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"Give me lace and whiskey, Mama's own remedy." - Alice Cooper

"I love playing around with vintage fabrics and lace." - Helena Christensen

"My most recent purchase was a black lace corset." - Lexa Doig

"Leather and lace is such a sexy combination." - Brad Goreski

"The best writing has no lace on its sleeves." - Walt Whitman

"Love is a rock against the wind. Not soft like silk and lace." - Etheridge Knight

"Wise kings wear shabby clothes, and leave the gold lace to the drum major." - George Bernard Shaw

"I love the return of sweetness and lace. Ladylike dressing is back and it's beautiful." - Glenda Bailey

"All the panes are hung with frost Wild wizard-work of silver lace." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"Dude, I just watched you climb up a f*cking building!-Lace" - Scott Westerfeld

"Every seam, every lace, every bead has been painstakingly, with love, corrected, perfected and mastered," - Zac Posen

"Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes." - Stephen King

"He's not fit to lace my boots as a player. (on Kevin Keegan)" - George Best

"Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter's petticoat." - Proverbs

"Greek, sir, is like lace; every man gets as much of it as he can." - Samuel Johnson

"Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball." - Andrew Vachss

"It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes." - Mary Wilson Little

"No matter what you do, black lace tends to look a little Spanish." - Nicole Miller

"When I don't know what to wear, I wear black lace." - Carine Roitfeld

"I love the feel of good quality Italian black lace that feels delicate and really feminine." - Nicole Trunfio

"I collect underwear from my travels. Lace, lingerie, bodysuits... they're like souvenirs." - Miranda Kerr

"I question the negative connotations of fabric, of ribbon, of lace. I turn these symbols of our imprisonment around." - Miriam Schapiro

"Dim them lights get it in pimp tight do wat i do i lace up my own nikes." - Kid Cudi

"The light filtered throught the leaves and pine needles above as if through lace, the ground spotted in shadow." - John Green

"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature" - Coco Chanel

"What was the point in satin and lace if it didn't make a man struggle to speak?" - Alexandra Ivy

"We've only just begun to live, White lace and promises A kiss for luck and we're on our way." - Paul Williams (songwriter)

"My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York." - Abbey Lee Kershaw

"I once tried to make lace - which has been a great obsession of women - unsexy. And I achieved it." - Miuccia Prada

"I love flat shoes, more so than heels. One of my obsessions is men's co-respondent lace-ups." - Twiggy

"I believe that anything can be for men or women. I mean, I've worn a lace dress before!" - Marc Jacobs

"Moonlight slipped in through the lace curtains, slicing everything with its sliver cracks. That's how I felt right now - cold and cracked and hollow and empty." - Jennifer Estep

"The best reason for a knitter to marry is that you can't teach the cat to be impressed when you finish a lace scarf." - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

"Satin and lace and brown velvet and the faint odor of violets. That was all which was left to him of his love." - William Maxwell

"A poem is a spider web Spun with words of wonder, Woven lace held in place By whispers made of thunder." - Charles Ghigna

"Look, what envious streaks do lace the severing clouds in yonder east! Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tip-toe on the misty mountain-tops." - William Shakespeare

"Such is the country maiden's fright, When first a red-coat is in sight; Behind the door she hides her face; Next time at distance eyes the lace." - John Gay

"Good evening, daddy! Ain't you heard The boogie-woogie rumble Of a dream deferred? Trilling the treble And twining the bass Into midnight ruffles Of cat-gut lace." - Langston Hughes

"The light was cut to lace by the trees that had grown so thick with leaves in the last few months." - Ann Patchett

"Her lawn looks like a meadow, And if she mows the place She leaves the clover standing And the Queen Anne's Lace." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"My love for you is immeasurable, my respect for you immense. You're ageless, timeless, lace and fineness, you're beauty and elegance." - Rod Stewart

"The best part of being in a band and being successful is you get to have hot girls lace up your shoes." - Zacky Vengeance

"The piano may do for love-sick girls who lace themselves to skeletons, and lunch on chalk, pickles and slate pencils, but give me the banjo." - Mark Twain

"I've always liked long, flowing clothes,...I used to rummage around in my grandmother's trunks trying to find them. I love the feeling of chiffon and lace." - Stevie Nicks

"You don't make your words true by embellishing them with religious lace. In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true." - Eugene H Peterson

"I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"I'm Gentleman Death in silk and lace, come to put out the candles. The canker in the heart of the rose." - Anne Rice

"I used to collect vintage clothing - exquisite lace dresses, embroidered shawls and ornate jewelry - but that's just not me any more." - Britt Ekland

"Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency! This is no occassion for sport- there is lace at stake!" (Ms. Pole)" - Elizabeth Gaskell

"I decided to work on things that obsess women because women can't resist things like lace, sequins, animal prints and python." - Phoebe Philo

"I think people find it weird that I have a lot of long antique-lace dresses that I wear with boots." - Erin Wasson

"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin." - Coco Chanel

"When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a 2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she's rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There's always spontaneity. You've got to allow for that in my shows." - Alexander Mcqueen

"With couture you have faithfulness - people are faithful to you. In couture, you will see that the cut looks like a lace dress from a distance, but it's only when you get nearer you understand that it's layers of lace, hand stitched in a certain shape, all the work - the zips, the buttons, the hooks... it goes on." - Riccardo Tisci

"When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a 2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she's rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There's always spontaneity. You've got to allow for that in my shows." - Alexander Mcqueen

"Says the girl dressed up in formal Goth mourning," Shane said. "Seriously, who buys a black lace veil? You keep that on hand for special occasions, like prom and kid's birthdays?" - Rachel Caine

"Some men got excited by white lace and a translucent negligee. My love muffin got excited by a woman dressed to murder. There was probably something deeply twisted about that. Lucky for me, negligees were never my thing." - Ilona Andrews

"The superstition that the hounds of truth will rout the vermin of error seems, like a fragment of Victorian lace, quaint, but too brittle to be lifted out of the showcase." - William F Buckley Jr

"It is often the easiest move that completes the game. Fortune is like the lady whom a lover carried off from all his rivals by putting an additional lace upon his liveries." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"I'd heard you were dead." "I heard you wear a red lace corset," I said matter-of-factly. "But I don't believe every bit of nonsense that gets rumored about." - Patrick Rothfuss

"She had to give her teachers credit: they were right to insist all pupils carry scissors, handkerchiefs, perfume and hair ribbons at all times. At some point she'd learn why they also required a red lace doily and a lemon." - Gail Carriger

"Like delicate lace, So the threads intertwine, Oh, gossamer web Of wond'rous design! Such beauty and grace Wild nature produces... Ughh, look at the spider Suck out that bug's juices!" - Bill Watterson

"There's nought in this bad world like sympathy: 'Tis so becoming to the soul and face - Sets to soft music the harmonious sigh, And robes sweet friendship in a Brussels lace." - Lord Byron

"There is nothing that wears out a fine lace like the vigils of the card table, and those cutting passions which naturally attend them. Hollow eyes, haggard looks and pale complexions are the natural indications." - Richard Steele

"Ha! where ye gaun, ye crawlin' ferlie? Your impudence protects you sairly; I canna say but ye strunt rarely Owre gauze an' lace; Though faith! I fear ye dine but sparely On sic a place." - Robert Burns

"I"d heard you were dead." "I heard you wear a red lace corset," I said matter-of-factly. "But I do' believe every bit of nonsense that gets rumored about." - Patrick Rothfuss

"the mysterious complexity of our life is not to be embraced by maxims ... to lace ourselves up in formulas of that sort is to repress all the divine promptings and inspirations that spring from growing insight and sympathy." - George Eliot

"I said,'Instead of going in the direction that a lot of the women singers are going in [revealing], I'll be very, very sexy under 18 pounds of chiffon and lace and velvet...I will have mystique." - Stevie Nicks

"Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more." - Germaine Greer

"Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds. A plain genteel dress is more admired and obtains more credit than lace and embroidery in the Eyes of the judicious and sensible." - George Washington

"The Moon, the dried weeds and the Pleiades - Seven feet tall the dark, dried weed stalks make a part of the night a red lace on the milky blue sky" - William Carlos Williams

"The distinction that Jews have themselves always made between Jews of German origin and Jews of East European origin is as stringent as that between Boston Brahmin and Boston lace-curtain Irish, though much finer." - Diana Trilling

"My health is so often impaired that I begin to be as weary of it as mending old lace; when it is patched in one place, it breaks out in another." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"Sometimes, when you look back, you can point to a time when your world shifts and heads in another direction. In lace reading this is called the "still point." - Brunonia Barry

"L shot Maki a disappointed look. But soon he forgot everything when Misa Amane appeared onstage. Enraptured he began to cheer with the girls in black lace and frilly skirts." - Tsugumi Ohba

"Rachel, my itchy witch," Al said as he tugged the lace at his cuffs. "We've talked about this. You simply must stop collecting nasty little men. How many do you really need, love?" - Kim Harrison

"But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France-a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be unflyable, stuck in the climb." - Elizabeth Wein

"She wore white heirloom lace about her throat And in her hair a bright golden feather A pearl like a plum hung ripe from her neck But her smile fetched ten gold together" - Shannon Hale

"It is often the easiest move that completes the game. Fortune is like the lady whom a lover carried off from all his rivals by putting an additional lace upon his liveries." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"I didn't invent hot water. But when I approach menswear, I do it in a very honest way. And my menswear and womenswear are very similar, in the sense that I put men in leggings and lace shirts." - Riccardo Tisci

"When I lace my shoes I can't stand when they are twisted and dirty. It just looks sloppy. Even if it's a new pair of Chuck Taylors and the laces are all twisted it looks like you don't care." - Mark McNairy

"Lovers forever...face to face My city or mountains Stay with me stay I need you to love me I need you today Give to me your leather... Take from me...my lace" - Stevie Nicks

"A sojer's life is on'y gloryous in times iv peace. Thin he can wear his good clothes with th' goold lace on thim, an' sthrut in scarlet an' blue through th' sthreets." - Finley Peter Dunne

"He sipped at a weak hock and seltzer As he gazed at the London skies Through the Nottingham lace of the curtains Or was it his bees-winged eyes?" - John Betjeman

"With your sheets like metal and your belt like lace, And your deck of cards missing the jack and the ace, And your basement clothes and your hollow face, Who among them can think he could outguess you?" - Bob Dylan

"How to keep-is there any any, is there none such, nowhere known some, bow or brooch or braid or brace, lace, latch or catch or key to keep Back beauty, keep it, beauty, beauty, beauty,... from vanishing away?" - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"I used to think that music was like lace upon a garment, nice to have but not necessary. I have come to believe that music is absolutely essential to our community life." - George Eastman

"Thanks for the memory Of lingerie with lace, Pilsner by the case And how I jumped the day you trumped my one-and-only ace How lovely it was!" - Leo Robin

"I grew up on a suburban street with lace curtains and dull neighbours, so I made up stories to tell my friend, in which they became serial killers and burglars. She told her mother, who then told mine." - Nina Bawden

"I don't have a traditional design background, but it's inherent to me. My father was in the fabric industry, and even my grandfather and my great-grandfather were lace manufacturers." - Stacey Bendet

"He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods." - Kate Chopin

"I have loved corsets since I was small. When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace." - Jean Paul Gaultier

"Even talking, I'm super-loud. I could never have that kind of meek, little wispy whimsical lavender and lace voice. It comes from my body. There's no way I can fight it." - Beth Ditto

"A white lace curtain on the window was for me as important as a great work of art. This gossamer quality, the reflection, the form, the movement. I learned more about art from that than I did in school." - Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

"We are very luck to be women, so even if we're wearing trousers, I always wear them with some lace underwear or a very feminine bra - I like that." - Carine Roitfeld

"There are many theories about the best way to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere - some are ludicrous, others are at least worth study. The most commonly discussed plan is to lace the sky with reflective chemicals." - Michael Specter

"My sister really drooled a lot when she was younger. For her wedding, I was going to get her one of those lace drool cups that go around the ears." - Cheri Oteri

"As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime. In due time, when we have nothing better to set people to work at, it may be right to let them make lace and cut jewels; but as long as there are any who have no blankets for their beds, and no rags for their bodies, so long it is blanket-making and tailoring we must set people to work at, not lace." - John Ruskin

"You don't have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump. Lace knickers won't hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn't necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word." - Elizabeth Bibesco

"[To a woman who claimed she'd rather be dead than unconfined and unfashionable:] My dear, if you continue to lace as tightly as you do now, you will not long have the privilege of choice. You will be both dead and out of fashion." - Dorothea Dix

"And isn't that, at it's core, what the princess fantasy is about for all of us? "Princess" is how we tell little girls that they are special, precious. "Princess" is the wish that we could protect them from pain, that they would never know sorrow, that they will live happily ever after ensconces in lace and innocence." - Peggy Orenstein

"I felt most beautiful on the red carpet in Givenchys sheer lace dress at a dinner hosted by Givenchy in honor of Marina Abramovich at the closing of her Museum of Modern Art retrospective, The Artist is Present, in 2010. It was the first time I had been dressed for an event, and everybody just fell in love with the dress." - Joan Smalls

"The easy glamour of the French Riviera in the late 1960s - inspired by Romy Schneider's character in La Piscine - mixed with garden elements. Blueprint, botanical, lattice, Queen Anne's lace and folly prints are paired with cleaner silhouettes and proportions in a fresh palette of green, white and coral." - Tory Burch

"The inspiration starts with the armor my parents collected. The references are subtle, whether in the mix of textures (woven, quilted, pleated) or in the tapestry brocades and florals. The focus is on clean, strong silhouettes with bold embellishments. Accessories reflect the mood - belts with chain details, lace-up ghillie heels and muffs." - Tory Burch

"Venerable are letters, infinitely brave, forlorn, and lost. Life would split asunder without them. 'Come to tea, come to dinner, what's the truth of the story? have you heard the news? life in the capital is wonderful; the Russian dancers....' These are our stays and props. These lace our days together and make of life a perfect globe." - Virginia Woolf

"Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes. The object of fiction isn't grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story... To make him/her forget, whenever possible, that he/she is reading a story at all." - Stephen King

"Love, I've never been anyone's mother; I don't know how to talk to young or old. But don't stop smiling just because I flap my mouth and say something that's not dressed around the edges like a lace tablecloth. Thicken up and we'll get along fine." - Catherynne M Valente

"It's one thing to be helpless as one tries to lace a corset or to mount an elephant, quite another to be helpless as a bandit pushes a black steel knife against the flesh of your throat while his brother comes to join him." - John Speed

"Relieved because what I dreaded most in the whole world was going to happen and I wouldn't have to live with it anymore-the fear. There is the relief of finally not being alone and the relief of being alone when no one can take anything away from you. Here she was, my beautiful fear. Shiny as crystal lace frost." - Francesca Lia Block

"She wore tight corsets to give her a teeny waist - I helped her lace them up - but they had the effect of causing her to faint. Mom called it the vapors and said it was a sign of her high breeding and delicate nature. I thought it was a sign that the corset made it hard to breathe." - Jeannette Walls

"Hopes were wallflowers. Hopes hugged the perimeter of a dance floor in your brain, tugging at their party lace, all perfume and hems and doomed expectation. They fanned their dance cards, these guests that pressed against the walls of your heart." - Karen Russell

"Let the fairy tale begin on a winter's morning, then, with one drop of blood newly-fallen on the ivory snow: a drop as bright as a clear-cut ruby, red as a single spot of claret on the lace cuff." - Ellen Kushner

"Ser Jaime?" Even in soiled pink satin and torn lace, Brienne looked more like a man in a gown than a proper woman."I am grateful, but...you were well away. Why come back?" A dozen quips came to mind, each crueler than the one before, but Jaime only shrugged. "I dreamed of you," he said." - George R R Martin

"The wardrobe? It was so full of gowns that he didn't think he could cram himself inside. Besides, it would be awkward if the maid came in to lay out a gown for dinner and grabbed Oliver instead of the blue silk with lace sleeves." - Jessica Day George

"I stare at her collarbone that's framed with lace, the hollow of her throat, her shoulders that rise with each rise with the weight of her next breath. We're fragile things. Our bones show through our skin. What would any god want with us?" - Lauren Destefano

"I shudder to think. I might wear lace collars and laugh flower petals and pearls. People might try to pat me. I see them think it. My height triggers the puppy-kitten reflex- Must touch-and I've found that since you can't electrify yourself like a fence, the next best thing is to have murderer's eyes." - Laini Taylor

"When she had finished dressing, Lucy went to her bedroom window, but there was still no sign of Frank. And absently she stood behind the long lace curtain, letting her eyes mirror the white stretch of road which followed the estuary shore towards the town, nearly a mile away." - Archibald Joseph Cronin

"Let the man who despises style, and says that he attends to the matter, recollect that if the lace is sold at a higher price than the noble metal, it owes its chief value to its elegance, and not to its material." - Tomas de Iriarte

"My mother bids me bind my hair With bands of rosy hue, Tie up my sleeve with ribbands rare, And lace my bodice blue; For why, she cries, sit still and weep, While others dance and play? Alas, I scarce can go or creep, While Rubin is away." - Anne Home Hunter

"It was a happy age when a man might have wooed his wench with a pair of kid leather gloves, a silver thimble, or with a tawdry lace; but now a velvet gown, a chain of pearl, or a coach with four horses will scarcely serve the turn." - Barnabe Rich

"Relieved because what I dreaded most in the whole world was going to happen and I would' have to live with it anymore-the fear. There is the relief of finally not being alone and the relief of being alone when no one can take anything away from you. Here she was, my beautiful fear. Shiny as crystal lace frost." - Francesca Lia Block

"What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again." - Anais Nin

"He's a wizard with his feet and is blessed with a gift for scoring goals. His best quality is his speed while the ball is at his feet. He may be the fastest man ever to lace up a football boot. No defender in the world can keep up with him." - Lilian Thuram

"There is lace in every living thing: the bare branches of winter, the patterns of clouds, the surface of water as it ripples in the breeze.... Even a wild dog's matted fur shows a lacy pattern if you look at it closely enough." - Brunonia Barry

"God's livery is a very plain one; but its wearers have good reason to be content. If it have not so much gold-lace about it as Satan's, it keeps out foul weather better, and is besides a great deal cheaper." - James Russell Lowell

"It is some kind of miracle that all knitting is constructed of only two stitches: knit and purl. Sure, you throw in some yarn overs, and sometimes you knit the stitches out of order, but when it really comes down to it, knitting is simplicity. The most incredible gossamer lace shawl ... the trickiest aran ... a humble sock ... each just made with knit and purl." - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

"Now don't go wandering off, William," she said with a meaningful glance. "I don't want to lose you in the crowd." Will's jaw set. "I'm getting the oddest feeling that you're enjoying this," he said under his breath. "Nothing odd about it." Feeling unbelievably bold, Tessa chucked him under the chin with the tip of her lace fan. "Simply behave yourself." - Cassandra Clare

"I love leather and I love lace, but not necessarily together. I'm probably happiest in a long black velvet dress, black suede boots, and some kind of really beautiful wrap than I am in anything else. I don't even own a pair of jeans." - Stevie Nicks

"I love attention, I'm very honest about it ... [but] if I wanna wear a pink dress or a lace dress or a kilt of whatever, it's like I'm not solely doing it for attention, I'm doing it first for myself because it gives me pleasure." - Marc Jacobs

"Frank Gehry designs buildings that make other architects half his age (he's 78) gasp with envy. Neotony is what makes him lace up his skates and whirl around the ice rink, while visionary buildings come to life and dance in his head." - Warren G. Bennis

"That's always the plan any time you lace them up, any time you get out there, you want to win [ Super Bowl]. And you want to win the whole thing. Especially having been there before, you want to go back there again and again and again." - Victor Cruz

"My mom used to sell fabric and lace when I was younger. She would bring back these elaborate fabrics from Nigeria. I always enjoyed being around it. However, it wasn't until I started making music that I started taking a vested interest." - Tinie Tempah

"You don't have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump. Lace knickers won't hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn't necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word." - Jill Tweedie

"And isn't that, at it's core, what the princess fantasy is about for all of us? Princess is how we tell little girls that they are special, precious. Princess is the wish that we could protect them from pain, that they would never know sorrow, that they will live happily ever after ensconces in lace and innocence." - Peggy Orenstein

"The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panti-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head." - Margaret Atwood

"These fragile bodies of touch and taste This vibrant skin, this hair like lace Spirits open to the thrust of grace Never a breath you can afford to waste, when you're Lovers in a dangerous time Lovers in a dangerous time..." - Bruce Cockburn

"I was checking this girl next door When her parents went out She phoned said hey boy, come on right around So I knock at the door You was standing with a bottle of red wine Ready to pour Dressed in long black Satin and Lace to the floor" - Craig David

"If your memory serves you well, I was gonna confiscate your lace and wrap it up in a sailor's knot and hide it in your case. And if I knew for sure that it was yours, it was oh so hard to tell, and you know that we shall meet again, if your memory serves you well." - Bob Dylan

"The skaters a lot of times do their own hair and makeup before they compete. That was always kind of a ritual...that calming, quiet time where you can just do your hair and makeup. And then I would always lace up my right skate before my left one." - Kristi Yamaguchi

"The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panty girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head." - Margaret Atwood

"What matters most has an ultimate metallic quality of death. The chasuble and the wagon wheel, the razor and the prickly beards of shepherds, the bare moon, a fly, humid cupboards, rubble piles, the images of saints covered in lace, quicklime, and the wounding edges of the rooflines and watchtowers." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"I realized it might be possible to do such a thing, run for money, trot for wages on piece work at a bob a puff rising bit by bit to a guinea a gasp and retiring through old age at thirty-two because of lace-curtain lungs, a football heart, and legs like varicose beanstalks." - Alan Sillitoe

"My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I'll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I'll be moody and just wear black." - Amber Le Bon

"The people who lived behind those clean lace curtains in row after row of identical boxes were newspaper readers, and every word in at any rate my newspaper must be clear and comprehensible to them, must be interesting to them, must encourage them to break away from littleness, stimulate their ambition, help them to want to build a better land." - Arthur Christiansen

"I have a showroom where we experiment with twelve cakes. We develop sketches and ideas for cakes for the next season. We work with the top fashion designers to see what type of lace they are using or work with the top florist for us to be able to make various sugar roses or flowers." - Ron Benisrael

"The history of Buenos Aires is written in its telephone directory. Pompey Romanov, Emilio Rommel, Crespina D. Z. de Rose, Ladislao Radziwil, and Elizabeta Marta Callman de Rothschild - five names taken at random from among the R's - told a story of exile, desolation, disillusion, and anxiety behind lace curtains." - Bruce Chatwin

"I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!" - Helena Bonham Carter

"I felt most beautiful on the red carpet in Givenchy's sheer lace dress at a dinner hosted by Givenchy in honor of Marina Abramovich at the closing of her Museum of Modern Art retrospective, 'The Artist is Present', in 2010. It was the first time I had been dressed for an event, and everybody just fell in love with the dress." - Joan Smalls

"The episode of the 'shoe bomber,' Richard Reid, has suddenly meant more feet being bared at airports than at the average Hindu temple. My solution has been to replace my customary lace-up Oxfords with a pair of slip-on loafers when I fly. Generals are always fighting the last war, and security screeners are the same." - Shashi Tharoor

"Knitwear can play a vital part in layering. The simplicity of a lightweight cardigan makes it one of the best ways to layer outfits. I love granddad cardis for winter, worn over a vintage lace shirt, waistcoat and full skirt with slouchy boots." - Twiggy



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