Category Archive: Art

A mermaid

I painted a demo model of a new mermaid product that arrived at the ceramics studio I work in, and I’m super pleased with how it turned out. I’m not artistically inclined, so… Continue reading

Arrivederci, Anita Ekberg.

Anita Ekberg was the woman in one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century, the blonde temptress in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Taking a dip in the Trevi Fountain wearing… Continue reading

Thinking of Paris today. Stay strong. We are with you.

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Happy Coronation Day, Ma’am!

Today┬áis 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