Fashion's finest at the V&A Museum; Balenciaga, courture icon

From the V&A website, here is a good introduction to this couture icon.

"Known as 'The Master' of haute couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga was one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the last century. His exquisite craftsmanship and pioneering use of fabrics revolutionised the female silhouette, setting the tone for modern fashion.

"Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is the first UK exhibition to explore the work and legacy of the Spanish couturier, showcasing over 100 garments and hats crafted by Balenciaga, his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. It examines Balenciaga's work from the 1950s and 1960s – arguably the most creative period of his career – when he dressed some of the most renowned women of the age and became revered by his contemporaries, including Christian Dior and Coco Chanel."

Also enjoy this blog by a guest who stayed in our lovely London B&B guest rooms in order to spend a few days in London for shopping and a visit to this exquiste exhibition. 

Stay with us here off the Fulham Road in our elegant London B&B; it's a short ride up Fulham Road on the 14 or 414 red bus to the V&A museum. 

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Bake BREAD plus London boutique B&B

Bread baking is an art that few master. But that's changing all over the world and even in our neighbourhood. Ma Baker (aka Liz Wilson) is an award-winning baker of all things purely bread. Several of our guests have taken her courses--a 10 minute walk from our elegant London B&B-- and return swarming about how wonderful the day was. Be empowered; learn to bake daily bread and stay overnight with us here at our boutique London B&B, 21 Barclay Road SW6 1EJ LONDON.  See bread for life

London Plane Trees

Barclay Road is graced with mature London Plane trees lining both sides of the road, offering a leafy procession of overarching green throughout summer and views down into Eel Brook Common. The houses and trees date back to the late 1800s when orchards and market gardens were uprooted to make way for terraced houses near London’s new Underground District Line railway station at Walham Green (now Fulham Broadway).