Category Archive: Art

Happy Coronation Day, Ma’am!

Today is the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating – whether you’re at a street party, hosting a BBQ on this fine day,… Continue reading

Van Cleef and Arpels at Dubai

Many thanks got to my lovely friend, Steven Carr, for sending in these gorgeous photos for our viewing pleasure! :-) xx

Hopgood’s Courageous Run

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid in World War II, when Wing Commander Gibson led 617 Squadron into the heart of Germany to destroy the great dams of the… Continue reading

Portrait of Wallis Simpson by Cecil Beaton

I love the use of summer sunshine contrasted with areas of shade to bring out the ethereal nature of Wallis’ dress, complimented by her jet black hair. For saying that she and the… Continue reading

Coco Chanel in pearls

This has to be one of the most chic ways to wear a number of strings of pearls at once. Flawless and effortless, the simplicity of her black dress contrasts with the opulence… Continue reading

A portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by Cecil Beaton

Here’s Cecil Beaton’s fantastic portrait of the Queen Mother when she was young. I just love the way that the sunlight bursts out through the trees above, giving us a sense of what… Continue reading

First royal portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

The first portrait of Kate Middleton as a member of the royal family has been unveiled, to a mixed reception. Kate commented that she was “thrilled” with the painting, while art critics have… Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee portrait unveiled

The Palace have unveiled a new portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Ralph Heimans’ grand portrait depicts the Queen standing in all her regal finery, pausing to contemplate her sixty… Continue reading

An old school beauty lesson

I came across this video on YouTube today (from glamourdaze) and thoroughly enjoyed it – it’s amazing to see just how make up was applied in the days before foundation! Historical curiosities aside,… Continue reading

Lady Gaga looks killer in new “Machete Kills” poster

Lady Gaga is channelling old school Hollywood glamour as she poses for Robert Rodriguez’s sequel to cult film Machete. Wearing fierce red lipstick and dripping with diamonds, Lady Gaga looks like Marilyn Monroe… but… Continue reading