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Things to see: Disobedient Bodies



Disobedient Bodies Hepworth Wakefield gallery

Last week saw the opening of Disobedient Bodies at the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery in West Yorkshire. It’s curated by Jonathan Anderson (of J.W.Anderson and Loewe fame) and looks at the parallels in how fashion and art treat the human figure.

It sounds incredible, with pieces from the Hepworth Wakefield collection alongside iconic fashion examples from the likes of Christian Dior and Comme des Garcons. If you want a clue to how Anderson manages to juggle his many responsibilities, I can make a suggestion. Obsession seems to be the common thread to all his pursuits and I think that’s what keeps him going.

I spoke to him about this and his personal art collection in an interview for Sothebys.com. You can read it here.

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IMAGE: Hepworth Wakefield Gallery
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Document by Henry Leutwyler



Document By Henry Leutwyler

Currently enjoying Linda Wells’ Instagram for beauty reviews and… this book recommendation.

Document by Henry Leutwyler (published by Steidl) is a collection of portraits of things; still lifes of humble objects that belonged to extraordinary people. Audrey Hepburn’s typewriter (she typed her recipes on a red Olivetti Valentine), John Lennon’s specs, Andy Warhol’s paintbrush, that kind of thing.

Clearly our fascination with the lifestyles of the rich and famous – however mundane – will run and run…

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Cire Trudon – the sweet smell of spring



Cire Trudon Les Belles Matieres

Last Wednesday, in the first properly spring-like week of the year, I got a fabulous whiff of the new Cire Trudon candles. There are three in the Les Belles Matieres range – a fruit, a wood and a floral.

Jasmine seems to be everywhere at the moment, so if you like this sweet, full-bodied floral, you’ll love the India-inspired ‘Madurai’ candle (buy it here). Then there’s ‘Reggio’, a vibrant and juicy mandarin candle in a swimming pool blue glass vessel that instantly transports me to the Mediterranean (buy it here). These sunny, summery candles aren’t what I immediately think of when I think of Cire Trudon (I usually think churchy woods) but I love the elegant uplift of this one.

And finally ‘Tadine’ harks back to the 19th century origins of spicy sandalwood, with a light, cardamom-infused candle. This is my favourite, a calming, almost meditative candle to wind down to at the end of the day (buy it here).

Another new Cire Trudon discovery: the most elegant way to put out your candle. Don’t blow on it, don’t use a snuffer, just ‘push’ it with L’Éteignoir, a chic brass tool that gently hooks the wick into the melted wax to extinguish the flame without smoke. Voila!
Cire Trudon Les Eteignoirs


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IMAGE: Cire Trudon
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At the Glamour Beauty Festival, pamper power brings the promise of a better you



Glamour Beauty Festival - Estee Lalonde By Shaun James Fox

Girls with halo braids, silver glitter lips and elaborate winged eyeliner throng the stairwells of The Saatchi Gallery. Immaculate scarlet mouths match the distinctive red cloth goody bags that weigh down shoulders. Mums, 20-something daughters and a pre-teen future #girlboss or two queue patiently for yet another panel debate or free makeover. Welcome to day two of the Glamour Beauty Festival, where all who attend are here to self improve, whether in terms of physical wellbeing, inner serenity, career goals or just a bit of jolly pampering. (more…)