ArtandPhotography

Disco–Where the Happy People Go

December 1, 2015

As a bona fide clubber throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s who frequented every cool club in Glasgow and London with the hipper-than-hip kids and who can actually call herself a Blitz kid, disco, though the enemy of New Wave & New Romantics at the time, was always deep down in my soul. And really good […]

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Scream & Matthew Williamson present Caroline Jane Harris & Shane McAdams

September 5, 2013

It seems that British designer, Mr Matthew Williamson is also branching out from fashion and supporting the art fraternity. This Friday sees the launch of a new exhibition at Scream Gallery in London’s Eastcastle street. Scream’s latest exhibition, in association with Matthew Williamson, is a two-person show called ‘Hand to Earth’ featuring Caroline Jane Harris […]

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Alison Jacques Gallery Announces Robert Mapplethorpe Fashion Show

August 6, 2013

If August is pretty much a dead arts and social scene in London, we have September to look forward to. One of London’s premier galleries, the Alison Jacques Gallery, is to present a groundbreaking show of work by the iconic photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe, many photographs being shown for the first time. For Fashion Show, Alison Jacques has […]

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London College of Fashion Announces Exhibition – Coco Chanel: A New Portrait By Marion Pike

August 5, 2013

London Colllege of Fashion has just announced its latest exhibition to held at the Fashion Space Gallery. Opening on 5th September, Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71 is a new exhibition that explores the life stories, friendships and entwined creativity of two, extraordinarily talented, twentieth century women. Californian artist Marion Pike met Coco Chanel when […]

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Miles Aldridge’s ‘I Only Want You To Love Me’ launches at Somerset House

July 10, 2013

Miles Aldridge may have been in the tabloids recently due to his very public divorce with the striking Kristen McMenamy but at last night’s launch of his latest exhibition at Somerset House, ‘I Only Want You To Love Me’ (how fitting), Aldridge appeared every inch the man in control, just like his work. Aldridge is […]

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The No.5 Culture Chanel Exhibition, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

May 9, 2013

“She has, through a sort of miracle, worked in fashion, following rules that only seemed valid for painters, musicians and poets. She imposed the invisible; She imposed the nobility of silence on social commotion.” Jean Cocteau, ‘Le retour de Mademoiselle Chanel.’ We had visited Mlle Chanel’s apartment the night before. Now, it was time to […]

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Inside Mlle Gabrielle Coco Chanel’s Apartment, 31 Rue Cambon, Paris

May 8, 2013

It was billed as an additional surprise. A visit to the private apartment of Mademoiselle Gabrielle Coco Chanel, above the Chanel headquarters at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris. An entree treat prior to the main event for our little group of bloggers, invited by Chanel to be some of the first to take in the newly […]

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Iain R. Webb’s "As Seen in Blitz – Fashioning ’80s Style" reviewed

May 2, 2013

Iain R. Webb’s latest release, “As Seen in BLITZ – Fashioning ’80s Style” is like stepping through a vortex to the joy, excitement and pure creativity that working in the fashion industry in the 1980s brought. The verve, the pace, the style. London was the epi-centre of street-style fashion and music. And the world was […]

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Roger Vivier’s Rizzoli Book Launch at London’s Saatchi Gallery

April 25, 2013

Roger Vivier is one of those revived brands that manages to retain its air of exclusivity while consistently getting it right in terms of direction. It’s the sophisticated choice for heritage lovers who like their Euro-Chic. The women who flock to RV have style and aren’t afraid to show it. Last night, the brand celebrated […]

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You call that Street Style? THIS is the Real Thing – "Michael & Gerlinde’s World"

April 20, 2013

I’ve been ruminating a lot lately on the vast decline in defiant youth subcultures and tribes and about the differences between street style today compared to that in the 1980s.  These days it seems you can’t move without tripping over style blogs allegedly cataloguing street style or rather girls dressed nicely, at best on trend. […]

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