18 January 2012

Well Said: Elsa Schiaparelli

"Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale."

So said Elsa Schiaparelli (1890—1973), fashion provocateur, inspired hostess, patron of the arts, and author of the engaging memoir Shocking Life.



The Swan said...

One can only imagine the Surreal theme of dinner at the Met Gala honoring Schiap...perhaps a main course of Shocking Lobster ala Telefono and all topped off by Chocolate Insect bonbons!

Cannot wait too see her Magic artfulness even with simple Seed Packs for Millicent Rogers.

peggy braswell said...

ahh Elsa, you were so Chic. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

coupons said...

Well Said: Elsa Schiaparelli
Great post! and incredible blog ! Very helpful post! I must say. Simple & interesting. Wonderful work!
thank you!

Unknown said...

Indeed, and not to forget a nice cup of tea.

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

Most refreshing- as many fashion chicsters today would have it that nary a tasty dish passes their lips. So glad you have revived your cookery posts too. pgt

Anonymous said...

This quote is amazing!! We might just print it out and hang it on the refrigerator! Thanks for sharing it!
xo E + J