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Top Five London Girls

by Leonora Oppenheim in Culture on 29 December 2006

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Being a London girl myself who is away from home a lot, I like to keep up with what's happening in my home town while I am on the move. CH has been appreciating London's creativity a lot this year. Famously innovative, eclectic and eccentric, London is still staking its claim on the world style map. These five inspiring women are proving the point nicely.

Juliet Rose
The poetry of quotidian objects is expressed beautifully in Juliet's boldy coloured graphic paintings.

Lily Allen
For many Lily was the best thing to hit the pop scene in 2006. Young, fresh, and opinionated with a funky beat. She makes you want to Smile.

Laura Bethan Wood
Nothing more British than a good cup of tea. Wood's clever graphic treatment of the traditional tea cup made us want to put the kettle on more often.

Linda Florence
Making two appearances on CH this year was Florence's scratchcard wallpaper. Gorgeously ornate graphics with the added fun of being interactive. The multi layered installation of her wallpaper designs during London Design Week was the highlight at Canary Wharf.

Persephone Books
Not so much one woman as many. Focusing on 20th century female literature Persephone Books links the art of book design to the creativity of the writing with their beautiful fabric endpapers.

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