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Editor’s Letter

February Inspiration

Time passes by so quickly these days. For the last couple of months I have been carried away creating new artworks for clients; enjoying every possible moment playing and snuggling with my two year old little gentleman; and soaking up special moments spent as a little family; and just like that it is already February…

So from now on I promise to spend more time updating this space! I know, I know, I have said this before but this time I mean it. Truly I do. I want to start sharing more of my artworks, inspirations and weekly adventures with you once again.

So here is a little look at my February inspiration board…

Maybe it’s because February is upon us or I am simply experiencing the joy of pregnancy once again, but my inspiration board is currently feeling very whimsy and romantic. Shades of red and pink are my favourite; ballerinas are blissfully balancing around my board; and butterflies are floating next to Valentino and the prettiest blossoms…

Happy Valentine’s Day xx

But I would love to know, what is inspiring you this Valentine’s Day? xx

Photos from pinterest.com

Fashion

Fashion Editorial

Brighton Rock

My weekend inspiration came in the form of the Vogue US September Editorial, featuring Natalia Vodianova and actor Sam Riley. Captured by Mert & Marcus and styled by Grace Coddington, the editorial highlights a mod inspired wardrobe with pieces by Versace, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and more.

This editorial also has holds extra meaning for me as I positively adore Brighton! I lived in Brighton for four months last year and have wonderful memories of spending time on the pier, relaxing on the pebbly beach and walking along the promenade. Coincidentally last weekend, I also watched ‘Brighton Rock’ (an adaption of Graham Greene’s novel) which stars Sam Riley set in the seaside town in 1964.

More about Mod Dressing
‘Mod is about chrome polish, about presenting the sharpest, shiniest you (whatever misdemeanours you’ve secretly been committing)
. Mod clothes typically have a deceiving decorous, grown-up air. Skirts fall near the knee; arms are covered; sack silhouettes conceal waistline curves.’ – Vogue US

Love this editorial! Love Brighton! Love mod squad chic!


Which places hold a little piece of your heart? xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

Fashion

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

Fabulous Fashion Shot

Mario Testino

On September 19th, Mario Testino will be presented with the inaugural Moët & Chandon Etoile Award. This award recognises an individual with exceptional talent with longstanding influence.

Of receiving the award, Testino has said: “For me, Moët & Chandon represents excellence and luxury and for this reason I feel very honoured to be the first person receiving the Etoile award, in this my 30th year as a photographer, and I thank them for it.”

Mario Testino has become one of the world’s most well known and celebrated fashion photographers. As well as having published seven books of his work, Testino has had many successful exhibitions in galleries around the world. He has shot fashion stories, covers and campaigns for; Vogue, Vanity Fair, V, Gucci, Tom Ford, Burberry, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace and Estée Lauder, amongst others. Testino’s subjects have ranged from Diana, Princess of Wales to Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss; from Julia Roberts to Madonna, Lady Gaga and Emma Watson. And this month he landed three International Vogue covers for their exclusive September issues – US, UK and Paris. An extraordinary talent, an amazing photographer and visionary…

A selection of Mario Testino’s Vogue covers

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