I have wanted to write about Charlotte Cory for a while now… this quirky artist has a gallery in Greenwich and is constantly popping up across London… currently her work can be seen at the Globe and Sir John Soane Museum.
Charlotte has recently designed some scarves that suit my Hot on the Highstreet feature perfectly. These delicate fine printed silk accessories are high quality and very on trend. The design of these tantalizing printed silks is taken from the endpapers of Charlotte Cory’s recently published monograph, You Animal, You! which explores her enchanting world of reworked 19th Century imagery in which the animal kingdom is clearly in charge. The design features a cleverly worked collage of the elaborate printed backs of Victorian photographs with their attractive, very ornate typography, medallions, coats of arms and mottos which reveal the high-flown seriousness and aspirations of the photographers working in this new art.
You can appreciate the gloriously nostalgic Victorian compositions – or have a good read of all the little extracts that illustrate the history of early photography when pictures required five minute exposures and entailed a magical process that was new and exciting.
I love silk scarves and adore these Charlotte Cory designs, they are so wearable but also very special and unique. The large scarves are £250 and the small scarves are £150. The handkerchiefs are £30 for large and £25 for small. The perfect gift for an artistic man or stylish girl.
Visit Charlotte Cory’s website here.