Wednesday, 7 February 2007

My First Entry


My First Entry

Hello….

My name is Avril and I have just started as a junior assistant at Black & Spiro, a beautiful interior designers located in New Farm, Brisbane. Anna, the wonderful and incredibly talented owner and head designer at Black & Spiro encouraged me to start this blog. On my blog, ‘Jane d’Avril’, I hope to share with you my thoughts and inspirations, beautiful things I come across and my journey at Black & Spiro.

A little note on my blog name;

My name is Avril Jane. Avril in English means the month of April, so to make things a little more interesting I translated my name to French, thus, Jane d’Avril. Apprenti decorateur d’interieur also means apprentice decorator of interiors. I love France. It is such a beautiful place and I would LOVE to live there some day. Same goes for Italy (especially Venice – this place amazes me!) but I won’t get started on that.

Some interesting information on my name;

Avril Jane (1868 – 1943) was a famous French can-can dancer. She began her career as a dancer at the Moulin Rouge in 1889. There she always dressed in red, and was the only performer who was allowed to wear coloured underwear – the others had to make do with white! It is said that “her dancing reflected a refined, sensitive nature and she somehow managed to project a seductive, imaginative and exotic nature as well”. She was reborn in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge. Also in that same year the noted French biographer, François Caradec, published Jane Avril: Au Moulin Rouge Avec Toulouse-Lautre. (The image above is of Jane Avril, painted by Toulouse-Lautrec).


I can't wait to share with you my journey at Black & Spiro..........

30 comments:

Anna said...

You have taken your very first step Avril and I look forward to watching you take lots more steps forward into this new and exciting stage of your life. All the very best my new friend!!
XOXO
Anna

Rose said...

This looks tres chic!!! The french are always so stylish so a very apt name for your site. Will keenly follow your journey into the world of interior decorating. Hope you pass on a few tips that will inspire me to make some changes to my little cocoon.

Remember -

"Whatever you can do
Or dream
you can.
Begin it now." Goethe

LisaJay said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Avril! We're glad to have you, and look forward to reading your lovely blog :)

All the best,

LisaJay

Alyssa said...

Welcome!!!

Fairfax said...

Good on ya! Can't wait to follow your progress.

mohairpink said...

Avril, you will have a fabulous time with this. The bloggy friends you will make will have you wondering how you didn't discover the blogosphere sooner! Welcome Avril the Apprentice!

The Peak of Chic said...

Avril- Welcome to blogging! Can't wait to read your future posts! Good luck.

kim. said...

Welcome to blogland Avril! You are lucky to have such a sweet and talented person as your mentor. Good luck and have fun! I'll be sure to follow along on your blog!

The Promoted Princess said...

Can't wait to read what comes up next. Enjoy!

style court said...

Avril,
The name of your blog is so inspired! Since I have a close friend who did her thesis on Latrec I was taken with the first image you selected here. Keep up the good work!
Best,
Courtney

style court said...

Sorry for the typo, I meant Lautrec!

Gypsy Purple said...

Welcome to the wonderful land of bloggers!!

I`m also in love with all things french...so I will be visiting often to see what you have for us...please come and visit..will be lovely to have you
www.gypsypurple.blogspot.com

Chamara

midcenturyjo said...

Welcome to blogland. It can be hard work but it's so much fun and sooooo rewarding.

My Marrakech said...

Oh yay! A new blog! We hope you will take us with you as you learn new things at Black & Spiro, too.

MT said...

Hi Jane,

Good luck with your blog, I've recently started onemyself and am really enjoying it! www.mteriors.blogspot.com

ps: Venice is also my favourite place in the world!

la bellina mammina said...

Allor...good luck! Look forward to reading about your journey!

Avril said...

Thank you Rose for your beautiful comment and inspiring quote! I look forward to sharing my journey with you.

Avril

Avril said...

Thank you Lisa for your kind welcome! I look forward to sharing with you.

Avril

Avril said...

Thank you Alyssa!
Avril

Avril said...

Thank you Mohairpink! I am having a fabulous time with the blog! It is such an interesting way to communicate and share your life with others.

Avril

Avril said...

The peak of chic - thank you! Your blog is fantastic and I cannot wait to share mine with you.
Avril

Avril said...

Kim, you are right! I am very lucky to have Anna as my mentor!

Avril said...

Thank you Style Court, your words of encouragement are so inspring.

Avril

Avril said...

Thank you for your warm welcome gyspypurple. I had a look at your blog! Fantastic!

Avril

Avril said...

Marrakech, thank you for the warm welcome as well! I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy creating it.

Avril

Avril said...

Mt, I know isn't Venice just amazing? I love it.

Thank you
Avril

Avril said...

Midcenturyjo, thank you for the encouragement! It is hard work, but yes, very rewarding.

Thank you

Avril said...

La bellina mammina! Ilook forward to sharing my journey with you.

Avril

Avril said...

Anna, thank you for your kind words. I look forward to sharing this journey with the team at Black & Spiro

Avril

kavithakasargod said...

Hi,
Just like you all girls, I work at a store as a curator and the home designer except that I do bathrooms, and live in distant Bangalore!!I am equally passionate about design..I read every word of all that you posted, viewed every picture and am delighted at finding like minded netizens...Also, I have some vintage vogue covers stashed away to adorn the wall in all pink bedroom ...but guess what you just got me to start my own blog...