Muse and Views.....Inspirational people and moments .
Tim Walker at the V & A
The incredible work of photographer Tim Walker is currently on exhibition at the V & A museum , London.
Titled 'Wonderful Things', it takes you through his uniquely creative process of imagining and creating the scenes for his work. Often chaotic and surreal, his passion for his subject is never in doubt. This exhibition also includes 10 new commissions drawing on the archive from the V&A’s unique collection.
Closes 8 March 2020
29th October 2019
The 76th Venice International Film Festival.....
Today begins the 76th Venice Film Festival and so appropriate to see the sensual beauty Sophia Loren overlooking the Grand Canal (1955), our Venezia wedding dress and the dazzling Diana Dors ....who took the paparazzi by storm, unveiling herself mid gondola ride in a cheeky mink bikini and assuring her place on the front covers of all the papers!
28th August 2019
The Wizard of Oz - 80 Year anniversary
Incredible to think that 80 years ago Judy Garland immortalised the role of Dorothy in this MGM colour spectacular. Only 16 years old when she made the film and fitted with a corset to hide her bust! Despite 5 failed marriages and heart break through out her life Fred Astaire described her as "The greatest entertainer who ever lived".
25th August 2019
Asylum Steampunk Festival
What started out as a science fiction sub-genre back in the 70s has now grown to a full blown subculture today. Drawing its inspiration from19th century industrial steam powered machinery and the works of H G Wells (The Time Machine) and Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), the look is distinctive, elegant and Victorianesque. The largest festival of its kind is this weekend at Lincoln Castle
24th August 2019
Manolo Blahnik - The Art of Shoes
We so enjoyed this stunning exhibition of shoe perfection at The Wallace Collection , Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN. A feast for the eyes if you too appreciate the craftsmanship and elegant designs of this creative genius.
20th August 2019