Wednesday, 30 October 2013
beautiful evenings, rings and moss
Last Tuesday evening I braved the rain and went to a special preview of Julia deVille at e.g.etal in the city. I was super chuffed as I've been a fan of Julia deVille's for years, since way before I started blogging. My engagement present from my Creative Director at the time was a pair of her gloves. The fact that I am now less than two months from getting married seems like such a lovely coincidence! I was really happy with my hair, especially as I'd just put in pin curls earlier in the day. I'm using a mix of mousse and water as setting lotion and finding it is working SO well. Better than anything I've used yet! Of course no hair could survive that night's downpour so I got a good couple of minutes to enjoy it before I left. Make hay etc... After a careful drive (with someone tailgating me for half of it – why do people do that at all, but especially in such bad conditions?!) (they must be mad) I got to the train station. The sky was an eerie murky yellow and the rain was loud on the platform shelter's tin roof. I got soaked through on the two minutes run from my car and my wool coat smelled like... well, a wet wool coat! It always makes me think of horses for some reason. I arrived feeling rather like a drowned rat. Definitely regretted not taking an umbrella. But the set up was so beautiful I soon forgot my soggy state. The table setting was the most beautiful I've ever seen: real moss! Loved it! Want to have a real moss setting soon. You know how some things just fit perfectly with your aesthetic? This is it for me. With beautiful vintage plates, napkins and cuttlery. Perfection. Julia's work is always so out of this world. I love the mix of Victorian influences and memento mori. Then it was time for our dinner. I was in a strangely quiet mood (great timing, ha!) but was more than happy to listen to the questions and answers about Julia's work. And eating without talking is always easier..! I really liked the vegan food. Love the serving details. Love love love. Beautiful Kyra had fancy nails. Then there was a nice surprise – we got to try on the rings! Ahhhhhhhhh so extra good now that I am just about to shop for my wedding ring. I got to practice! I love ornate and sparkly. The green and the blue were verrrry nice... what's your favourite? I think I will be day dreaming about rings all day now!
Posted by esme and the laneway at 10:00