Friday, May 27, 2011

Nature's First Green

Shirt (Gap, $5 Similar) Skirt (Foreign Bazaar, $20 Similar) Shoes (Jeffrey Campbell) Lipstick (Maybelline Fuchsia Fever)

i feel very Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us in this skirt...

i got it at this place in Philly called Foreign Bazaar where the smell of incense nearly knocks you out as soon as you walk in. (my skirt STILL smells like a mixture of sandalwood and lavender.) i love visiting it during my lunch break at work because i feel like i am taking a mini vacation far away from my grey cubicle into another world saturated in burning vetiver with golden Buddhas, saris and crystals covering the walls. 

p.s. - the song is from the collaborative cd "Raising Sand" by Robert Plant (singer from Led Zeppelin) and Allison Krauss 

p.p.s. - "Nature's First Green" is the first three words in the Robert Frost poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"- i thought the green in these pictures was so vibrant it reminded me of his poem about how the first green of Spring has almost an ethereal golden hue to it...

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
-Robert Frost

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