Earlier this year I had the pleasure of going to a 'Get into Fashion' event through Go Think Big for an evening with Jo Elvin, the pioneering Editor-in-Chief of Glamour magazine UK. I have been buying and reading Glamour for almost 10 years now, and to see such a loved and admired role model 'in the flesh' was truly wonderful.
While Newcastle may not be known for its food, with this one restaurant, it should be. The last thing I imagined when I came to the county of pies and Newcastle brown beer was that there could be really great food here, including seafood. Unfortunately, England is largely divided when it comes to really good food, with Michelin-starred restaurants like Five Fields mostly based in London. Luckily, with higher rents in the capital, many great restaurants and amazing chefs are taking their business out to the other parts of England.
For the lovers of the fresh witty generation of fashion bloggers, graduates of the top fashion universities, Shini Park of Park & Cube is the pioneer of blogging with a twist. From the emerging shoots of her first few posts (mostly with DIY and inspirations from shows) grew into beautifully edited swanlike images and text which is what attracts so many readers to the London-based blog.
In December, I was lucky enough to visit one of the best chicken yakitori places in the world, and one that is very popular with both locals and fans of fine dining in Japan. The restaurant, Bird Land, is truly a force to be reckoned with!
I have been using Paper 53 now for my illustrations for a couple of years now. I find that although I love the natural look of pen-to-paper calligraphy styles that are then digitalized, Paper 53 gives me a smooth edge to my pen stroke that corrects my handwriting's natural kinks and broken chain links between letters, and my illustrations simply LOOK better than they used to on paper.
Now that April has arrived (yeeey!) it is hight time to start thinking about the month as one to be really productive, especially if you have fallen off the wagon already. What you had set yourself from January, you haven't kept to completely, and you are worried how you will be able to keep to your plans...
Ever wondered if there ever was a time before politics rules the lives of everyone and social media wasn't even around? Welcome to America in the 1930's, shown through the exhibition of selected artworks at the Burlington House.
Maria Grazia Chiuri has years of experience in fashion at Valentino, and her take over of Dior is seen as a revolution in the fashion industry, as the designer is the first female head designer at the fashion house.