Archive : June 2012

7 Jun 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

A little while ago, I posted some images of my desk. I also just styled a really poetic desk scene for a shoot in Barbados and I actually think I could style desks for a living…..it brings me SUCH joy.

They are little wunderkammers unto themselves…..at least the ones I admire are.

And around the time the jubilee…how pretty is this shot of, then Princess, Elizabeth, at her lovingly almost disheveled desk. Fancy a spray of sun-bleached pink carnations? Darn right I do. Bless.

2 Jun 2012
avatar Author: Nicky Haslam

AND ONWARD AND UPWARD – THE EXCITEMENT CONTINUES…

…AND OUTSIDE, SUCH AS SAVILLE’S ESTATE AGENTS ON SLOANE STREET, OR INSIDE, LIKE THE ROYAL ACADEMY’S GREAT PARTY—’A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS’—FOR THE QUEEN:

WHERE SPRINGTIME’S EVENING SUN BEAMED THOUGH THE ACADEMY’S VAST GLASS CEILINGS, GLOWING ON THOUSANDS OF ART-WORKS AND THE THOUSAND-OR MORE GUESTS, AMOMG THEM DAVID HOCKNEY, TOM STOPPARD, ALLAN BENNETT, JUDI DENCH, JULIAN FELLOWES AND BONO.

HER MAJESTY, OF COURSE THE CYNOSURE OF ALL EYES, TOURED ALL THE ROOMS, MISSING NOTHING, REMEMBERING EVERYTHING, CHARMING EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY THOSE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE PRESENTED. “IT’S SO WONDERFUL, MA’AM”, I BURBLED, “HOW THE JUBILEE HAS CREATED SUCH AN ATMOSPHERE OF HAPPINESS AND UNITY”….”YES”, SHE REPLIED, HER SMILE DAZZLING, “ISNT IT INTERESTING”.

THE ANTIQUE SHOPS HAVE REALLY ‘GONE FOR IT!’

FUNNILY ENOUGH – SO HAVE THE PUBS ACROSS TOWN!!

BRORA DIDN’T FORGET THE CORGI’S!!

AND THE WHITE COMPANY KEPT IT…WELL, WHITE

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DOUGLAS ARROWSMITH