Sparkling beauties

by Ruth March 31, 2014
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Charlotte and I hit the French highway and embarked on our first ‘ladies-only’ adventure down to see my friend Corey Amaro. She is a wonderful supporter, listener, friend, fellow hoarder/collector and we spent hours with her talking silk, dreaming and scheming collaborations , drinking ‘Wedding Imperial’ Mariage Freres tea, sifting through antique limoges stamps, chandelier [...]

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In the studio

by Ruth February 19, 2014
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One of the major inspirations for me at the minute when working away on new pieces is an wondrous painting from the ‘Desirs et Volupte’ Exhibition which ran in the Musee Jacquemart -Andre this winter. I could stare at it all day, Les Roses d’Heliogabalus, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1888 What to do with an antique 1920s [...]

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Works in progress

by Ruth February 19, 2014
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I got busy the last few days finally finishing some necklace projects that I have been procrastinating over for weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the projects over the next few days. Sometimes I remember to snap some photographs during the making process and in this particular case, I documented it quite thoroughly as I [...]

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Strike a pose

by Ruth January 22, 2014
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The new season of Girls just started, I just love Lenas refreshing voice and watched the first two series back to back. The new season coincides with the long awaited Lena Dunham Vogue cover and shoot which is all over the news, how dare she agree to photoshopping, she is conning us all, why don’t [...]

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Inspiring me this week …

by Ruth January 16, 2014
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I loved reading this interview between two of my favourite creative people, Tavi talks to Lorde … what a wonderful insight into them both! A post by Miss Moss introduced me to the gorgeous work of British illustrator, Eleanor Taylor.  I find it really fresh but yet it reminds me of all that I love [...]

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Anderson’s latest oeuvre

by Ruth January 15, 2014
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I am a huge Wes Anderson fan, I have a framed storyboard print from Cinecitta (from filming The Life Aquatic) hanging in our bathroom and a red striped Royal Tenebaums tracksuit which Raphael has been permitted to wear once, and I just love discovering the new worlds he creates for us, the oversaturated colours, the [...]

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Inspiring me this week

by Ruth January 14, 2014
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My friend Corey wrote about this incredible artist, Mr. Finch in her Saturday Art Saves series and I remember being overwhelmed by his imagination and use of antique textiles, and I just love how he transforms scraps of old textiles into works of art.   Scraps of thread, fabric and paper are stitched and pulled [...]

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Girls day out in Aix

by Ruth January 14, 2014
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My sister came over with her husband (it’s their first Christmas as a married couple and you can see their wedding photographs here) to spend a few days with us and we had a ball! We even managed to plot an escape to the glamorous city of Aix en Provence….a super girls day out!

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Noel 2013

by Ruth December 27, 2013
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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break!! We just got back from three days with my parents-in-law and extended family, in Vienne (just south of Lyon) about 200 kilo heavier, thanks to the the lashings of foie gras, cured ham, truffle tapenade, buche de noel, and of course really great wine and everything in [...]

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Glimpses of silk

by Ruth December 19, 2013
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I made my first Christmas card using a collage of antique ribbons, lace and trim. A handwritten letter from 1859, some antique metal sequins. Tones of Greys, gold, Eggshell blue and black.  It is going to a very special person and I hope they LOVE it! In the process of digging out the right items [...]

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