Vintage Editorials: Jane Bonham Carter…
Occasionally she uses Elizabeth Arden Velva Cream Masque, like to put Floris Rose Geranium Bath Essence in her bath, and her favourite scent is Diorissimo. She plays tennis, swims all year round and hopes to go to university to study P.P.E. Here she wears a ruffled black silk jersey evening dress by Gina Fratini, red silk carnation from John Lewis and her hair is by John at Leonard.
Photography by Norman Parkinson.
…Well….look who I found!! It is refreshing to recognise that we were all young once…..x
Bonham-Carter hails from a political family. Her great-grandfather was Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, the former Prime Minister, and her grandparents were Sir Maurice Bonham Carter and Lady Violet Bonham Carter (later Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE). Her father The Lord Bonham-Carter was a Liberal MP before becoming a Liberal Democrat Life Peer. Her aunt Laura Bonham-Carter (The Lady Grimond of Firth) married Joseph “Jo” Grimond, Baron Grimond of Firth, formerly Leader of the Liberal Party. Her family’s is the only example so far where three generations have received Life Peerages under the 1958 Life Peerages Act.
Her cousins include the actress Helena Bonham Carter and fellow LibDem parliamentarian the 3rd Earl of Oxford and Asquith, OBE.
Bonham-Carter worked in television before being raised to the Peerage, spending time at both the BBC and Channel 4, producing programmes such as Panorama, Newsnight and A Week In Politics.
In 1996 she became the Liberal Democrats’ Director of Communications, a role she held through the 1997 election before returning to a career in television as an independent producer at Brook Lapping Productions, where she produced a number of documentaries for Channel 4, the BBC and ITV, including the award winning series Maggie: the First Lady.
On 23 June 2004 she was created a Life Peeress as Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, of Yarnbury in the County of Wiltshire, and was appointed LibDem Spokesperson for Broadcasting and the Arts.
She has been a member of various House of Lords Select Committees, including the BBC Charter Review set up in 2005, and the Parliamentary Communications Committee.
After the formation of the Con-LibDem coalition government in 2010, she was elected Deputy Convenor of Liberal Democrat Peers and was appointed Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, which includes the role of LibDem spokesperson on DCMS matters in the House of Lords.
Bonham-Carter has served on the Advisory Committee of the thinktank Centre Forum since 2005, and RAPT (Rehabiliation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) since 1999. She was a Board Member of the National Campaign for the Arts from 2010-2012.
She is a Vice-President of the Debating Group.
On 19 April 2015 it was announced that Bonham-Carter would be a patron of the Studio Theatre, Ashley Road, Salisbury.
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Natasha (a.k.a Miss Booty Barefoot) is a Cambridge-based Vintage Boutique owner, style maven and all out fashion lover. She is currently studying towards her Degree in Psychology, whilst also being an active vintage fashion blogger, occasional street style photographer and vintage magazine curator. Being a busy mother of two small children, devoted wife & vintage boutique owner certainly takes up most of her time – unbelievably Natasha still finds time to smell the roses, listen to music and love life to the max. There are 24 hrs in a day, and 7 day’s in a week, so she try’s to squeeze as much out of her life as she possibly can.
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