Every Friday we bring you five pieces of news worth their weight in gold. We scour the internet so that you don’t have to.
[Disclaimer: just as diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we are fully aware that online articles hold no weight, and as such, given the choice, as we are technically financial advisers, please choose the gold. Having said that, as our good friend Bertrand Russel once stated: “There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge”]
1Peggy Guggenheim: Art Patron, Feminist, Socialite and affair connoisseur
Peggy Guggenheim was born to a wealthy New York family (niece of the founder of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York City) and became internationally equally known for her scandalous affairs (she reportedly answered “My own, or other people's?” when asked how many husbands she has had) as well as for changing the face of 20th century modern art (she discovered among many others Jackson Pollock).
Vanity Fair interviews filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland, whose documentary “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” opens in theatres November 6, on finding the lost tape recordings of interviews with Peggy Guggenheim (literally lost in an old basement) and her undeniable contribution to the art world HERE
Via Forbes – read more
3We have long saluted the late Margaret Thatcher for her ability to find the perfect balance when fusing fashion and power. And just as the pussy-bow blouse made a return to the catwalk this year, Jonathan Jones reports for The Guardian on why the V&A has made a grave mistake refusing to exhibit the fashion collection of The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, this year.
Read more HERE
Christies luckily is more in tune with Mrs Thatchers contribution not only to world history but also her timeless style. Her collection will go on sale on 15 December in London. Please click here for more information
Via The Guardian
4Tis’ the season to be sneezing: Tatler guides us on the not to do list of coming down with the flu with an article on the etiquette of the cold
Via Harper's Bazaar
We leave you with this final quote from Peggy Guggenheim: “I look back on my life with great joy. I think it was a very successful life. I always did what I wanted and never cared what anyone thought. Women’s liberation? I was a liberated woman long before there was a name for it.”