Lady Mendle has always been a close and affectionate point of reference and I dote on her many achievements both in her personal and professional life..... a pioneer in many fields and a true
visionary, magistrally depicted in a small book
To the One I Love the Best: Episodes from the Life of Lady Mendl (Elsie de Wolfe)
by Ludwig Bemelmans, a great read that depict with great wit and indepth sense of humour how vision and dedication can, not only become reality but the motor to one's life across decades.... and
what decades!!!! Her style was reflected in every corner of her homes, and she enjoyed close quarter friendships with the true A lists of the inter/post war years.......... and now in recent years
the inspiration behind the chichiest TeaRoom
in her beloved NY.
Not only a groundbreaking interior designer, and a fashion icon in every right and a true trend setter of her days (she invented the first selfie, by cutting her head off a Boldini
portrait.....), she was a generous writer too... she covered many subjects through the years, and several are still now considered a must read in the world of Interior Design, not to mention as a
social study of such amazing life and very enjoyable too.
Low low low..... hot hot hot!
and you will have to read the book to find out what she referred to with such intensity....