A truly beautiful Minxy mix of charm, inspiration, practical advice, and pretty projects to simplify and beautify your life and home. - Jane Brocket, The Gentle Art of Domesticity
Check out the new issue of Vogue for a piece I’ve written on honesty & friendship – Friendly Fire, p178 – but you must buy it for so many more reasons. For a start, it has the most breathtakingly gorgeous cover I’ve seen in years, taken from Fashion Editor Meg Gray’s Mexico-set story, Viva la revolucion. But it’s also bursting with the most fabulous new-season fashion. I want that entire Prada confection on the cover, just to begin with. Today I will be combing the markets for bold colour, stripes and ethnic prints.
I can’t quite believe I’ve failed to mention Emma Magenta here before. I interviewed her for a Vogue article several years ago, and have been in awe of her beautiful books and artwork ever since.
The clever lady’s just released a new iPhone game about, of all things, the trials of love:
‘Creative types finally have an excuse to play with teacups and hearts in a quirky new iPhone game made especially for design-inspired women. Based on the work of acclaimed Australian artist Emma Magenta, The Gradual Demise of Phillipa Finch: A journey through the trials of love to happiness and freedom follows the adventures of adorable but hapless Phillipa Finch.’
Charlotte Smith, author of the wonderful Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel, will be speaking at the ‘Fashion meets Fiction’ event, to be held on Sunday 13th February at the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.
12 stunning dresses and extravagant accessories from the 20s, 30s and 40s from The Darnell Collection have been selected to grace the catwalk. Penelope Sai will sing classic songs of the era as models parade through the grand dining room. I wish I could make it – the event promises to be sumptuous and fun.
Oh dear, blogged too soon: I’ll be doing regular craft segments on Channel Nine’s Mornings with Kerri-Anne, but not tomorrow – the first appearance has been postponed.
I’ll be appearing once a fortnight shortly, doing craft segments for easy projects you can follow from home. Some will be familiar, and others brand-new… please stay tuned for more news.