Sally Mann’s Exposure: In Her Own Words

posted by on 2015.04.21, under top photographers

In September 1992, I published my third book of photographs, “Immediate Family.” The book contained 60 photographs from a decade-­long series of more than 200 pictures of my children, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, who were about 6, 4 and 1 when I started the project. Continue reading “Sally Mann’s Exposure: In Her Own Words” »

Sheer, Sexy and Delightful

posted by on 2015.04.10, under articles of interest

Woman with Walt Whitman blue in her eyes

Comes like tempest through the narrow path of night,

Like the sudden rush of wings from the fruit bats in flight,

She shatters the quiet of your perfect alibi. Continue reading “Sheer, Sexy and Delightful” »

From Moscow with Style: Olya Thompson.

posted by on 2015.04.02, under articles of interest, personalities


At first glance, Olya Thompson seems straight out of a Konstantin Makovsky painting. The textile designer perches on a chair in the Moscow showroom of her friend and fine jewelry designer Petr Axenoff, and the space is a scene ripped from pre-Russian Revolution grandeur: a warm tea room, lavishly enchanted by Thompson’s interiors (cascading French drapes printed with eighteenth century Italian etchings, chairs upholstered with a percale print inspired by the cover of an émigré art journal from the twenties). Continue reading “From Moscow with Style: Olya Thompson.” »

Soaking in Sake: Japan’s Answer to the Red Wine Bath

posted by on 2015.03.30, under articles of interest, beauty news

Thomas Jefferson  supposedly said once or maybe twice that “good wine is a necessity of life.” Somehow, I don’t think bathing in his happy hour drink was quite what he had in mind. But it feels even more essential if it’s not only part of our diets, but also our beauty routines, right? Continue reading “Soaking in Sake: Japan’s Answer to the Red Wine Bath” »

Golden Lady

posted by on 2015.03.26, under articles of interest

Prepare to be dazzled. Adele Bloch-Bauer, the Viennese beauty who was immortalized Byzantine mosaic–style in gold by the painter Gustav Klimt, is the subject of a new exhibition at the Neue Galerie and a movie of the same name,The Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren.  Continue reading “Golden Lady” »


posted by on 2015.03.25, under articles of interest

I want to live in a lighthouse:

Be a beacon for ships in the night;

The glow from your eyes:

To the rest of the world unknown;

To me essence of life, Continue reading “Alone” »

The Dolce & Gabbana Faux Pas

posted by on 2015.03.19, under articles of interest

Regardless of whether one sexual orientation has anything to do with his or her social and political views, it seems that the latest comment by the dynamic and alway restless duo of Italian Fashion, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, has fanned the flame of outrage in the gay community at large. Continue reading “The Dolce & Gabbana Faux Pas” »

Ol’ New York Charm at the Polo Bar

posted by on 2015.03.16, under food, travel

Just over there, on a banquette beneath an oil painting depicting the racehorses Man o’ War and Citation in bookend profile, Rihanna and Naomi Campbell sit huddled like sleek and improbably beautiful fillies after a sudden storm. Continue reading “Ol’ New York Charm at the Polo Bar” »

Louis Vuitton AW 2015: Very Star Trekkie…

posted by on 2015.03.12, under best fashion labels

The Frank Gehry  geodesic domes of the Fondation Louis Vuitton were the best part of the show this morning.  They capture the future in an organic and elegant manner, one that the collection unfortunately was not able to achieve.  What struck you most was just how complacent Ghesquière seems  to be with this gig….and considering the kind of clothes that he keeps putting forth it has become one of the great mysteries of the Fashion World….The collection must be selling well however in Estonia, Russia and China…and Mars…where people are brand crazy regardless of whether something is elegant or not… Continue reading “Louis Vuitton AW 2015: Very Star Trekkie…” »

Staging Vs. Style: Which Comes First? Vanessa Freidman explains

posted by on 2015.03.11, under articles of interest

PARIS — How much does context matter when it comes to fashion?

Karl Lagerfeld recreated a Parisian bistro (Brasserie Gabrielle, named after Madamoiselle Chanel) in the glass-ceilinged environs of the Grand Palais, complete with mahogany bar serving Perrier-Jouët, cafés crème and croissants, red leather banquettes for guests and a tile floor (plus his favorite male models among the bow-tied bartenders):  it was hard not to wonder. Continue reading “Staging Vs. Style: Which Comes First? Vanessa Freidman explains” »

Forever Bad Saint Laurent

posted by on 2015.03.10, under articles of interest

This is not Yves label, and he never envisioned getting this “trashy”….even though he had a penchant  for the controversial…elegance was always at the forefront of his collections…but times have changed Slimane is not Yves. Continue reading “Forever Bad Saint Laurent” »

Victorian Carnie Goth Roma Psycho-Gypsy…Givenchy

posted by on 2015.03.09, under articles of interest


 Tisci a lover of the dark and the occult, staged a show amongst old video games, skateboards,  neon lights and vintage pinball machines with models boldly displaying piercings and face adornments reminiscent of the most hard core of the Roma Gypsies…all enveloped in an aura of mystique and Victorianism… Continue reading “Victorian Carnie Goth Roma Psycho-Gypsy…Givenchy” »


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