19 June 2018

Yellow

While I didn't see any art while in Madrid recently - finding the perfect pair (or two) of espadrilles took precedent - I was reminded of a trip a couple of years ago to the Thyseen-Bornemisza where I loved this very un-Matisse still life
Yellow Flowers, Henri Matisse, 1902
Oil on Canvas


14 June 2018

Treasure hunt

As a stylist I'm always sourcing clothing - whether it's for me or a shoot often gets a bit tricky if I find any real treasure. This was such brilliant shop in Liverpool, lovingly curated and looked after by an elderly gentleman who was listening to Bjork while I sheltered from the rain and perused his rails.

Late afternoon and early morning, Madrid

Just home from a few days in Spain - an adventurous train trip from Madrid to Seville with a couple of nights in the mountains. The start of the journey in Madrid was sandwiched with visits to one of my favourite bars near Atocha station, busy all day and through the night.

1 June 2018

Chasing Pavements

Liverpool paving slabs.
Simon Faithful's artwork consists of 181 drawings made while on a container ship which travelled from Liverpool (UK) to Liverpool (Nova Scotia). The drawings were then sand blasted in to cement slabs and glass and can be found all over the British city.

31 May 2018

Liverpool Cathedral


Two beautiful installations in Liverpool Cathedral at the moment. 'I Felt You And I Knew You Loved Me', a neon by Tracey Emin was installed in 2008 and sits beautifully alongside the stained glass windows which throw beautiful colours across the brickwork and floor of the Cathedral. The moon is temporary and touring the world, being displayed in various and often ingrouous settings. The surface of the moon displays NASA footage and is internally lit... I recommend catching it if you can, tour dates here. Together the moon and the neon are pretty magical. All accidentally stumbled across on a walk down memory lane earlier this week.

25 May 2018

Marbling pt 2

Spent a day at the studio this week doing some more marbling... so much fun and VERY addictive... Commissions accepted ;-)

23 May 2018

Under the Bridge

A beautiful evening for a stroll across London Bridge and to The Bridge Theatre where a friend had invited me to see Barney Norris' new play, 'NightFall'. Lula had warned me of.... unfavourable.... reviews, so I made sure not to read any before watching the production. By the interval Lula and I had experienced both borderline hysterics and a small sob... we were loving it! The newly built theatre is beautiful too.

21 May 2018

Stacked

An early morning call time and so a very rushed squish of rings on my hands last week - so random but very enjoyable all the same 


Enjoying a day off from the grind of a daily commute...
Working from home today and very happily so 

Some like it hot

Chillis and vegetables on sale in Inca, Majorca 2016

26 March 2018

Mona

Many eyes on me as I work from home this afternoon - the best pair looking out from my Mona Lisa socks, a gift from a friend last year.

Spring?

Counting down the days to the bank holiday weekend, when I am heading to Cornwall for a few days over Easter. Crossing fingers for sun!

8 March 2018

Madonna

Madonna and the pickles
I really enjoyed this set up in Paris last week - this was in an Italian restaurant opposite where I was working and where I enjoyed a much anticipated glass of wine

26 January 2018

16 January 2018

Wembley

Colour and sparkle galore last month - a birthday trip to Wembley with Mum

20 December 2017

Burst of green

Gorgeous belated birthday card in the post last week - really brightened up a drizzly day and turned thoughts to sunnier times!

Hebe

Hebe Wohlrab for The Hive Debut
Shot by Anya Holdstock
Styled by me

12 December 2017

30 November 2017

Details from El Greco to Goya

At The Wallace Collection currently: two rooms packed with Spanish paintings on loan from the Bowes Musuem, in Barnard Castle. I love the colours and details in this selection.
The show is free of charge and on display until 7th January - well worth a visit!