Sunday, December 2, 2012

Have You Met the Divine Ottoline?

Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck Morrell was friend, muse, and patron to a host of creative thinkers - philosophers, poets, sculptors, artists, authors - and left a trail of evidence of her existence recorded through the eyes of her creative friends - and through her own photography.

Many of Ottoline's friendships "resulted in published fiction", says Patricia Gaye Tapp - author/creator of the blog Ottoline Divine.
Ottoline Morrell, Photographed by Cavendish Morton. Photo - National Portrait Gallery, London.

Read the Art Fashion Creation interview with P. Gaye Tapp at this link, to learn of Tapp's inspiration for Ottoline Divine, and her other creative interests - her design and decorating firm, Parthenia Papier cards, and her first blog - Little Augury.

If you enjoy history, fashion, documented social commentary, journals, vintage photographs, or reading of lives lived with panache - to meet Ottoline and read Ottoline Divine will be a pleasure.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Miniature Fashion Photo Shoot.

Toile La La paperdolls wearing Mary Katrantzou dress design collage artwork and enjoying The Secret Garden from Venus and Martin Dodge's Making Miniatures in 1/12 Scale, pp. 78 and 79. Toile La La photo shoot.
Toile La La  collage paperdoll wearing Mary Katrantzou and standing in Jean Nisbett's Home Of An Artist in The Big Book of the Dolls' House, p. 60.

These collage paperdolls, clothed in Mary Katrantzou, appeared in a post earlier this year.  They temporarily inhabited a very chic Benefit Gina - My Place Or Yours eau de toilette box, but are exploring currently exploring the fantastic interiors and landscapes of miniaturists Jean Nisbett and Venus and Martin Dodge.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Toile La La Employee Photo Session.

Fleur, Bebe, Feuille, Number One GLEC, and Hattie. Coco, Camellia Pincushion, and Mimi appear at Art Fashion Creation.  Toile La La photo, November 2012.

Photo shoot styled and directed by Number One Good Luck Employee Cat.