7 shops to know of Across the pond: London

Here are 7 shops that you should be aware of if you are in London. They are fabulous, because they have amazing clothing options. Check them out below.

1. River Island http://www.riverisland.com

2. Browns http://www.brownsfashion.com 

3. Harrods Http://www.harrods.com 

4. Liberty London http://www.liberty.co.uk 

5. My-Wardrobe http://www.my-wardrobe.com 

6. Office – http://www.office.co.uk 

7. Whistles- http://www.whistles.co.uk

 

 

Kate Middleton steps out in Navy

RT @QueenVicMirror: Kate has arrived in Leicester wearing an LK Bennet suit, James Lock hat and Episode shoes

McQueen’s Savage Beauty May Travel To London

With the breaking records at the Met in the last two weeks. “Savage Beauty” from Alexander McQueen. The exhibit had over 650,000 Visitors and after hour tickets were selling for over $100. The Exhibit contained fabulous pieces McWQueen’s graduate collection from Central St. Martin’s to Givenchy and his unfinished AW11 collection.

“Alexander McQueen appreciates the huge amount of interest the public has shown towards the Savage Beauty exhibition. We have been in discussion with a number of major venues in London for some time now however nothing has been finalised. Please be assured that an official announcement will be made the moment we confirm our plans for London.”- statement from the McQueen Camp.

 

Sounds like London may get a chance to have a hometown hero in their own town.

Fashion Capital of the world is London.

According to the Global Language Monitor London is the new hotspot for fashion.

“We are seeing what the impact of two genuine media stars, …Kate (Middleton) and Alexander McQueen can have upon a global ranking. Our numbers show that it was their presence that tipped the victory to London over New York.”

(Huffington Post)

Some Unique Artists from the Art Chicago Show 2011

I had a blast at Artropolis over the past weekend. The show featured multiple amazing artists from different galleries DTR Modern Galleries, that I thought was fantastic. They had such great pieces of art made by two specific artists.

Robert Mars –

“My work is a chronicle of Americana. I am determined to capture the independent aesthetic of the not-so-distant past that has been replaced by homogenized corporate culture and standardized cityscapes. Industrial design, graphic design, architecture, vintage neon and mid-century icons all render important roles in my work.

My paintings employ layers of color, subtly collaged printed matter from the 1950’s and 1960’s, and stark, black imagery. Remote, indistinct landscapes capture the once poetic, and now nearly lost highway strips of the American past. Formerly the promise of hope and prosperity; these icons are now a sign of desperation and ruin.”

His epic use of collage is so eye catching and fresh. For more information on his work you can check out his blogspot or his website at

http://robertmars.blogspot.com/

http://www.robertmars.com/

The second pieces that caught my eye at this gallery were made by Damien Hirst .

According to Wikipedia- Damien Steven Hirst[1] (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, Entrepreneur, and art collector.

Damien had artwork such as Jacobs Ladder III, 2009 a pencil signed etching with photogravure and hand coloring. And the sparkly Skull that is listed below. These eye catching pieces were completely unique and different from what I had seen before.

The Duchess of Cornwall’s outfit

Straight from the royal website ”

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing an outfit designed by Anna Valentine to the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton.

The outfit consists of a champagne silk dress and a duck egg blue and champagne coat, which is hand-embroidered. The dress and coat are both designed by Anna Valentine.

The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing a Philip Treacy hat and shoes made by Jimmy Choo. The clutch bag is by Anna Valentine.”

for up to date coverage click on the link below-http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/29/The-Duchess-of-Cornwall-s-outfit