I got back last week from a three week trip to Europe- after a very brief visit with my grandmother and cousins in Geneva, I spent 10 days with my parents in Florence and then 10 days in London. Even though it was the longest trip I have taken in eight years, it all seemed rather a whirlwind. Below are an assortment of images I took on my iPhone while I was away, of anything I found beautiful or interesting.
Row 1: The Arno a little outside Florence, a succulent filled wheelbarrow in the Palazzo Vecchio, Goncharova's backcloth for The Firebird from 1926, reading material, Belle.
Row 2: Floris Neusüss photogram, me in a vintage Thea Porter tunic on Christmas, tiny tangerines at Caroline's, my friend's parent's amazing dining room, Paul McCartney and a 16 year old groupie from a 1960s Daily Mirror.
Row 3: Poinsettia tree at the Palazzo Vecchio, my parent's Christmas tree, poster from an Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition in 1977 in the V & A's reading room, gorgeous Chinese robes at the Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City exhibition, Susan Derges' Arch 4 (summer).
Row 4: Lobby at the Number 16 hotel, cupcake ornament, the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, library at my friend's parent's house, my parent's bedroom in Florence.
Row 5: Kitty!, Dante's death mask, Adam Fuss' Christening Dress, Puss 'n' Boots, invitation of a Thea Porter couture show in the early 70s.
Row 6: 1960s Christian Dior couture gown with matching feather boa, amazing King Penguin ornament, Ballet Russes costume, trying on Miu Miu a/w 2010 at the outlet outside Florence, LV resort ad.
Row 7: Salone dei Cinquecento, old lock on the Arno, playroom, Garry Fabian Miller camera-less print, Queen's park at twilight.
Row 8: Another playroom, Kiki and I (in vintage Versace couture) on New Year's Eve, one of my mother's angels, Belle, close-up of Susan Derges' Eden 5.
Row 9: YSL Bakst-inspired outfits, Pierre Cordier chemigram, Miu Miu a/w 2010 shoes, lovely building in West Hampstead, painted ceiling in the Palazzo Vecchio.
Row 10: Front hall in my parent's flat, The French Manager from Parade designed by Picasso, amazing 70s fashion editorial, a family of Murano glass penguins at Alfie's Antiques Market in London, toys from the Eduardo Paolozzi's Krazy Kat Arkive of Twentieth Century Popular Culture in Blythe House.
Labels: adam fuss, ballet russes, diaghilev, eduardo paolozzi, exhibits, florence, Floris Neusüss, gianni versace, goncharova, London, miu miu, pierre cordier, thea porter, victoria and albert museum, ysl