After visiting Vogue Australia and Vogue Living magazine offices each day last week as I dropped my daughter Rebecca off for her wonderful week of work experience, I couldn't help but notice that there was something missing.
The magazine & the team of Vogue Entertaining Guide
After 30 years of amazing magazines it has finished
I was told a couple of months ago that the end had come for this lovely magazine and I just couldn't believe it then.
I was with Vogue Entertaining Guide when I was 25 years old (23 years ago) on the very small editorial team as Editorial Associate, creating & art directing stories and styling food and table settings in many private homes and wonderful restaurants with amazing chefs. I was also the one to create the pages "Entertaining Ideas" which I just loved to bits ...and I also loved, loved, loved helping with the table settings pages.
This is a small selection of some of my work from the 80's when I worked there, I'm sorry these images are a bit scratched & dusty as they are from my old portfolio book.
I worked with Executive Chef, Serge Dansereau (from the restaurant & book Bather's Pavilion at Balmoral) on this fantastic story on Zucchini blossoms and I spent many of my days in the kitchen at the Regent Hotel. I must find the chocolate stories that we did together, it was an amazing story!!
This was a an afternoon tea tennis party, silver, crystal and more....
Aren't all tennis parties like this?
It really was an amazing job, being able to set up photographs with wonderful items,
I would arrive at homes full of antique silver, beautiful china and glassware and set tables and create...... I was so blessed
and styling in the Vogue Studio,
My Entertaining Idea pages, this one was about all the wonderful items available for a cocktail party. I gathered items for everywhere and photographed this in a studio. Ice buckets, champagne buckets, beautiful bottle openers, bottle stoppers, accoutrement's and more. I also collected some wonderful antique baskets which were perfect for storing wine.
One of my covers photographed in the Southern Highlands,
The tray that I used below for this breakfast in bed was actually a mirror.