March 2013 - DisneyRollerGirl

Kurt Schwitters: pop art pioneer

Creating beauty from urban detritus. Robert Rauschenberg did it, Peter Blake did it, Eduardo Paolozzi did it, but well before them, Kurt Schwitters built his deliciously layered collage art from found materials. He even invented a name for it – ‘Merz’ – which described his equal opportunities approach to creativity, in which all artists materials and techniques had the same value. (more…)

Gentlewoman style: serious raincoats

High street raincoats and trench coats are all very well. They no doubt look the part and some can be nicely made, but for long lasting and properly weather proofed trench coats, I prefer to buy from the originators. (more…)

In-flight shopping the Fabergé way

Oh boy, how the other one per cent lives! While I spend Easter gorging on Milk Tray Green & Blacks eggs in (highly likely) snowy showers, others are jetting to warmer climes  – airport strikes notwithstanding. But for the super-luxe jet set, it gets even better. Forget the obligatory bottle of Chanel scent, passengers on a VistaJet flight can buy these oh-so-exclusive Fabergé eggs to satisfy their in-flight shopping urge.

Available as part of its spring ‘Egg Miles’ project, Fabergés limited edition collection of fine jewellery egg pendants is available to buy in cabin for a period of three weeks (from $7,900). According to Fabergé, this is a reflection of a ‘trend for luxury retail at altitude’. Which naturally begs the question, what other frivolously expensive goodies are up for grabs?

Buy it now: Charlotte Olympia’s perfume bottle clutch

My beloved Charlotte Olympia perfume bottle clutches are now available to buy and they’re even more delightful than when I first saw them. (more…)