Sibella Court and her precious Silver
I’ve been sitting here trying to paper-trail my friendship with Sibella and it looks something like a well worn nautical chart passed from sailor to sailor. There is no beginning and no end just a voyage of treasures and trinkets, adventure and discovery. Brought together by similar obsessions it is she who wears the captains hat when it comes to her insanely natural instinct to weave incredible beauty from whatever she touches and wherever she goes.
Sibella on naming Silver……
“My mother sent me a book called a Lighthouse Keeping by Jeanette Winterson over 10 years ago whilst I was living in New York. She said if I was to have a baby it would be called Silver. The book opens with: My Mother called me Silver. Part precious metal, part pirate. And so it was. Jeanette was keynote speaker at Byron Bay Writers Festival last year, Silver meet her (although she was asleep) and had her own copy inscribed. My mother died 7 years ago.”
Photographer Steven Baccon | Styling + Creative Sheree Commerford |H + M Artist Chloe Langford | Location Society Inc
While lighthouse keeping | Frame denim overalls with Maje knit from Mamapapa and Hunter boots | Silver wears Gap knitted onesie with fur booties and bonnet from Mamapapa.
Outside the lighthouse | Carla Zampatti skirt, Miu Miu shirt and Mamapapa beanie | Silver wears Mamapapa knitted playsuit.
Inside the lighthouse | Skirt from Dolly Up Vintage Emporium and I Love Mr.Mittens cardigan with Sibella’s own hat.
Tireless creator, weaver of dreams, bird of passage, Rose drinker, natural mother, treasure lover, mover + shaker
Effortless, pilgrim chic, sun tumbled beachcomber, everyday costumier disheveled wears PRADA
I’m pretty sure this is her last…if that were the case & she had to start from scratch … a silk worm, or a fire fly
A tight-rope walker in a circus … one who had to tie their own knots
Driving the backstreets with speed & accuracy, magic.
I’ve never been able to imagine her doing the dishes
Can find a rosemary bush anywhere.
Can con-jour an entire intricate, interior concept complete with branding in a single yoga class.
A way of executing her vision with a singleminded accuracy that unfolds with the precision that only arch preparation can foster.
Wisdom that wells from knowledge of the practical & contemplative.
Tenacious, grounded, resplendent & funny. Very Very funny. She has no idea how funny she is
If you thought you were ‘sharing’ a cake.
Navigating the backstreets with speed & accuracy.
Things can happen very spontaneously & be so much fun people may be harmed in the making.
Being an incredible role model to Silver.
Arranging enormous slabs of stone into a pyramid.
A marvel of modern civilization that future cultures will look back & exclaim “however did she do it ?”
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Thank you Kelly for your insightful words that perfectly describe how amazing and talented Sibella is as an artist, person and mother.
Steven and Chloe, great team x