"I think poetry and all good art should be for the people – it shouldn’t be reserved in dusty old books and art galleries."
Popularising poetry for a new generation, 28-year-old Greta Bellamacina is our first poet-in-residence here at Harrods. At the age of 23, she was shortlisted as Young Poet Laureate, before going on to edit three internationally-loved books including Smear, a powerful feminist anthology for young women. Not to be confined to pen and paper, Bellamacina first dipped her toe into the world of cinema on the set of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and has since co-written, directed and starred in an award-nominated new film Hurt By Paradise.
"I wanted to be part of that world — it looked so luxurious and glamorous, a kind of world I had never seen before."
"Hair is transformative", so says Sam McKnight. Captivated by the pages of glossy magazines as a teen, the now-lauded hair stylist moved to London from the small mining town of New Cumnock to find himself landing a job in the capital's most illustrious hair salon and styling Vogue shoots by 1977. After four decades of iconic covers, catwalk shows and celebrity clientele (he was personal hair stylist to Princess Diana for seven years), he marked his star-studded career with the launch of an eponymous line of hair products in 2017.
Discover Hair by Sam McKnight in the Harrods Hair & Beauty Salon on the Fifth Floor.