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27 Jul 2011
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Seriously, I received a well-deserved e-slap recently when I inadvertently cribbed a picture from my new friend Irene Miller.  Such are the perils of the virtual life.

You may have seen our blog on gauze, Pretty but Naughty which featured what I believed to be a still from the old 1917 Great Expectations movie – and therefore did not worry about careful accreditation.  Our blog has an automatic NH watermark that goes on all our blog photos in an effort to stop lazy bloggers from outright theft – which happens – a lot!  We DO try and give proper credit when we use found photography, which pops up when you scroll your curser over the pic.

But in this case, I didn’t clue in that I was looking at a very recent set design, and photograph by Irene,who also happens to be Canadian! So I received an email from someone I had never heard of called Irene Miller.  She wrote to me, sweetly actually, and just asks that I please correct it.  I learn she is a terrific photographer in galleries all over Canada and worldwide…and I have cribbed her Miss Havisham photograph!

In a way it was a backhanded compliment to her work I point out!! And fortunately she has a good sense of humor…

She is on the board for ‘Stratford off the Wall’, an artist’s alliance who specialize in theatre production workshops.  One particularly alluring class called ‘Setting the Scene’ is where she snapped this vignette 3 years ago!!

Anyway Irene, I can’t say I’m entirely sorry – because now we’ve become cyber friends! …and I look forward to seeing you in Stratford.

And by the way…have you SEEN Marchesa fall 2011?? Totally Miss Havisham…totally have been reading our blog. Yes indeed.

23 May 2011
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Beaton knew only too well, the allure of a haze of gauze, which was surely why he used it enticingly in his photographs of Aldous Huxley with his beguiling barely there smile.

Personally, I am too easily enticed by it.  I wear it, decorate with it, dream about it…gauze that is…well maybe Huxley too but that’s another story.

One sweep and everything enchants.

And yes, I’ve done this many times.  Once almost burnt the house down, and in fact Nicky DID set one ablaze once.  

It worked for Miss Havisham

SO SO pretty by Galliano…

Ripped is ever better, especially London style…(the girls here often sport holes in their tights)

Bronze…well even better!


And more is better still…

Because less just ISN”T more when it comes to gauze…

Unless it’s Autumn de Wilde behind the lens.