TALES FROM BELLA'S WORLD...

Camila Batmanghelidjh

Camila Batmanghelidjh

  I had tears in my eyes when I read an interview with Camila Batmanghelidjh. It moved me the way she spoke about the young people she worked with through her charity Kids Company, her...

101 YEARS OF LUCIAN FREUD

101 YEARS OF LUCIAN FREUD

Last week I went to the archives of the National Portrait Gallery to look at some of the 47 sketch books our family donated after my father's  death in 2011. Sarah, Tanya and Carys,...

Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan

Few people have the ability to leave those they encounter with the feeling that they have been gifted a unique and treasurable exchange, never to be forgotten. Shane MacGowan had this power. Shane was no...

MARTIN AMIS

MARTIN AMIS

I remember what I was wearing when I first met Martin Amis. My then husband, the writer James Fox, was a great friend of Amis’ and of his new wife the writer Isabel...

SIGH, CRY, ALMOST DIE

SIGH, CRY, ALMOST DIE

When I was a child in the late 1960’s my mother took us to live in Morocco for a couple of years. We didn’t have a lot of possessions but I was allowed...

BELLA FREUD X KING & MCGAW

BELLA FREUD X KING & MCGAW

I have sketchbooks going back years, filled with drawings of words. Until now my canvas has been jumpers and t-shirts, now the words are returning to paper of the most beautiful quality, printed by artisans and masters at King and McGaw. I am honoured to be part of their repertoire.
Bella Freud Autumn Winter

Bella Freud AW22

The Bella Freud Autumn-Winter 2022 (AW22) collection evokes an inquisitive and daring youthful spirit. Bella says: “It is important in fashion that you don't relax into being repetitive.”

AND GOD CREATED SUSIE...

AND GOD CREATED SUSIE...

The first time I met Susie, I was assisting on a shoot that she was modelling in for Elle magazine, in the late 80's. I saw her getting changed in the back of...

ANITA PALLENBERG

ANITA PALLENBERG

I first saw Anita Pallenberg on the front page of the Sun when I was twelve years old. I was entranced by her glamour and spent my frugal pocket money on a copy...

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Once, when I was in Paris for work some years ago, I arranged to have breakfast with my friend Christian Louboutin. We ambled down the Rue de Rivoli and wandered into a smart-looking...

GINSBERG IS GOD

GINSBERG IS GOD

I made a short film in 2002 with John Malkovich called 'Hideous Man', about some Beatnik girls waiting around in a club for their favourite poet to arrive and do a reading.