I haven’t written an original line here for such a long time that I almost had to retrain on using WordPress. I hope the wait is worth it and the next few months are going to be more manageable than the previous ones, leaving me a bit of time and headspace for inspiring things.
While I wait for spring to sprang, here are three things worth sharing and recommending. A disclaimer: this post has a very high rate of fashion (in the broad sense) content. But it is all for a good cause. Boys, you are warned.
Fashion for a good cause
If I were spending this weekend in London, I would be heading to this Car Boot Sale. Instead, I will be celebrating a very important 90th birthday. Not the Queen, but a patriarch that has welcomed me in his large – and sometimes overwhelming – eclectic family.
Alex Eagle, founder of The Store— boutique for the girl who own everything and wants the next cool thing – has teamed up with Women for Women International in support of the charity’s work on its #SheInspiresMe campaign.
The event takes place at Brewer Street Car Park – re launched as a fashion venue during one of the last London Fashion Week. The Gotha of British Fashion world is going to be there, with the promise of emptying their wardrobes for charities. The larger than life Charlotte Tilbury is also on hand for mini makeovers. Seeing her at work is worth a visit.
Car Boot Sale, Saturday April 23, The Store x Brewer Street Car Park, London, W1F 0LA; @thestoresdotcom @womenforwomenuk
From Spain with Love
Last week I had the pleasure to preview the latest collection of Tartesia, a sophisticated and contemporary new jewellery brand. This is the kind of jewellery that girls buy for themselves, for their friends and enjoy wearing everyday. Sophisticated and contemporary, each piece is precious and versatile, adds some light but doesn’t attract too much attention.
The lovely founder is Selina Ashdown, a Londoner whose heart was made in Spain. After a successful career in public relations and strategy consulting, she moved to Spain for love. She discovered the exquisite quality of artisan jewellery in southern Spain, where Tartesia’s pieces are manufactured.
The name TARTESIA is derived from the Bronze Age kingdom of Tartessos, a rich and splendid culture from southern Spain, admired for their early advancements in metallurgy to craft exquisite jewellery and treasures.
Somerset House Delight
I love photography. It is easy, immediate and a medium we are accustomed to. Collectors, museums and auction houses have realized that it is having a moment. Hence Photo London. Launched a year ago, it was an astonishing success. The next edition is in less than a month, and I have already registered my ticket. With 90 exhibitors, 480 artists, 33 talks, 4 exhibitions and 2 installations, PhotoLondon at Somerset House definitely has a lot to offer. Probably a bit too much, as the Somerset house can be quite tortuous and a bit claustrophobic, but worth paying a visit. Apparently this year the fair will take over a pavilion built for the occasion in the Fountian Court. There a lot too see, to buy and aspire to. Top of my list: Erwin Blumenfeld’s Vogue cover images, and more recent work by Patrick Demarchelier, Bob Carlos Clarke and Thomas Struth.
19 – 22 MAY 2016, SOMERSET HOUSE, THE STRAND, WC2R 1LA