Wednesday 12 October 2011

    The Bogelund-Jensen Atelier


    The Bogelund-Jensen style is artistry, in her atelier Signe creates and develops all her ideas.

    “When I have created something, it will be clean, serene and simple to look at.

    When I’m done – It’s satisfaction beyond time”  Signe Bøgelund Jensen

    The collection is pieces of artwork where various gateways are inverted so history and modernity combines into creating a sense of subversion. Under the surface it embers with artistic and intellectual creativity in a quiet rebellious way.

    “Wear it as your self and/or rip it, reverse it, make it your own, choose your own accessories to create further on it. But in the beginning, all the dresses were the same.”

    On June 26, 2009, 150 guests gathered in Pakhus 11 in Copenhagen, Denmark, for an unusual party and red carpet photography of all guests. All female guests wearing the same designer dress by Atelier Bøgelund-Jensen. 

    {Images via overgaard}

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    Sunday 4 September 2011

    Swinging into spring


    What a wonderful day for a picnic, Great Gatsby style!

    Styled by the amazing Grace Coddington, this is the photo Anna Wintour famously axed from Vogue as captured in documentary The September Issue. Coddington loved the Jazz Age picnic image and intended to run it in the magazine. Wintour didn’t care for it.  

    {Image by photographer, Steven Meisel}

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    Friday 29 July 2011

    AdR ~ Anna Dello Russo


    Who is Anna Dello Russo? She is a self-described “passionate fashionista” and Vogue Nippon editor with a very trendy blog… With her outrageous dress sense, Anna Dello Russo – influential blogger, editor, street-style icon – is putting the fun back into dressing up!

    “I have two apartments: one for clothes” Anna Dello Russo.

    “I collect also books, photos, shoes…. Kitchen dismantled to make the walk-in closet “

    She has her own hugely popular blog AdR where she chronicles her unique daily looks.

    AdR features images wrapped in quirky yellow sunflower / banana frames in which she places her super-brilliant head on catwalk looks she likes or coveted couture.

    Anna Dello Russo is a significant but definitely behind-the-scenes player in the game of international fashion for almost two decades, she began gaining a public profile in 2006, via the medium of the’s Scott Schulman. Schulman made a regular feature of Dello Russo and her extravagant style. Dello Russo (catchphrase: “I don’t want to be cool. I want to be fashion”) makes a point of faithfully recreating designer looks precisely as they are shown on the international fashion-week catwalks. She likes gold brocade-trimmed military coats with absurdly flouncy skirts and matching gold wedges; feathery Jason Wu cocktail dresses, pink cat’s-eye sunglasses and glittering explosions of Balenciaga ballgowns. As daywear. 

    Once described by Helmut Newton as a “fashion maniac”, Anna Dello Russo is currently the Editor At Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan. After spending 18 years at Condé Nast Italia – starting as a fashion editor at Vogue Italia - Dello Russo went on to become editor ofL’Uomo Vogue from 2000-2006 before assuming her current role for Vogue Japan. She has a bachelor’s degree in Italian Literature and Art History and attended the Domus Academy in Milan. Anna was born in Bari in Southern Italy, and now lives in Milan with her dog Cucciolina that also has it’s own Fetching Ware including designer clothes just as gorgeous as the beautiful Anna wear’s.

    Anna Dello Russo Style

    Based in Milan, Dello Russo has two apartments – one for herself and another for her clothes. “I collect a clothes,” she told Glamour. “I’m like a buyer… at the start of every season, I have a wish-list. Who cares if I don’t get a chance to wear it all? I just love owning it.”

    “My mother used to say I looked like a Christmas tree; I would wear everything at the same time. I still do. I’m a maximalist.” And when UK Glamour asked her what she wears to the supermarket, she responded, “Supermarket? I don’t go to the supermarket! I’d rather buy clothes. Clothes are my religion.”

    During fashion show season, Vogue Japan‘s editor-at-large often attracts as much – and sometimes more – attention than the clothes on the catwalks. She’s a favourite on street style blogs like The Sartorialist and Garance Doré and has legions of fashion fans across the globe.

    Anna Dello Russo on how to be… How do you define good style?

    Don’t be literal! Add a twist to your look. Personally, I like to make an impact in the room, but you have to decide whether to wear a dress that gets people talking or a dress that just looks good on you.

    Some travel tid bits from Anna Dello Russo’s blog

    Anna does NOT travel with a cute family of monogrammed Louis Vuitton trunks but is rather an advocate for light packing. 

    ‘The suitcase must be LIGHT as a feather! It’s forbidden to pay OVERWEIGHT!‘ 

    How does she do that? The owner of  more than 4,000 pairs of shoes claims to only pack one pair,

    ‘Is allowed to bring only ONE high heels: Choose it well!’ 

    Anna may only take one, uno pair of high heels in her light as a feather bag but when it comes to reading it seems paying for overweight is not only allowed but required. Anna says,

    ‘Take an extra luggage just for the BOOKS on paper.’ 

    And finally,  while I dream of travelling with LV luggage, I concur with Grazia Daily,

    And then Anna starts saying something about ‘flirting with the mood of the country’ but to be honest, we just could not muster the courage to keep reading. What next? Leave the giant gold cherries behind? And what exactly would we be seen wearing while sipping cocktails by the pool, Anna? *shakes head in disbelief, cancels holiday* 

    To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, the clothing website

    printed 10 different shirts for sale, each with one of Dello Russo’s top ten outfits.

    The shirts went on to sell out within the first day they were made available.

    Anna loves to define herself as POP, as in “popular”, famous and accessible to anyone who loves fashion as much as she does. Her dazzling looks and her style choices have been immortalized by photographers from around the world, and from there her following of fans have invaded their blogs with pro-Anna Style messages.  And it’s thanks to one of her fans that the idea came to be: a kit of T-shirts printed with the best looks worn by Anna on the occasion of runway shows, parties and social events that Anna has decided to “gift” to for its 10th Anniversary.

    @ Paris Vogue’s 90th anniversary masquerade party, Hôtel Pozzo Di Borgo.

    Well I think that’s enough Anna for one post!

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    Monday 25 July 2011

    love me tender


    Vintage Fashion  :: coif your hair, wear lots of red lipstick and drink martinis!! 

    Marie Claire featured a gorgeous 50’s style shoot called ‘Love Me Tender’

    photographed with real life retro loving people and the cool venues they hang out in

    including Sydney restaurant, Porteno.

    Love Me Tender :: Marie Claire AU July 2011

    Photography: Hugh Stewart. Produced by Pia Andersen. Styled by Jane Roarty featuring model Fabienne.

    {Images via dust jacket attic}

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    Sunday 17 July 2011

    Spreading Her Wings


    Natalie Portman sheds her good-girl image as the star of Black Swan.

    Photographed by Peter Lindbergh in an old hotel space in downtown LA, styled by Tonne Goodman,

    the actress dons sweeping gowns for an ethereal story entitled, Spreading Her Wings.

    I adore the Rochas white silk tea-length dress she is wearing in this photo.

    Drama is dangerous, heroines are carnivores, and talent demands burnt offerings. As Nina in Darren Aronofsky’s gory ballet tale Black Swan, she transforms herself from timid ingenue to powerful maenad. The film is set in a ballet company where dancers vie for the attention of a coldly knowing choreographer; when he casts the virginal, anorexic Nina to star as Odette/Odile, the white swan and the black swan in Swan Lake, she must literally break through her body and lose her mind to be reborn as an artist. Portman’s performance is a tour de force that takes the audience inside Nina, keeps you with her as she transgresses taboos, and makes you participate, for a few thrilling moments when Nina becomes the swan, in the kind of transcendent self-loss that only artists know.

    It’s no accident that Nina means “little girl” in Spanish…Nina is an obedient workaholic who lives in a pink-and-white universe ruled by ballet and her mother, and tortures herself in every way, from too much practice to regular vomiting. Her one goal is to be perfect.

    Soft hand-pleated silk chiffon dress by J. Mendel.

    {Image Natalie Portman: photographed by Peter Lindbergh, styling by Tonne Goodman, Vogue US,  January 2011}

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    Thursday 7 July 2011

    Happily Ever After :: Anne Hathaway


    A simply luxurious life ~ Anne Hathaway gets caught up in a modern day fairy tale in Paris. She was photographed in iconic locations like the Crillon (she caused a major stir getting out of an antique car) and Maxim’s.

    Once upon a time, in 1996, Anne Hathaway spent her fourteenth birthday behind the footlights at the Paper Mill Playhouse in her hometown of Millburn, New Jersey, where she was appearing in a stage version of Gigi, the 1958 movie musical that starred Leslie Caron as a little girl who grows up in the most delightful way. But Hathaway wasn’t playing the title role—she was just a kid in the chorus—and throughout the famous scene at Maxim’s, where Gigi makes her entrance as a woman, she had to sit with her back to the audience, hidden behind a prop.

    Now, on a June afternoon in Paris, Hathaway finds herself front and center in the Art Nouveau dining room of the real Maxim’s for a Vogue cover shoot. Looking like a cross between Caron and Audrey Hepburn, Hathaway has spent the past two days gamely flitting about Paris wearing a series of dazzling creations and a staggering amount of diamonds. Here at Maxim’s, she stands in front of the camera in an embroidered Miu Miu top, her hair swept up into a lofty French twist. When she jokes with the crew (“It’s Holly Golightly meets Marge Simpson”), the photographer, Mario Testino, says, “Anne—less talking, more beauty.” Taking his cue, she gazes at the horizon with gentle melancholy, prompting him to say, “Just like that, just like that. Oh, darling, you’re perfect.”

    “It was true glamour,” Hathaway says later. “Not just the clothes from The Fifth Collection and the jewels but that feeling that glamour can produce in you, which is like a dream.” We are on our way to the Gare du Nord to catch a train to London, where she’s about to start filming the romantic comedy One Day, directed by An Education’s Lone Scherfig. But first the actress decides to pop into Hermès, on Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré. “I’ve never seen a Kelly bag or a Birkin bag in person,” she tells me, “and at my age, it’s about time.” As she strolls through the store, wearing blue patent leather Sonia Rykiel flats, a flouncy Zara skirt, and a short-sleeved Lanvin T-shirt with a pink silk rose on the shoulder that on her somehow look all-American, shoppers and clerks look up, their soigné indifference giving way to wide grins and low murmurs of “C’est Anne ’Atta-way!” It could be a scene from a sequel to The Princess Diaries, the 2001 cinematic fairy tale that transformed Hathaway, at eighteen, from an aspiring ingenue into Hollywood royalty.

    Moments later, a salesman who, if this actually were one of the Princess movies, would be played by Hector Elizondo, oversees the arrival of a stack of boxes bearing the coveted items in various sizes, colors, and skins. First up: a small brown leather Kelly whose clean, classic lines exemplify the 1950s American glamour of its namesake. Hathaway oohs and aahs with appropriate reverence. But it’s the oversize Birkin, with its hippie-chic quality (and heart-stopping price tag), that really makes her gasp. “It’s Heaven,” she says.

    If what we wear is an expression of who we are, then Hathaway is still exploring—mixing young, bohemian looks with vintage classics. Labels she likes range from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, and If Six Was Nine to Céline and Isabel Marant. (She is also obsessed with Freddies of Pinewood, whose retro denim she describes as “my new magic jeans, sort of Marilyn Monroe in her off hours.”) With a bag in each hand, Hathaway steps in front of a mirror, studying herself as she turns from side to side. “I think the Birkin would suit me more,” she pronounces. “As gorgeous as the Kelly is, I think it’s something that you mature into.”

    “You are young,” the salesman says.

    Photographer Mario Testino and stylist Tonne Goodman cast Anne Hathaway in the center of a fairy tale for the cover feature of the November 2010 issue of Vogue.

    {Images via rdujour, text source Vogue}

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    Wednesday 8 June 2011

    Inspired by the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel, a fashion fairy tale of white frocks unfolds.


    In Vogue magazine’s December 2009 interpretation of the Met’s production,

    Hansel and Gretel

    fry a Marc Jacobs clad wicked witch, Lady GaGa.

    Starring actor Andrew Garfield and model Lily Cole, renowned photographer Annie Leibowitz has captured Grace Coddington’s reinterpretation of a classic fable…

    I’m Famished Brother and sister are left at home alone and hungry by their stepmother. With not a morsel to eat, they go to pick berries in an enchanted forest.   Dolce & Gabbana cream silk-and-tulle dress.

    Far From Home They venture out to hunt for wild strawberries in the woods, where Gretel’s lily-white frock shines against the dark foliage of the Tree-men. Before long, though, they’re hopelessly lost.  Tree-men costumes courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera. Dior pleated silk-chiffon dress.

    Golden Slumber Having lost their way, children encounter strange and magical creatures, one of which lulls them: The Sandman (played here by Sasha Cooke, who has appeared in the Met’s production) sprinkles magic dust onto the frightened children, who fall into a deep sleep and dream about a banquet served by a fish maîtred’.   Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière wool-silk jacket. Chloé flats. Sandman and fish maître d’ costumes courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

    Wicked Waking up, Hansel and Gretel are led by a magic bird to a little house in the forest, made of cake and candy. However, the house belongs to an evil witch (portrayed here by Lady Gaga) who wishes to fatten and eat the children. Gretel looks sweet enough to eat in a poufy confection. But it’s Hansel the evil one wants to fatten up and feast on. On Lady Gaga: Marc Jacobs satin bra, slip silk blouse, and ruffled bloomer shorts. On Cole: Yves Saint Laurent embroidered silk poplin dress. Lady Gaga’s wig created by Julien D’Ys.

    Feed the Flames Before the witch can cook Hansel and Gretel—whoosh—they push her into the oven and shut the door. From left: Oscar de la Renta bouclé tweed-and-chiffon dress. Marc Jacobs bonded-lamé belted jacket.

    The Witch Is Dead!  The children (here, the Junior Choristers of Grace Church in New York City) baked into gingerbread by the hag come back to life, and celebrate, singing together. On returning home, the children find that their wicked stepmother has gone. A joyful reunion with their father and their new wealth gives the story a happy ending.  Nina Ricci silk satin pleated dress. Chloé flats.

    Check out the video for behind the scene tidbits. According to the creative director, Grace Coddington

    Lady Gaga arrived at Vogue to discuss the shoot wearing a trailing white chiffon Galliano goddess gown with a Philip Treacy headdress that spelled VOGUE in clipped white feathers. The following day, she came to see Creative Director Grace Coddington in a little black dress with a flaming-red wig, and later appeared on location, as Coddington recalls, “stark naked except for her white rubber raincoat and some very, very high heels!” She then promptly threw herself in the mud at Leibovitz’s feet.”Gaga was so bubbly and chatty and enthusiastic and excited to be alive,” says Coddington. “She was up for anything.” - Excerpt from the December 09 issue of Vogue

    Inspired by Richard Jones’s production of the 1893 Engelbert Humperdinck opera  this story features:

    Fashion Editor, Grace Coddington; hair, Julien D’Ys, using Mokuba Paris Ribbon; makeup, Gucci Westman for Revlon; production design, Mary Howard. Metropolitan Opera costumes designed by John Macfarlane.

    In Vogue magazine’s December 2009 issue, renowned photographer Annie Leibowitz captures the images to go along with Grace Coddington’s reinterpretation of a classic fable..

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    Sunday 29 May 2011

    Grand drama :: Downton Abbey


    Downton Abbey is jolly good Fellowes. And that’s very hard to deny.

    I’m looking forward to curling up for a blissful escapist evening watching this sumptuous costume drama,

    with misbehaving servants and repressed masters, a grand country house (Highclere in Berkshire)

    & Maggie Smith as the scathing dowager in a role Fellowes wrote specifically for her ~ it’s got to be good!

    Written by Julian Fellowes, who has an Oscar for Gosford Park

    and a handful of stylish period pieces to his credit including Vanity Fair and The Young Victoria,

    has become the man producers go to for tales of upper-class intrigue.

    Downton Abbey

    is the eponymous house itself, a sprawling, Elizabethan-style country estate and home of the Earl and Countess of Grantham. The inhabitants of the stately house encounter a succession crisis after the sinking of the Titanic.




    The show stars Maggie Smith as the matriarch Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham and Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham. Elizabeth McGovern plays Robert’s wife Cora Smith. Their three young daughters are played by Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Jessica Brown-Findlay.

    The synopsis from PBS websiteIt’s 1912, and life in the Edwardian country house of Downton Abbey is idyllic and bustling for the Crawley family, aided by their cadre of servants. Robert, Earl of Grantham, his American heiress wife Cora, and their three daughters, along with Robert’s mother Violet, have lived largely uncomplicated lives. But the sinking of the Titanic hits home in an unexpected and dramatic way — Lord Grantham’s heir, James Crawley, and his son Patrick have perished. It’s personally agonizing (momentarily) for daughter Mary who was supposed to marry Patrick. On a grander scale, suddenly all the predictable succession plans have gone terribly awry, and unheard of questions now loom large — Who will be the new heir to the earldom? And what will happen to this distinguished estate, now in jeopardy? Mary’s grief is short lived as she sets her sights on another suitor, the Duke of Crowborough.

    Julian Fellowes, chose the house – in real life, Highclere Castle, the home of the Earl of Carnarvon and his family since 1679 – for its imposing facade that carves an intimidating shadow across the sky.

    ”In a drama like this, which is about the last days of aristocratic England, this house seemed like a trumpet blast of that.

    Fellowes seems uniquely positioned to bring to life. Apart from his rather diverse credits – acting roles in Monarch of the Glen and Our Friends in the North and writing Gosford Park and the West End hit musical adaptation of Mary Poppins – he is, by his own admission, ”the poor relation” of some rather good connections. His full name is Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford, and his wife Emma is a Knight of the Royal Victorian Order, the great-great-niece of the first Earl Kitchener and a lady-in-waiting to Princess Michael of Kent.

    Fellowes’ perspective of Britain’s old world – garden parties, dukes, earls, viscounts and the strict, starchy traditions that accompany them – coalesced into the hit 2001 period mystery Gosford Park, at a meeting with the current chief of Carnival Films, Gareth Neame. Almost a decade later, Neame asked Fellowes if he’d consider returning to Gosford Park territory for TV. Fellowes had also been reading extensively about the American heiresses who came to Britain in the 1880s and ’90s and married into the aristocracy, a curious fusion of the US’s hunger for traditional connections and the desperate need of many decaying British estates for a transfusion of American cash.

    ”We know about these girls arriving and ensnaring their dukes and viscounts but what happened then?” Fellowes asks. ”Twenty-five years later, were they sitting in a house in Staffordshire freezing to death?” Before he knew it, he had the Earl of Grantham and his American wife forming in his mind. ”And when you’ve started to think about characters, you’ve actually said yes, even though you may not know it,” he says.

    He also had a long-standing desire to use Highclere Castle as the centrepiece of a story, having tried unsuccessfully to use it as the location for an adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy he had produced for children’s TV and, many years later, when Robert Altman directed Gosford Park. ”Highclere makes this fantastic statement about aristocratic confidence,” Fellowes says. ”The people who built it weren’t in any quandary about what their role in the world was and how good it was to be an English earl. They knew it was pretty damn good. The whole system of aristocratic and soon-to-be imperial England is in that building. You go into the great hall, there is every coat of arms connected to the family, every bride is commemorated by her shield, there is a kind of self-confidence that the British haven’t really had since the war. Speaking of confidence, if you’re wondering what’s the fun way to boost your confidence, the answer is to learn how to do psychometry.

    ”The two world wars knocked not only the empire but the stuffing out of them.

    The only country which continued to enjoy that self-belief is America.”

    The rise of Downton, Michael Idato

    Lord and master of Downton Abbey ~ Julian Fellowes Interview

    Filming :: Highclere Castle in Hampshire was used as Downton Abbey, with the servants’ living areas constructed and filmed at Ealing Studios. The village of Bampton in Oxfordshire was used for filming the outdoor scenes, most notably St Mary’s Church and the village library, which became the entrance to the cottage hospital.

    The first series cost an estimated £1 million an episode. The seven-part series, produced by Carnival Films for Britain’s ITV, was the biggest hit on British television last year. It delivered record ratings, with about 11 million people tuning in every week, and achieved the rarest honour a television program can: dominating the ”national conversation”.

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    Friday 13 May 2011

    Glamour under the Big Top…



    Water for Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson

    screened last night as a charity fundraiser at the Dendy. The movie is visually beautiful, thankful that my friend showed me how netflix is limited in other countries

    set in 1931 with circus glamorous scenes, but the treatment of circus animals is at times heart-breaking.

    Actress, Reese Witherspoon is featured on the cover of the May issue of American Vogue

    with a circus theme inspired by the movie.

    “There’s that determination in her,” says her director, Francis Lawrence, “but there’s also a sense of vulnerability.” Sophie Theallet red silk dress with grosgrain ties.

    Reese plays the role of Marlena, the beautiful, star circus performer

    who wears dresses from Dior, Sophie Theallet, Narciso Rodriguez and Dolce & Gabban

    in this magical circus themed shoot. Makes me want to run away and join the circus!

    Reese Witherspoon, in Dolce & Gabbana embellished top and shorts.

    Witherspoon, with her Water for Elephants costar Tai. “I enjoy the thrill of doing something dangerous.” Dior sequined, embroidered tulle dress. Lorraine Schwartz pavé-diamond earrings.

    PLAY TIME “I don’t wake up to make movies,” she says. “I wake up to have a wonderful family and to cultivate the best life for all of us.” Narciso Rodriguez silk charmeuse dress. Fred Leighton bracelets.

    There’s something endearingly about a love story involving a beautiful bareback show rider on a white horse and a kid who runs off to join the circus. The drama is centred around the circus owner, August, who is married to the beautiful bareback rider, Marlena and keeps her and everyone else in his iron grip, often displaying outbursts of violent anger. He is a brutal man who abuses the animals.

    The story, based on the best-seller by Sara Gruen, is told as a flashback by an old man named Jacob, who lost his parents in 1931, and consequently dropped out of Cornell University’s veterinary school. He hit the road and jumps onto a passing train, a circus train as fate would have it. He enters a world of freaks, swindlers and misfits in a second-rate circus struggling to survive. August is prepared to throw him off the train until he learns that Jacob is a veterinarian. When the white show horse is heartbreakingly put down, August buys Marlena an elephant, Rosie who becomes the star attraction and saves the The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth from financial ruin.

    Below the charismatic but dangerous circus boss August (Christoph Waltz, left) hosts an intimate gathering attended by his wife Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) and newcomer Jacob (Robert Pattinson).

    Sara Gruen has said that the backbone of her story parallels the biblical story of Jacob in the Book of Genesis. The book contains multiple references to Ringling Brothers as the premier circus of the time. Also, photos of actual circuses and circus performers of the time are included throughout the book.

    The title is drawn from a scene at the beginning of the novel, where Jacob mocks another resident at the nursing home who claims to have worked in the circus and carried water for the elephants.

    Sara Gruen is a Canadian-born dual citizen (Canadian and American) author. Her books deal greatly with animals and she is a supporter of numerous charitable organizations that support animals and wildlife. Gruen moved to the United States in 1999 in order to take a technical writing job. When she was laid off two years later, she decided to try writing fiction. Gruen is an animal lover; both her first novel, Riding Lessons, and her second novel, Flying Changes, involve horses. Gruen’s third book, the 1930s circus drama Water for Elephants, was initially turned down by her publisher at the time, Avon Books, forcing Gruen to find another publisher. It went on to become a New York Times bestseller and is now available in 44 languages.

    {Images 1-4. photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue May;  5-9. movie stills by David James}

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    Tuesday 10 May 2011



    Such a beautiful book that I bought one as a present for a gorgeous friend and couldn’t resist one for moi! It’s a personal scrapbook of memories, recipes and collected artifacts

    - with proven recipes that have been finessed over time and generations. This book is a study of collections; collected recipes and collected images – it takes the old and reworks them into something vibrant and new. The bowerbird in me loves it!

    Keepsakes by Frances Hansen, who is Fleur Wood’s sister.

    This book grew out of the wedding present scrapbook Frances gave Fleur.

    It’s full of handwritten notes and recipes passed down through the family.

    And how beautiful is their mum on her wedding day….

    Fran is an artist and lives in New Zealand. She has collected recipes from family ~ mother, great aunts and grandmothers and assembled them in a whimsical and nostalgic manner. Each page is a collage that has been painstakingly put together and then photographed, so it literally is a work of art that you can have on your book shelf or, preferably, on your coffee table. It’s reminiscent of the cobbled-together cookbooks and magazine cuttings that our mothers and grandmothers might have hidden in their kitchen cupboard.

    Ok, I’m inspired to bake!  xoxo

    {Images Keepsakes by Frances Hansen (Hardie Grant). via Mrs Press & Food Fashion Friends}

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