What's new: Charlotte Tilbury, Azzi Glasser and 'Bud' Crosthwait
The interest in fashion illustration continues apace as specialists Gray M.C.A present the work of illustrator Irwin ‘Bud’ Crosthwait. Crosthwait, who was born in Canada at the start of the first World War, worked prolifically between the 1940s and the 1970s. A selling exhibition of over 60 original fashion illustrations and abstract oils, demonstrates the breadth of his work as fine art student, war artist and, in his final incarnation, fashion illustrator, appearing regularly within the leading fashion publications. Many are unseen works, recently discovered within the home of Bud's muse Ursula Frey. A free talk will take place every day at 1.30pm exploring the importance of fashion illustration today and Crosthwait’s place in it. Between September 17 and 22, at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1.
Charlotte Tilbury brings her awesome award-winning makeup to JohnLewis.com on September 14. To celebrate, John Lewis’s flagship store on Oxford Street is hosting a two-week Backstage Beauty Booth and window dedicated to the brand. Pick a full 45 minute make-over and you could be given the chance to star in Charlotte’s new #WhoCouldYouBe campaign. Email JLbookings-W1@charlottetilbury.com to book in for their 45 minute Charlotte Tilbury Transformation for £15, redeemable against purchase.
This October, uber-parfumeur Azzi Glasser releases her first collection of limited edition fragrances, from her previously unreleased back catalogue, exclusively at Harvey Nichols. Glasser has created bespoke fragrances for Hollywood stars, for art exhibitions including the South Bank’s Meltdown and for designers including Alexander McQueen and Bella Freud so this is a rare chance to nab a really unique scent. Entitled The Parfumeur’s Story, the collection consists of utterly unique 11 fragrances, for both sexes and unisex including Sequoia Wood and Old Books. For £15,000 upwards, you can commission Azzi to create a fragrance for you through the Harvey Nichols Concierge service. www.harveynichols.com