Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beatrix Potter


"I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense..."

A few people asked about my dogs in my last outfit post, but instead of talking about them I thought I would show you guys a slightly more unusual member of my family; my pet chicken, Beatrix Potter. She's named after the children's book writer because we had so many birds named after Beatrix Potter characters, including a chicken named Henny Penny and two ducks named Jemimah and Mr. Drake Puddleduck. So I decided to continue the tradition!

Beatrix 2

Beatrix Potter's books were my favorites growing up, and I visited her house in the Lake District a few times, and I really cannot think of a more beautiful place on earth. Her quote, above, shows a lovely way of living, and explains perfectly the way I try to live my life; by retaining a sense of wonder about the world, rather than getting lost in the cynicism that surrounds us.
Anyway, isn't Beatrix cool? She's ten years old which is kind of unheard of for a chicken, if they live to a natural old age they normally die when they are about four or five. So basically she's a total badass grandma. She likes playing pranks too, she steals salad off our plates if we eat outside, and she doesn't like my brother so she always flies into the house and poops on his bed! I find this hilarious but he doesn't really think it's that amusing. I'm going to miss Beatrix and my dogs when I go back to New York. Whenever I'm away from my animals, like when I'm travelling or when I was in college, I turn into a creepy dog stalker and want to pet every dog I see!


These boots are one of my favorite items of clothing. I got them in a flea market in Berlin. They are so 80s and I love it.

I tried to take some pictures with a sign because I thought it might be a fun business card idea, but I couldn't get them to take without the sign looking washed out. I wish I had the money to buy Photoshop.



Ankle Boots: Vintage; Tights: Target; Dress: Topshop; Headband: Hand Made

Do you have a favorite pet?


Rio said...

Aww your chicken is rad! Your outfit is super cute too, and I like your business card idea! I have three Queensland Heeler dogs, and the youngest is my favorite (shh don't tell!) because he is such a good pup and always up for going everywhere with me! :)

Kirstin said...

Such a cute post idea. You are adorable!
Check out my blog:)

Candycane said...

Great boots!

Sal xXx

v a m p i r e said...

i love the outfit from top to toe , and yes the red boots is pretty amazing plus its vintage too since you got it from the 80's and you rock in it

and its so cute to name your pet chicken after Beatrix Potter

you have a beautiful heart and i admire your love for animals which is really great ♥

Kat said...

cute blog and outfit!

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m.fay said...

these photos are darling! i love my puppy vivy...she is a sweet thing. your blog is great, happy to find it.


hope you stop by and say hello!

Natalie said...

super cute! i really love ur outfit :)

My Republic of Fashion said...

Cute pictures. Love that dress. :)SarahD

Petite Annabel said...

You look gorgeous! I don't have a pet but your chicken is cute :)

lauren carney said...

owww you are so cute!
can i keep you? x

LoveCharlesVintage said...

Thank you so much for the great ideas. I'm hoping if I find time to get out more that I won't feel so depressed in this new area.
And talk about nice boots! I love these red ones. Your style is really excellent and I'm happily following your blog now!

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