As a great lover and collector of books I was very grateful to my lovely friend Anthony who gave me a heads up on a book signing at Madam Virtue & Co (5 Crossley St, Melbourne) with New York based author and photographer Robyn Lea. The fabulous hosts for the afternoon JC Lloyd-Southwell d’Anvers, Dean Hewitt and Maude from Madam Virtue had cupcakes and couture on hand to make the afternoon a beautiful and delicious event.

Milan: discovering Food, Fashion and Family in a Private City

Milan: discovering Food, Fashion and Family in a Private City

 

Miu Miu, one of my favourite labels

Miu Miu, one of my favourite labels

 

Robyn’s first book- Milan: Discovering Food Fashion and Family in a Private City is a stunning visual feast inviting the reader into a mostly hidden side of Milan. Although I just got my copy, already I have been absorbing the fashion, art, architecture and delicious recipes that the city has to offer though Robyn’s lens and hand written notes scattered throughout the pages. I have never been to Milan before although I have wanted to for a long time and flicking through this book has made me determined to put some pennies aside and make it happen!

I got my copy signed by Robyn and the inscription was perfect as it’s books like this that I pull out when I need help to create and be inspired.

My signed copy

My signed copy

 

JC, Anthony, Robyn and I

JC, Anthony, Robyn and I

For more information about Robyn Lea and to purchase a book or invest in couture visit  Madam Virtue &Co

By Angela Menz