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Arts & Culture, Books

The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions

The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene, 50 Sessions is the must-have book that every Marilyn fan has been waiting for. Milton H. Greene (1922 – 1985), already very well respected for his fashion photography for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and celebrity portraits from the golden age of Hollywood, met […]

by × October 2, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Saul Leiter: Retrospective – The Photographers Gallery, London

Saul Leiter: Retrospective – The Photographers Gallery, London

“I like it when one is not certain what one sees. When we do not know why the photographer has taken a picture and when we do not know why we are looking at it, all of a sudden we discover something that we start seeing. I like this confusion.” […]

by × March 12, 2016 × 0 comments

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style which has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London, is a major new exhibition celebrating 100 years of fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue. The magazine was founded in 1916 when the First World War made transatlantic shipments of American Vogue impossible. […]

by × February 16, 2016 × 0 comments

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Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 – 1937, The Photographers’ Gallery

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 – 1937, The Photographers’ Gallery

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 – 1937 has its UK premiere at The Photographers’ Gallery, presenting over 200 vintage prints, many on public display for the first time since the 1930s. Steichen was universally regarded as the first ‘modern’ fashion photographer. He was originally appointed to […]

by × November 1, 2014 × 0 comments

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Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue, 1939. © Condé Nast / Horst Estate

Horst: Photographer of Style, V&A

Horst P. Horst was one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. During an illustrious 60-year career – working predominantly in Paris and New York – he produced some of the most famous and evocative fashion and society images of the period. He creatively traversed the worlds of photography, art, […]

by × September 15, 2014 × 0 comments

Fashion

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

I  couldn’t make last week’s press viewing of Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace, so took the opportunity yesterday, to spend an idyllic summer’s afternoon strolling around the palace and grounds. This new exhibition showcases gowns from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. By […]

by × July 10, 2013 × 0 comments

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The White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album by Joan Didion

We tell ourselves stories in order to live – Joan Didion – I’ve always been a massive fan of Joan Didion’s writing. Many people associate the author with The Year of Magical Thinking, which garnered numerous accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography in 2005. But my favourite work is The White Album, […]

by × June 18, 2013 × 4 comments

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Lifework: Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style, National Theatre

Lifework: Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style, National Theatre

I’ve always been a huge fan of Norman Parkinson, and distinctly remember having a large poster of Young Velvets, Young Prices on my bedroom wall as a teenager. It was shot in 1949 on the roof of the Conde Nast building, for Vogue. I’m still enraptured by the sheer beauty and […]

by × March 18, 2013 × 0 comments

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Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

One of the favourite books in my Christmas stocking this year, was Grace Coddington’s memoir. My ever thoughtful beau – knowing that I had missed Grace’s London book signing last month – arranged for a personally dedicated copy to be shipped over from New York, making it even more special. […]

by × January 5, 2013 × 0 comments

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Tim Walker: Story Teller, Somerset House

Tim Walker: Story Teller, Somerset House

To its earliest audience the most magical aspect of photography was its ability to open windows onto the world: distant landscapes, undiscovered peoples, savage fauna and exotic flora that had been till then as remote as the stars. Wandering around the rooms of Somerset House, looking through the windows onto […]

by × November 2, 2012 × 0 comments

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Fashionable Faces at Claridges

Fashionable Faces at Claridges

I was excited to hear that my favourite London hotel: Claridges is to install one of my favourite fashion illustrators: David Downton as its first “fashion artist in residence”. The artist will sketch the famous and fashionable faces who regularly glide across the glossy chequered floor of the hotel’s magnificent art deco lobby. Guests who have agreed to do a […]

by × July 27, 2011 × 0 comments