Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I had been meaning to get to a screening of Carnage for ages, but for some reason I kept failing to make it. Perhaps I was subconsciously put off by the description of it as tense and fraught. Also knowing it was a stage adaptation (I'm strangely allergic to theatre) I assumed that meant it was one of those actor-y films that big-time actors (in this case Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, 

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Some of you might remember my story about my granny's Wedgwood teapot and some may not have retained that crucial info. Go on, go back and read it, it's really long. But basically, it was a charming tale of old world courtesy and civility involving my granny breaking her Wedgwood teapot, the design of which had been discontinued, thus rendering her extensive tea service incomplete. After a number

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


On the first morning of Capsule in Paris last October, after moonlighting as Nina of Family Affairs' slightly cackhanded steaming expert and early morning coffee companion at her stand, I made a beeline for Colenimo's. 

I'd already had the honour of being Colenimo's first ever webshop customer, when I bought my lovely Amelia jumper, but I wanted to get a good look at spring/summer 12, which I

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Bob Richardson

Bob Richardson

Richard Avedon, Italian Vogue, 1971

David Bailey, UK Vogue 1973

Richard Avedon, Vogue 1973

Richard Avedon

Bob Richardson

Richard Avedon, Vogue 1970

My early '70s Anjelica Huston phase is ongoing. It was inevitable after the Elsa Peretti phase, although I initially thought I was veering more towards '70s Paloma Picasso. The new copy of Diana

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


New year's tasks: writing everyone's birthdays in the new moleskine (I always have this red one) wearing my Family Affairs Good Spirit dress just seen on the right and repairing clothes - mostly sewing on buttons etc but I finally sewed elbow patches on my old fave APC cashmere jumper that my pointy elbows had escaped from after five years of almost daily wear. 

Items: I was given some