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Posted on June 29, 2013 by Teresa Cannata'

Are you in the middle of a wardrobe emergency because you’re packing for your summer holidays and you need a swimsuit that makes you look great? You can calm down and stop freaking out because high fashion is here for you. Maybe you can splurge in the real deal or simply take inspiration from it: whatever the case, this two-tone swimsuit by Lanvin is one of the most refined swimwear pieces I’ve ever laid my eyes on. 
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Posted on June 28, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Kristina G Fender studied photography and video technique at  Bellas Artes of Barcelona. She worked in advertising for a while but then she realized it was not for her. So she packed a bag and took the first flight to New York where she became assistant to David Lachapelle and Patrick Damachelier between others. She also worked as digital assistant for artists like Elena Del Rivero and Diane Bell. Now Kristina is a freelancer and she likes to work with babies and motors. Yes, these are her specialties. Quite different one from another, but this his her world. For “Hold it with regard” we have chosen to publish some motor themed shootings. Since Kristina is everywhere a competition or motor gathering is, the amount of work she did is impressing. Enjoy the world of talented Kristina G Fender and wrooooooooooom!


Posted on June 27, 2013 by Marco Maggetto

Here we are. Sales are over, at least online, and all you can find is L and XL sizes. So here is my first “want” for fall winter and it comes from Acne, Swedish fashion brand  founded by Jonny Johansson. Acne is making it very well season by season and you cannot make mistakes with their basic, minimal, pure pieces mixed with some very technical ones made with a certain “northen” mastery.  Take the must have Acne Clark Jacket from fall winter 2013 collection. It’s  an all weather technical jacket in a printed breathable Italian nylon, triple bonded, interior seams finished with contrasting binding. It has four front pockets, velcro tabs at wrists and back, zipper and velcro closure. The fantastic marble print is included and it gives to this piece an unique, non-foliated metamorphic rock, effect. Fall in love with the cold marble feel,  but stay warm in any condition inside.



Posted on June 26, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Those are playful photographs showing figures that bend, twist into unknown positions. Images that show movements that transform the familiar into the unknown. Isabelle Wenzel, by Moritz Firchowlives and works in Amsterdam and portrays perfect acrobatic forms creating surreal and dynamic studies of human bodies in motion. In her series Figures, her female models appear as sculptures on a plinth, bent into strange shapes, cowering and hiding. The result is funny and thought provoking at the same time.

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Posted on June 26, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

WATER  – British Indian Territory – is an enigmatic new artist. He deliver us a new amazing EP -LUNE feat. STONE FOX  on its website for a free download. At the moment, simply the best music in circulation! Download Here


Posted on June 25, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture. The beauty that Homer calls daughter of Zeus and Dione. Aphrodite, the woman, the diva. Rome will tonight celebrate the 13th edition of The Aphrodite Awards, a soirée, entirely dedicated to the figure of females in performing arts, in particular film, fictions, theatre and culture. Women in their total artistic creativity. The prizes will be awarded in the splendid MòMò Republic Building. Ready for the carpet and those blinking dressed? Time to get ready.

Aphrodite Awards, june the 25th Rome, Momò Republic


Posted on June 25, 2013 by Editorial Staff

The last Venice Biennale d’Arte  put a lot of evidence on mature artists. It’s a marvelous  thing considering that in the latest year, in contemporary art, if you weren’t twenty something, you weren’t nothing. Apparently people is starting to appreciate mature body of works and experiences and concepts that had been studied and marinated for years. It’s the case of Andreas Schulze. Born in Hanover in 1955, he studied at the Gesamthochschule Kassel and Stattliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he is Professor of Painting. Along years, Schulze has been recognized as an inventor of a new pictorial world and has developed an unique and unmistakable visual language which explore various facets of contemporary society. The work of Schulze is linked with the Avant Gard movement as Dada, Surrealism and Symbolism and his fundamental theme is the power of painting to create illusion. A game between appearance and reality that you will find at Schulze’s second solo show at Spruth Magers London that will open on 28th June 2013.




Posted on June 24, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Fine leather and precious-long-lasting materials. This is Wotancraft Atelier. Motivated by passion for adventure and photography (their leather Leica covers are just stupendous), Wotancraft has started producing professional camera bags. The result is simply beautiful, made from top quality, these bags are strong, reliable and stylish. Searching for some adventure, roll the film and start a new exploration!

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Posted on June 24, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Not true that normal gets you nowhere. Grace Mirabella served as editor in chief at Vogue between 1971 and 1988 after the reign of Diana Vreeland. The magazine was not going well at that time , her predecessor was misfire and loosing appeal and years were changing, budgets were reduced. Opulence was out of fashion, the country was living a recession, women were hitting the streets to protest against Vietnam or for feminist causes. Women’s “dream” fashion magazine needed to follow up its readers and Mirabella was simply the right person. Born from parents of Italian descent, father was a gambler addict while mother was a feminist, Mirabella entered Conde Nast in 1950.  At that time, Vogue headquarters were not a democratic nor equal place, it was  a crawl for unpaid wealthy girls only but  as a young assistant coming from a lower class, Mirabella cut off for her strong and witty attitude and made a career adopting the less is more philosophy: she were convinced that people were tired of “fashion” and needed clothes. For that reason, she is responsible for creating the image of a generation of women called “business women” as she saw fashion as a way to show evidence that a woman can rise in power. There weren’t so many ribbons in what Mirabella was featuring in Vogue during those years as editor in chief, but if you pay attention to what she did during her short period there , you will see she cut many, literally. And still, in a way, she is what fashion needed in those time and maybe needs now. As the pendulum come and goes, sometimes it’s better to be grounded. And that’s where the genius of Mirabella was.


Posted on June 20, 2013 by Editorial Staff

There is nothing like going elegant when outside is hot as hell like these days. Most people, simply give up to esthetics in order to stay fresh. But it’s not always true that going naked is the solution. There are fabrics that not only keep your body isolated from heat but they normally do a  natural sunscreen protection and absorbs humidity. And, there is nothing better than a light, baggy blouse to be fresh and elegant all day. Here is the best blouse of Spring Summer 2013. It comes from a brand called Fabric Division that aims to re define sportswear with an urban utility look without loosing any chic. Check the entire collection and love their relaxed silhouette that can be adjusted to any preference in fit and proportions.


Posted on June 20, 2013 by Editorial Staff

It was way too hot and way too cool!

All images by Luca Andriani

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Posted on June 19, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

IAMAMIWHOAMI is an electronic music and multimedia project by Swedish singer- songwriter Jonna Lee . The project was conceived together with Lee’ s long time producer, Claes Bjorklund.  Critically well- received,  music and visuals contain elements of electronic music  sub-genres such as ambient, synthpop, dream pop and trip hop. Last concept album ‘ BOUNTY ‘ is out on TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Records and two new remixes by Moby and Joe Goddard are online to be heard at Soundcloud.


Posted on June 18, 2013 by Editorial Staff

“I played with birch strips in different thicknesses and hurled them around the supporting structure. In order not to divert attention from the nest of birch strips, I have chosen to make a very anonymous upholstered cushion in a dusty chocolate brown which plays beautifully with the pale birch. It was natural for me that the chair had a soft center to create references to the bird’s nest, that are typically lined with down, to form a confident frame for eggs and chicks!”

Copenhagen based designer Nina Bruun, has created this futuristic Nestle chair with a simple supporting structure consisting  of a bottom, a seat and four stabilizing legs. The seat obviously reminds of a bird’s nest and leaves the viewer with a sense of cozy feeling. The pale birch, in contrast with the chocolate brown of the cushion creates a playful situation and a natural sense of confidence. The idea and its impulse into a piece of furniture are here characterized by clean aesthetics. It seems as if particular priority on the raw material and its quality is given to functional properties. Nina Bruun ability to convey a sense of identity and beauty is astonishing.

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Posted on June 18, 2013 by Editorial Staff

It’s a Miles Aldridge summer. British artist/photographer  is having it’s major retrospective at  Somerset House London called “I Only Want You to Love Me” from 10th July till 29th September 2013 . In parallel with that, London’s premium photography gallery Brancolini Grimaldi is proud to announce its first Aldridge exhibition: a project made of  a complete set of 32 plates from Miles Aldridge’s Carousel, a new limited edition portfolio, as long as some contrasted blocks of pure color applied using silkscreen printing against his iconic images. If you happen to be in London this summer, get two dives into the world of this very special artist.

A slightly uncomfortable quality is what I’m after. I don’t feel like making happy pictures about beautiful models being content… these pictures… they’re pictures of humans not mannequins. They’re troubled, wounded and confused, questioning who they are now that they have everything they want.”



Posted on June 17, 2013 by Teresa Cannata'

A bit of glitter has never hurt anyone, right? This is so much true when times are dark and you feel you need something to cheer you up. As for me, I will always praise the woman who has been literally spreading the word of glitter in recent years. I’m referring to Lynn Chrisman, the creator of the indie nail polish brand Lynnderella, whose creative adventure is a constant source of magic. Talismans and Birthstones is the brand’s latest, exciting collection – 13 shades paying homage to precious and semi-precious stones, each one symbolizing a different month (plus a wild card).
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Posted on June 17, 2013 by Francesca Lanni

Hello.. I’m back! This is a gorgeous fruity dessert I made, hoping you will forgive my absence once you try this..

Ingredients: 85g shelled pistachios,1tsp cornflour,1tsp white wine vinegar,4 egg whites,200g golden caster sugar

Heat the oven to 140C. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and place the pistachio nuts into a shallow roasting tin and toast in the oven for about 7-10 mins until golden. Place in a food processor and blitz until coarsely ground. Blend the cornflour and vinegar to a paste. In a large clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, then gradually add the sugar a tbsp at a time until it forms a stiff glossy mixture. Fold most of the pistachios into the meringue, reserving about 2 tbsp. Finally stir through the cornflour mixture. Spoon the mixture onto the baking tray to make four large meringue nests, using the back of the spoon to hollow out the centres. Sprinkle with the reserved pistachios and bake for about 45 mins until firm and crisp on the outside. Turn off the oven, but leave the meringues in to dry out in the warmth until completely cold. To serve, place a meringue on each plate and spoon a little crème fraîche into the middle. Sprinkle over the seasonal berries and serve. Isn’t it delicious?



Posted on June 17, 2013 by Editorial Staff

He was one of advertising’s masters. He was a true original and unique creative mind. His Agency operated in San Francisco from late fifties till sixties. He was a rule breaker used to work with big industry names and huge budgets, but despite that, he never did a TV commercial and was famous for turning down clients in order to keep his business small and ethic. He made a silent revolution creating adverts that were never repetitive but unique and entertaining where potential clients were considered everything but passive subjects. Howard Luck Gossage is also credited to be the first person on earth to be using the word “interactive”. 

The real fact of the matter is that nobody reads ads. People read what interest them, and sometimes it’s an ad”.



Posted on June 14, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Fourth work by  Karl Dmitri Bishop . Born and lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Title: “Daughter Of Darkness”


Posted on June 13, 2013 by Marco Maggetto

As the infamous sub tropical African anticyclone is approaching old Europe and finally summer is arriving, it’s clearly time to think about fall winter. As you know, we like to visually prepare our readers in order to arrive to the next shopping season with an educated eye. So here is our first proposal and we are talking about cashmere. King of wools, warming illustrious, body best friend.  Muusa Luxury Loungewear is an Italian brand specialized in Luxury Spa and Resort apparel straight from Umbria, the Italian region  internationally renowned for its standards of excellence in cashmere craftsmanship. Muusa creates top quality, easy  and comfortable pieces that are soft, warm and made with yarns that reach ethereal lightness thanks to the cutting edge technology involved in the production process. A strong, yet very light yarn that provides the highest levels of purity and fiber control. Muusa collection is also multifunctional and every single garment can be worn in different ways according to mood and occasion. Write it down on the top of your list and remember this name for your next cashmere shop. Muusa is a great great option.


Posted on June 13, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Sonia Rentsch is a Melbourne-based designer, art director and still life stylist, an expert in crafting concepts. Graduated from Australia’s RMIT University in industrial design in 2002, she has worked for such clients as Christian Dior and L’Oreal. With an eye for composition, she strives to find beauty in everything. In her Harm Less series Rentsch defuses the powers of modern weaponry by constructing guns, grenades and bullets completely from organic objects, and flowers. The shape and form are really convincing. Rentsch work looks influenced by Sarah Illenberger’s work, with whom she had the opportunity to work with in Berlin. Take a deep dive into her extensive portfolio of work, it’s amazing!

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Posted on June 12, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Pitti Uomo 84 is redrawing the map of contemporary menswear and of the fair itself, focusing even more on the products and looks that are leading today’s markets. From the brands featured in the Main Pavilion, through the collections at Futuro Maschile, Touch! and L’Altro Uomo to I Play, the newest addition to the roster, men’s fashions find their most perfect, innovative and market-oriented showcase in Florence. This international scope is also reflected in the buyers: of the more than 30,000 visitors who attended the last summer edition of the fair, nearly 18,000 were buyers representing the world’s major large and small retailers. Are you sure you want to miss it? From june the 18th til the 21st Fortezza da Basso, Florence, come join us.


Posted on June 12, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

There goes the Miranda Sensorex. A 35 mm SLR system film camera manufactured by Miranda which had interchangeable prism and the front-mounted shutter release. Miranda featured a low noise shutter and vibration-free mirror mechanism. The Miranda Camera Company, originally named the Orion Camera Company, manufactured cameras in Japan between 1955 and 1978. Many Miranda SLRs had advanced or sophisticated features for their day.  To me it looks pretty Nikonish..but..


Posted on June 12, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Forget the Hercules and Jessica6 now Nomi Ruiz goes solo with her new ‘ Borough Gypsy Mixtape’ to discover the roots of soul and hip-hop. Nomi Ruiz, born in New York city in 1986,  is on tour in Europe (Italy included) w/ COCOROSIE, check dates here.

Listen ‘ Borough Gypsy Mixtape’ on Soundcloud


Posted on June 11, 2013 by admin

Art after Art Basel. Life after a long season of openings and fairs that started last October with Frieze London and ends this week. So many things happened and now, across our continent, the art world is finally on holiday. Who doesn’t go on holiday is old spot New York that with its many “summer” openings will keep its art crowd closed inside museums at least for some hours.  James Turrel at Guggenheim Museum, for example, will open on June 21th and for sure it won’t be an “end of the season” event. Turrerl’s  first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 will center on the artist’s breathtaking  explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. The Guggenheim “rotunda”  will be  filled with shifting artificial and natural light in order to obtain the most dramatic transformation ever conceived in the museum. Other works by James Turrel will be displayed in the Annex Level galleries.  Art doesn’t go on holiday, at least in New York.



Posted on June 11, 2013 by admin

We love arts collectives. They are beyond any kind of self proclamation and they produce art that always looks fresh as if it’s has been done in the last semester of an art course. It’s a game, the game of making art. It’s pure intent that makes of collectives a super energetic way of expressing a story with less “conditions”, with no, at least in the beginning,  external instructions. Don’t get us wrong, Gallerists and Curators are very important in the process, as important as artists, but sometimes it’s great to see concepts that are less edited and more “wild”. And wild is a word for the Bruce High Quality foundation from  Brooklyn, New York City. “Created to foster an alternative to everything” in 2004, the collective is made of five, maximum eight and rotating members all coming out from the prestigious , and invented, Bruce High Quality Foundation University.  TBHQF’s  name comes from a fictional artist “Bruce High Quality” that died in the 9/11 attacks and , off course,  was created with the intent of protesting against the “star-making machinery of the art market”. Whatever is making movies, creating gigantic mice or floating Islands of parkland tugged around the New York Harbor, The Bruce High Quality foundation is a fundamental name in contemporary art, check them out. Continue Reading →

1983-2013, 30 YEARS OF G-SHOCK!

Posted on June 10, 2013 by admin

The Casio G-Shock is the case of a digital innovative clock that marked the 80’s trend but remains today as fashionable as the first day. By celebrating  its 30th birthday, Maison Martin Margiela has created a special watch in a limited edition of 3000 pieces. G-Shock by Maison Martin Margiela has a removable mirrored silver leather wristband and transparent face. It’s maybe one of the best looking and unique G-Shock ever seen. Super want. Super recommended.


Posted on June 10, 2013 by admin

She really did cut a watery ribbon! Esther Jane Williams, the million dollar star, the competitive swimmer and movie actress. Known for her beauty, class and swimming records, she was queen of acqua musicals, featuring in many elaborate performances of synchronized swimming and diving. Williams was enthusiastic about swimming in her youth and when she became an actress, elaborate aquatic sets were in fact built for her. Williams’s fame and her scant clothing, led her to see the machinery of Hollywood sharply, the lust, the greed, the vanity. Named “The Mermaid” by Clarke Gable, she was also known for being the queen of Hollywood’s gossip. Her 1999 memoir, The Million Dollar Mermaid, she dished the dirt as few others had, by being shameless, and shamelessly funny. We will all miss her badly. She is survived by her family and by us all, a sparkling star of the real Golden Hollywood era.

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t in a swimsuit.  There were all those hours and weeks and years of competitive swimming-and magic movie swimming” Esther 


Posted on June 7, 2013 by admin

Third work by  Karl Dmitri Bishop . Born and lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.


Posted on June 7, 2013 by admin

“Our aim is to bring happiness into people’s lives by creating for them light, bright, vibrant and happy interiors where they can find refuge from the busy world of markets and events. Each of our interiors is a work of art hand-painted to meet the needs of discerning clients.”

Since 1986 exquisite de Gournay, has revived ancient traditions, continuing techniques that began in the 17th century by employing a team of highly skilled artists to paint traditional Chinoiserie, Japanese and Korean and 19th century French Papiers wallpapers. The result is brilliant. The antique wallpapers give life to colourful flora and fauna. A family owned company, De Gournay’s products are still very much influenced by the eclectic tastes and styles of its founder, who continues to travel the world in search of inspiration. Across a wide collection of products the resulting piece of work involves many hours of intricate craftsmanship.

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Posted on June 6, 2013 by admin

I spend many time, and money, in search for the perfect wallet. Branded, in leather, in crocodile, in logged plastic, in logged canvas, like a squeezebox, like a pillow. I tried it all. An object you handle many times a day should be perfect and functional, and cannot have any lack especially if it costs a quarter of your salary. In many years, none of my wallets reached that perfect level of functionality. One was  too big, one was too small. One was keeping a lot of cash but has very poor space for credit cards. One was too elegant, another was too pretentious and everyone tough there was a lot of money in it and someone steal it . But I never had that much money inside so I hope they sell it in eBay for a good price. And for me it was over. The epoch of the deluxe wallet is over. When  I saw these marvelous colored plastic Alifie Design wallets, I decided to try. Unexpansive, full of space for credit cards, light, happy in glossy colors. Using them for 3 years and they are so perfect. Plastic wins leather?


Posted on June 5, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

THUMPERS are comprised of long friend Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. -their colourful, exuberant alt- pop celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories.

‘Underkinder’ (A Tougher Love) was recorded in their Warwickshire hometown where the London -based duo decamp to write and produce all of their music. The single features additional vocals from Marcus’ sisters – true to the band’s tight knitted collaborative vision – alongside astral synths and lush melodies to create their headly blend of modern pop:

Their EP ‘ Unkinder’ is out now on Transgressive Records


Posted on June 5, 2013 by admin

Oh you must visit Rome! And ah! You can’t miss the Villa Borghese! Of course you can’t miss visiting France too…and the rest of the world maybe…By the way, this is Borghese by French designers Noé Duchaufour Lawance. This is by La Chance, the French design brand. It’s a light sofa inspired by the stone pines of the Villa Borghese in Rome. The structure is in metal and reproduces the network of green branches and cushions. The ensemble creates a restful and comfortable landscape. Enjoy your home villa!


Posted on June 4, 2013 by admin

If you are still hanged to high heels, this is not your summer. If you are still going to the beach with a pair of wooden/corked platforms, again, you’d better stay in the city. If you think your neon pedicure is sexy, well that was very long ago. And if you think that high heels are forever, you are never been so wrong. The highly anticipated, and expected, flat and toes covered season has arrived. Loafers, light cotton sneakers, or espadrilles, you have plenty of choice to be close to earth and walk in comfort. In case you need some inspiration on flats, on my golden book there is a new name I suggest. It’s  Lika Mimika, it’s a young brand that produces its marvelous espadrilles in Spain adding to the classic Picasso’s favorites this inner shoe with breathable and skin friendly organic leather that makes the difference in terms of comfort.  Lika also produces a “gourmand” loafer line (model above is called “Menta Loafer”) that is made with Italian goat suede and organic calf  that can be chosen for more summery, yet elegant, moments. Jump into flats, enjoy your summer and…Mojitos please!


PHoto ESPANA 2013

Posted on June 4, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Between June 5 and July 28, PHotoEspaña 2013, the XVI edition of the international festival of photography and visual arts, presents 74 exhibitions with works by 328 artists from 42 countries and an ample selection of public and professional activities. This year PHE13 delves into eroticism and explores the erotic vision without a body, directed towards the world around us. Conversely, it shows non-erotic photographic creation whose protagonist is the human body. The human being and images thereof have been instrumental in the fights for gender liberation and vindication, sexual orientation and the battle against discrimination. PHE will focus on these and other politics as well as in the artistic practices in which the body is a cultural ground. PHotoEspaña is one of the central international forums for photography. Each year the Festival attracts more than seven hundred thousand people and receives acclaim from prestigious critics, making it the most popular cultural event in Spain. The Festival is an exceptional occasion for discovering images, videos and installations created by outstanding national and international photographers and visual artists.


Posted on June 3, 2013 by admin

FREITAG is present at 55th Biennale di Venezia with a pop up store and a brand new line of totes dedicated to the most famous Art Expo in the world. For the occasion the Swiss company, famous for making recycled tarps its only raw material , has created a special model called 553 Tote Bag also baptized FENEDIG. “Venedig”  is  Venice  in German and 553 is the distance in km between the lagoon city and the historical F-abbrica of FREITAG in Zurich.  Available in two measures, Fenedig has a “purse in the purse” special feature and, like every Freitag product, is waterproof and lifelong resistant. Art Contemporary groupies, this is the tote for you.

FREITAG Pop-up Store
Castello 5248/a, Campo Santa Maria Formosa – Venezia


Posted on June 3, 2013 by admin

Isabella the icon, the English magazine editor, the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, the talent detector of Stella Tennant, Sophie Dahl, as well as Alexander McQueen. Isabella Blow, Anna Wintour’s assistant and later Andre Leon Talley’s, friend to Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat. When in 1986 she returned to London (from NYC) she became fashion director of Tatler and the Sunday Times Style magazine. Isabella and her idiosyncratic wardrobe, her styling career. Isabella’s inimitable personality and the epic legacy she left behind when in 2007 she committed suicide. Her  extensive personal collection of clothes, her love of eccentric hats, her distinctive, eclectic style  which made her become fashion’s editor and eventually fashion director at Tatler. “Isabella…made our world more vivid, trailing color with every pace she took. It is a sorrier place for her absence. When I visited her beloved clothes in a storage room in South Kensington, it seemed quite clear the collection would be of immense value to a great many people.  Daphne Guinness – best friend. What other elements do you need to call her a ribbon cutter?