I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’re getting a bit fed up of The World’s Longest Winter (as we are now calling it). And so, instead, we are dreaming of sunshine. Of Rio. Of looking as good as Amber Valetta (always been my favourite supermodel) does in this fabulous Mario Testino shoot on Ipanema beach. If we were to jet off to Rio this weekend, we’d be staying here or even perhaps here. We’d certainly be going here and maybe even wearing something from Carina Duek or Osklen. It goes without saying we’d be buying some of these.Seeing: the David Bowie exhibition at V&A. With full access to Bowie’s archive, this extraordinary exhibition promises to give an invaluable insight into the creative mind of one of the world’s most iconic stars. Reviews just in. And, they’re great. 23rd March- 11th August. You know what Bowie looks like, so just to demonstrate how influential he has been, here are two Vogue covers featuring Kate Moss in full Ziggy Stardust mode.
Seeing (part two): If we were in Edinburgh (and my husband is this weekend, although I doubt he’ll do this), we’d go to see the House of Annie Lennox exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Featuring photographs, videos and her best costumes from the three decades, it’s a must for any Eurythmics fan. 23rd March – 30th June.
Shopping: at the J M Davidson sample sale. If you’re in London today or tomorrow, head to the 20th Century Theatre on Westbourne Grove (W11) where you can pick up clothes, bags and accessories by this fantastic label. 11.30 -8pm today, 9am-6pm Saturday.
Contemplating: this new spin on the ongoing Having it All debate.
Loving: this leopard print Merino wool knit from Jaeger, which interestingly was on sale in Westfield, but isn’t online (so check in store if you want to buy it). I’d wear with skinny jeans (rolled up if warm) and flats.
…theatre tickets like mad things for Broadway transfer, Once, the story of two young songwriters who fall in love. It’s a musical with a difference: the actors play all the music (and thus instruments) live, on stage. It won eight – count ’em – Tonys and a Grammy. On now at London’s, Phoenix theatre. Buy tickets here.
Reading: up on our favourite literary heavyweights (and some others who carry their erudition lightly) for the London Literature Festival at London’s Southbank Centre (20 May – 4 June, 2013). Book now for talks by Claire Tomalin (who gives five lecture on literary icons), Lionel Shriver, Jarvis Cocker, Rupert Everett, Audrey Niffenegger, Barbara Kingsolver,William Dalrymple…plus music, short plays and live poetry.
Wondering Is there life after work? (I’ve been thinking about this article since first I read it.)
Coveting: These fab new neon box clutches from Zara. What’s that? £19.99 you say? Treat yourself to one of each.
A&N at W&W
IMAGES: Mario Testino; Conde Nast; Satoshi Saikusa, Once, Time Out, Zara