I have spent all weekend watching the royal wedding, followed by the football! Weren’t the dresses/hats/goals impressive?
Actually I have been sitting in the sun with my daughter Charlotte. Wearing linen dresses. Mine by YSL. Charlotte’s by me (with help from Winnie). Books on Chanel and Schiaparelli.
We were taking photographs for the book, and Char has been hard at work on the final layout. She is amazing and has been, as my Australian PA Sarah used to say, “head down, bum up”. As she flicks between Indesign and Photoshop I have been running around taking photos of whatever she needs. “I need shoes”. “What sort?” “Flat”. “OK, coming up”.
I have ironed, folded or put on just about everything in my wardrobe. And then tidied, and put away. And made tea. Gallons of it. And then done corrections, and decided on captions, and discussed the openers and the spreads (yes I thought these were kitchen words, but it is all learning). I think you will be pleased with the outcome. It really is starting to look professional thanks to Charlotte.
Mainly we have been eating amazing food, but that is what happens when you put Nick and guests together. All of the meals have been outside on the balcony, which has been so very enjoyable.
Better get back to the book now as I have a deadline to meet. We go to print on 30 May. On this blog you can pre-order the book, and if you are in the UK I will pay the postage and packing. Sending the book to Australia and US/Canada is really expensive so I am sure that will put most of you off. You are welcome to collect in person! Or get it sent free to a friend in the UK and maybe they can bring it over when they come. Anyway I am sorry about that. I would appreciate pre-orders just to get a sense of how many I should order from the printer. That is one of the topics of the day!
Also party plans are coming along. Just to remind you that you are most welcome to the book launch in London on 14 June. Please do come if you can – I still have plenty of space.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, whatever you are doing. I am sure the wedding and football were lots of fun.