I imagine that these two are sisters, visiting Paris, or more likely dreaming of the day when they could visit Paris after the end of WWII. The ad is for Coty’s Paris fragrance.
Lately I’ve noticed that there is a bit of criticism of bloggers in regards to how much of their lives are shared on-line. I’m not talking about too much sharing, but rather, not enough. There are critics who says that most blogs are not “authentic” because bloggers edit out the negative aspects of their lives. I really don’t agree with this. I know I do not give the whole picture of my life, but this blog is not about me; it is about the fashion that I encounter and what I can learn from it. It would be nice if my life were nothing but a constant round of antiques shopping and such.
Earlier this week I stated that I was dealing with some pressing matters. I don’t like cryptic messages, so I’m going to share another side of my life.
This week, The Vintage Traveler lost one of its earliest readers and most dedicated followers. This follower was my sister, who lost a year-long battle with cancer. She loved this blog, frequently commenting, but more often calling me to tell me how she loved an entry or an item I’d posted about. She was also a fine traveling companion, and was always up for a museum or an antique mall or two. To say that I’ll miss her is the understatement of the century.