Afternoon tea at Ladurée …

There is nothing better than spending a cozy afternoon sipping tea, eating cake and enjoying the company of one of my favourite people, my big sister. And when you add the creative talents of a renowned fashion illustrator into that mix it makes for a memorable afternoon that combines two of my favourite things … tea and fashion.

A couple of weeks ago, dear sister and I headed to Ladurée at Chadstone for said afternoon tea as they celebrated the launch of their limited edition Melbourne box illustrated by the very talented Kerrie Hess. I’ve always adored Kerrie’s work, and actually own one of her illustrated prints of Audrey Hepburn, so to meet her was an absolute delight.

Friendly, graceful and warm, Kerrie spent the afternoon chatting about her current collaboration with Ladurée and gave us a front row peek into her creative process as she live painted a canvas that was inspired by what she considers the quintessential Melbourne woman. And as you can see from the images I snapped the final results of her work is both chic and elegant … just like the ladies of Melbourne she represents.

 

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