28 responses

  1. Yvonne
    October 14, 2016

    I too love butterflies. I bought the Baccarat butterfly when you posted it a few years ago and if I remember correctly it was a Christmas present from your mother. I bought the red as it is so symbolic of Chinese culture and it reminded of Chinese motifs. I think you have now talked me into the purple colour. The first department store I visited here was Neumann Marcus and the escalators ascend into a cascading butterfly installation. It was so beautiful. And, of cause there logo|brand is the butterfly.

    10/14/16
    9:34 am
    Lisa said...

    @Yvonne, I love hearing that I share a butterfly with readers:). And I did think of this as the NM logo also – just forgot to write it in, so thanks!

  2. Jane
    October 14, 2016

    How interesting to learn that in China butterflies mean young love that never dies. My mother’s wedding china, which she brought with her from China, features butterflies. I’ll have to ask her about that. Thank you.

    10/14/16
    9:34 am
    Lisa said...

    @Jane, Ah, I wonder!

  3. LA CONTESSA
    October 14, 2016

    BUTTERFLIES ALWAYS make me SMILE…….those earrings YOU described will stay in my mind!

    10/14/16
    9:34 am
    Lisa said...

    @LA CONTESSA, I will smile too:).

  4. lauren
    October 14, 2016

    hold up, who are these people who are afraid of butterflies? do you actually know someone who is? in all seriousness, that’s fascinating.

    the mcqueen flitters, i would note, are moths; ssense is mistaken there. you can generally tell by the antennae and body shape.

    http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/us/alexandermcqueen/top-shirt_cod38551024cn.html

    10/14/16
    7:19 pm
    Lisa said...

    @lauren, Ah yah, moths. MUCH more McQueen. And yes to butterfly fear, not known personally, but in @familiarwldrnss’s Twitter thread on her monarch release.

    10/15/16
    8:42 am
    Flo said...

    @lauren, McQueen was the original butterfly maestro, who can ever forget those hats he did in collaboration w/ whathisname the milliner http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/alexander-mcqueen-and-philip-treacy/

    10/15/16
    6:42 pm
    lauren said...

    @Flo, I have a long love affair with McQueen’s butterflies! I remember that Treacy headpiece well, and I haunted it when it came to the Met for SAVAGE BEAUTY.

    10/16/16
    5:23 pm
    Flo said...

    @lauren, Hm. You’ve inspired me to pick up the SB Met catalogue, it’s on Amazon and I need a present. There are so few inspirations out there for those of us with a savage heartbeat. I once read a comment about manicures that almost applies, “Where else can you get so much hope for so little money?” Thx.

  5. Bungalow Hostess
    October 14, 2016

    I never knew that there would be so many butterfly clothing options…
    \I have a pretty pink Sherman rhinestone pin that my MIL gave me…I used to pin it on my denim jacket and have worn it on a wool hat…I must give it some more outings after reading your post!

    10/14/16
    7:20 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Bungalow Hostess, I think it would be the perfect au courant touch to your classic style.

  6. Mary anne
    October 14, 2016

    I actually know a woman who hates butterflies. She says they are just bugs and they scare her. Go figure. We all have our idiosyncrasies.

    My favorites are the real ones.

    10/14/16
    7:21 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Mary anne, Go figure! Idiosyncrasies are us! I love the real ones. I go outside and welcome each on that comes to my front yard, personally.

  7. Kathy
    October 14, 2016

    http://bluemorphojewelry.com/product-category/butterfly-and-dragonfly-jewelry/

    I have a piece of hers that I bought so many years ago. I love butterflies too, both in real life and as motifs. That Valentino jacket is beyond…..

    10/14/16
    7:25 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Kathy, This is AMAZING! http://bluemorphojewelry.com/product/black-and-blue-morpho-pendant/

    I keep thinking about how to justify the Valentino jacket, but I think I’d have to replace all my jeans with khakis????

    10/15/16
    9:12 am
    Flo said...

    @Kathy, “Justify”? What happened to impunity! Hurry up, that jacket is selling out fast. Look how good it is with a skirt:

    https://cache.net-a-porter.com/images/products/731158/731158_ou_pp.jpg

    10/15/16
    6:44 pm
    lauren said...

    @Kathy the provenance of those pieces is lovely. what a win-win way to appreciate them.

  8. Cynthia
    October 14, 2016

    I have a Krista Larson butterfly dress that totally needs to get more wear.

    10/14/16
    7:31 pm
  9. JB
    October 14, 2016

    Love this post! So light and airy — and beautiful. Perfect foil to current news cycle. Thank you

    10/14/16
    7:32 pm
    Lisa said...

    @JB, My wholehearted pleasure.

  10. Mardel
    October 15, 2016

    Love this, and the butterfly shoes, although I have no need for them. The butterfly covered sweater/sweatshirt we admired continues to hold a place in my memory.

    10/15/16
    10:07 am
    Lisa said...

    @Mardel, Oh yes! I forgot! How could I forget?

  11. Jennifer
    October 15, 2016

    The earrings and shoes are terrific!

    10/15/16
    10:08 am
    Lisa said...

    @Jennifer, :)

  12. dottoressa
    October 15, 2016

    Butterflies are so beautiful!
    “Young love that never dies” (didn’t know :-)) and “butterflies in one’s stomach”(same as in croatian,when you’re in love! Our name is “leptir” or smaller version “leptirich”)-how interesting,two different cultures!
    The baccarat buterfly is so cute!
    So,time has come for new butterflies :-)
    Dottoressa
    P. S. Moths would be bad carma (for other wool and cashmere sweaters :-))

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