London is experiencing a few days of welcome (albeit intermittent) sun and I’m starting to get holiday vibes. These Hermès pictures portray the feeling, thanks to Mark Borthwick’s sunlight-flooded photography, Melanie Ward’s impeccable styling and Hermès’ summer-ready clothes. The photos are from the current Hermès magazine and the shoot is called Un Mirage…
To continue the outdoorsy theme, for a few days only, you can enjoy the outside terrace of the Hermès London flagship store. The terrace is usually hidden as it’s part of an office block, but while we have the fine weather, why not head to this secret spot and enjoy the rarely sighted Henry Moore sculpture, ‘Draped Reclining Figure’?
Hermès hosted a low key breakfast yesterday morning to celebrate its terrace where it serve tea in its new ‘Carnets d’Equateur’ tableware. So if it rains, feel free to take shelter in store – the tableware department is conveniently situated right next to the terrace…
The Hermès terrace is open until Monday 30th May 2016 (weather permitting…)
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
Images: Mark Borthwick/Hermès; Disneyrollergirl
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New York really is calling my name at the moment. I’ve not been for aeons but I’m definitely feeling signs that I need to be there. For example, this exhibition, that The Met Breuer is hosting from July 12th. Diane Arbus: In The Beginning looks at seven important early years of the influential photographer, from when she took her first proper roll of 35mm film and presciently numbered it, #no 1.
There will be over 100 photographs on display, of which more than two-thirds have never been seen before. The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired the majority of its Diane Arbus archive fairly recently, in 2007 via gifts from her daughters Doon Arbus and Amy Arbus, which explains why these early works are being explored only now. While Arbus is known for her later larger format portraits of New York misfits, these earlier photos promise to let us follow her early progression.
Next weekend is set to be jam-packed with activity from a double whammy of Vogue Festival and Photo London. Vogue Festival in partnership with Harrods, is in its fifth year now and I think the line-up for next weekend is its best ever. I guess that’s to be expected though, when it’s also a celebration of 100 years of British Vogue. I’m particularly excited about the interviews with Grace Coddington, Juergen Teller and Gucci’s Allesandro Michele, all unique creatives who aren’t overexposed as media personalities. (more…)
“Being on set with Avedon was heaven. I mean, it was scary at first. I would be styling and he would say, ‘What’s the surprise?’ The surprise? What the fuck is he talking about? We were shooting shoes, and so I told him that the model was wearing mauve socks. The rest of the clothes were olive and drab, but I styled in these socks. Dick asks the guy to pull his pant leg up a little bit so you could see the sock, and that was the punch of the picture. With Avedon, there’s always something to delight you.”