Rude! Interview with Asttina Mandella

Fan favourite of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2, Asttina Mandella was robbed in the sewing competition of the series, becoming the third contestant to sashay away, leaving viewers gagging for more. Now a proud icon for the black and queer community, Asttina shows off her multi-talented skills as a dancer, model and drag queenContinue reading “Rude! Interview with Asttina Mandella”

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opens on 2 February and is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition about the house of Dior ever staged in the UK. The show offers an in-depth and wide ranging study of unique couture garments, spanning 1947 to the present day, with a particular focus on Christian Dior’s love ofContinue reading “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams”

WOMEN-ONLY PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUBS

Drawing on the tradition of men-only clubs established in the west-end of London, women have been focusing to even out this sexist tradition with their own, intelligently led private members clubs – from 1888, when the University Club for Ladies opened on New Bond Street at the instigation of Gertrude Jackson, from Girton College, Cambridge. ClubsContinue reading “WOMEN-ONLY PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUBS”

Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s plays host to their first saucy auction – Erotic: Passion & Desire where the boundaries between the sensual and the obscene are gloriously blurred. It’s often said the difference between pornography and erotica is simply a matter of lighting: Forensic attention to sexual details or subtle evocation of mood? “The erotic is a realm whereContinue reading “Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby’s”

Members Only: New Club Openings

Take a sneak peek into the world of clubland with our handy guide of the hottest new members club openings… For the fear of missing out: Ned’s Club at The Ned London – Opening early 2017 From Soho House’s Nick Jones and the Sydell Group, owner of Manhattan’s NoMad, The Ned is independent from Soho HouseContinue reading “Members Only: New Club Openings”

Must-See London Exhibitions of 2017

2017 sees a host of creativity across Britain’s capital, from immersive virtual reality fun to the archived wardrobe of the late Princess Diana, Sufiyeh of The Sybarite serves up something for every taste with our exhibition guide below… Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion May 27 2017-February 18 2018 Cristóbal Balenciaga all but reinvented haute couture in theContinue reading “Must-See London Exhibitions of 2017”

ORMER MAYFAIR OPENS

From the shores of Jersey to the heart of London, chef Shaun Rankin’s much-anticipated restaurant Ormer Mayfair arrives within the mirrored walls of the luxury boutique hotel, Flemings Mayfair. Resembling that of a townhouse brasserie; dimmed lighting, forest green velvet booths and white linen tables, it’s no wonder one could get very comfortable here veryContinue reading “ORMER MAYFAIR OPENS”