V & A Cecil Beaton Exhibition Now Open

As part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, is hosting an exhibition of photographs of Her Majesty taken by celebrated British portrait photographer,… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Dickens!

Today is the 200th birthday of British author, Charles Dickens. His novels have earned him a respected place among the great figures of English literature, as well as a place on every bookshelf… Continue reading

Accession Anniversary Portrait of H. M. The Queen

Photographer John Swannell’s portrait of The Queen and Prince Philip was released today to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the English throne following the death of her father, George VI.

“The King is Dead, Long Live the Queen”

A little over sixty years ago, George VI was suffering from ailing health. With a tour of the empire in prospect, he asked his young heir apparent, Princess Elizabeth, to take his place on the… Continue reading

Gent of the Week: Flight Lieutenant Wales

Prince William, second in line to the throne, has had an important week for his career as a helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue division. He arrived in the… Continue reading

The Mystery of Her Majesty’s Handbag

The more eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that The Queen has a favourite handbag, which she often matches with her black shoes. The simple and chic black handbag not only goes with… Continue reading

Miss Piggy Takes London Fashion Scene by Storm

At the London premier of the new Muppets film Miss Piggy stole the show on the red carpet with her daring new dress, a bespoke creation by Giles Deacon. Miss Piggy made an… Continue reading

Lady of the Week: Katherine Kelly

This week saw Katherine Kelly receive a National Television Award for her portrayal of Becky McDonald in the British soap, Coronation Street. Becky McDonald originally entered the street six years ago as a… Continue reading

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: Pan Am’s Back!

Many hearts were broken by the mysterious disappearance of the Clipper Majestic from our Saturday night screens, but it seems that our prayers have been answered and Pan Am will be back on… Continue reading