# Arts and Culture # Clair de Lune

The Chic Assignment | September 2021

Welcome to The Chic Assignment for September, 2021. It's great to be back from my YouTube break and I'm pleased to start off with my favorite series... The Chic Assignment. I have an excellent month lined up for you. Let's get started! 

⚜️Chic Assignment No. 1 Debussy Clair de Lune 

It's about time we studied Debussy. When I asked what your favorite classical music piece was on the YouTube community tab, many of you mentioned Clair de Lune. 

One of the best renditions I've ever heard is by Tiffany Poon. I am leaving her stellar performance here:

I am also leaving you with this magnificent performance by Lang Lang. We not only hear Debussy's world-famous masterpiece, Clair de Lune, but we also receive an evening tour of Paris on the Seine. You won't want to miss this one. We will learn more about Debussy in the mid-month check-in. Stay tuned for the end of this video because I will be reading the poem, Moonlight, by Paul Verlaine, which inspired the piece. 

⚜️Chic Assignment No. 2  Explore the artwork of Gwen John

Gwen John self-portrait 1902 - public domain

Gwen John (1876 - 1939) was a Welsh artist who lived and worked in France the majority of her career. She is known for her portraits of women. I learned about Gwen John because one of the Chic Society members pointed out to me that one of her portraits looked exactly like me... 

I looked up the painting, Woman in a Red Shawl, painted in 1923, and was pretty astounded. I think this is my doppelgänger.  What do you think? So I became intrigued by Gwen John and we will be studying her works this month. We will learn more about this fascinating artist in the mid-month check in. In the meantime, you can check out her work here

⚜️Chic Assignment No. 3 Compile your fall ten-item wardrobe 

We started preparations in August, and now it's time to finalize the details on your fall ten-item capsule wardrobe. (Spring capsule wardrobe for our Southern Hemisphere friends.) Even if you don't do the ten-item wardrobe, it's a great idea to be intentional about what you plan to wear this season. Put away your summer clothes and bring out your fall wardrobe so it's easy for you to get dressed in the morning. I will be, of course, exploring all things ten-item wardrobe on the blog this month. 

⚜️Chic Assignment No. 4  Introduce a new seasonal dish to your menu this month

I spent the summer totally burnt out on cooking (which is typical of me during the summertime), but I'm back and have some great What's for Dinner? videos planned for you. Hopefully you will discover a new favorite dish.

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I will see you tomorrow for an all new video! Until then...

Jennifer xx 

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Sandra Sallin said...

This is off the subject but it's in response to a YouTube video you made about how your book became published. You will not remember me but about 10 years ago I asked you if at 70 years old I was too old to start a blog. Your response was for me to "Do it." no if ands or buts just do it. Well, 10 years later I've not only been blogging and it's been very successful but also I'm on Instagram. I was discovered there and featured twice in the London Times Style Section because of my age and my videos ( IGTVs) I will also be featured in an Associated Press feature about my success as a blogger and instagramer because of my age and my followers which now reach 25,300!!! Not bad for this 80 year old. I simply had to tell you that your encouragement worked. Thank you for your encouragement.

I've even made some of your recipes for my husband and he has enjoyed them. I do think he likes foods that kids like. So thank you again.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Sandra, I do remember you and I am so so thrilled you took my advice and created your blog! Congratulations on all of your success! I am truly thrilled for you! Please keep in touch!