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Tatler UK August 2018

Tatler is mischievous, glamorous, intelligent and fun, providing an insider’s view of what is really happening in British society with a compelling mix of fashion, the arts, politics, people, parties and glamour.

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
4,88 €(sis. verot)
35,51 €(sis. verot)
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DROP DEAD DIOR-GEOUS Kicking off this month’s Annabel’s special (because, really, is anyone having parties anywhere else these days?) Dior hosted a private dinner at the club on its rose-adorned terrace to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show. Anaïs Gallagher came directly from her Tatler cover shoot, joining Alice Naylor-Leyland and Princess Beatrice. A Mariachi band serenaded guests between the main course and pudding – a suitably Dior-dropping musical interlude. JEWEL FUEL Purveyors of all things fabulous, Sabine Getty and Charlotte Dellal held a tea party at Sabine’s kaleidoscopic home in St James’s to celebrate her latest jewellery collection, inspired by her daughter Gene’s toys. There were sandwiches and scones (‘I couldn’t stop,’ said Lydia Forte) and a Zoltar fortune teller – Sabine said wistfully she’d ‘wished for a second baby’. She must have…

4 min
born to ride

You can’t help but fall a little bit in love with Jessica Springsteen, daughter of American rock god Bruce Springsteen. She is disarmingly pretty, with swishy hair, bright eyes and an all-American gloss. Her quiet confidence means it is hard to believe that she’s just 26 years old, added to the fact that she has accomplished a great deal as a world-class showjumper, ranked seventh in the United States Equestrian Federation. We meet at the Great Stables of the Domaine de Chantilly in northern France, part of a whistle-stop tour of Europe for the summer competitive circuit. (She’s just come from St Tropez, from the Longines Global Champions Tour, and the next leg is in Cannes.) In this brief recess, Jessica is at the 18th-century château to celebrate her relationship with…

5 min
her dark materials

July 1814 saw Mary Godwin, a motherless girl of 16, run away from her father’s house with a married poet notorious for his advanced views. His name was Percy Bysshe Shelley. It was the start of a literary partnership that has been both deplored and celebrated ever since, and it produced a novel of enduring and worldwide fame, Frankenstein. A film, Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning as Mary and Douglas Booth as Percy, is out this month. It’s a beautiful and striking portrait of a love affair, although fiction and history are not quite the same. In truth, Mary and Shelley had known each other for barely two months. Her appeal to Shelley lay as much in her parentage as in her beauty, her lively intelligence and her eagerness to fall…

4 min
beach books

MACBETH Jo Nesbo (Hogarth Shakespeare, £20) The Scottish Play is translated into a noirish page-turner, and it’s an addictive addition to the Hogarth Shakespeare portfolio. Duncan is chief commissioner of the police. The witches are part of a biker gang dealing a drug called ‘brew’. Macbeth is a Swat commander and ex-addict who prefers daggers to guns. His partner, casino-owner Lady, persuades him to murder Duncan for the top job, setting off a chain of bloodshed and paranoia. Deliciously wicked. THE PISCES Melissa Broder (Bloomsbury, £16.99) In this dark, physical tale, an academic writing her dissertation on Sappho moves to Venice Beach, where, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she falls in love with a merman. Broder’s novel is a feverish – and often quite graphic – exploration of fantasy and desire, and the…

3 min
garden of delights

Have you noticed, as you hurried across the Piazza to the Royal Opera House, that Covent Garden isn’t, well… awful anymore? A flurry of launches has given this corner of the West End a facelift: from the high-tech Tom Ford shop to restaurant openings, plus curated fashion and events at the Tiffany concept store and Robert de Niro’s Wellington Hotel pegged for next year, mean that hearing Danielle de Niese in La Bohème is now just how the night begins. You may soon be going when there’s no opera on at all… The first place you must stop is The Petersham. It’s entirely possible that, before visiting the restaurant, you may never have appreciated quite how many shades of green exist. The Wes Anderson pastel of a pea and quinoa tart;…

6 min
the new power dressing

May 2005, and I’m in my senior year at Georgetown University. I’m eagerly awaiting one housemate’s return from her Goldman Sachs recruitment interview, while the other is on her way to Capitol Hill to potentially land her first job in a senator’s office. As for me? I’ve spent the morning contacting anyone I know who might have a lead on a fashion job in New York, feeling like the odd one out among hundreds of graduates spreading their wings to enter the worlds of finance, politics or law. I’ll be honest, I had no idea what kind of job I wanted in fashion, or even what the industry had to offer. Ingrained in my mind were those paparazzi shots of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (wife of John F Kennedy Jr) in Manhattan, head…