Saturday, 22 January 2011

Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Line of Beauty

Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and the Line of Beauty. I went to Somerset House over Christmas to see this amazing exhibition. The relationship between Gruau and Dior was something I had never looked into and as such, this was a great education. His work is so simple, yet no one has managed to recreate it with the same style and flair as the original master. Here are a couple of my favourites:

I really want to create my own version of this screen:

Even the gift shop was amazing, I was oh so tempted by this eyeshadow palette:

But in the end, I settled for a print of the Miss Dior man with flowers (top image).

Absolute Idol

A beautiful insight into the work of Scott Schuman, the genius behind The Sartorialist.

Sydney Street

Chelsea Farmer's Market

One of my new year's resolutions: Visit Chelsea Farmer's Market more. Just being there makes me happy, maybe it's the quirky vibe in the middle of Starbucks' and perfectly dressed shops of the Kings Road. I'm not sure, but I love it.

Cheeky Boo

One of my favourite places in London. I could spend days in this little corner of heaven, tucked away at the very back of the Farmer's Market. You can either spend your time leafing through the thousands of incredible photography books stacked up in piles all over the shop, or you can indulge your sweet tooth over at the pick n mix section, and if that isn't enough, one of the four walls is covered in shelf after shelf of cigarettes and cigars, Cuban and otherwise. Delightfully different.