Saturday, 30 October 2010

Happy Halloween

4. Halloween-themed outfit by designer Samuel Cirnansck at the Sao Paula fashion week 2010.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Up Up and Away

Today I am starting my long journey back to the UK to attend the two Christmas show, I think I may have told you about those before?
have a four hour car trip down to the city and then hang around the airport to wait for my midnight flight, 7 hours before a couple of hours stop over in Hong Kong, the next leg of my journey 13 hours to London. Fortunately my home and cats are just 30 minutes away from Heathrow so I can collapse into bed with my two cats and sleep. I have missed them so much and James has been there everyday looking after them or should I say spoiling them.

I will try and post again in a few days and show you the stand set up, it's a huge space we have in the centre of the Spirit of Christmas show which I am excited and nervous about all at the same time. I have had bespoke shop furniture made and will be setting the stand up as if it was a boutique store. The dressers, tables and bespoke wooden card racks will be available for stores to order shortly, all white and shabby chic.
Cavania shop fittings what ever next I must be mad!
See you in London xxx

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Country Living Christmas Fair

We will be exhibiting at the Country Living Christmas Fair.
Do pop by and say hello :)
See you at the show.

To purchase tickets

Monday, 25 October 2010

Free Tickets Spirit of Christmas Fair 2010

We have 15 pairs of tickets left for the Spirit of Christmas Fair which starts next week at Olympia London. These tickets are for Cavania Followers only so just click on the FOLLOW box in the right hand column and join. Send a self address envelope to the office with a note in it requesting the Spirit of Christmas tickets. Limited to 2 tickets per person.
Post to-
Attn: Paul
Unit 1
Park Place

I'm leaving Australia on wednesday to get back to London and set the stand up so do pop by and say hello....
See you at the show xxx

Please note that we have no Country Living tickets left but you can purchase them through the Country Living site.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Stunning Paper Art

Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2009

Headdresses by Katsuya Kamo dreamlike visions in mostly white made from standard printer paper.

Monochrome arrangements of roses, daisies, leaves and petals winding their way up and around the room’s 32 columns and draped over the railings of the entry stairway where the models appeared. 84 round tables with their tablecloths and paper bouquets. There were 7000 handmade paper flowers, which took a total of 4800 hours of work to assemble. 4000 m2 of paper were needed to create the sculptures.
Take a look at more Chanel News

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Underwater Art

THE Cancun and Isla Mujeres Underwater Art Museum has revealed a spectacular new addition - 400 human statues. Created by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, the sculptures were made using “life casts of real people”. Created with PH neutral concrete, the sculptures will allow algae and small invertebrates to flourish, boosting the local ecosystem. The appearance of the sculptures will change over time as the coral reefs and marine life grow.
Story and for more photos click here

The museum plans to install more than 400 concrete sculptures off the coast of Mexico from artists around the world.

1.The cement finish and chemical composition of Vicissitudes actively promotes the colonisation of coral and marine life / Jason de Caires Taylor

2.Amazing and eerie underwater sculptures of 26 life size figures at Grenada, West Indies.
The sculptures, called Vicissitudes, show a circle of figures which are linked through holding hands. These are life-size casts taken from a group of children of diverse ethnic background / Jason de Caires Taylor

3.Created by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, the sculptures were created using "life casts of real people". Picture: Barcroft Pacific

4.Underwater sculpture of faces / Jason de Caires Taylor

5.Man on Fire has 75 holes planted with fire coral. Picture: Jason de Caires Taylor

6.Dream Collector features dozens of bottles containing messages. Picture: Jason de Caires Taylor

7.The new sculptures were carefully submerged to a variety of different depths throughout the national park. Picture: Barcroft Pacific

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Florals, never enough

Feeling like covering everything in the house in colour today and what better then florals. Country garden florals with a twist of vintage perfect for a lazy afternoon sipping ice tea and a slice of lemon cake. You know what I will be looking for this weekend whilst garage sale'ing........

Images from Country Living

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Paper Art

Beautiful paper art.......

Beautiful paper flowers by paper artist Jo Lynn Alcorn adorn the staircase by Amy Lau in the Kip's Bay showhouse New York.

Monday, 18 October 2010

loving Lace Shoes

Coppelia Pique's lace Stilettos

Philip Tracey's Lace shoes for Valentino

Shoes decorated by Esme Timbery for Romance Was Born, Spring/Summer, 2009/2010

Lace Bow Peeptoe Dolce & Gabbana

Photo by Andy Julia

Alexis Mabille Fall 2009

Shoes designed by Pat Berryhill. Each of his designs are one-of-a kind, you're bound to find a pair fit for every occasion.

Marie Antoinette limited edition shoes by Christian Louboutin