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Two perfect mini fashionista Christmas gift books
Two perfect mini fashionista Christmas gift books today. First up Terrific Timelines Fashion  just published by Laurence King Publishing Terrific Timelines Fashion. One of the Terrific Timelines series with pop out characters to make a timeline from antiquity to the 20th Century and beyond. This should keep the offspring occupied for hours on a wet winter’s day.
Edward Burne-Jones romanticism at Tate Britain
Romanticism beguiles at the Tate Britain with a show focusing on one of the most eminent Pre Raphaelite painters Edward Burne-Jones. Opening on October the 24th, it has been a long time since such a strong body of his work was presented in an exhibition and cover not only painting but some of his famous stained glass work as well as interior projects such as tapestries and a very ...
Stunning iconic Frida Kahlo show at the V&A Museum
The stunning iconic Frida Kahlo show at the V&A Museum, Frida Kahlo – Making Herself Up opens on June 16th and runs till November 4th 2018. The show has an emphasis on how Frida fashioned her identity against the struggle she had with bad health due to Polio in her childhood and a devastating near fatal bus crash when she was just 18 years old which weakened her ...
Incredible Exhibition Road Quarter new V&A Museum entrance
The incredible Exhibition Road Quarter new V&A Museum entrance was previewed yesterday and opens tomorrow evening with a flourish and a week of special activities labelled the ‘Reveal’ Festival. This beautiful new entrance includes a huge underground excavation which becomes the new Sainsbury Wing and was designed by Amanda Levete Associates with engineering undertaken by Arup Associates. The entrance opens onto ...
Artistic kids photo story from Mertxe Alarcon
Today a beautiful artistic kids photo story from photographer Mertxe Alarcon using the simplest style with just one dress and different still life and filtered photos to create a very pleasing set of photos. Mertxe was a graphic design editor at National Geographic Spain for 8 years after managing the photography from El Mueble magazine, previously he worked in the best laboratories in Barcelona for 15 years. His clients are Spanish ...
Yorkshire school kids model for J.W.Anderson
Yorkshire school kids model the collections featured in the new exhibition and book Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield and spotted on Dazed Digital. The shots were taken by Jamie Hawkesworth, and feature 123 pupils from local schools wearing both the designer J.W.Anderson’s  creations and other high fashion garments featured in the exhibition including Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood. The exhibition at the Hepworth/Wakefield ...
You Say You Want a Revolution – Records and Rebels
You Say You Want a Revolution – Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970 is the new exhibition blockbuster at the V&A Museum which opens on Saturday 10th September. Anyone with an interest in the amazing 1960’s youth-quake will love this exhibition, there is just so much material that it seems incredible it all happened in just 5 years and graphic design aficionados will especially love it for all the album and wall art displayed. I ...
Sonya Hurtado kids photography exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood
A new kids photography exhibition by Sonya Hurtado opens on July 23rd at the V&A Museum of childhood in London’s Bethnal Green. The exhibition titled ‘Tales’ consists of a series of twelve images which explore the imaginary world of childhood. A world where children encounter and must navigate complex feelings of isolation, fear and despair. Set in the context of fairy tales and children’s stories, the images are conceived almost like ...
Young girls in Mommy make up from Office Magazine
A shoot in Office Magazine by photographer James Robjant features young girls wearing a full on exaggerated face make up as worn by some adult women for work or selfies. The magazine is an independent biannual based in New York and I spotted these in a  Trendland magazine feature. The kids are shot with the unhappy and stressed looks that many mums have at work but still with the innocence of ...
Missoni archive at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London
A new exhibition with the Missoni archive opens at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London today – Missoni Art Colour and runs to the 4th September. The exhibition explores the influence of  mid – 20th Century modern art on the founders of the Missoni line, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni and showcases over 40 paintings from the MA*GA museum and private collections in Italy. It is fascinating to ...
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