Sunday, December 08, 2013

Blow Off My Mind...

Today turned out to be a rather nice winter Sunday in London. I love doing something a bit cultural so my friend and I went to Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore exhibition at Somerset House and it's simply stunning!

For those of you who haven't heard of Blow, here is how Vogue sums up her life: "Born Isabella Delves Broughton in 1958, she was a fashion editor, consultant, muse and nurturer of young fashion talent in her lifetime. Blow was renowned and admired for her extrovert dress sense, red lipstick and a hat. To many, Blow embodied English eccentricity. She was also renowned for her unique ability to spot and nurture design talent; she discovered many of the British fashion industry's leading figures such as Phillip Treacy and Alexander McQueen. Blow famously bought McQueen's entire graduate collection for £5,000, and began supporting him and his talent in any way she could. Blow had suffered from depression all her life and in the years leading up to her death in 2007 she attempted suicide numerous times. After drinking weedkiller Blow died in hospital on May 7 2007."

Not only was the exhibition beautiful but also contained just the right balance between learning about Blow's (eccentric yet sad) life and her sense of fashion. Honestly, there were some extraordinary pieces in the exhibition and it really made me think that I should experiment with my own style a bit more!

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