fashion, beauty, culture, and thoughts geared towards the 40+ set
Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill on December 17 2014 Sotheby’s London.
Mary Soames was Winston Churchill’s last surviving child. Sotheby’s will offer items from her collection from her home in Holland Park. The collection chronicles the remarkable relationship Mary enjoyed with her father.
The sale will also shed light on Churchill’s creative side, as few realize that he had an exceptional ability as a painter, extraordinary considering especially that he only started painting at age 40. His artistic talent will be celebrated in this sale through a group of 15 paintings which together represent the most important and personal group of paintings by him ever to come to market.
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Yet another reason to ADORE actress Tilda Swinton.
In collaboration with Olivier Saillard, the actress will perform “Cloakroom-Vestiaire Obligatoire” which opens tomorrow in Paris at the Palais Galliera and runs for a week.
In this performance, Swinton will take on the personae of audience members by way of their outerwear: Spectators relinquish their coats and jackets to the actress, tentatively making their way to the wooden table that serves as a “stage” threshold. Each garment is laid out, held up, smoothed and contemplated, by Swinton with her sometimes crouching or lying atop it. Every so often Tilda added a keepsake to each coat, with periods of silence alternating with ambient sounds by the music stylists MODE-F. At the end, each owner reclaimed his or her item.
In describing her collaboration with Saillard, she said “It’s built on a shared complicity and a shared determination to be playful. Our idea this time was to have no structure at all. We dared each other to be this sauvage. Who knows what will happen– it will be different every night.”
November 22-29 at Palais Galliera, 10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Paris
The Cowardly Lion costume worn by actor Bert Lahr in the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” will be auctioned off at Bonhams today in NYC.
The costume was created by Gilbert Adrian, who fashioned the costume out of actual lion hides. Because the hides were so distinctive, with unique patterns Lahr had to wear the same costume throughout filming. This makes it an extremely valuable, as it is rare to find a film costume that was worn in more than a handful of scenes, let alone throughout the entire picture. A head sculpture has been added in lieu of a human face, [cast from the head of Lahr’s son], as well as a human hair wig and mane.
Other items to go on the block from the Wizard of Oz in today’s sale are the original script, several props from the film, a flying Monkey costume, and that of a Munchkin. A blue gingham “test” dress and pinafore worn by Judy Garland during the film’s pre-production period is estimated at $200,000-$300,00.
Kate’s World: At Home With Kate Moss
Love this interview of Kate Moss by British Vogue on the upcoming December 2014 issue that she co-edited
[For some reason the video isn’t showing a preview so you have to click on the youtube link in the text to go straight to the video]