Friday, April 27, 2012

My Fair Lady

Hey Audrey!

I watched your film My Fair Lady with a friend the other day. We both loved it! I'm so happy that Cecil Beaton, who designed your iconic costumes, won an Academy Award for them back in 1965. When I first saw the film as a little girl,  I wanted my wedding dress to look exactly like the white ball dress with matching long white gloves. Now I love the shell pink organza tea dress most. Normally I hate musicals, but I know the lyrics of the My Fair Lady songs off by heart. "I have often walked down this street before. But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before da di da..."And the dialogue is really funny. Like the part where your character, Eliza Doolittle, explains to the snooty guests at the Ascot races: "Not her, gin was mother's milk to her. Besides he poured so much down his own throat, he knew the good of it."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

All eyes on baby

Hey Audrey!

My friend Karen is having a baby soon, so we had a wonderful baby shower for her, in the form of high tea at the elegant Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town. Regine, who organized the event, kindly let me help out on the creative side. I made some bunting out of bibs and mini-socks that we all bought in the colour scheme Karen specified: French blue, warm greys and red. I also had fun making the name tags and baby advice book, I love the little eyes I found at the fabric shop that gave every card its own personality.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Birthday beauty

Hey Audrey!

One of my favourite things about birthdays is creating the birthday invites.
Here are two images I created for birthday invites. One was a collage for a picnic in a beautiful park with a fish sculpture in a pond, the next one was for a traditional German coffee afternoon that my German mom made all the cakes and the cutest cheese hut for.