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Anna Wintour Made a Dame

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The effortlessly stylish editor of Vogue was created a Dame of the British Empire by her Majesty the Queen; a role she will no doubt make her own. Sporting a pink Chanel suit and her trademark bob for the ceremony, Wintour was made a Dame for her services to fashion and journalism, following in the footsteps of her father, who was a newspaper editor.

Wintour once said that she didn’t think of herself as a powerful person, though her hands-on approach to editing led to her acquiring a formidable persona within the fashion journalism world. There can be no doubt that it is this approach, plus surrounding herself with an excellent team, that has made American Vogue the publication it is today.

Artistic director at Condé Nast and an organiser of the New York Met Gala, so recently in the news, her damehood must surely be the jewel in the crown of such a glittering career. SEEN is fascinated to see what Dame Anna Wintour will do next.

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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?