Something Blue

blue nude with hair in the windAs a teenager, I spent time in France with the Experiment in International Living.  The objective was a total immersion into the French culture.  I learned to speak French, traveled to the Pyrenees Mountains as well as the beaches in Marseilles and visited countless museums.  But it was in Paris at The Grand Palais where I saw an exhibit of Matisse’s paper gouache cutouts that I had my first “ah ha” moment. Created during the last 15 years of his life, these paintings made with scissors, are a celebration of freedom and the transformation of shape into pure color.   They are powerful because they are playful, naive expressions of joy.  Mesmerized by his Blue Nudes, I purchased a poster (all I could afford) which hung on the wall of my college dormitory, my first apartment and later my first home.  Now this lyrical blue statement adorns my daughter’s living room wall.

Struck by the easy, clean designs of the Eberjey brand, I thought of Matisse’s cutouts and how simple patterns can celebrate a message of innocent charm and subtle sensuality.  Developed in a whisper fresh, 100% organic bamboo jersey and trimmed in a delicate soft white lace, these bestselling sleepwear styles from the Eberjey Eco Dream Collection are a joyful homage to beautiful lingerie.  Available in white or light blue, this  flirty robe (R876) is a perfect match to their best selling Eco Dream chemise (S876).  A gorgeous bridal gift, they are also natural travel pieces for any destination.  She deserves it.


“I dream of an art of balance, of purity and serenity…..” Henri Matisse

Available At:Eco Dream Robe and Tap Lt. Blue cropped

Holt Renfrew:  Canada

Underwear:  Austin, Texas

Bra and Girl:  Great Barrington, Massachusetts

KM Hudson:  Mashpee, Massachusetts

Beestung Lingerie:  Toronto, Canada

Lulu’s Guilford:  Guilford, Connecticut         

Laina Jane:  New York City, New York

Romantiques: Los Gatos, California

Satin Camisole:  Fort Collins, Colorado

SOL: Store of Lingerie:  Denver, Colorado

Bra Smyth: Short Hills, New Jersey

About Face: Anchorage, Alaska

Tashi Lingerie:  On Line

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