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A week or two ago, I (finally) got to draw the one and only Naomi Campbell in London, thanks to Mr Michael Boadi, hairdresser extraordinaire, who set up our meeting. I loved the idea of her as Josephine Baker at the height of 'Le Tumulte Noir.' Luckily, my friend Virginia Bates, Queen of Vintage, (TM) was on hand with a treasure trove of accessories including 1920s feather fans and birds of paradise, a silver Azute shawl and this 'Palazzo' headdress by Stephen Jones in ice cream colours. The…

A week or two ago, I (finally) got to draw the one and only Naomi Campbell in London, thanks to Mr Michael Boadi, hairdresser extraordinaire, who set up our meeting. I loved the idea of her as Josephine Baker at the height of 'Le Tumulte Noir.' Luckily, my friend Virginia Bates, Queen of Vintage, (TM) was on hand with a treasure trove of accessories including 1920s feather fans and birds of paradise, a silver Azute shawl and this 'Palazzo' headdress by Stephen Jones in ice cream colours. The…

A conversation with Virginia Bates, owner of the famous boutique ‘Virginia’ on Portland Road, London.

A conversation with Virginia Bates, owner of the famous boutique ‘Virginia’ on Portland Road, London.

Virginia Bates: The Lives and Loves of a National Treasure | London-In-Sight Blog

Virginia Bates: The Lives and Loves of a National Treasure | London-In-Sight Blog

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