Shamelessly nabbed from Wikipedia (read the whole bio, here):
"Callot Soeurs was a fashion design house opened in 1895 at 24, rue Taitbout in Paris, France. It was operated by the four Callot sisters: Marie Callot Gerber, Marthe Callot Bertrand, Regina Callot Tennyson-Chantrell and Joséphine Callot Crimont. The eldest sister, Marie, was trained in dressmaking and they were all taught by their mother, a lacemaker. The sisters began working with antique laces and ribbons to enhance blouses and lingerie. Their success led to an expansion into other clothing and in 1914 they moved to larger premises on the Avenue Matignon. Marie, the elder sister was in charge of design, having earlier worked for Raudnitz and Co., prominent Parisian dressmakers......"
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Since I last posted that thing about Roger Corman's 'Bloody Mama', I still haven't seen it. I do have tickets, though. It's on the 27th June.
I spent two and a half weeks in California, with Reuben, Royce, Seamus, Kevin, Dodie etc etc. It was a wonderful two weeks and the highlights are too many to name, so that they blurred into just one very bright Hollywood billboard in my mind. This was one, though.
i.e. riding around L.A. in the back of a mustang with Reuben, Royce and Seamus.
In other news, I am finally able to post a photo of this cake. It's at the top of this post. My friends Ruth, Emily and Alice pitched in and made it for my birthday in March. It is the nicest cake I have ever seen and it was unbelievably thoughtful, generous and a great surprise. Beat that, Jane Asher.