Gaultier made Tennis chic

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I want an all white tennis game.

Above are images of Hermes 2010 Spring collection by  Jean Paul Gaultier and his gracious muse the frenchwomen Suzanne Lenglen from the 1920s. Lenglen was one of the greatest tennis players of all time and between 1919 – 1926  she lost only one match. She died of pernicious anaemia at age 39. Gaultier delivered timeless classics with little kilts, b&w graphics and minimal sportswear. His  hangers were elegant in their cream-knife pleated skirts that varied in lengths from short and frippy to maxis drooping from the waisline to ankle. The Wimbledon inspirationextended from tennis whites, raquets and balls all the way to the catwalk, where the runway was grass-court, bleachers were grass-strewn and even two models carried a tennis game at one end of the catwalk as the show went on. In complete athleticism Jean Paul Gaultier ran down the faux court at the end of the show. Gaultiers 2010 show was  the catalyst for turning Tennis chic and the initial glamorisation of sports attire. Without turning back sport-inspired fashion has not left the catwalk and never will  (below). And last note the impeccable colour pallet of Hermes, 2010 Spring; black, white, navy, nudes… timeless.

Now I better go prepare the G&Ts and crustless cucumber sandwiches. x

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pretty little thing

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My parents recently restored an 1864 managers cottage at the Hawkesbury river farm. Its secluded location and stunning outlook allowed them the luxury of having an entire wall of glass.

The view is breathtaking. However if you’re not watching where you walk you may mistake a glass panel for an open space… SMACK.

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I have seen it happen many times, especially guests, and it always makes me laugh.

Unfortuantly for this little guy he was not just slightly humiliated and spill his coffee but rather had an ill fate…

He was too fragile and beautiful not to share… I also liked his body language.ImageImageImage

“Intimacy 2.0” by Daan Roosegaarde

Dutch artists, Daan Roosegaarde and Anouk Wipprecht, has created a dress that becomes transparent when the wearer becomes aroused.

The garment has ribbons of leather and electrically sensitive foils that turn transparent or opaque at detection of the wearers heartbeat (or alterations in voltage).

Perfect cheek.