When You're Running From The Devil... August 29 2013

…best to be nicely accessorised.  A bit like Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby.

Dashing down the corridor after tipping the contents of her handbag out to stall for time. Costume designer Anthea Sylbert (who also worked with Polanski on Chinatown) gets the period spot on with the little baby doll dresses and sets the tone for Rosemary’s character with her predominant use of white.

You might also want to check out these amazing dolls by Alicia Newman-Breen – here’s her version of Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon from Rosemary’s Baby:

And just for fun, here’s Rikki Lake and Divine from Hairspray:

Thank You Carimateo August 29 2013

Thank you Carimateo for spotting my handbags and posting them on her blog.  You can view Carimateo’s designs here:

“Give me classics anytime like these Harris Tweed bags designed by Catherine Aitken. Although I would not at all mind returning to Edinburgh, we don’t have to fly there to purchase her bags.  They’re available to buy online…”


MODH MAGAZINE August 29 2013

The Missoni fabric designs – Bow Clutch and Voyager were recently featured in MODH Magazine:

Bow Clutch in Missoni Fabric. Photograpy by Anna Isola Crolla

Missoni Voyager Clutch Photography Rob McDougall with a Henrietta Ludgatge Dress and Emily Lamb Shoes

IKWIG August 29 2013


Watched the wonderful I Know Where I’m Going this week.  We seemed to have the weather for it.  Wendy Hiller is wonderful and just as wonderful is her leopardskin clutch that Roger Livesay seems to be making a grab for in this shot!


So – after whiling away a lazy afternoon watching I Know Where I’m Going last week, this week I went out with a chum to see the Bob Marley documentary directed by Kevin Macdonald – coincidently, he’s Pressburger’s grandson – so it was kind of keeping it in the family with the two films.  Marley is a fascinating documentary, a real insight into Bob Marley’s life, his family, his dreams, his music.  With footage never seen before and permission from Marley’s family to use it,  interviews with his various wives, girlfriends, children and many people who worked with him – Kevin tells the story of an extraordinary man and musician who sadly died so young – just 36.  Definitely recommended viewing!

Bob Marley in Kingston, Jamaica, 1980

And to top that – if it’s possible.  One of the trailers preceding Marley was for Wes Anderson’s new film Moonrise Kingdom.  What a delight this films looks to be and I can’t wait to see it.  There’s a brilliant cast: Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDorman and Bruce Willis….  but it isn’t just the cast that’s so intriguing – it’s the production design of the film and the wonderful props!   At the end of the trailer is this shot:

I just love this little tartan bag at the right hand side.  I had to know if it was vintage or retro, so that I might be able to buy one so I got googling.  A few emails later the Props Master of the film, Sandy Hamilton, kindly got back and told me it was vintage and in the spirit of a Scottish boy’s school bag.   You can view the whole trailer here:

Be prepared for a visual delight!  Can’t see any reviews yet but I will be there as soon as it’s opened for sure.


What do you think of the new Galaxy ad?  At first I thought it was a look-alike but it turns out it’s original footage of Ms Hepburn that’s been CGI’d. I like the ad, think it’s good fun – and her family obviously licensed the use of the footage.  Nice squidgy little handbag anyway – perfect for posing your co-ordinating chocolate!

I wonder what Audrey would have thought of it all?  Here’s an appropriate quote from the lady herself: