I interviewed and styled former It Girl, Tamara Beckwith for the new issue of Epicurean Life in her home in Belgravia (below right, wearing hourglass red dress by Jexika and below left, in grecian style white dress by Herve Leger).
It may be more than a decade since the celebutante 90s “It Girls” hit our social pages but Tamara still has “It” in terms of social and media allure. She is co-owner of The Little Black Gallery, the cool boutique photographic gallery in Chelsea where London’s style cognoscente and American tourists enjoy an iconic 3D portrait of The Queen and four-figure priced limited edition prints by guest photographers including Yul Brynner, Marco Glaviano and Terry O’Neill as well as a permanent photographic shrine to the legendary Bob Carlos Clarke.
With her business partner, fellow Gallery director and agent, Ghislain Pascal, Tamara has also, recently, taken over a pub, the Imperial Arms in the Kings Road featuring more black and white photography and a Bob Carlos Clarke Bar.
Tamara smiles at the thought of a former It Girl running a pub: “Ghislain, who is very good at thinking of new ways to invest money, called me out of the blue at Christmas and said ‘we’ have an option in this pub in the Kings Road. It’s not quite what I had in mind as our next enterprise. A nice restaurant, maybe, not a big boozer on the Kings Road.”
Doubtlessly, it won’t be long before “the boozer” becomes the most stylish pub doing food and events in London, with the help of Tamara pulling her influential weight rather than pulling pints.