‘Liberating Fashion’ at The Watts Gallery

Watts Gallery

‘One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art’.

So said Oscar Wilde, not only a celebrated Victorian author who happily clogs my bookshelves, but also a very important figure in the Aesthetic Movement in Britain, one which was dedicated to the artistic pursuit of beauty.

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UK Blog Awards Debenhams Moodboard Competition

As you may know, my blog has been shortlisted in the UK Blog Awards 2015. And the UK Blog Awards have launched a great new competition, in association with Debenhams, to win a pair of tickets to the awards evening in April, which, excitingly, is Alice in Wonderland themed! The challenge is: ‘To create a Blog post with a moodboard of an Alice in Wonderland inspired outfit with Debenhams clothing.’
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Art Exhibition at University for the Creative Arts

Inside your heart Tracey Emin CBE 2014
‘Inside Your Heart’ by Tracey Emin. Image Source: UCA website

An exhibition has opened at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury displaying the work of internationally renowned artists such as Tracey Emin, David Hockney and Gillian Golding.
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V&A Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueen V&A

“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”

Alexander McQueen V&A Show

The words of Lee McQueen are written across the walls of the V&A’s hotly anticipated show Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, and I attended the press preview this morning to see the exhibition.

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe
I can’t claim to have invented Lemon Drizzle Cake. It’s a reassuringly old recipe that hasn’t needed updating because it is so very good. You will find versions with cream cheese frosting, elaborately decorated, painstakingly piped… but I always feel the established and time-trusted cake is best: a light zesty sponge with soft lemon buttercream icing in the middle and water-icing drizzled over the top. It will be a real hit on Mother’s Day!

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