Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Happiness and Amanda Harlech
People, this is a double first. Neither Amanda Harlech nor an image of male genitalia has ever appeared before on That's Not My Age. Don't worry, I'm not going to make a habit of posting pictures of men's privates, it's not that kind of blog. But this is art. In fact it's an oil painting by Lady Harlech herself, curator of the 'Happiness Exhibition' at the Haunch of Venison. This is a lovely idea. Lady Harlech's posh friends, sorry, fellow 'celebrity patrons of the arts' have all donated their interpretation of happiness in order to raise funds for the Royal Academy Schools. Amanda Harlech is very nice by the way, and doesn't look half as scary in real life.
A very swanky do, sponsored by Krug, my friend and I sampled their wares and declared it, 'The taste we were born to drink.' This was our version of happiness.
Gorgeous Virginia Bates was there, I'm going to do a whole post about her soon:
Manolo Blahnik contributed a pair of beautiful shoes:
My favourite items were Bella Freud's photograph of her parents, and Neil Tennant's David Bowie album sleeve.
'I look at it and it reminds me of such a happy, wonderful and exciting time,' says Erdem about this dress from his 2009 collection.
Dame Viv has donated one of her t-shirts.
Doesn't he look young? I'm talking about Tony, not Leo Blair.
And here's a full-length picture of Lady Harlech embracing Casual Glamour in Chanel jacket, skinny pants and tan riding boots:
Alex James made an appearance. He carries his cheeses in a battered old suitcase, when I asked how much Good Queen Maud cost he said, 'It's quite expensive.' Didn't see any up for auction, though. Tight git.
If I were to create my own version of happiness it would probably involve food, and something from my globe collection:
How would you interpret happiness?
Happiness runs from 13-20th December 2011. All pieces will be sold via silent auction throughout the week. For all enquiries call 020 7845 7800