singing the blues

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!


Emily said...

I started to watch The Devil Wears Prada when it was on TV the other night - and then the boyf turned it over!! Haha!! (I have the DVD!) I love blue and was so happy to see it all over the catwalks for next season - it works so well :) Never seen Reds... maybe I need to?!

Here's to a great 2012!! :) xx

Lauren@Styleseer said...

Lovely portrait shots - the girl and the shoes! Happy Friday the 13th to you, too.

O D Y S S E Y said...

and a happy day to you, jill!
lessons learned...and passed on to others to learn from....i always see you as someone very positive and wise, who can inspire and educate others, through your own experiences. does that make any sense?
i'm glad to call you my friend. blog friend and "in real life" friend. :)

LeahB said...

Totally there with you on the fading friends things Jill. You're lucky, however, because it sounds like most of the ones you had to cut were newer and more surface. I had to let go of a friend of 10 years this past autumn who at one point I considered a sister, and another one of eight years who was my go-to single girlfriend. I never thought I'd be dealing with stupid junior high behavior at the age of 37.

2011 brought me the painful lesson that some people are givers and some people are takers in life. There's really not much more to it than that. I need to find more of a balance in my future relationships and listen to my initial gut instincts when I meet someone.

Anyways, there's some personal TMI for you on this fine Friday! Onwards and upwards for us!

LeahB said...

Oh, one more thing!
I was driving home this past September, and my friend had blown me off YET AGAIN, and I was so upset and crying and wondering why she was treating me so poorly (I had been there for her through so many bad times), and suddenly I glanced at the license plate of the car directly in front of me and it said "JEALOUS" in red letters. Well, that certainly gave me cause for pause!

Style At Every Age said...

I watched the Devil wears Prada again the other night, seen it loads, still love it. Adore the picture of the shoes, gorgeous x

adrielleroyale said...

Amazing eyes on that one!! I'm so glad you are finding your peace and are able to be happy...Love those shoes! Hugs from MN! :)

San said...

Yeah, can definitely follow you on that path. I had to let go a friendship of more than 20 years in 2010. It hadn't been right for quite some time, but I thought we would get through it. Well, around Christmas 2010 I realized that it was time to make the cut.

Well, here's to 2012, a whole new year with wonderful moments and new friends for all of us.

Lovely pictures by the way and I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Tasnim said...

aah amazing! and Love that film


Love Food said...

Her eyes are striking! The colour of her jumper really sets them off.
And I those shoes are gorgeous, if only I could walk in them!
Lydia xxx

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