Vale Hubert Givenchy, whose clothes and costumes for his clients, particularly Audrey Hepburn, confirmed he understood what constituted beauty of form and style
Phantom Thread stars incomparable multi-award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis in his final, perhaps most masterful role, as Reynolds Woodcock a London couturier
Play our Interactive Quiz and expand your knowledge of the evolution of architectural design styles, including Palladian, Gothic, Neoclassic, Baroque and more
Wearing black and white was a statement of style for the mistress of Henri II of France Diane de Poitiers who adopted Goddess Diana’s crescent moon as a symbol
Costume encompasses all that we wear and today reflects a society in which privacy has been stripped bare – so what is fashion, is it more than a frock?
Pursuing a passion for art and architecture in England in the 18th Century spawned new trades and expanded enjoyment for those living a leisure filled lifestyle
The Christian understanding of perfect love, making no demands and seeking nothing for itself is revealed in many of the people in Jane Austen’s life and novels
Eighteenth century English gentlemen believed the character of the master of a house can be judged by the manner in which it is arranged decorated and furnished
To understand the inspiration for the various ‘modern’ movements in art, design and style we need to begin during the early nineteenth century and examine the work of Viennese born painter, designer, craftsmen, historian Austrian Josef Danhauser [1805-1845]. He saw himself as a thoroughly modern man. When his father died…
Art Deco was about integrating contemporary living with art, and turning life into art, against those consciously working for the undoing of art and its purpose was enjoyment.
Humphry Repton coined the phrase ‘the rage for simplicity’ because he was in revolt against it, championing profusion, seeking the pleasure abundance can bring
Sydney January 2012 Hi Fashionistas I am so excited about my new column, Fashion Elixir, being launched on Wednesday 1st of Feb 2012, through The Culture Concept Circle. I hope that you will join me every week for tantalizing tales of style, travel and fashion, here in Australia, and the…