Recently I went down to the National Portrait Gallery to see one of their current exhibitions: Vogue 100 – a Century of Style. Having attended the event for the launch of the collection of pieces and designers that would be available at the exclusive shop at the museum, it was only natural that I should see the actual exhibition. So I did. This post doesn’t intend to be an exhaustive catalogue of all the photographers and pieces present at the exhibition but rather a very personal view of it. Many important artists will go unmentioned in the next following lines but I stuck to my personal favourites, which I hope you will enjoy.
As the title of the exhibition implies, this has been organised by the NPG in collaboration with British Vogue, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication. Expertly curated by Robin Muir who is a Contributing Editor to British Vogue, taking us on a visual trip down the majority of the 20th and early 21st centuries.
June has gone in a flash. Am I the only one thinking the same? I don’t know why I get this feeling, maybe because the weather has shown some signs of improvement, with some pleasant sunny days thrown in for good measure. Also the fact that I have been super busy with my trips to Berlin and Lisbon as well as family and friends visiting. Here’s a bit of a rundown of some of the exhibitions I have attended, recommend but couldn’t take photos at, along with some random pics I took around London!
During these visits I was a bit of a tourist in my own city and went to Kensington Palace, where you can visit the Queen’s Chambers, the garden around it as well as two very interesting exhibitions: Fashion Rules and Victoria Revealed. Fashion rules shows a few gowns from Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana’s wardrobes and show why their style was so influential. Victoria Revealed shows us a collection of objects and artifacts that display a more human side of Queen Victoria. Both are worth visiting!
I also attended the Shoes – Pleasure & Pain exhibition at the V&A, which I thoroughly recommend, for obvious reasons. The shoes and boots on show are not only a dream (the majority of them) but also great testimonials of human history. Personal favourites were the David Lynch/ Christian Louboutin fetish ballet flats. Unfortunately photos were not allowed, so you’ll have to go and take a look yourself!
Another exhibition worth visiting until the 31st of August is Fashion on the Ration, at the Imperial War Museum. I took a couple of photos with my phone until I was asked to stop. they weren’t all that good, so I’m not sharing them and will admonish everyone who is in London until that time to go and see it for themselves. My friend Jasiminne from Posh Broke & Bored did a good write up on it, so you might as well go and read it there!
These are my news of the month and as always, I’ve found some nifty morsels of interestingness all over the interwebz: crazy cat lady conventions, catvertising and how to tell if your co-worker is an asshole, among other equally amusing things. Have a look after the jump!