Sunday, 23 April 2017

French Vogue May 2017

A quick post to say hello and share a most beautiful editorial in the French May issue of Vogue.

This month's issue had an emphasis on weddings which is very unFrench to talk about - it is rather an Anglo obsession that has filtered through.

Vogue may know fashion but I say leave the wedding stuff to Martha and that ilk.

Did red riding hood bleach her clothes?

This girl looks like the drunken friend who turned up very Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral and pinched the veil off the bride.

This is the Mad Hatter bride.
Wonder what the groom would wear to match?

Looks like Miss Favisham when she first got jilted.

The third marriage bride who just wants to dance on the day because she has done all the staged pictures last week.

Now this is the editorial that is stunning in every way.
Rumour has it that Mme Alt ( editor at large ) and Anastasia Barbieri are not best chums so she is a "contributing editor". But this fashion spread shows that Mme Barbieri is a superb talent.
It is a homage to the former Jaipur princess, Gayatri Devi, renown for her beauty.
The model looks very similar to the princess herself.


This just makes me finally want to go to India.

The polo player is the grandson of the princess, the present Maharaja of Jaipur.

I don't have a snarky thing to say.

I will even forgive this amateur Instagram filter business on the pic below.

My least favourite picture of the spread but it actually made me rest between flipping pages.

This picture is a bit Cartier summer polo match you see in magazines so was a little disappointed at the fashion director.

This lady can pull off a turban.
As you know, I have my own thoughts on turbans as fashion items.


This fashion image must be doing wonders for the Indian tourism board.

The young maharajah is handsome and am sure the Middletons of Bombay are engineering every accidental introduction.

If you see me walking around with a sheer scarf over my head, please do indulge me.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

April 2017 Miscellaneous

It is officially Spring in London and even Millie was admiring the cherry trees in the park.

It is amazing what you can plant without a terra firma garden.
Look at the cherry tree my friend planted on her balcony in a pot.

Although I wouldn't even know how to handle a real garden.

But that doesn't stop me to order some more roses.

They are local plants so roses are so easy to maintain here.
I got the Desdemona which I smelled a few years ago at a Chelsea flower show and 

Not really looking forward to Wills and Kate moving to London after summer due to their eldest son going to school. It is sweet and all but that helicopter that Wills uses more than I use the tube is always flying over the park.
I now have an idea what it would have been like to live in London during the blitz.

This is now a frequent sight.
Police going ahead of the car to stop traffic so the blacked out car can go seamlessly through London traffic.

Rolls Royce has designed a new ice cream car in the park.
Very cute.