Unlike some website owners, I have TOO MUCH original content. So I never know what to post.
Rummaging through my archive, waiting for inspiration to strike, I unearthed a 1962 black and white photograph of an early portrait, and its American subject who sat for me in Naples, Italy. I tracked him down on LinkedIn and discovered that he has treasured his painting to this day.
Watch the film to find out more about Wayne Sobers III. He’s now an unbelievably successful life and business coach and author of a wonderful new book entitled The Harlem Line: Lessons Learned Along The Way, which I encourage you to read.
Wayne told my daughter “I don't know why your mom is surprised that I still have the painting. It is, in my estimation, a masterpiece. Obviously, I am a little biased.”
He wrote such a kind note, and shared colour photos (much better than the monochrome one from my Kodak Brownie) of the painting hanging at his home. I am beyond thrilled!
These John Lennon caps are made to last! Helen Anderson's original design, originally created in 1964, worn here by the Beatle in 1975, still with the Ferrari pin he stuck into it when he passed his driving test and bought a powder blue convertible.
For the inside story on John Lennon and loads of memories from fashion designer Helen Anderson - Lennon's friend and of course the designer of his famous leather cap - listen to this great interview with Jude Southerland Kessler.
If you are in such a hurry to get hold of a cap that you don’t have time to measure your head, you could also check the size of another hat that fits: hat sizes are universal… in theory. Don’t see your size? Have a special request?