I like Victoria - I really do. For sheer hard work and dogged reinvention she is an inspiration.
I am not a fan however of her "petrol pump" chic that debuted recently with creations that looked like they were to be worn solely by women that don't even have to pump their own gas. And I am afraid her latest home furnishing line looks a little too "Rothko" for me.
I am a great admirer of, who I see as the greatest of the American Expressionists, far more emotionally engaging than Pollock and much more genuine than Newman.
Rothko's work inspires many and it seems to me that Victoria has created mini Rothkos albeit in mohair and wool for her blankets, cushions and scarves.
What do you think? I'd love to know.
What a festive treat you are in for if you manage to venture down La Rue Cambon this Christmas. Chanel's Paris Headquarters have been decked out in the most amazingly festive style.
Each element of the giant CC logo has been created to realise a different part of its glorious heritage over the years.
The Camelia - beloved of Coco Chanel herself and designed by La Maison Lemarié
The Chanel No5 bottle first created in 1921
The Comet the logo of Coco Chanel's diamond collection "Haute Joaillerie"
The Tweed Check - beloved fabric of some of Coco Chanel's most distinctive creations since the 1920s
Well done Chanel - a most stylish Christmas jewel to make Paris sparkle this Christmas.
Last February Daniel Lee of Italian shoe brand Bottega Veneta declared this season, Autumn Winter 2020, to be the Year of the Wellie! After the success of his Biker Boots and micro Sac, "The Pouch", who are we to deny the humble Wellington its turn in the spotlight.
We French have always had a love affair with things nautical. You will often see sailing and non-sailing folk alike tramping the quays of Normandie and Bretagne in their blue and white Aigle. The Brits, of course, have their Hunters. So the Italians have now given us the aptly named, The Puddle.
The Puddle comes splashing in in a variety of colours; but, at €490 a pair these are seriously high end, although low ankled.
If you are tempted check them out here https://go.magik.ly/ml/13jb6/
There is plenty of inspiration out there in Influencer land for outfit ideas as everyone jumps in the Puddle trend.
How would you style yours? Let me know or, better still, send me a photo of you in your favourite Wellies
A new digital and immersive exhibition in the Carrières de Lumières will present Cézanne’s most significant works starting 7 January 2021 in LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE, Provence.
Cézanne was self taught but is now considered the pioneer of modernism. He abandoned studio work to work outdoors shifting towards Impressionism. His use of colour and abstraction led him to go beyond Impressionism influencing Cubists, Fauves, and avant-garde painters alike.
There is a sincerity to his art that delivers his passion direct to you the viewer.
For me, this is how your style should be: sincere, passionate and deeply personal. It is what I try to impart into every student and every client. The world does not need another KK or even another Cézanne. What is sorely needs is YOU - sincere, passionate and deeply personal about your own style.
Let me know what you think.