After nearly 40,000 litres of paint and two years of restoration, the Albert Bridge is open again. Built in 1873, it is one of our favourite London landmarks. We love its elegant lines and structure which is most beautiful by night, when lit up by twinkling lights.
We love this Terry Richardson shoot for Harper’s Bazaar with Georgia May Jagger as Margaret Thatcher. As Maggie herself said:
“What you do is decide the clothes in which you are comfortable. You must be comfortable… Never flashy, just appropriate, well-tailored, and it is not unfeminine to be well-tailored.”
Anya spoke to British Vogue yesterday about her admiration for the iconic Margaret Thatcher:
‘Anya Margaret Thatcher played a big part in inspiring me to start my business and is something of a unique British style icon. The way she dressed always fascinated me as her clothes were so professional and feminine yet never detracted from her. Designing handbags for such an inspirational and iconic woman was definitely one of my proudest moments’.
The American photographer Eve Arnold has sadly died. Arnold was a truly inspiring woman, defying the conventions of her time to become a female photographer and photojournalist shooting for magazines such as Life and Picture Post. Arnold often travelled to remote places and dangerous parts of the world to bring back stories as well as photographing many of the most iconic figures of her time.
The much-awaited film, ‘The Iron Lady’, arrives in our cinemas today. Check out the windows of our Bespoke shop celebrating Margaret Thatcher and her style…
Legendary style icon, Diana Vreeland, celebrates New Year on Park Avenue with her husband and friends in 1952. Happy New Year!
Get cosy on a 1950s sofa by the fire on sleepy days between Christmas and New Year…
This huge star was originally a roadside sign from 1940s California, we think it’s the perfect decoration
One way to spend Christmas, ‘Christmas Swim’ by the Hollywood photographer, Slim Aarons taken in 1954
All we want for Christmas is Philippe Halsman’s ‘Jump Book’… photographer Halsman, who had over 101 Life covers during his career, was not content to photograph his subjects sitting still but instead asked them to jump. The way that each person jumped showed their true personality. There are hundreds of photographs of iconic figures jumping, including President Nixon, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Dali, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and architect Walter Gropius. Sadly the book is now out of print you might be able to track it down.