Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Untitled-11One hundred years long fashion story written by respectable journalist and captured by lenses of renowned photographers is now displayed at National Portrait Gallery in London.

British Vogue was launched in 1916 in response to the First World War which prevented the delivery of the original magazine from America to Europe. From the very beginning, the magazine has achieved huge success in the past hundred years has established itself as one of the most influential fashion publications in the world.

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The exhibition includes more than two hundred and eighty photographs drawn from the rich archives and some private collections.

British Vogue editor, Alexandra Shulman made a statement regarding the exhibition:

‘I am incredibly proud of this collection of exceptional photography and of the whole concept of the exhibition, which shows the breadth and depth of the work commissioned by the magazine as well as Vogue’s involvement in the creation of that work

…The National Portrait Gallery is a wonderful place for this show, which mixes portraiture and contemporaneous artistic style in the same way as much of the Gallery’s own collection. Anybody interested in photography, fashion, fame and magazines will find this an unmissable experience.’

The exhibition is set backwards  so that visitors do return to the past, first introduced to  the best works of modern masters such as David Bailey, Mario Testino and Tim Walker up to the legendary photographer Cecil Beaton last Millenium, Lee Miller and Horst P. Horst.

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Christy Turlington – Patrick Demarchelie, December 1987
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Claudia Schiffer in Paris by Herb Ritts, 1989
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Anne Gunning in Jaipur by Norman Parkinson, 1956
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Cecil Beaton’s ‘The Second Age of Beauty’

Sunday Reading List

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1.An Australian TV show about fashion bloggers , featuring Sara Donaldson from  Harper and Harley,which is available to watch on youtube

2. The most inspiring life lessons from Humans of New York

3. The prettiest picnic I’ve ever seen.

4.  Incredible photographs of windows around the world

5.  For hot days in London iced green tea

6. All the best fashion highlights from this year’s Glastonbury festival

7. Vogue presented short movie At home with Poppy Delevingne in partnership with Cartier

8. 5 ways how to decorate with books

12 Reason Why London is The Most Photogenic City

London is probably one of the most photogenic city. With leaves in autumn and blossom in spring along Regents Canal,Kew Gardens and Battersea Park. And in the summer…well everything is pretty in summer. And in winter,ok there is nothing much in winter except maybe monuments ,like those lions on Trafalgar Square.

It’s not really hard to find great background for your photographs.

Here ,I give you, my twelve  favorite spots to grab a shot in London.

Remember,always have your camera with you 🙂

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1.St Paul’s Cathedral – Iconic. It’s in the middle of everything (OK, and there’s the Harry Potter bridge leading up to it with  the best views in town)

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2. Leadenhall Market – South of Liverpool Street. You feel tiny every time you walk through. It’s established 600 years ago and it looks stunning

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3. Greenwich – Tulip staircase at Queen’s House it’s the most amazing staircase I’ve ever seen.

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4. Bywater St– Notting Hill? No,Chelsea. I love Notting hill but it can be crowded with       tourists .   On the other side Chelsea is really quiet ,mainly locals are going there and is as much as pretty as Notting Hillenhanced-buzz-wide-680-1435759642-7

5. London Pubs–  Half the city’s pubs are downright photogenic. This one at Kensington is the most beautiful I’ve found

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6. Shoreditch- Street Art

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7.Soho– It’s tiny,crowded and colourful,But each of its storefronts feels like it has a story to tell .

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8. Neal’s Yard-This place is very well hidden in the middle of Covent Garden but if you find it you will enjoy it just by sitting there.

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9.Horse Guards Parade 

10. Elder Street– This is probably the most photographed car in London. Mostly because it’s permanently park there,close to Spitalfields Market

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11.Covent Garden– Its beautiful from every angle and in almost every weather (they decorate it stunningly for Christmas)

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12. Mews Houses– These tiny little houses  are hidden all over London and I think half of the city’s population wants to live in one.This ones are in Belgravia