Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Step 1: Locate old flat ready for demolition
Step 2: Pump in 75,000 litres of copper sulphate solution
Step 3: Leg it
Step 4: Create a place of rare and haunting beauty, transformed by the growth of sapphire-blue crystals
Step 5: Engage the public and receive a nomination for the Turner Prize
Saturday, 12 December 2009
The exhibition was beautifully curated with gowns presented by theme and time period. Below each dress was a digital frame displaying the original drawing, captioning and black and white photograph of a model wearing the gown, creating a complete narrative of both the dress and the relationship between designer and client.
Our visit to the gallery was also memorable in that a very low-key Janet Jackson was visiting the Vionnet show with a small entourage, including her costume designer. If that means goddess gowns for her next tour, we're in for a treat.
EDIT: On the subject of sightings, the boy and I saw Marc Jacobs on consecutive days in the 2nd arrondissement. On both occasions he was sporting a kilt over leggings and carrying his ever-faithful black Hermes Birkin.
Friday, 11 December 2009
- Bacon and tomato tartine, salads and mocha at Rose Bakery
- Steak bernaise with frites followed by creme brulee at Chez Paul, directly opposite from Isabel Marant's boutique near Bastille
- A coq au vin supper after seeing Battles play the gorgeous Elysee Montmarte theatre
- Crepe Belle Helene (poached pears, dark chocolate, roasted almonds and cream)- Foie gras from Monoprix