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The Stylist Alphabet: D is for…

D is for… Dee My wonderful, beautiful, intelligent mother, Dee, died in 2008 in a desert camp in Rajasthan, doing the thing she loved best. She specialised in Islamic textiles from Central Asia. She travelled the world to find out all she could about textiles and instilled a similar passion in me. Her final textileContinue Reading

Tips For Styling On The Go

1. Write a list of things you need or desire and record the measurements of your floorplan in a notebook you can carry with you when you’re out and about. This takes the pressure out of manically looking for objects on specific days and leaves you open to suggestion when you stumble across new shops,Continue Reading

From the Library: Small Trades

In 1950 and 1951, Irving Penn created portraits of workers in Paris, London and New York who are dressed in their work clothes & carrying tools of their trades. Irving Penn’s photography has molded & influenced the way I set up objects in the front of the camera from my very early days of stylingContinue Reading

Getting Set to Jetset

I recently stumbled across the word ‘vagabonding’ and it hit home. I discovered a perfect definition for it when I was reading The Hare with Amber Eyes. It describes vagabonding as appearing to be ‘recreational rather than diligent or professional’. An activity that gets ‘the pleasure of searching right, the way you lose your senseContinue Reading

The Stylist Alphabet: C is for…

C is for… Candles Candlelight adds a warming ambient element to any room, whether the candles are scented or not. I have candles of all shapes & sizes: church tapers, beeswax, birthday cake, elaborate hand-moulded & embellished Mexican ones, figures, wedding cake toppers & the rest. Note: Attach tapers to a table with their ownContinue Reading

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