Jane Vanroe on collecting vintage powder compacts and compact mirrors. You can find Jane's designs at www.vanroe.com and on Amazon in the EU & USA
I was completely thrilled last week when a national magazine asked if they could profile me and VanRoe. Of course, yes!!! Then the dread set in. Where on earth could the “portrait” photo be taken? Since Joji‘s arrival standards have certainly slipped in our Halifax terrace, and they were low to begin with. William (now 18 months) spends at least an hour a day rearranging our decor… Tupperware boxes posted under rugs, electronics and in bookshelves is a current touch. And there’s no way I’m letting anyone unrelated anywhere near our bathroom. mortifying.
Anyway, the search began. Then lightening inspiration: The Metropolitan in Halifax. I drove into town this morning to meet manager Jill, and take some quick photos to send to the magazine. (Wearing, I should add, heels for the first time in 11 months! I mean, photoshoot, heels, powder compact in my handbag… no bump, no babies. Bloomin’ heck.) These gorgeous settings all come from the venue, which has been lovingly restored by a local family business. It’s perfect.