I'm off on a small trip for the next couple of days to host a gathering of fabulous girls in celebration of a friend getting married. Kate from Lovelornunicorn is getting hitched in February and i'm throwing her bachelorette party. I have to say i am extremely excited to do it and when i have photos i will post them.
But until then i thought i would leave you with a few bits and pieces to keep you amused for the next wee while.
1. Marchesa Luisa Casati
This woman was incredible and the inspiration for the high fashion label Marchesa. Casati was an eccentric Italian heiress, as well as a muse and a patroness of the arts in the early 20th century. She was known for keeping rare animals, and letting them roam freely around her home and for wearing live snakes around her neck as jewelry. A complete nut-bar indeed but the more you read about her the more interesting she gets so google her and see what you find.
2. Rosie Dawson-Hewes blog Style for Breakfast
The lovely Rosie was kind enough to include me in her article about local Wellington blogs. Not only is she a talented writer in all mediums, she's a shoe-a-holic (just like me) a fashionista and adores all sorts of inspiring things. So check out her blog, i especially love her Monday lists of things she loves.
3. Names of an era
At the moment, before i launch into life in Auckland, i am working in a rest home entertaining some of the most amazing old people. The thing that makes me smile the most, apart from some amazing vintage dresses they wear is there names. At the moment i am looking after Flora (104 years young!!), Betty, Kit, Beryl, Ivy, Bess, Olive, Maisey, Vera, Lil and Dorothy. Most of them are in their 90's and still going strong, although marbles have been lost.
4. Ultimate combinations
Here is a combination of two of my inspirations at the moment, Marchea Casati (see above) and Tilda Swinton (i blogged about her a couple of posts ago). Yus yus yus. Love it.
Fabulous. Just fabulous really.
Enjoy your week everyone.