New this New Year is a great premiering show on BBC4, which fuses biography, art and the history of fashion. Fashion historian Amber Butchart explores the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore.
Court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna
Silk, tulle, metallic thread, artificial flowers
State Hermitage Museum
Are your sore eyes in need a handsome sight? If so, you should high-tail it to Florence in mid-January.
Pitti Uomo – Pitti Immagine is the world’s most important (so they say) platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men’s fashion. Created in 1972 Pitti Uomo is held in Florence twice a year. If you missed the show this month, you can catch the next iteration in June.
Walking home from yoga the other day, I saw this handsome man wearing a full-length fur coat. I was pretty sure it was faux, and he confirmed that it was.
You can read all about the show here:
The handbags are normal, human-sized. The hands are gigantic. I love the flowers painted on the hands. I’d love a henna tattoo like these.