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Popping to KR

Yesterday I hopped on my bike and went to meet a couple of friends in King’s Road for some shopping. We started with charity shops and that’s where I made my favorite purchase of the day from British Red Cross, which BTW has got a fantastic, well organised shop with some really good stuff on offer. There was a fab black wool skirt from Dolce&Gabbana, Loewe lizard skin purse and much more.

I’ve been wanting a small black satchel bag like this for ages so was very chuffed to find it, it’s made of leather and suede and the size is just right. Wore it to a dinner party last night and it got a lot of compliments.

Afterward, we went to the Saatchi Gallery for a quick look. It was ok, I am not a fan of conceptual art and frankly all the consumerism inspired pieces started to bore me a long time ago. PS their website is horrific.

Today, slightly tired, am yet to plan the day but the following activities are very likely:

Laying on the Clapham Common and reading

Laying in bed and reading/watching Mad Men

Eating a lot

The cycle trip to Richmond Park will not happen….

Autumn Exhibitions – London

It’s only the 2nd of September but it feels like autumn has been with us for a while. Rainy days, cold wind, Wellington boots and umbrellas are the daily reality.

I love autumn, in fact it is my favorite season, but I feel I didn’t have enough sunny days this year.

So what’s out there to look forward to? Well, there is great fashion, few good movies coming out, stodgy food, golden leaves and open fire, there are also few very exciting exhibitions coming out.

Victoria and Albert Museum presents Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970. This exhibition will focus of post war design from around the world, it will show how design was shaped by history and the difference between the West and the Iron Curtain. It will cover design, architecture, film and art of that period. Opens September 25th.

The Hayward Gallery will be showing Andy Warhol Other Voices, Other Rooms from October the 7th. It will be a major retrospective of the artist’s films, TV programmes, painting and illustrations. I wonder what the connection with Capote will be?

Francis Bacon exhibition starts on 11th September at Tate Britain. It will include the triptych Thee Studies for the Crucifixion and portraits of Pope Innocent X. This is something I am really looking forward to see. Furthermore the Turner Prize is back.

Tate Modern – Rothko exhibition opens on 26th September, perfect for everyone who likes big canvases with soft squares.

Royal Academy will show two big exhibitions: objects from collection of the Fondation Maeght by MirĂ³, Calder, Giacometti, Braque from October 4th, and Byzantium 330-1453 from October 25th.

From 15th October National Gallery will treat us with great masters in Renaissance Faces – Van Eyck to Titian.

Apart from the current blockbuster Hadrian at the British Museum look out for Babylon exhibition starting on 13th November.

National Portrait Gallery will have few shows, one of them is a must see – Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005. Starts October 16th.

Additional treats are the opening of the new Saatchi Gallery in October and ICA scrapping their entry fee.

This autumn will be exciting!