Laura Tarsi, 'a Grecian lady'
Forgive me - I have been London-ing. Exhibitions, the-ay-ter, dining out and suchlike. It is all hard work and I am now collapsed on the sofa restoring my natural equilibrium. I need to fit in as much fun as possible because in February the part of my brain that notices the garden wakes up from hibernation. Also New Job - although I am not going to allow that to get in the way of fun. I would normally include ironing in my list of woe but when I mentioned it to my lovely neighbour she said firmly"Ironing? That's for other people."
Portrait of the artist’s wife, Marie Fargues, in Turkish dress
On Friday night I wore my new teal coloured dress and went to see the Celts exhibition at the British Museum with MrM. I didn't know that Rennie Mackintosh was influenced by the revival of interest in Celtic designs so I learned something there. We stopped off for dinner at Polpo in Soho and I concluded that MrM must be persuaded to wear a black polo neck to achieve the Soho look. We ended up at the Royal Academy and popped in to see the Liotard exhibition before it closes. I have seen it before and was overwhelmed by the use of the colour teal in the portraits on display but somehow was not clever enough to choose another dress to wear. Major wardrobe error. I expect the other visitors thought I was a marketing gimmick.
Jeanne-Elisabeth de Sellon, Lady Tyrell