Tag Archive: beauty

Morning Dew

It’s a wet, cold (or “bracing” as we like to call it), and thoroughly damp day here in Britain. Although it’s not always the most cheery of atmospheres, if you look closely you’ll… Continue reading

A Cold Day on the River Wear

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

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

A geranium in the sunshine

Let me cheer you up on this cold, dark January day with a memory of summertime… Taken with my Panasonic Lumix TZ40 with a┬áLeica lens.

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

Dear Secret Admirer

There could be no better way for you to declare your feelings than by giving a small token of your affection. Roses are lovely, diamonds are great, but Vogue couture is transcendent. The… Continue reading

Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels

To cheer up your mid-week, here’s an enchanting video of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery, compiled by Christie’s.

The Big Garden Birdwatch – results now in!

This weekend the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB for short) recruited hundreds of thousands of volunteers all across the UK to take part in the annual Big Garden Birdwatch. The… 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