Inspiring Me

Inspiring me this week, Porcelain and the bad boy of ballet Sergei Polunin

by Ruth February 10, 2015

Porcelain. It seems my inspiration this week echoes the pureness of the landscape around me, everything blanketed in snow, clean, blinding, beautiful. First up, this video of Sergei Polunin’s improvised dance to “Take Me To Church” by Hozier (directed by David LaChapelle) just blew me away, it is incredibly beautiful – wow! I also loved the […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Brenda Colling

by Ruth January 30, 2015
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I don’t know why it took me so long to get into Instagram but now that I am, it has opened up this entire world of creativity, collectors and artists.  I get such a kick when I find a ribbon without documentation and now know enough to take a stab at the epoque and ribbon […]

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The story of a dress, by Visionnaire & Refinery 29

by Ruth January 28, 2015

Just on foot of the beautiful images from Raf Simon’s Christian Dior show featuring our familys haute couture grosgrain ribbons, I discovered this wonderful film which gives us a delicious glimpse into the making of one dress, “Look #53″. I loved discovering the haute couture ateliers, from the dyers (teinturiers) to the ateliers Gérard Lognon (plissers […]

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Travel back in time to the Rome of Piero Tosis youth

by Ruth January 26, 2015
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Just love the romance of this era of film-making, oh to have a time machine to travel back to the Rome of Piero Tosi, Visconti’s Costumier. andiamo….

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The Rescued Film Project

by Ruth January 22, 2015
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I’ve gotten myself bogged down into web developing and designing a new website for my new business, The French Muse, so I am conscious that I’ve been less present here and on instagram. I can’t wait to unroll my new project for you, it is really really exciting! Meanwhile, it’s not all CSS coding, sometimes […]

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This & that, the call of the deep blue ocean

by Ruth January 19, 2015

I think you know how much I love glimpsing inside creative spaces, where do they make, how do they make, what do they surround themselves with for inspiration, is their desk as messy as mine? yes – it’s fine so I’m not outside the norm kind of thing. So when my friend Kathleen Hackett forwarded […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Claire Lee, painting with sound.

by Ruth January 16, 2015
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In 2012, a few months shy of welcoming Charlotte into the world, my friend Corey Amaro wrote a lovely piece about Rubanesque on her blog, Tongue in Cheek and all of a sudden I started to recieve messages from women from all around the world. Words of encouragement and support, shared tales of antique textiles […]

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Inside the atelier, a 13th Century cave transformed

by Ruth January 14, 2015
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This past weekend we were invited to lunch in my friend Joannas house, I double, triple checked – “are you sure you don’t prefer that we leave the kids at home with a babysitter?”, surtout pas – Joanna insisted the more the merrier. I hadn’t seen Joanna since this past summer when she showed me […]

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Textile, texture and colour, Fyodor Golan SS15 Backstage

by Ruth January 13, 2015
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One of my favourite blogs is that of illustrator Kris Atomic,  and my eyes nearly popped out of their sockets when I saw the gorgeous photographs she took backstage at Fyodor Golan for SS15. I can’t quite say these would fit into my current ‘mother-of-two-living-in-a-sleepy-hilltop-village-in-Provence’ wardrobe but their beautiful sculptural elements, textures and pop colours […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Gentlework by Christine Kelly

by Ruth January 9, 2015
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Les Petits Bonheurs series is back for 2015 and appropriately this weeks artist, Christine Kelly of ‘Gentlework‘, is someone who I discovered thanks to Johanna Flanagan of The Pale Rook who I interviewed in November. What a wonderful gift it has been to meet so many wonderful makers, you are truly inspiring me. I completly […]

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