Viv & Jack

Hey, so ya know I have a case of anglophilitis (want some evidence, check here). So imagine my delight upon discovering this baby -- part of the new Vivienne Westwood collection for Cole & Son

Yes, it's beat up Union Jack wallpaper from the Queen of the Kings Road herself. I would soooo love to use this somewhere. Vivienne Westwood is such a super cool bad-ass lady with crazy talent. I saw her up close and in the flesh a couple of years ago and was taken completely by surprise. It was the press preview of the Anglomania exhibit at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. I happened to be in town for a press event and managed to get myself into the preview. So, there I was, engrossed in one of the most sensational fashion exhibits I've ever seen. I looked up and there was Hamish Bowles from Vogue. I was totally star struck my him and actually followed him around for a bit, secretly trying to get a good pic (I know, I'm a bit of a freak). Anyhoo, just a few minutes later and I looked around and there was Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Ozwald Boateng. I was totally surrounded by some of the biggest names in British fashion. Amazing. Then I spotted a major crowd forming with cameras and lights etc. And it was her -- Vivienne. I'll try to find some of my pics from that day and post them. 

As for Cole & Son, I was treated to a tour of the factory when I was in London a while back and I'm dying to tell you more about it. You'll have to stay tuned to the pages of STYLE AT HOME for that though (I'll let you know!).