Just a night ago I watched an interesting documentary about the fashion editorial team at Vogue (USA) who work under the helm of Anna Wintour. It was called In Vogue: The Editor's Eye. Gee it was interesting! Everyone knows about Grace Coddington who was made famous by the also excellent documentary The September Issue, but this documentary looks at seven other long time editors who have as equally distinctive styles and ways of putting together a shoot as Grace does. Anyhoo, by chance I saw that it is Lewis Carroll's birthday today and I thought I'd celebrate that with Grace Coddington's beautiful Alice in Wonderland themed fashion spread she did way back in 2003. Not only is it shot by master photographer Annie Leibovitz, but it also features all the leading designers of the time which was a quirky touch that delighted many a fashionista! Can you spot Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Steven Jones, Donatella Versace and Rupert Everet (OK not a fashion designer, but there nevertheless)? It also featured Grace Coddington' favourite model at that time Natalia Vodianova. You can read Grace Coddington's account of the shoot here.
I have been getting into bird songs lately. I live next to a park and there are many birds that sing songs in my street throughout the day. I noticed different birds sing at different times of the day and of course different birds sing in different seasons. It's actually pretty great that I am now starting to be able to identify birds when I go on walks by their calls. You tube has been particularly terrific in my new found interest! This morning we had a grey butcher bird singing for half an hour which was pretty wonderful.
This is Florentine and Tobias. They share a love of exotic desserts, although it is usually the case that it is Florentine who actually eats the cake while Tobias only ever manages to eat the cream. They also enjoy sitting in the garden reading the afternoon papers. Although, again it is only Florentine who actually reads the papers while Tobias almost always ends up lying on them.