Thursday, 19 August 2010

Marthe Armitage

I think local Chiswick lady Marthe Armitage might be my style icon. Her wallpaper designs, printed on the same 19th century press she's worked on since the sixties, are really beautiful (especially the brilliantly named Old Man's Beard), but I'm equally keen on her outfit of smock, apron, and thick tights and sandals. I was reminded of the amazing article on her in her studio, in a recent Gardens Illustrated, by Savilintu.
Photographs by Andrew Montgomery.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely agree with you -- I want to grow old like this. She's fantastic.