Anthropologie: The secret to selling beautiful books

Anthropologie coffee table books

What could be nicer than thumbing through beautiful coffee table books with the experts from Anthropologie? More than the painted plates, gypset rugs and delightful trinket trays (OK, on a par with the trinket trays), it’s the irresistible book selection that gets me every time. I sat down with Zoe Hodson and Nicole Sierra from Anthropologie’s home buying team to get the lowdown on the art of book buying, the cult of colouring books and what makes the perfect coffee table tome. (more…)

From the vaults: Anna Wintour by Ellen von Unwerth

What a great find these photos are! They’re by Ellen von Unwerth from Interview magazine 1993, unearthed from a ring binder of goodies that I’m glad I never threw away. The photo of Anna with a (pre-Starbucks?) paper coffee cup surely epitomises the ambition of every long suffering intern that ever slaved over ‘returns’, dreaming of her Devil Wears Prada moment and the one below of Anna sharing a joke with Hamish and Camilla proves that – yes! – the Chanel sunnies stay on at all times… (more…)

The Fashion Illustration Gallery launches ecommerce site

The Fashion Illustration Gallery has launched its ecommerce site selling these quite wonderful (and reasonably-priced) works of art. As well as one-off illustrations and prints, there are rare vintage magazines featuring the brushstrokes of some of my favourite illustrators including Andy Warhol (above), Richard Bernstein and Christian Berard. (more…)