Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Victoire de Castellane Is My Soul Mate

I came across this great short video on Dior Fine Jewelry's designer Victoire de Castellane on Style.com and had to post it here too. As I watched it I realized why I liked her designs for Dior so much - we are soul mates! The fabulous Victoire loves the same things that I do, like Japanese toys, miniatures in general and fake food props, prominently on display at her Paris office. Her collection of Disney snow globes is an homage to Jeff Koons, whom I am also a big fan, and such details are clearly apparent on her gorgeous creations. She admits that she likes everything "fake" and gets inspired by colorful and unusual everyday-things like bolts of neon plastic string, kept in overflowing baskets in her office.
She admits that "I would love to be Jessica Rabbit, but I'm more maybe the stepmother of "White Snow", clearly showing her sense of humor and "I'm a child-at-heart" sprit de vie.

A few images of my faux-food collection, held at the Pumpkin Mansion's permanent archive and a selection of my books on Jeff Koons. I do own a signed Koons print as I can't even dream of buying one of his sculptures or original paintings, unless I win the Lotto.

Via Style.com


J$ said...

Great pics of your fake food collection. Looks so tasty. I want a Jeff Koons 50 foot puppy sculpture for my yard 8).

Pumpkin Man said...

Thanks for the link!!
I will check it out for sure...and for what I can see so far I am gonna LOVE IT!!!!!