'm trying to say, be happy.
Speaking of blue, I just saw Reds again, with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. Man oh man does that film hold up, over time. And speaking of time - I must run - but if you have time, check out the original Fanny Brice song, from 1929. I can't embed it, but click here to play.
Happy Friday the 13th, dear friends!