Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Catherine Deneuve

Paris, 1975. Photo by Helmut Newton.

With Kate Moss in Vanity Fair, February 2014. Photo by Patrick Demarchelier.

Vogue, March 1968.

Esquire Paris, 1976. Photo by Helmut Newton.

Marriage to David Bailey, 1965.

Vogue, December 1968. Photo by Richard Avedon.

Perhaps it's the bouncy blonde locks falling over her shoulders, the sharp winged eyeliner, or maybe it's her admirably long and successful career as an actress. Either way, there's something about Catherine Deneuve that makes me want to tie a ribbon in my hair and brush up on my French. She's a household name but still maintains an element of mystery in film, photographs and la vie quotidienne

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Summer in the City

OK, so Melbourne isn't exactly known for consistent (or warm) weather, but while I was visiting for four nights in December it was really quite pleasant. Having only ever been to the city during the winter months, it was a welcome change to be able to wear singlets, skirts, and shorts.

This time around I was with family from the UK, so we did a lot of the quintessential Melbourne things like going to see comedy shows, eating or stopping for coffee in hidden laneways, and seeing the street art in the CBD. We also walked a lot. But it was beautiful to explore the city when I wasn't worried about the lack of blood supply to my extremities. 

If I had more time, I would have loved to check out some more art galleries, see some live music, and explore more of the suburbs outside of the CBD.