11 June 2019

Knole

I visited Knole last week with a couple of friends - so beautiful and atmospheric! So much history - Bloomsbury group and beyond... 

4 June 2019

Francesca Woodman

Untitled, Francesca Woodman, 1979
I've been a fan of Woodman's work for a long time - and written about her a few times on this blog over the years. I was reminded of this beautiful picture when looking at the catalogue from last years exhibition at the Tate Liverpool, which showed Woodman's work alongside Egon Shiele's.

29 May 2019

Animals

Adam and Eve, 1504
Engraving
Albrecht Dürer
Love the menagerie in this garden of Eden which is on loan to the Royal Academy for The Renaissance Nude exhibition (closing 2nd June).

27 May 2019

Pink Ritz

Having a lovely time in the loos at the Ritz last year for my birthday - I would deeply mistrust anyone who doesn't agree that this is fabulous.

24 May 2019

Fireworks

Fireworks
Ben Nicholson, 1929

Happy Bank Holiday weekend!

Cleaning Day

Polishing my treasure 

Barlow at The Royal Academy

Free and worth going to see if in Picadilly with some time to spare. Cul de Sac by Phyllida Barlow is on show at The Royal Academy until 23rd June 2019.

22 May 2019

Seaside Shoot

Shooting on the Sussex coast last weekend didn't feel like work at all - can't wait to see the final pictures
 Charleston girl Kalli wearing a beautiful Molly Goddard taffeta dress, behind the scenes

21 May 2019

Tom Hammick

Campfire Study, 2019
Passes Between Us, 2016
Vergissmeinnicht, 2019

Stumbled across Tom Hammick's work for the first time last week, just before his exhibition at Flowers Gallery closed on 18th May. 



1 May 2019

Mountain Living

A long weekend in the late Spring Sunshine in Mallorca - just what the doctor ordered.

25 April 2019

Them Apples

Shot by Daniel Shea, Styled by Jason Ryder
NY Times 2018

Bonnard

Dining Room in the Country, 1931
Stairs in the Artist's Garden, 1942-4
Nude in the Interior, c.1935
Nude in the Bath, 1936
Paintings taken from the Pierre Bonnard exhibition at the Tate Modern, which closes on 6th May. Beautiful landscapes as well as interiors - I love all the wallpapers, tiles and fabrics. 



15 April 2019

Sorolla

'A Rose Bush at Sorolla's House'
1918-19
 'Types from Salamanca'
1912
'Siesta'
1911
Paintings taken from 'Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light'
An uplifting and inspiring exhibition at The National Gallery at the moment - well worth a visit. I spent a very happy afternoon with the best Senorita I know thinking of many happy times spent in Spain.
Closes 7th July 2019

14 March 2019

Dave Heath

I visited the Photographer's Gallery this week to see the Deutsche Börse prize, but what really caught my eye were the Dave Heath pictures on display. Famed for his portraits of life in post war North America, Heath was predominantly self taught and well known for his skilled printing technique. Of course, I loved the clothes in these snapshots of 1960s New York, but it's worth a visit if you're sartorially interested or not.

20 February 2019

Fashion at the Foreign Office

The most breathtaking and beautiful show from Molly Goddard this weekend at LFW, which took place at the Foreign Office in Whitehall. My photos don't begin to do it justice...

14 February 2019

High Fashion

There was absolutely no way I could walk past these jewelled slippers, found in a charity shop last week. They set my mind running with ideas for potential shoots... 

13 February 2019

Edward Burne-Jones' Strong Footwear Game

Details from The Holy Grail Tapestries, 1890-4
Perseus and The Sea Nymphs, 1877
Very on-trend strappy leather sandals, chain mail ankle boots and feathered footwear - say what you like about Edward Burne-Jones but he had excellent taste in shoes.