Thursday, 1 May, 2014
So, who is our crowned May Day Queen? We are celebrating Katharine Hepburn of course. Born May 12th, 1907, she seemed our obvious choice. A style before her time, her projection of self-confidence, wearing men’s clothing in full feminine force, not to mention her unforgettable talent as an actress. Her legacy is as relevant and inspiring today as she was 80 years ago. Those Downton Abbey girls wouldn’t have known what hit them.
We can’t have a May Day Queen without her King and it had to be our favourite Sir Ian McKellen to get the crown. Born May 25, 1939, he is seen here wearing a Marwood crest lace tie, he is the epitome of quintessential British style. His combinations are never classic or predictable. He is a style maker for sure and that’s not acknowledging the fact he played Gandalf among other famous roles and recently spoke up in an open penned letter against Russia’s anti-gay laws. Sir Ian… you are our King.