Monday 11 June 2012

    Banksy Diamond Jubilee graffiti

     

    Street artist Banksy is believed to have stencilled two pictures as a contribution to the  Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

    This painting of Her Majesty sporting David Bowie’s signature Ziggy Stardust face paint appeared in the artist’s hometown of Bristol yesterday morning. The image of the Queen with her eyes shut mirrors that of Bowie’s original Aladdin Sane album cover, with the main difference being the substitution of the original orange and blue face paint for a more patriotic red and blue.

    Banksy Sewing Boy :: The picture shows a young boy of Asian origin hunched over a sewing machine and uses Union Jack bunting as an apparent nod to uniquely British celebrations.  Created in Banksy’s conspicuous black-and-white style, the picture shows the little boy kneeling on the pavement and frowning in concentration while he works. Wearing a t-shirt, shorts and sports visor on backwards, he appears to use an old-fashioned, Singer-type sewing machine to stitch the red, white and blue bunting, which extends far behind him to be strung up on a wall.

    {Images and source: Telegraph UK}

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    Sunday 10 June 2012

    Singing in the reign!

     

    and their were parties everywhere… union flags and bunting out in force, dancing in the streets, high teas, pomp, ceremony, royal command concerts and parade paying tribute to the monarch.

    I love the British sense of humour!

    It’s 60 years on the British throne.

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    Tuesday 26 April 2011

    Union Jack Love

     

    In vogue is the Union Jack and British flag-themed interiors ~ I’m enamoured.

    Oh, it is the Royal Wedding countdown!

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    Wednesday 15 December 2010

    Celebrating the Union Jack

     

    Kate Moss dressed in recycled union jack flags

    The vintage Russell Sage Union Jack jacket joins forces with a short tulle dress hand embroidered with guipure and silk taffeta from Elie Saab Couture.

    Looking patriotic in makeshift Union Jack trousers by Katie Eary, worn with a Gaultier’s beaded Deco top.

    {Images of Kate Moss: Mario Testino, Vogue October 2008; Vogue 2009 top image}

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    Wednesday 15 December 2010

    The London Club

     

    I don’t care to belong to any club that would have me as a member. Groucho Marx

    vintage pieces capturing the essence of proper

    British style (think hats, bow-ties & blazers).

    {oldyarns} has The London Club collection of reclaimed vintage and linen bags

    sourced from vintage & reclaimed materials, so nothing here is perfect.

    we believe this only enhances the beauty of our pieces,

    highlighting their past stories & travels.

    all {oldyarns} pieces are handmade or hand selected by {oldyarns}

    each object is special, telling an almost forgotten story

    Gentleman’s Clubs

    There are some 25 traditional London gentlemen’s clubs of particular note, from the Athenaeum to White’s, included in the list of London’s gentlemen’s clubs. A gentlemen’s club is a members-only private club of a type originally set up by and for English upper classmen in the eighteenth century, and popularised by English upper-middle class men and women in the late nineteenth century. Today, some are more open about the gender and social status of members.

    {Images and items for sale via old yarns}

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    Saturday 27 November 2010

    Loving + the Union Jack

     


    union jack

    national flag of the United Kingdom; a composite of Saint George’s cross (England) and Saint Andrew’s cross (Scotland) and Saint Patrick’s Cross (Ireland).


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    Saturday 27 November 2010

    Dreaming of London with fingers + toes crossed

     

    I submitted an application yesterday for a $10,000 scholarship  to attend an international conference in London next year ~ I have everything crossed!

    Maybe dressing up as a Queen’s Palace Guard will help…..

    {Image: Leather and horsehair had by Soren Bach worn with Union Jack cap. Dior Haute Couture embroidered tulle and lace dress.}


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