We commissioned Lucie Motion to draw up some whimsical invitations for our future events. Knowing the Pickett company style as she does, she played on these lines and I think her work is so special, a fresh break from the usual photographic image of myself that we normally use!
There is a cacophony of events going on in town this month, with more adventures from food, drink, travel and culture giving a wealth of new and exciting things to do this November.
The Ormiston Bazaar is now in its 5 year and it gets bigger and better each time with a new selection of stall holders and in a bigger venue it grows again.
The venue this year is at St Colombus Church, Pont Street which is a perfect central London location with easy access parking and public transport and now with extended trading hours of 4pm-9pm.
The ‘Beauchamp Bazaar’ will be the perfect place for gifting ideas and a great place to make a start on the festive shopping. As it is just around the corner from our Sloane Street store, perhaps pop in and see us afterwards for anything else to add to the gist list.
Style for Soldiers
I have a long retail history with Emma Willis and huge shop envy when I walk into her store. I adore wearing her shirts which she very kindly gave me for my birthday this year as a thank you for the leather albums I gave to her charity.
When Emma received her MBE in 2015 I was extremely excited as it suddenly gave me faith in the honours system, as it did when Olivia, now Baroness Bloomfield was elevated last month, and a few years back, Baroness Jenkins. All have involvement in social justice, a world that interests me as shown by my work with Ormiston read more...
The advantage of this webbing belt it's that it has elasticity so does not just accommodate waist line fluctuations but it also allows for the current waist band fads of fashion.
The albums are perfect for momento's of events like Emma’s who uses hers for S for S charity
Whilst the McQueen exhibition last year was a block buster I think this year’s new exhibition entitled Revolution at the V&A will quickly become almost as big a block buster. – The heady time of putuli scented Sixties, drugs, sex, rock and roll - oh what an age to be!
Along with Quant, Biba, Kings Road, Carnaby St ,and a bit of Vidal, the iconic's of the period are represented with Keeler Greer references - the earphones are a must as it plays different music per room so the vibe and beat gets you in the groove of the period.
This is not a fashion exhibition as such but a survey of that period of UK history that led the world.
I was introduced to Putney Arts Theatre by Penny Weatherall and I have seen her in The Birds, Equs, A Chorus of Disapproval amongst other very successful shows. Penny is now rehearsing the upcoming production of "Handbagged" where she will be playing Margaret Thatcher so there was a handbag requirement. Nowadays the style of bags worn my Mrs T aren't available but when I started in the business we had a great artisan leather craftsman called Freddie Launer who made the most exquisite bags and some of which my mother had so a quick call and I had located his 2099 model which we are now loaning to the production. I feel sure there will be a synergy between the bag and production and, like Mrs T, the bags of Freddie Launer have a longevity and Mums bag adds the authentic touch to the show which runs from 18th - 22nd Oct, Box Office 0208 788 6943
We have the Jackie O boxy bag for lunch / evening or the smart day bag with a clasp to lift the look.
We have started working this year with BESTLOVED HOTELS, our new accommodation partners. They represent a fantastic collection of quintessential properties across the country, with some great, special offers for Pickett customers.
Here is a seasonal recipe for Herb Roasted Wood Pigeon from one of their inspirational chefs at the Talbot Hotel in Yorkshire. Enjoy!
I am very excited to team up with friends for various events including Emma Jane Knight's event, her Ultimate Cashmere Travel Capsule Collection Bespoke Cashmere Scarf Gifting Service in support of The Born Free Foundation. Along with Wilnelia Forsyth, who has launched an exclusive new range of luxury scented candles evoking her childhood in the Caribbean and also Knightsbridge Rocks Handpicked Vintage and Contemporary Jewellery.
AW2016 LUXURY COLLECTION TRUNK SHOW AT PICKETT, THE ALBANY W1S 3EY: Wed 19 & Thurs 20 Oct: 10am - 6pm with evening refreshments served on Wed 19 Oct 6pm - 8pm
If you are lounging at home in a cashmere jumper why not team and jazz up with the kilim slippers.
And lets not forget, any jewel purchases will need the perfect box for the perfect bauble.
Berliner Zeitung: “Musik, deren Charme man kaum widerstehen kann: Der erste Auftritt des Ensembles in Berlin wurde zum rauschenden Erfolg.“
On September 4th The John Wilson Orchestra made its sensational German debut at the Philharmonie in Berlin as part of the Musikfest Berlin. ‘A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals’ with guest singers Louise Dearman, Matt Ford, Richard Morrison and Scarlett Strallen and is now available to watch on the Berliner Philharmoniker's Digital Concert Hall. For new and existing subscribers to the Berliner Philharmoniker's Digital Concert Hall please follow the link below to enjoy the John Wilson Orchestra live in Berlin!