This weekend some of the countrys leading fashion lights will make way for Port Eliot, the Earl and Countess of St Germanss Cornish pile, for cross-disciplinary creativity of the most gleeful kind.
For the ninth year of The UKs most original, inspirational and downright decadent garden party, festival organiser Cathy St Germans (the Countess) invited Sarah Mower to create a fashion programme. The fashion journalist and BFC ambassador has delivered a sparkling roster of stylish names for festival goers to enjoy.
Step into The Wardrobe Department to see Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff arranging and giving away floral headdresses with the help of their friend, milliner Nasir Mazhar. If you were taken with the fluoro polka-dot makeup at Louise Grays most recent show, dont miss the designers face- and body-painting sessions in the same venue.
Leave your binoculars at home for Luella Bartleys Bird-Spotting Expedition. Shes not searching for the feathered, flying kind, but for 'creative, witty, fearless, pioneering, curious, sharp, contrary, rebellious, nonchalantly wrong and above all, original' dressers. Bartley will also reprise her popular clothes-making session with Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki.
Bring any baubles that have seen better days to Vicki Sarge-Beamons Broken Jewels Masterclass. The Erickson Beamon co-founder will show attendees how to resurrect smashed necklaces, brooches and bracelets in altogether more thrilling incarnations.
Youll have to set foot indoors to view Mary Katrantzous More