Photography

Petit Déjeuner X Chanel: Taking time



Chanel Boy Friend Tweed watch and Coco Crush rings

Contrary to popular opinion, some of us are still very much in favour of wearing a watch. Not always for telling the time, mind. In fact, these days a watch can almost be the opposite of a passing-of-time marker, instead serving as a symbol of slowing down and savouring the day. (more…)



Quote of the day: Willy Vanderperre



Willy Vanderperre - image via Document Journal
“You felt that every night you could go out, and you could have a party. That’s always good. It’s about where the music, where the nightlife, where the arts are at that point. If you have a little, condensed group of people that have the same mindset, something will happen. It will attract other people.” (more…)



On seeing, doing, making, thinking, living



'SHELF LIFE: The Ornaments Are Talking To Me' by Mark Clarke is at The Bowes Museum
I’m terribly guilty of being a bit lazy when it comes to travelling out of London, but I feel I should remedy that with a couple of promising out-of-town exhibitions.

At my book launch, Iain R Webb told me about the exhibition SHELF LIFE: The Ornaments Are Talking To Me (above), that has just opened at the Bowes Museum in County Durham. Assemblage artist Mark Clarke presents his modern day memento mori as a bittersweet response to his mother’s battle with dementia. I love any form of assemblage, collage or mixed media, possibly a reflection of my own hoarding collecting tendencies. (more…)



The New Garconne contributor: Vanessa Jackman



Vanessa Jackman La Borde Burgundy

I met photographer Vanessa Jackman years ago when I was still an anonyblogger. We were on a bloggers’ press trip to Paris, along with Mademoiselle Robot, Claire Healy (now deputy editor at Dazed) and several others. Since those early blog days, Vanessa has established herself as a photographer whose gentle street style images and lush travel photography are pure Pinterest-bait. (more…)