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The Art of Banksy: an unauthorised, private collection

Banksy doesn’t care if you like him. He doesn’t even care if you know who he is. In fact, he really doesn’t care whether you go to see the brilliant showcase of his work that’s [...]

Paula Rego at Tate Britain

Paula Rego (born 1953 in Lisbon, Portugal) is widely considered one of the most distinctive and acclaimed artists of our time. She has worked across seven decades and her latest exhibition at Tate Britain was [...]Art

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

The digitisation of art is a phenomenon the art market has been slowly witnessing for years, accelerated by the limitations imposed by the pandemic. [...]Art

VHILS Solo Show – Latency @ Danysz Gallery, Shanghai

A new solo show by Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, opens this month at Danysz Gallery in Shanghai, with a selection of previously unpublished works. [...]Travel

Heartwarming Travel Trips – State of Being Sanctuary, Portugal

Blogger Nina Rennie discovers Portugal's State of Being horse sanctuary, a chic and brilliantly philanthropic tourism venture. [...]Fashion

Celebrating Independent Makers and their wonderful artisanal work

From his charming little atelier in the El Borne district of Barcelona, Alexis Fasoli crafts sophisticated bags, belts, shoes and other unique accessories. [...]Fashion

Chic Chats #35 – YSSO

“We choose to preserve natural imperfections and be transparent, always, about our business practices.” Alexia Karides, Founder at YSSO. LC: Tell us about your brand, YSSO, and why did you call it that? AK: YSSO [...]

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Chic Chats #25 Mattea Benedetti


Chic Chats #24 – Bianca Elgar

Oxford-based Bianca Elgar is an award-winning designer dedicated to slow fashion and passionate about both supporting British industry and preserving the manufacturing heritage in the UK. [...]View all interviews

What are fashion NFTs – and why is everyone talking about them?

If you've read a fashion-based news article in the last two months, we'd wager it's mentioned the latest fashion (and arts) craze: NFTs. [...]Fashion

The elephant family afternoon tea at The Petersham

Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden is inviting guests for a new afternoon tea as part of the Nurseries’ partnership with the Elephant Family charity. Proceeds are being donated to the charity’s Co-Existence campaign, which aims [...]Fashion

Virtual personal shopping sites: improving our wardrobes and our sustainability credentials?

Are virtual personal shopping sites improving our wardrobes AND our sustainability credentials? One year of pandemic living has dramatically changed how consumers engage with fashion – and we’re not just talking about adopting a 24/7 [...]Art

Prix Pictet’s Confinement and Hope

As we soak up regained freedom of movement and the joy of wandering around reopened galleries, the more time-starved art lovers amongst us should note there are still some brilliant works being showcased online. Two [...]Fashion

Is pre-order fashion the way we’ll all soon be shopping?

In a world where everyone is worried about waste, one of the issues plaguing traditional fashion brands and fast-fashion retailers alike is how to stop over-production. Enter the pre-order model, increasingly being adopted by smaller [...]Luxury

Featuring EQUI – a Walpole 2021 Brand of Tomorrow

Launched in summer 2018, Equi (a reference to equilibrium) has already been awarded the very impressive accolade of being named one of Walpole’s 2021 Brands of Tomorrow.   [...]