|Photographed By Ellinor Forje|
One of the highlights of my recent trip to Stockholm, was attending a press event hosted by designer and illustrator Lovisa Burfitt, in lieu of her latest collaboration with pottery and ceramics company, Rörstrand.
The bone china tableware set, with fashion illustrations by Burfitt, comes in five parts. And the sketches on the porslin, are based on the eccentric life of the fictional character, Mademoiselle Oiseau (Miss Bird), which is fittingly also the name of the collection.
The pastries you see in the photos, are from the bakery, Petite France. And as the true artist that I am, I pretended to create a culinary moodboard for the perfect photo shoot, when in fact, I was just looking for a way to pile a large quantity of macarons, on my dishware, unnoticed. "I need one of each colour for the perfect colour palette...I'm sure these are two different shades of pink, right?". Okay, let's make-believe that they are, and stop looking at my plate."
Anyway, I love the fact that Burfitt created a stage set for where Mademoiselle Oiseau, to act out her high drama. Although La Miss herself, was nowhere to be found. Believe me, I looked and looked. Then again, why should she be confined to such a small space, when her feathers shine so bright?