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Style Icon: Isabella Blow

Posted in Exhibitions, Style Icon with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2013 by The Style Cache
Isabella Blow

The late Isabella Blow

Before Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness there was Isabella Blow! The original style chameleon and British icon who discovered designers Alexander McQueen and Julien McDonald as well as models Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant. Today at Somerset House in London opened the ‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ exhibition to celebrate the life and fearless fashions of a woman who has inspired many of today’s style mavens.

On show are more than 100 pieces from her wardrobe which showcase her eclectic style and vivacious personality. Also on display are garments from some of the designers whose careers she nurtured from the start such as John Galliano’s couture dresses and Phillip Treacy’s incredible intricate hats which she was often seen wearing.

There is also a book based on the exhibition which will be a fantastic tome to add to your collection, as there is still so much to discover about this icon whose personal style and legacy is still relevant today.

‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ exhibition open 20th November 2013 until 2nd March 2014.

Somerset House


Isabella's dresses

Isabella Blow in Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy Hats

Isabella Blow and Lady Gaga in lace


Style Icon… James Bond

Posted in Style Icon with tags , , , , on November 11, 2012 by The Style Cache

Sean Connery, the original James Bond

There have been many great male style icons over the decades from Carey Grant to James Dean to David Beckham but there is one man which all men admire and that is Bond…James Bond.

This year is 50 years of James Bond and with the latest film currently in cinemas the super spy is back at the forefront of men’s style choices.

Each Bond actor truly represents the style of their era but note the simple pieces such as the 3 piece suit or swim trunks that have remained the same over the decades in the films, showing just how timeless Bond’s wardrobe really is.

The classic 3 piece grey suit

Those blue swimming trunks

Keeping it casual in a polo shirt

The iconic tuxedo (& gun)