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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

Exhibition

Isabella's dresses

Isabella Blow in Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy Hats

Isabella Blow and Lady Gaga in lace

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Top 5…Personal Style Books

Posted in My Top 5... with tags , , , , , on June 28, 2013 by The Style Cache
Learn what French woman have always known

French women were born with that “Je nais se quoi”! The rest of us have to read this book from former Chanel model Ines to find out what ‘that’ is.

All 8 covers

Not so much a personal style guide but an in depth look at the world’s most stylish supermodel.

Couldn't pick one - all have beautiful imagery and style tips

All of Nina Garcia’s books are such easy reads with beautiful imagery and great tips – books you will re-read as the advice is that good.

Personal style tips from the world's best syle magazine

A focus on celebrities personal style means you pick the celebs you admire ,then take notes to adapt their style into your lifestyle.

Personal style

Spilt into only 3 chapters, it gets to the root of the style options it has chosen, tells the story of Amanda’s style journey and features brazen images of style icons.

Chanel’s Little Black Jacket

Posted in Exhibitions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2012 by The Style Cache

Charlotte Casiraghi

Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition arrives at the Saatchi Gallery in London today having toured New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The exhibit curated by Karl Lagerfeld and former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, is based on the book of the same name and features over 100 images shot by Karl himself of models, actresses and friends of the label.

Chanel have said the exhibit and book are to show “the versatility and timelessness of the iconic Chanel jacket through Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs.”

The exhibition runs until 28th October 2012.

Joan Smalls

Clémence Poséy

Song Hye-Kyo

Sarah Jessica Parker being shot by Karl Lagerfeld

The exhibition

The book is on sale now

“Fashions fade, Style is eternal”

Posted in Quotes with tags , , , , , , , on September 23, 2012 by The Style Cache

Some of my favourite fashion quotes.

“I don’t do fashion, I AM fashion” Coco Chanel

“Style is primarily a matter of instinct”  Bill Blass

“Dressing is a way of life” Yves Saint Laurent

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous” Coco Chanel

“I am excited by style, not so much by fashion” Marc Jacobs

“Fashions fade, style is eternal” Yves Saint Laurent

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn” Gore Vidal

Gore, I couldn’t have said it better myself