Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

1854:  Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) and Prince Albert (1819 - 1861) in a re-enactment of their marriage ceremony. Prince Albert is in military uniform and is wearing his medals.  (Photo by Roger Fenton/Roger Fenton/Getty Images)

Hi everyone, I saw this picture of the royal pair in the English Heritage members magazine, and I couldn't resist publishing it. What a truly romantic photograph of Victoria and Albert at the re-enactment of their marriage ceremony. Queen Victoria's dress is stunning and Prince Albert wears his military uniform. The photograph is part of 'Victoria & Albert: Art & Love exhibition' at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace which brings together over 400 items from the Royal Collection.

You might want to also visit Buckingham Palace for a tour from 27 July - 29 September when the Queen is away at one of her country residences. I have been on this tour and it's absolutely fascinating. You will need a pre-booked ticket.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The World Cup

England's Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard talk while running with teammates during a training session at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus near Rustenburg June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

This morning England is gripped in World Cup fever. Schools and offices are closing early for England's vital game against Slovenia at 15:00 GMT. Want to go out anywhere? This afternoon will certainly be quiet. Come on England!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

How to Wear Jewellery - Solved!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16:  Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives to the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Do you have a jewellery fashion dilemma? I love to help women look their best, comment below with your question and look fashion fantastic!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Bromley Antiques and Contemporary Market

I'm starting out at a new venue on Thursday 24 June. The Bromley Antiques and Contemporary Market is located at the United Reform Church, Widmore Road (next to Boots), 6am - 1.30pm free admission (yes that's right, 6am). I'll be there selling vintage jewellery and vintage bags, and some newer items too. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

The Cow Parsley Walk at Eltham Palace

Hi everyone. We missed the bluebell walk this year, so over the weekend we did what I call 'the cow parsley walk' at Eltham Palace. The old fashioned name for this native flower was 'Queen Anne's Lace', an incredible sight en masse. A walk round the gardens is always an inspiration, and we finished the afternoon with a cream tea!