This season, I celebrate epicurean goddess Julia Child and raise my glass to her appetite for love, life and luscious food. ''We should enjoy food and have fun,'' the formidable mistress of French cooking used to say, ''It is one of the simplest and nicest pleasures in life.'' And indeed, prowling her (TV-)kitchen like a lanky lioness, whisking and chatting with infectious enthusiasm, Julia showed millions of women that, rather than a dreary domestic burden, cooking can be a sensual, luxurious and spiritually sustaining activity. The message? Live and cook fearlessly, and your Boeuf Bourguignon will be a succulent expression of (self)love. Julia Child was a true feminine feminist. After a lifechanging meal of oysters and sole meunière in Rouen which she described as an 'an opening up of the soul and spirit' Julia enrolled at the Cordon Bleu as the only woman student. There, she embarked on a brave mission: to reclaim the traditional 'feminine' activity of cooking as an empowering art form for modern women, just like Coco Chanel had done for clothes making. With each of her recipes, Julia showed us that the world is quite literally our oyster. 'Dare to dream, to grow, to be,' she continues to urge us, 'and don't forget to do it with gusto!'
This delightful collection contains a truly unique piece: a body with a lace apron. The body can be worn without the apron and the apron can be worn seperately from the body as well. The apron can be easily worn by a strap in your neck and one around the waist. Between the cups a little cutlery ornament is placed. And last but not least we've printed a cheecky quote in the gusset: Bon Appetit!
The delicate metal cutlery ornament on the body is created with an injection molding technique. The shapes of the little fork and spoon are engraved into the metal mold with the help of a laser. After engraving the mold will be closed and injected with liquid metal. When the metal is cooled down the ornament is ready to be polished. As a finishing touch the ornament will be colored by hand in a gun metal color.
Placing the lace strip that lines each garment is a meticulous job that has to be handled with great care. Each strip of lace has to be placed in the right position by hand. But that's not all, it also has to be perfectly folded, keeping the right distance for each fold at all times. A job for perfectionists!