After a long summer retreat at Balbec by the sea, we return to Paris with Proust and are thrown into the heart of Parisian high society. At the centre of it all shines the Duchess of Guermantes, Oriane, supposedly based on the real Countess Elizabeth Greffulhe. Oriane is known for her style and her intellect, manifesting itself in her so-called wit which to a modern reader is nothing more than bullying remarks driven by boredom to keep people talking about her and being slightly scared of whether they will fall victim of her ‘latest’ change of heart or fancy. No one […]
In honour of the day of Virginia Woolf’s tragic suicide, I want to pay homage to one of the most beautiful adaptations of her style and legacy. Ever since I saw the first promotional photos from the movie The Hours by Stephen Daldry (2002) based on the novel by Michael Cunningham, I have had Virginia Woolf as a style icon. A bit surpricing maybe but if you have read her novels, fashion and attire is very important, especially in Mrs Dalloway, which of course is the novel The Hours centers around. Why of course? Why Mrs Dalloway was originally called […]
In honour of the International Woman’s Day. Thank you to all the women before me who have fought and persisted. I will not forget. DANSK: Tak til alle de stærke og modige kvinder gennem tiden og idag, som stadig inspirerer mig.