[dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid bailey’s new exhibition, Bailey’s East End opened this month to showcase the lifelong work of the Vogue photographers portfolio of the East end dating back to the 60’s until this present day. Bailey continuously revisits the stomping ground of his youth to photograph the streets and their inhabitants.
This fascinating collection of work is set in an historic industrial building in London’s Royal Docks, and sees him return to Newham at a time when the world’s focus is on east London for The 2012 Olympics.
Bailey commented: “What’s amazing about London is that I still go down streets I’ve never been down, it’s amazing, it never ends,” “The East End personifies London for me, or it did – because it’s where I grew up.”
Displaying landscape shots of the area which document physical and social change along with candid portraits of residents. Highlights include a photo of Bailey’s ex-girlfriend, Jean Shrimpton pictured in his family home, and images of his wife Catherine Bailey, taken in the early eighties.
Until August 5 Compressor House, Royal Docks, London.
According to a spokesperson, this September’s Lady Gaga-covered Vogue will have 658 ad pages, which marks a nearly 14% growth from last year–that’s double digit growth on top of double digit growth for the last two years. Teen Vogue‘s September issue will be its largest issue ever (the previous record was held by September’s 2006 Mischa Barton-covered issue, which rang in at 370 pages). Guess those rumors about Condé Nast’s ad pages being down were off the mark… for the most part.
Glamour is reporting ad pages are off by 35, which it accounts to the loss of the food/pharma ad category. The mag is up 10% in luxury business and is up in ad pages for October and November.
To mark Vogue’s record-breaking September issue, the mag is launching a Facebook contest on its page on Friday, asking readers to guess the page count. 100 readers who guess closest to the actual number, to be revealed on Saturday, will win Vogue’s new Editor’s Eyebook (not due out until September) autographed by Vogue editors.
Harvey Nichols will unveil its first stand-alone retail concept for beauty this fall with the opening of Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool.
The 22,000-square-foot, three-story space will be part of Liverpool One, a shopping center built around the streets of the city center. An announcement is expected today.
Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols will be a higher-end proposition, and will offer beauty, skin-care and fragrance ranges from brands such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Estée Lauder, Tom Ford Beauty, Nars, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, Sisley, Laura Mercier and Bliss.
The ground floor will boast treatment- oriented brands, including a Blink Brow Bar, Carita, Espa and the Organic Pharmacy, all of which will be Harvey Nichols’ exclusives in Liverpool. On the first floor, there will be a Champagne and cocktail bar with floor-to-ceiling glass frontage.
The second floor will offer treatments such as unisex waxing by Strip, spray tanning, and specialist services such as Botox, fillers and permanent makeup by Beyond MediSpa.
“We have created a true lifestyle experience where guests can meet friends and appreciate beauty in an aspirational, educational and service driven surrounding,” said Daniela Rinaldi, the store’s group concessions and beauty director who has been spearheading the project.