Avedon exhibition Paris

We are currently travelling back to London and will be stopping for an overnight stay in Chablis.

In the meantime details for a stunning exhibition I visited during my trip to Paris last December.

Susan of Unefemme and I took the RER to La biblioteque Nationale to see the Avedon Vieux Monde, New Look exhibition. It was absolutely stunning. I would highly recommend it if you are visiting Paris before 26th February 2017.

The colours were so vibrant and the use of light to highlight the compositions superb.

Audrey Hepburn at her best.

Mademoiselle Chanel – a portrait full of character.

Avedon’s wife

Richard Avedon was an American fashion photographer. Quote from the New York Times “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century”. He is best known for his stylish fashion photographs for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar during the late 50s and early 60s. He also photographed many of the high society figures of that era.

I love the 1950’s silhouettes. They seem to flatter my pear shaped figure. Maybe I was born outside my decade.


How to manage grey hair

Photos of my updated hairstyle as requested from several of my readers. I have had it cut a bit shorter and had more layers put in to give it more bounce.

How to manage grey hair

I have also been asked to share my haircare routine. I started going grey about fifteen years ago. Slowly at first with a few silver streaks at the front of my hair. At the time I was highlighting my blonde (at that stage rather a dirty mousy blonde) on a regular basis. I continued with this regime for some years asking my colourist to leave the ever increasing silver strands. This was to allow the two complimentary colours to co-exist harmoniously together. The back of my hair continued to refuse to go grey and in fact seemed to get darker. This created a rather strange demarcation line so I had more highlights put in at the back of my hair to even things out.

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Pop of colour on the beach

I love colour in the winter months. The addition of the bright red sweater lifts the otherwise dark outfit. It adds a pop of colour. I am wearing black trousers with a sleeveless navy coat. Yes I do combine black and navy and often wear this combination. Both navy and black, usually in the form of trousers, are staples in my wardrobe.

The significant aspect of this outfit is in the details. Details in my opinion make all the difference. With the careful use of accessories an ordinary “look” becomes something personal and special.

Here I have added a fake fur collar and some burgundy coloured drop earrings.


Hat similar //Fake fur collar Hobbs // Drop earrings Jaeger sale  // Sleeveless coat by Helene similar , similar \\ red sweater MeandEm \\ black trousers //Asics trainers similar.

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