Saturday, 7 April 2012
Easter time is a time of renewal of oneself, more than at any other time of the year, I take stock of where I am and where I am going to. this includes all aspects of my life, from the more serious career and family issues, to the more frivolous home decoration, wardrobe, beauty and general feel good issues.
I like this time we live in with the enormous freedom to choose your style, our mothers didn't have this privilege; if you look at photos from the 50's and 60's, you see remarkable similarity. I happen to love these two periods as I am totally obsessed by the great French couturiers of that era.My personal take on that is to go for very bright colours in that style, so in my serious banking days it was not unusual to see me in coat and dress of apricot, schiaparelli pink or turquoise.
In terms of decoration, I love art deco mixed with 50's and the odd 19th century piece. As a colour background orange in all hues particularily fits these 3 styles. If you love furniture and house styles as I do I particularily reccomend the musee des arts decoratifs in Paris. It is such a joy to walk through rooms decorated in styles from the various ages. Recently I bought in an antique dealer, an interior decorating book from the 60'ss. Wonderful! A happy mix of the 6à's and 70's tv series Bewitched and todays take, Mad Men.
I will decorate and bake to my heart's content today to prepare for Easter, my daughter aged 5 kickstarted the process today by making 3 Easter surprises for us, all in glass jars, decorated with glittery pastel hearts; inside chocolate easter eggs filched from her mother's basket and to top it a card on each from the walt disney series, a pirate for me!I will go for pastel, as shown above.
On a more serious note, I have been taking stock of my future and through this holy week have been reflecting on the new way forward, hope to keep to myy resolutions, will let you know in the coming months.