Dior Illustrated: Rene Grau and the Line of Beauty

On now at Somerset House – Dior Illustrated. The exhibition showcases some of the most iconic images from the world of fashion throughout the 20th century. Rene Grau was a renowned fashion illustrator and his work is celebrated in the Embankment Galleries in an exciting exhibition which is on until 9 January 2011. On show … Continue reading

The English National Ballet dressed by London College of Fashion at the V&A

I’m hugely excited about going to the V&A tonight, for anyone who hasn’t already seen – the English National Ballet is showcasing clothes by students from London College of Fashion, inspired by the Ballet Russes.    It’s free and you don’t need to book so if you don’t already have plans for tonight then head down to … Continue reading

More designer collaborations – Gap & Valentino!

Oh my goodness, I’m not sure I’m over the excitement of Lanvin at H&M. Ok, let me start again. I am most definitely not over the Lanvin H&M collaboration which launches in a few days, but now there is yet another treat to be had on the high street! Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and … Continue reading

Fall in LLove – yes, LLove!

Suzanne Oxenaar, artistic director of the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam, has curated an exhibition ‘LLove’ in Tokyo unlike any other I have seen. Echoing Oxenaar’s background in hospitality, the exhibition feautres 14 guest rooms, a boutique and a cafe.  Each of the rooms have been refurbished by eight designers from Japan and Holland, including Pieke … Continue reading

Lanvin teams up with H&M

It’s set to be one of the most anticipated high street / designer collaborations yet and there will no doubt be queues longer than ever before when the Lanvin collection for H&M launches on 23 November. Lanvin’s artistic designer Alber Elbaz has put together a suitably glamourous and ladylike collection of cocktail dresses, accessories and … Continue reading

It’s getting cold out there. Here are my top five coats to beat the chill.

For the first time, possibly in my entire life, I am not dreading the start of winter…in fact I’m actually quite looking forward to it. I’ve worked it out – having moved here from a desert land I was nowhere near equipped for my first winter. My feet got wet, my cheap last minute purchase … Continue reading

The Urban Cactus – architecture at its best!

I came across this amazing example of genius architecture this weekend – The Urban Cactus. The Urban Cactus is a housing project in Rotterdam. The structure is 19 floors high with 98 residential apartments, each with outdoor space in the form of balconies built at alternating angles to give the overall illusion of a cactus. … Continue reading

Topshop fuels my want to shop with this lace batwing top

I always think lace is quite a hard thing to wear.  It looks pretty enough in magazines and shop windows but once on, the danger with black lace can be that you end up looking like a teenage wannabe – goth or that you’re just wearing underwear. The underwear as outerwear trend was something that … Continue reading

Paradise on earth? Head to Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Having recently visited the five star Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa it came as no suprise when I heard that the serene resort had been awarded the prestigious World’s Leading Island Resort at the World Travel Awards 2010 Grand Final Gala Ceremony during a glittering event at Grosvenor House in London earlier this month. A … Continue reading

Magic Lanterns at the V&A

The V&A in London has commissioned artist Mat Collishaw’s Magic Lantern, which will be displayed in the museum from 26 November 2010 – 27 March 2011. The Magic Lantern will bring a beacon of light to the museum and has been designed to project a rapid succession of images to simulate motion, an illusion first … Continue reading