Happy birthday to @madonna - the Queen of pop and four-time Tatler cover star turns 61 today. Her capacity for reinvention has seen her through the changing moods of passing decades and her boundless energy is a continuing gift to fans; this year alone, she has released a new album, ‘Madame X’, and embarked on an international tour. At the link in bio, Tatler looks back at her best style moments. Pictured: Madonna on Tatler’s March 1986, September 1987, April 2000 and December 2005 covers.
The Queen’s only daughter, Princess Anne, turns 69 today. At the link in bio we remember her most stylish moments from the 1960s and beyond, with chic capes, bouffant blow-dries and knee-high boots aplenty.
A new musical based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales is set to transfer to Broadway next year. On the face of it, the idea of a show about the Princess and the very public demise of her marriage to Prince Charles seems improbable to the point of absurdity. But break it down and you start to see that it’s actually rather genius. While some might find the concept tasteless, with such musical numbers as ‘Snap, Click’, ‘Here Comes James Hewitt’ and ‘Secrets and Lies’ sure to raise some eyebrows, the musical also celebrates Diana as she was in her heyday: beautiful, glamorous and seriously good fun. Click the link in bio for Tatler’s full review.
Nothing can quite prepare you for Ballyfin, a sumptuous and incredibly grand 20-bedroom hotel that was once the ancestral home of the O’Mores, Crosbys, the Poles, the Wellesley-Poles – the family of the Duke of Wellington – and the Coote families. Rescued from ruin and now a world-class warren of graceful suites and marble bathrooms, every room is hung with Irish masters and sparkling chandeliers, which has wowed A-list guests like Kim Kardashian and Kayne West (who no doubt would have wanted to have the place all to themselves when they honeymooned here). Click the link in bio for more.
Today - August 12th - is a very special date in shooting circles, with the so-called ‘Glorious Twelfth’ marking the start of the Grouse season. Want to improve your shot? Then head to Holland & Holland's revamped shooting school - more at link in bio. Picture: Tatler September 2018, styled by @sarajanehoare and photographed by @michal_pudelka
When the Hollywood glitterati cross the pond to film their latest blockbuster they like to live by the same standards to which they exist in LA. A change of scenery will not result in a slump in circumstances. Cinema, club room, mirrored fitness suite and Art Deco garden furniture is still the order of the day. Here are the short-let spots that the likes of Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron flock to when they come to London. Link in bio for story.
Film was a medium that inspired Coco Chanel: beckoning her to Hollywood in 1931 to dress Gloria Swanson in Tonight or Never, and then Joan Blondell in The Greeks Had A Word For Them, later remade as How to Marry a Millionaire. And Coco didn’t restrict herself to film: in 1956, she created the costumes for Jeanne Moreau for the Paris run of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (pictured here). This month, Global Creative Director for Make-up and Colour, Lucia Pica, has created The Le Noir et Blanc de Chanel collection, inspired by the silver screen of old. Link in bio for full story. Picture: Nouvelles editions de film, 1958
Happy birthday to Princess Beatrice! The Queen’s granddaughter turns 31 today. Click the link in bio to see some of her most stylish looks to date: from her super on-trend Self-Portrait dress at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor earlier this year, to her cornflower blue shirt dress by French brand Maje at Royal Ascot and a floral dress from the fashion set’s favourite brand The Vampire’s Wife at a Buckingham Palace garden party.
From Hollywood high life to haute stuff: Society jewel @sabinegetty lifts the lid on her dressing-up box to reveal the allure of couture. Link in bio for the glittering secrets of her haute couture world (pictured, in Jean Paul Gaultier couture). Photographed by @clairerothstein and styled by @sophiepera.
Duchess style: As the Duchess of Sussex turns 38 today, we look back at her most glamorous sartorial moments as a royal. From her super chic Givenchy wedding gown, to *that* My Fair Lady moment at Royal Ascot and her glamorous pregnancy wardrobe, her style hits are at the link in bio now.
Summer & the superyacht – securing a return invitation to your friend's boat requires adhering to the strictest of etiquette. Play it cool. Under no circumstances bring an unwanted guest. Always respect your hosts. For an idyllic sunset can rapidly turn into the perfect storm. Click the link in bio for a few suggestions on how to avoid that permanent sunburn of shame as a guest. Picture: Vogue 1970
Dame Joan Collins learnt the hard way that in-flight skincare can be a tricky business when, entering the US, she was held up in customs and questioned for failing to produce a readable fingerprint. Why? Because, as she told Tatler, she had moisturised her hands to such a degree that the scanner could not detect a fingerprint. Security faux-pas aside, jet-set skin will outlast any layover. Click the link in bio for the kit to help you attain a picture-perfect arrival. Photographer @lucbraquet_ stylist @sophiepera
Eight years ago today, The Queen’s eldest (and sportiest) granddaughter Zara Phillips wed rugby star Mike Tindall in Edinburgh, with the Royal Family looking on. Just three months after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it was a more low-key affair. The bride wore a gown designed by The Queen’s favourite couturier, Stewart Parvin, and borrowed the Greek ‘Key’ tiara from her mother Princess Anne. Click the link in bio to see their sweetest moments as a couple so far.
Princess Grace’s grandson, Louis Ducruet, was the latest member of the Monaco Royal Family to get married this weekend as he wed Marie Chevallier at Monaco Cathedral. The bride arrived in an open top Rolls-Royce and wore a dress by Atelier Boisanger which took over 300 hours to make. The groom’s mother Princess Stephanie, uncle Prince Albert II and his aunt Princess Charlene were all in attendance, as were fellow newly-weds Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam, and his sisters Pauline Ducruet and Camille Gottleib, who was a bridesmaid. The couple chose the venue to be closer to Louis’s grandfather, Prince Rainier III, who he was very close to.
A wedding off-grid, on a remote, little-known island is many a person’s idea of paradise. Whether it's in a village church, a grand house or a white-sand beach, it's only important that it's somewhere the whole world doesn't already know about - with no back-to-back factory of ceremonies. Click the link in bio for the best luxury islands to marry on now. Pictured: Cayo Espanto, Belize
Only weeks after the marriage of Charlotte Casiraghi, another Monaco royal is set to tie the knot this weekend, her cousin, Louis Ducruet. To celebrate, we are revisiting the most glamorous nuptials at the Prince's Palace: including Prince Rainier's marriage to Hitchcock-blonde-turned-royal Princess Grace in 1956, their daughter Princess Caroline's '70s wedding to Philippe Junot in 1978 and Pierre Casiraghi's union with super-stylish bride Beatrice Borromeo, who wore three dresses in 2015. Click the link in bio to see them all.
Also in our cover interview, Olympia Campbell talks about how the industry has inevitably changed from its champagne and cigarette-fuelled heyday, with the wild times of Kate Moss and co being a thing of the past. ‘It has got more serious - you can’t mess around so much. People get pissed off if you turn up really late with a massive hangover; you won’t get booked again. But there are still definitely fun parties,’ she says. Click the link in bio for more. The September issue is on newsstands on Thursday 1st August.
‘Each is quite a welcome escape from the other,’ September cover star Olympia Campbell says of her dual interests: modelling and academia (she has a place to study for a PhD at UCL later this year). ‘The problem I sometimes have with modelling is that you can work really hard and be a lovely presence on a shoot, but in the end a lot of the decisions are out of your hands. There’s not always a direct link between the work you put in and the things you get in the end. Whereas with academia, it’s more strongly correlated. Though there are still failures and rejections in both.’ Click the link in bio for more. The September issue is on newsstands on Thursday 1st August.
Brains, beauty and humour personified, Olympia Campbell is the September cover star. Shot on a balmy summer’s day in the Regency chic town of Margate, the 23-year-old wears a flock of the coolest It Brit designers of the moment, dazzling in sequinned Alexander McQueen on the cover. The model of the moment opens up about her dual passions - academia and modelling - as well as how the industry has changed since Kate Moss and co's champagne-fuelled hey day (plus how she worries her social media presence might rule her out as future Prime Minister...) Photographed by @louiebanksshoots and styled by @sophiepera. Hair by @oskarperahair and make-up by @terrybarberonbeauty at David Artists. Click the link in bio for more. The September issue is on newsstands on Thursday 1st August.
Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have put their luxury Sicilian villa up for sale for £5.85million - and, as expected, inside it’s pretty epic. It looks very traditional from the outside, sprawling and white, curved around the rocks on the volcanic island of Stomboli in Sicily’s Aeolian archipelago. However, inside it’s a riot of colour and pattern, filled with Dolce & Gabbana’s signature eccentric style. click the link in bio for more.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new pictures of Prince George for his sixth birthday, taken once again by his mother the Duchess at home at Kensington Palace. Click the link in bio to see our favourite pictures of the young royal. Happy Birthday!
From Carole Middleton at the wedding of Pippa to Sarah, Duchess of York at Princess Eugenie’s big day and Sofia Barroso at the wedding of her daughter to the Duke of Huéscar in Madrid; these are the best dressed Mothers of the Bride who emanate classical style on their daughter’s big day. Link in bio for all.
To honeymoon like a royal is the romantic ideal. Where the royals jet off post-wedding is oft kept under wraps – whether it’s fly-fishing in Birkhall or a five-star resort in Cyprus. Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, pictured, went to Broadlands Estate in Hampshire (where the Queen honeymooned) followed by Balmoral and a cruise aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. But what about the others? Link in bio for all.
Filled with high school beauties, over-the-top drama and, of course, the finest preppy fashion, #GossipGirl will return to screens seven years after that plot twisting finale. Here, we delight in the best of Blair and Serena, television’s most stylish BFFs. Link in bio for all.
A spot on the River Thames at Shepperton in Surrey has been alight since Monday for the annual ‘Swan Upping’ ceremony – an 800-year-old tradition of the catching and counting of the swans owned by Her Majesty the Queen. Royal officials in red jackets rowed in old fashioned boats known as ‘Thames Skiffs’ up a stretch of the river to carry out the annual census of the birds. Link in bio for story.
It has been two decades since the deaths of John F Kennedy Jr and his wife, Carolyn Bessette, in a plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Carolyn Bessette Kennedy was the Calvin Klein PR girl who famously captured the heart of the former president's son in the early nineties. Their whirlwind romance catapulted them to ‘It-Couple’ status, becoming a firm fixture on America’s social scene. On this anniversary, Tatler pays homage to the eternally glamorous couple – link in bio for all.
Occasionally, a hotel just won't do, which is why these rural members-only clubs are the perfect home-from-home for a weekend away. Here, exclusivity is all, whether you are ordering poolside pina coladas or reveling in lazy afternoons of croquet followed by a potter round the masterful vegetable garden. Link in bio for all. Pictured, 10 Castle Street, Dorset and Babington House, Somerset.
Stars, royals and the super-rich flocked to south-west London at the weekend for the last of Wimbledon. From the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex to Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, Charlize Theron and Kendall Jenner – there was a star to suit every persuasion. Link in bio for the full story.
From the ethereally beautiful Vanessa Paradis (pictured here) to super-chic Catherine Deneuve, there is no denying that French women have that certain 'je ne sais quoi' when it comes to style. To celebrate Bastille Day, we round up the 10 most stylish ever at the link in bio.
“See you in September:” Whether you're sunbathing on the deck of your super-yacht in St Tropez, ambling from beach to bar in Bora Bora or exploring the cobbled streets of Capri, your wardrobe needs a chic beach cover-up to take you from day to night if you are jetting off for the summer. Click the link in bio to see the best now. Picture: Vogue 1954
This summer, a stay with a duke is a must. Whether its the Lake Como summer home of the Duke of Serbelloni (Villa Sola Cabiati - pictured here), with its gilded, draped and upholstered grandeur, or the Versailles-worthy interiors of the former home of the Duke d’Aumont in Paris (Hôtel de Crillon - pictured second) do it in style at one of these glamorous European grand dames via link in bio.
The late sister of Jackie Kennedy, Princess Lee Radziwill, was known during her lifetime for her impeccable taste - in clothes, jewellery and interiors - so it is perhaps unsurprising that Christie's is set to auction her personal collection later this year. The sale, set to take place in October, will include pieces from her two homes in New York and Paris, including fine art, photographs, books and jewellery. Click the link in bio for more.
There was a Middleton moment at Wimbledon today as the competition entered its second week. Pippa was chic as ever in a structured pale pink dress and matching hat from Stella McCartney, accessorising with a straw clutch and nude open-toe sandals, while James looked dapper in Ralph Lauren wearing a grey double breasted suit with pale blue shirt and dark navy moccasins and tie. Click the link in bio to see all the A-listers sitting courtside.
Never leave a glamorous place before getting at least a glimmer of the lavatories. Who knows? It may be a ‘destination loo’ – with gilded taps, floor paving stones that date back to 800BC or with an individual Picasso sketch inside each of the cubicles – these are the kinds of bathrooms that stir a seismic eruption of ‘fandom’ in the age of Instagram. Click the link in bio to see the world’s most dazzling loos (according to Instagram) Pictured: Annabel's
As summer finally arrives in the UK, we are dreaming of these al fresco bedrooms, affording a peaceful (and cooler) night's sleep under the stars. Case in point is the L’Albereta’s famous Cabriolet Suite, which sees its roof retracting at the touch of a button. For more outdoor boudoirs at some of the most glamorous hotels in the world, click the link in bio.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared the official photographs from their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s christening today. He was christened at Windsor Castle by the Archbishop of Canterbury, wearing the replica Honiton christening gown, which has been worn by Archie’s relatives for the last 11 years. Members of the royal family, including the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all in attendance, as was Meghan’s mother Doria and Harry’s aunts Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes. Photo: Chris Allerton @sussexroyal
As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex christen their first-born son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, at Windsor Castle today, we look back at other royal christenings at the link in bio. Pictured here is Prince Harry himself, who was christened at the same venue, Windsor Castle, on 21 December 1984, wearing the traditional frilly christening dress, passed down from Queen Victoria's children. In fact, Harry was one of the last to wear the Honiton christening gown - a replica was produced for future generations, and will likely be worn by Archie today.
The Duchess of Sussex made an appearance at Wimbledon today on the fourth day of the championships, watching her great friend Serena Williams in action on Court One. Link in bio for the full story.
Princess Diana’s favourite workout sweater is up for auction in the US. A gift from her close friend Sir Richard Branson, Diana reportedly wore the top on multiple occasions to the Harbour Club gym in Chelsea in order to prevent the waiting photographers from getting new pictures of her. Click the link in bio for the full story.
The topsy-turvy new world of Upstairs Downstairs: Staff now expect six-figure salaries, spa weekends and designer clothes as standard, says Helen Kirwan-Taylor in ‘she’s got it maid’. Welcome to a world in which the help becomes ‘the talent’. Link in bio for a part of the article that appears in the August issue, on sale now.
Many congratulations to Charlotte Casiraghi, the granddaughter of Grace Kelly, who had her third wedding ceremony this weekend to Dimitri Rassam. On this occasion, she chose a @giambattistavalli haute couture gown reminiscent of the one worn by her mother, Princess Caroline of Hanover. Link in bio for more about the service in St. Remy de Provence.
Today would have been Princess Diana’s 58th birthday. We are remembering her by looking through her life in parties on Bystander. Here she is pictured shortly before her wedding, attending the Royal Academy's midsummer party with Prince Charles. 'Each time she or Prince Charles leant forward to examine a Ruskin Spear, the crowd leant forward too', Bystander reported at the time. For more, click the link in bio now.
This year’s Wimbledon will commence tomorrow. Here we celebrate the royals who have cheered court side; from double-fault spotting with Princess Margaret to teeth-clenching anticipation with the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex on a tiebreak – link in bio for all.
Champagne, custom-made gowns and caviar are a given, but influence is all. Who tops the most socially significant list in 2019? Power is the great aphrodisiac, social power the greatest of all. Link in bio for which party players top the social index this year.
Fame, divorce, dynasties: @francesca_cumani’s life has been a wild ride recently. @danielle.lawleruk meets the ITV presenter on her new home ground in Suffolk to discuss racing, romance and royalty for the August issue (at newsstands today). Cumani talks about the time the Queen ‘popped by for a cup of tea’ to wish her father (the legendary race horse trainer Luca Cumani) a happy retirement and growing up with Frankie Dettori, who moved in with the family aged 14. Link in bio for an abridged version of the story. Photographed by @harrysoamesphotography and styled by @fredericalovellpank.
Corsets, club kids and excess all areas: after 50 tumultuous years on fashion’s front line, @jpgaultierofficial’s world is as wild as ever. As the designer’s no-sequin-spared theatrical extravaganza hits London, Louis Wise steps behind the curtain with the multifaceted maestro for the August issue – on sale tomorrow. Link in bio for an abridged version of the interview. Photographed by Robert Fairer.
With less than a week until the start of Britain’s most famous tennis championships, we look at Princess Diana’s Wimbledon style through the years. Whether she was gossiping with Princess Michael of Kent, cheering on players with a pre-teen Prince William or simply looking on at tense match moments, there’s no one we would rather remember people-watching at Wimbledon than the late Princess of Wales - link in bio for more.
James Middleton, by his own admission, has had a charmed and privileged upbringing. And yet, life for the youngest of the Middleton clan hasn’t all been plain sailing. In the August issue (on sale Thursday 27 June), he speaks openly about his sudden ascent to fame aged 23, when his sister married the future King of England. With two famous sisters, five dogs – and lots of big ideas. Is James Middleton happy at last? Link in bio for an abridged version of the interview. Photographed by @_matthind, styled by David Nolan.
Whether you're looking for a modern manor house to accommodate three generations for a family celebration or a statement dwelling for a weekend away with friends, there's nothing quite like the luxury of a private abode for the ultimate knees-up. Click the link in bio for the most glamorous places to take for your next soirée, from the South of France to Tuscany.