Image Maker

Recently I thought I'd branch out and visit an exhibition at Somerset House.

But first- brunch. We started the day with thick, glossy hot chocolates at Paul in Covent Garden.

And some carafes of apple juice to wash them down.

Seriously- these hot chocolates are so rich that you feel like you're having pudding with your main course.

 I haven't had a hot chocolate as good as this since I visited Paris as a child- they're that good.

As for the food, Minna propped for Eggs Royale which looked (and apparently tasted) fantastic.

And I chose the Croque Madame.

I need to learn how to make these at home. I don't know how the bread gets so fluffy and soft but I'm determined to try... maybe starting with this Nigella version.

I've never thought much of Paul before but I would happily return tomorrow for breakfast if I didn't have lectures... *sigh*.

Now for the exhibition.

After reading about it somewhere, probably in TimeOut, we booked tickets to visit 'Guy Bourdin: Image Maker' at Somerset House.

The venue itself is a beauty. 

Admittedly I'm very jealous of any King's students who get to frequent here on a regular basis, although most people will probably recognise it from Fashion Week street style snaps.

I didn't know much about Guy Bourdin but the photos spoke for themselves. 

A vast selection of both black and white and colour shots, the space was taken over by quirky images of beautiful women and accessories.

I won't show you too many as there's still a couple of days left to see it for yourself, but I really enjoyed the exhibition.

I have to admit I wasn't a fan of all of the images as some were quite disconcerting but I think that shows Bourdin's talent in shocking the fashion world and making people talk. 

Next up on the exhibition front? Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty- if I can ever get in past the crowds!