Marie Claire’s Suzanne Sykes; Q-Forum in Soho

 

Posh Spice Victoria Beckham on the cover of this month's Marie Claire

Posh Spice Victoria Beckham on the cover of this month's Marie Claire

 

Two events to mention, though one was last Friday.  Tonight, Suzanne Sykes, creative chief of Marie Claire USA, is interviewed by Michele Lavery of the Telegraph Magazine for a BSME event. Venue is the Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HL. Tickets £20; 6.30 start.

Last Friday’s event (Iwas in Switzerland discussing The Savoy reopening and Kempinski hotel launches!) was the opening of Q Forum, a former textile warehouse in Soho now devoted to the art and culture of the book. It’s hosting The Garden Party, an exhibition by Maurizio Anzeri, a member of tthe Vauxhall Collective. Then there’s a bookshop, an editions gallery and reading room. The exhibition runs until the end of October and Q Forum is open Mon – Fri, 11-7.

Sykes was launch art director of Marie Claire in the UK under Glenda Bailey, then art director of M magazine for the Mirror, launch art director of Grazia before moving to New York to take on the creative director role for Marie Claire USA (which Glenda Bailey launched after moving across from the UK before she went to Harper’s Bazaar).

The post before this mentioned a Marie Claire TV programme. This was the 1995 Channel 4 documentary Absolutely Marie Claire, which although it looks like a character assassination of Bailey did her no harm at all. It’s hilarious at times and instructive most of the time. I have it on tape somewhere (but no VCR any more); anyone know if it’s available online?

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