Thursday, 28 February 2019

Lee Bouvier Radziwill - The original Pippa

Vale Lee.

This was a post published in 2013 but am reposting now.

The New York Times is running a fantastic  piece on Lee Radziwill.

There are several notable contributors to this article: 
Nicky Haslam, Sofia Coppola, Peter Beard, etc. 

It reads more like a proper in depth Vanity Fair article.
It's meaty and will go great with your Saturday brunch.

It also features a video interview with Sofia Coppola speaking to her about topics as diverse as her relationship with Peter Beard to her childhood - Onassis was off limits though.

You can click here for the link.

Fabulous cover of the T Magazine.
I didn't know I was such a fan until this picture.

Cute as a button - both of them.

Cecil Beaton anything is ok with me.

 A modern Matisse-y / Cecil Beaton / Vogue composition.
As you do.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Dior Fashion Exhibition - Designer of Dreams at the V&A

The exhibition opens Saturday, February 2nd and is on until July.

This is for those who do not plan to come to London for the show.

For better pictures, please do try going on relevant hashtags on IG and of course the link I have on the first sentence on this post.

 The exhibition was in a new section of the museum and 
it was the first time I saw any exhibition there.
 I never ever get sick of the Dior silhouette.

 This is a famous dress but it was only in the exhibit that 
I learned that the embroidery was straw!

 Galliano is lauded but apart from his sculptural quality, 
I just can't see how his designs were flattering with the exception of one outfit coming up below.

 I call these three dress the Dictators' wives section.
 Love the red outfit.

 This room had some of my favourite dresses but also the room was decorated with paper cut wisteria and other flowers.
 These pics do not do this feather dress any justice.

These three dresses were my favourite of the exhibit.

The left on is the iconic lily of the valley dress and the right ensemble is the only piece by Galliano I love. The sculpted jacket and the purple dress makes up for the other pieces by him I don't really enjoy.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

January 2018 Miscellaneous Recap


Still can't reply to any comments so if I don't reply it is Google's fault.

But I thought I should try to post regardless.

I feel that they are doing this to phase blogging out...

But those who know me know that I love a theory of any kind, conspiracy or not.

Isn't this perfect because it is so true?

Self explanatory.
 I posted on IG but I know that many are not on IG.

I would have bought these but
 I already have too much stuff I don't use.

I am really enjoying this book because you can just read a few pages about a specific color: reason why it is called what it is respectively, source, and history.

This is a train carriage placed on top of a building.

Guys really do have it easier when it comes to clothes.
 Look at the lining choices for a suit my brother is getting made.
Millie was so well behaved while my brother disappeared into a special room where they scanned his body with software instead  of someone measuring his elbow to his wrist etc.

Did I tell you that the pool where I stayed in while 
I went skiing in Flaine did not allow swimming shorts? 
My brother was told to buy speedos. 
He refused so he wasn't allowed back in the pool!

I would suggest Flaine as a ski destination.
I was originally reluctant to go somewhere new.
I like where I usually go because I have my routine.
 But my brother and his friend said Flaine had good off piste and as I was only a dabbler ski bunny that they would get precedence of choosing.

Flaine is a purpose built ski/hiking town that was a project of a very wealthy couple.
Most of the buildings have the 1960's architectural bent mostly designed by Marcel Breuer.
 I went on a tour on a poor ski day.
I found this open kitchen which still is very avant grade.
 There were a few listed fireplaces dispersed around the town.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Happy new year!


Will i ever able to blog again????

Hope this works because I have been not been able to comment nor post.

In any case

Happy new year!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Frieze London 2018 - Farcical.

I went to the very first Frieze when the concept of pop up and art fairs were still novel.

I enjoyed my first Frieze and the last few years I missed out because I was always in Asia -off topic best time to go to East Asia!

I was quite excited to go and the English autumn was just perfect the day I went.
It is located in Regent's Park and they had an external installation of sculptures.
Not much to share but this was the only thing I liked because it reminds me of the billboards in small towns and neighbourhoods in the States.

I will cut to the chase.
These were probably one of the few pieces I liked.

I only went to the main Frieze - not the Frieze masters which was another pavilion.

But most of the work was worse than this painting below.

Doesn't it look like the rough draft for the Pink Floyd album?

This frog ballerina is just horrid.
No composition, no technique, no color blocking.
Not even a statement regardless of political leaning which is boring but at least there is a naivety in those works.
Just crap.