Bellis Vintage

Les Trois Graces - Elegance, Beauty and Style. My philosophy for a sophisticated and refined way of living. My aim - to bring these graces and a touch of old world taste, etiquette, romance and discreet glamour to modern living. Having class - it's not half the battle - it's the whole war.

The classic scene from Bande a part 1964

Re-enacted most recently in the movie “Le Weekend”

with Sam Broadbent, Lyndsey Duncan and Jeff Goldblum. 

The cool Sami Frey, Brigitte Bardot
Perfectly summing up French nonchalance
1965

The cool Sami Frey, Brigitte Bardot

Perfectly summing up French nonchalance

1965

"The artist creating her art through the medium of horticulture"

It was over fifteen years ago that I became aware of Nicole de Vesian. A woman who had lived and worked in Paris all her life until the death of her husband, when she decided to make the move South. She arrived in the Luberon in her seventies and proceeded to use her designer’s eye (she worked for Hermes in Paris for many decades) in interpreting the aesthetic into a garden.

To this day the beauty and the originality of this garden stands alone. For me, it shows a modern take on topiary, removing the bourgeois historic formality and turning it into something altogether new and fresh and yet at the same time developing a style which has over time become a new iconic classic.