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A few nights ago my husband Gary & I were invited along to the House of Dior exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria by our friends at Strateas Carlucci. The exhibition celebrated seventy years of Haute Couture (1947 - 2017), in absolute elegance. 

In Parisian styled rooms, under the light of glowing crystal chandeliers stood 140 works; extravagant creations by Christian Dior himself and the seven designers that followed Dior after his passing - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri -  the best of the best, who all stepped in to one of the most important roles in the fashion world in continuing to shape and re-invent the iconic Dior silhouette and bringing it to where it stands in magnificence today. 

What was unique about this exhibition was being able to talk to the ateliers from Paris who were demonstrating the techniques they use in their work. From the beginnings of a garment to it's completion, the attention to detail employed by these incredible seamstresses is more than impressive. Patience, skill and dedication to the art form are evident in every stitch and buttonhole.

Any form of art on display is always inspiring. I have an immense appreciation of the hundreds of hours involved in creating each piece and also the importance of collaboration in the making of a masterpiece. I drew parallels from this with the creation of music - from working with songwriters, fellow musicians, producers, mixers and masterers to create a record. All of these creatives, incredible in their own right, come together in the light of one name, in this case, the iconic name of Dior.


NP 😘 




Oh the pressure of the first post!

Well firstly, I’d like to say ‘Welcome' to my blog that I am calling my 'New Renaissance Life’

The world is dependent on the beauty that we create in whatever art form that may be. It is dependent on what fills our air, our minds and our eyes; both negative and positive. My hope is that we dwell on all that is true and which draws us closer to a fuller, purer life.

I would like to share with you my #newrenaissancelife; the ordinary life (and lives) that we live, that if we stop to think about it, is extraordinary. I want to be able to share the things that I am grateful for - the wonderful everyday things that light up my life; whether it be through family & friends, music, fashion, beauty, art, lifestyle or food, (sorry in advance if I post too much about food…I do love eating). I want to share with you the moments that we all enjoy, the simple things that brighten up a sometimes cloudy day, to write about all the things that renew me, the things that I hope can inspire and renew you too! 

I look forward to hearing from you about your experiences and I invite you to hashtag #newrenaissancelife for the things that inspire, that uplift and keep us looking upward!

NP xx