Saturday 31 January 2015

Jean Butler Dancer: Me Myself & I

'I can't live without my phone, but my hand-held soup blender is up there, too'

Jean Butler and her granny May
Jean Butler and her granny May
Jean Butler thinks you should always surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.
Bespoke John Shevlin hats. Ronan Lang
A locket from Jeans' first jewellery collection.

The objects the dancer holds dear to her heart

The book that changed my life

Jean Butler, Me Myself I    shoes  Pix Ronan Lang/FeatureFile
Jean's bespoke Roger Vivier shoes.

'Must You Go?' by Antonia Fraser (1) – it's an amazing love story and memoir.

The best advice I've ever received

Always surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.

The film I've watched again and again

Jean Butler, Me Myself I    book  Pix Ronan Lang/FeatureFile
Must You Go by Antonia Fraser is the book that changed Jean's life.

'The Hours'.

The song I want played at my funeral

'Let's Dance' by David Bowie.

The scent that evokes pleasant memories

Peonies, as they remind me of my wedding.

The piece of furniture that will become an heirloom

Our gorgeous O'Driscoll Design red-felt armchair.

The picture that is worth a thousand words

My bespoke John Shevlin hats and a pair of Roger Vivier shoes I bought for my sister's wedding (3).

The sentimental piece of jewellery

The locket (4) from my first collection, the May Collection, for Jean Butler Jewellery. I wear it everywhere.

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