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Here Today, Curated by Tinsel and Twinkle

Friends and pro-femme artists Tinsel Edwards and Twinkle Troughton have married their nonpareil visions for the curation of “Here Today,” an exhibition featuring the work of 11 contemporary female creatives, themselves included. In a very vintage-friendly fashion, the duo has chosen works which take historical ideas and bring them into the 21st century.

Multi-media art, including paintings, sculptures, found objects and more by the likes of women including Sonia Blair, Lakhi Sangha, and Kathy Barber will be on display during the show’s run. Nostalgic, yet modern; political, yet funny; the exhibition is an exploration of the past’s effect upon the present, as viewed through a feminine lens.

Here Today, Curated by Tinsel and Twinkle
When: 3 December – 8 December 2010, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: At the Outside World, 44, Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
www.theoutsideworld.co.uk

Yohji Yamamoto at the Victoria and Albert Museum

As one of the world’s most visionary living designers, Yohji Yamamoto has made profound contributions to fashion in the 30 years since his Paris debut. A true vanguard, Yamamoto’s work has been celebrated by discerning editors and arts organisations the world over.

Given Vintage Secret’s own obsession with the avant garde icon, we’re eagerly awaiting Yamamoto’s first solo exhibition in the UK, kicking off on 12 March 2011 at the Victoria and Albert Museum London. His forward-thinking, futuristic garments will be displayed alongside Renaissance sculptures and marble staircases, the exhibition designed by long-time Yamamoto collaborator Masao Nihei. The retrospective will be the first to exhibit items from his menswear collections, in addition to mixed media—from photographs to films—reflecting the depth of Yamamoto’s prolific career.

Tickets to the exhibition are £7, with concessions available. Keep an eye on the V&A website for more information in the new year. V&A members may attend for free.

© Photograph by Ronald Stoops

Yohji Yamamoto at the Victoria and Albert Museum
When: 12 March – 10 July 2011
Where: The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, +44 (0)20 7942 2000
Price: £7.00, concessions available; V&A members attend for free

Bedtime Stories by 40 Winks

The divine and decadent Bedtime Stories host two nights of Tales To Make You Weep (or at least shed a tear or two…) on the 15th and 16th of December.

Bedtime Stories work with a fantastic team of professional storytellers and actors assembled by our Curator of Ever More Curious Tales, Miss Rachel Rose Reid, and their latest programme has been specifically devised to tease, tantalize and terrify you in equal measure. Squealing with delight, sobbing and applauding wildly and enthusiastically are all encouraged, falling asleep during the performances is not.

The hauntingly beautiful Bedtime Story Nights, held monthly at 40 Winks, have had rave reviews in several glossy magazines and broadsheets and were even included in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine list of the 14 most amazing things to do in the world.

Their story nights are a totally unique experience in London, bursting with genuine charm, warmth and humour. Working with a fantastic team of professional storytellers and actors, assembled by Curator of Ever More Curious Tales, Miss Rachel Rose Reid, their latest programme has been devised to tease, tantalize and terrify in equal measure. Squealing with delight, sobbing and applauding wildly and enthusiastically are all encouraged. Falling asleep during the performances is not (fear not, this unlikely to happen).

A very strict dresscode of pyjamas and nighties is rigorously enforced, so do bring something delicious along to wear otherwise you may be compelled by Mr Carter to stand outside in the cold.

Tickets are £25 and include scrumptious nibbles and Hendrick’s cocktails

Times: Doors open at 19:00, performances start at 20:00

Booking: E-mail reservations@40winks.org or phone +44 (0)207 790 0259

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