Posts tagged london
Posts tagged london
Snowy Buckingham Palace, London, England. Buckingham Palace is the primary residence of the royal monarch as well as an art gallery and tourist attraction. The Queen hosts annual Garden Parties, Receptions, and Banquets here as well, and when Queen Elizabeth starts her Tumblr to keep up with Barack Obama I am quite certain she will follow me. And THEN I will get invited to one of those Receptions, yes, yes I will.
I even know what to wear since I read Wikipedia! There is nothing like learning fashion from Wikipedia if you’re the classy sort as I am. Anyhoo, if an evening event at Buckingham Palace is White Tie women wear a tiara, if they own one. (And who doesn’t?) I must get mine out of its plush pink velvet, ivory pearl studded, satin-lined Louis Vuitton hat box and start polishing.
(Alex Segre flickr)
Miss Lily Elsie
Miss Lily Elsie made her name on the opening night of The Merry Widow, in London, on 8th June 1907. Overnight she had the town at her feet. On the stage Elsie seemed mysteriously beautiful with her perfect Grecian profile, enormous blue eyes, and hauntingly sad smile. Tall, cool, and lily-like, she moved with lyrical gestures in a slow-motion grace.
She was a true ‘star’ of Edwardian times, although the word was yet to be used in that context. Magazines produced special supplements about her, adverts featured her picture.
Although her fame and fortune came entirely from public appearances she was painfully shy. After just a few years on the stage she retired to a quite life away from the public eye. She did however leave us with hundreds of pictures, a few gramophone discs, and two films, to remember her by.
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“BBM sent us their new fireplace screens: 1666 AND DCCCXVII A.U.C., commemorating the great fires of London and Rome, respectively. Made of lasercut cor-ten steel plate, each screen is produced in the image of the present-day skylines of Rome and London—the background of the fireplace evokes the “fires that signed their history.”“