Friday, July 11, 2014
New Staff for the Studio
Frankly, on this trip to Porte De Vanves flea market, there were not many contenders and Amandine was a clear winner. Her pierced ears and serene smile called for a kindred spirit.
They corresponded throughout the war, even when he was stationed in Egypt, and each letter is filled with tender wishes for Amandine written in faded blue ink on faded blue paper.
Of course Amandine is naturally private, but over a Kir royal in her garden filled with ivy and butterflies, she was encouraged to reveal her past. This is the only picture of her mother, Beatrice. You can see the family resemblance in the eye brows.
In one of the few photos Amandine has of her mother, she is surrounded by her less visible friends. This photo will be sitting in the studio when she arrives to take up her new position.
Thanks Collette Copeland, for this serenidipitous scrap of French: The name "Follenfant" translates to "crazy child". The name was on one of the vintage letters gathered from Vanves flea market. Love it when that happens.
P.S. I'm in Paris