In conjunction with the LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL, Hugo Vickers-Beaton's biographer, lectures on Cecil Beaton with excerpts from Beaton's diaries and illustrations. here
The London lecture 25/09/09
along with the lecture the launch of" the SKETCHBOOK" Collection adapted from Beaton's fashion drawings in his THE GLASS OF FASHION. The designs are presented in fabrics and papers. One of the most delightful of the collection is Saucy Sailors, and Garbo's Eye. (click here for the link)
at the least get a copy of this delicious Beaton confection
& this oh, irresistible
(from the site)
"Have your portrait taken in a classic Beatonesque pose by professional photographer James McMillan."
Dress for the occasion - bring your own props, hats, jewels and accessories to make your picture a witty, glamorous and memorable recreation of a classic Beaton image. Take Cecil Beaton's advice and '...Be daring, be different, be impractical...'!
Norma ShearerMy Pick- and I don't have to bring a thing, except Francois Nars .
What about You?
Norma Shearer is quite my favorite from the era, unless it is Garbo- but who doesn't moon of Garbo, Beaton certainly did.