February 22nd, 2015 4:00 pm


Introduce some culture and art in to your 2015 by visiting our top exhibitions for the up and coming year. Based around the world and the UK, we hope you enjoy our favourite 6.

YSL – Style is eternal

The Bowes Museum, County Durham, 11 July-25 October

“Fashion fades, style is eternal” said Yves Saint Laurent, and this exhibition is a perfect example of just that. YSL has been dressing women since the 1950s, and this exhibition is a fine collection of his work and the influences behind it, including over 5,000 items and 15,000 drawings, notes and accessories.

Guy Bourdin – Image Maker

Somerset House, London, 27 Nov – 15 March

One of the most important photographers the fashion world has produced, Bordin made photography an art form in its own right, not just a way to present a brand or item. His exhibition includes over 100 of his key works including works-in-progress, notebooks, paintings and short films.

Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty

The V&A, London – 14 March – 19 July

Alexander McQueen was one of the most influential designers of his generation and his influence on the fashion industry is not to be understated. This V&A exhibition has already been extended due to demand as it is one of the most popular it has ever hosted, so don’t miss out!

Jeff Koons

The Pompidou Centre, Paris – 26 Nov 14 – 27 April 15

There is a reason Jeff Koons is generally described as one of the USA’s most controversial artists, and this collection reflecting  an amazing variety of subjects, themes, materials, intended audiences, and purposes shows why. Anna visited the exhibition herself whilst in New York and became a fan immediately .

Jeanne Lanvin

The Palais Galliera- 7 March – 23 Aug

The Palais Galleria’s celebration of the oldest French fashion company still in production is a gorgeous timeline of over 100 outfits, produced by Lanvin herself between 1909 and 1946, along with numerous accessories and sketches.

Dries Van Noten

MoMu museum, Antwerp – 13 Feb – 19 July

Dries Van Noten is known for taking inspiration for his designs from anything and everything which makes for a very interesting and beautiful exhibition of the Belgian designers creations, the way he works and the themes he covers.

For more info see our Exhibition Guide here




February 18th, 2015 4:43 pm


Anna’s friend and interior designer Angela Howell has recently launched her own website showcasing her interior design work and projects. With a background in fine art, design and styling she applies a creative approach to design for interiors.

Angela has worked on projects for publications such as Elle Decoration, Living Etc, The Sunday Times and The Observer magazines. She also finds time to teach computer-aided design at The Interior Design School in London.

Anna collaborated with Angela on her home renovation, which involved incorporating Anna’s love of bold colour, texture and pattern. Anna added inspiration from her worldwide travels, showcasing her exotic and eclectic tastes through various purchases bought from across the world. I’m sure from the pictures below you’d agree both ladies have created a luxurious and loving home.

Visit Angela’s website here and check out her amazing and creative interior design portfolio including Anna’s home




February 9th, 2015 3:42 pm


No awards ceremony is complete without a fashion round up, and The 57th Grammy Awards ceremony is no exception. The stars did not disappoint on Sunday evening, showing ample cleavage, leg and style (with a few exceptions.)

Here are some looks we spotted and simply loved.

Black is the new black

The red carpet at this ceremony went a shade of black, with few female attendees daring to wear any colour at all. Each item had its own little quirk and we loved the curves on display in each look.

Beyonce led the way in her custom dress by Proenza Schouler. The deep V neck line and long sleeves complement each other perfectly. She sure looks bootylicious in this dress.

Nicki Minaj dressed in Tom Ford. The dress showed ample cleavage and curves. It was like this dress was made for her.

Meghan Trainor was ‘all about that lace’ in a sheer, off-the-shoulder Galia Lahav gown. We love how this dress accentuates her figure and how she’s revealed yet concealed her shape in this sheer fabric.

Jessie J who regularly chooses casual and unusual attire, wowed in a demure black dress. Showing off plenty of skin in this completely sheer gown.

Gwen Stefani went for a jumpsuit with a twist wearing Atelier Versace. We love the unusual detailing at the front of it.

Straight off the catwalk

Kim Kardashian West, dressed in Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture. This dress instantly caught everyone’s attention, from the glistening material, the low v neck finish opening to the high v front slit, the embellished shoulders and pocket detailing.  We could go on forever. Wow factor as always from Kim.

Rihanna was dressed in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Some have disagreed and stated they in fact hate this look, but we think anything Rihanna wears she can pull off. This pink number is a winner in our eyes.

Katy Perry wore her look straight off the catwalk for Zuhair Murad Haute Couture. Glistening like a rock star, this look came straight off the back of her amazing Super Bowl half time show costumes from Jeremey Scott. Katy you’re a style firework.

Tux luxe

The men weren’t the only ones that rocked the tux this awards season with Anna Kendrick, in Band of Outsiders wowing the crowd in this low cut suit. Such a simple yet eye catching look. We’re envious here at the office.

Sia and her sidekick Maddie made a statement with their matching look and wigs reminiscent of the styles seen on Rick Owens’ runway.





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