Fellow Wallis Simpson-ites will have no doubt heard that our favourite divorcee is back in the news, as yet more of her belongings are auctioned off for charity next week. Wallis seems to be more omnipresent than ever at the moment, with her King’s Speech guest appearance and yet more news about Madonna’s upcoming biopic. As you know it’s a case of the more the merrier as far as I’m concerned – she’s fascinating.
Following the high profile jewellery auction which took place last year the new sale sees a collection of Wallis’s accessories go under the hammer, as well as some tabloid-friendly rather fancy lingerie. Johnny foreigner eh? Coming over here, stealing our kings, wearing pink and black negligees… Tsk.
This Schiaparelli leopard print heart-shaped waist pouch is one of my favourite items in the sale. Dating from 1949, it wouldn’t look out of place in any collection today – total cliche I am aware, but seriously! Look at it!
This personalised Louis Vuitton vanity bearing the Duchess of Windsor legend and a faux tortoiseshell address label is also rather magnificent… But my favourite thing in the auction has to be…
The sale is taking place at Kerry Taylor Auctioneers in aid of the Dodi International Charitable Foundation (yep that Dodi).