Thursday, 31 March 2016

This month the Victoria & Albert Museum will be showing "Undressed:  A Brief History of Underwear".   This exhibition details underwear design from the 18th century up to today.  Over 200 objects will be displayed alongside advertising material, photography and film.    I can't wait to see this.

1871 cage crinoline

A pair of bloomers belonging to Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent

Queen Alexandra's floral embroidered stockings

This corset being displayed dates back to the 1890s

1910 bra

WW1 Paper Corset

1950s Playtex rubber girdle

Christian Dior 1950

1960s Mary Quant body stocking

Fig Leaf tights by Vivienne Westwood

Kate Moss sheer dress with black knickers 1993

1990s push-up bras

Gender neutral underwear by Acne

David Beckham's H&M collection

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Lady Gaga in Shiseido's latest Campaign

Lady Gaga appears in Japanese cosmetic brand, Shiseido's latest campaign accompanied by her French Bulldog,  Miss Asia Kinney.   Lady Gaga, real name, Stefani Germanotta, is shown wearing no makeup right through to wonderfully glamorous.

Miss Asia is quite a little star in her own right having appeared in a campaign for handbag brand Coach and has 159,000 followers on Instagram.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Happy Birthday - Elle Macpherson

Happy Birthday to the age-defying, Elle Macpherson who is 52 today:

Monday, 28 March 2016

Off to see the Waves

With Storm Kate subsiding early this morning, we thought we would take a trip to Portland to watch the waves followed by a delicious crab sandwich at the Lobster Pot and then off to Chessil Beach for more wave watching.

A stack of Portland stone

Chessil Beach

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Isabella Rossellini Returns to Lancome

So pleased to hear that one of all-time favourites, Isabella Rossellini, is returning to Lancome at the age of 63.   Isabella first joined the brand in 1983 and worked with them for 14 years and was the "first-ever face" of the Company.

Blustery Afternoon at the Beach

Tried to walk the excess chocolate off this afternoon.   A tad blustery but at least it was sunny.