Sunday, May 20, 2012

Edwardian elegance

Hey Audrey!

I just couldn't resist showing you the three actresses who play the Crawley sisters in Downton Abbey posing for American Vogue in modern day couture inspired by Edwardian fashion. The photoshoot was by Uli Weber.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

In love with Downton Abbey

 I love the tweed hunting outfit, look at the stunning detail on the hat.
 What a beautiful hair comb!

Hey Audrey!

Like many other people in the world, I have fallen completely in love with the TV series Downton Abbey, set Yorkshire from 1912 onwards. Mary and Matthew have become my favourite start crossed lovers. Susannah Buxton, the costume designer for the series, did a fantastic job. I read in an interview that she mostly reworked real vintage dresses for the series, instead of creating them from scratch.  Even Vogue thinks that the series is something special, and have been showing their readers how to get the Edwardian look, as well as shooting luscious spreads with the lead actresses. The images I'm showing you here are form the Special Christmas Edition, which has the most romantic ending I have seen in a long time.

Monday, May 7, 2012

I bought a dog tummy!

Hey Audrey!

I recently attended an auction at the beautiful Book Lounge in Cape Town. Generous illustrators and designers donated a piece to be auctioned off in order to fund a much needed school library. I was lucky enough to win the bid on this charming piece by Roulé Le Roux, using a Groucho Marx quote. I smile every time I see it, I think you would as well!