The Lanvin Murders by Angela M. Sanders ~ book announcement

The Lanvin Murders by Angela M. Sanders, book cover

I can guess what you’re thinking: Angela has finally lost it and has taken a hatchet after the executives at Lanvin who discontinued Scandal. Tempting, but not quite. Instead, I’ve written a mystery novel in which a couture Lanvin coat plays a central role. Here’s the back cover copy:

All Portland, Oregon, vintage clothing store owner Joanna Hayworth wants to do is turn her back on the modern world and retreat into a carefully curated life of satin cocktail gowns, icy martinis, and old movies.

But when Joanna finds a key in a 1930s Lanvin coat cast off by an ex-showgirl, everything changes…

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Coming up this weekend…

...with apologies for the very short notice (I managed to confuse the date of Memorial Day weekend), this weekend we'll be having our second Freebiemeet (you can see the rules here) and our fifth annual Haiku challenge (you can see last year's here, but it's pretty simple: write a haiku about a perfume).

Our next Freebiemeet will be in January 2015. This fall, we'll be holding another Splitmeet (September) and Swapmeet (October).

Questions? Do comment.

Scented food necklaces

scented-necklaces

Scented necklaces made with polymer clay and sterling silver fittings, in a variety of food shapes and fragrances. $23-$28 each at Tiny Hands, where they also have scented rings, bracelets, cellphone straps and bookmarks. (found via foodbeast)

Soie folle

An off-topic but gorgeous video for Hermès silk scarves. Some of the most creative luxury commercials I've seen in the past few years are from Hermès, but unfortunately they're never for the perfumes — the ad for Jour d'Hermès was pretty much "standard perfume commercial" stuff.