Another lovely touch was the inclusion - without apology - of Isabella's more damaged items such as her scuffed Givenchy mules and the McQueen coat complete with cigarette burns. It's a lovely reminder that what Isabella loved, she wore. And wore and wore and wore. Nothing was saved for special occasions in her wardrobe.
Those who dismiss the fashion world as a vapid, ivory tower for people whose mouths are made for pouting and air-kissing (rather than eating) and models with cold dead eyes of sharks and the personality of a flannel, must visit the spectacular Somerset House exhibition, celebrating the late Isabella Blow.
Lunches, even just a sandwich, a drink and some sort of sweet thing to make the afternoon slightly more bearable rarely give much change from a tenner; rents are preposterous when compared to anyone at all living outside London; and it has never been easier to spend most of your salary on tube fares. But every once in a while, something comes along that's so fun, and unique- so unbelievably cool, in fact, that it reminds us why we are Londoners.
Just in case you didn't know already, it's the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones this month, and there are a series of events happening in and around london to mark the music milestone, such as 'The Rolling Stones: 50', a photo exhibition which opens at London's Somerset House on July 13th and runs until August 27th.
This week, Pick Me Up opened at London's Somerset House. The Contemporary Graphic Art Fair is an antidote to the fancier commercial shows such as Frie...
There is always at least one venue at the bi-annual London Fashion Week that strays a little further from the main hub of the event, Somerset House, and insists on testing my time management and cardiac health.
I like to think London Fashion Week serves as a kind of clothes-centric microcosm of the macrocosm of society. Its incarnations, evolution and attendees each season reflect the flighty preoccupations culture places on hierarchy, artifice and worth. Which, given the wealth of design talent showcased, is a real shame.