One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Bob Dylan has had more lives than a cat of Egyptian extraction, on July 25, 1965, as he plugged in his 1964 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar at the Newport, Rhode Island Folk Festival, freewheeling’ Bob Dylan became Bob, the rock ‘n roll man. Continue reading “Bringing it all back to Dylan” »
A month ago today Vidal Sassoon past away in his home in Los Angeles. He had been battling leukimia for some time. I met Vidal briefly at his home in Bel Air on the occasion of my brother Luca’s wedding to his daughter Catya in 1984. Continue reading “Remembering Vidal” »
The Last of the Supermodels. She ended an era. And then started another one. There’s something really special about Kate. She is a casual philosopher. She knows everybody. And if she doesn’t know everything, she knows a lot-about a lot of things. She’s bewitching and witchy-wise. Here’s some of the wisdom. And some of the wit… Continue reading “Being Kate” »
In a series of self-portraits, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld channels one of her icon and the one person that for me personally defined feminine beauty, screen legend Romy Schneider. Continue reading “Channeling Romy” »
After the Black Eyed Peas’ lukewarm Super Bowl halftime show last year, the Super Bowl people are dipping back into the lately preferred bin of showbiz creatures and enlisted Madonna. Rumors of the Madge-time show percolated late in October, although Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. were in the mix at that point, which isn’t something the official announcement mentions. But in the event of a Minaj-less halftime show, Madonna’s at least is set to team with Cirque du Soleil. Continue reading “Will Madonna have a wardrobe malfunction?” »
Yesterday in London the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated the career of Oscar®-winner actress Vanessa Redgrave.
You are too old, too spoiled,
Too proven, too mean.
They say that you have been
There and back and in between.
How easily you despair,
How easily you tear. Continue reading “Goodbye sweet Loulou” »
Few people in Fashion have had the impact and the resolve of the legendary Diana Vreeland. The Paris-born fashion doyenne began her career editing Harper’s Bazaar in 1936. “The first thing to do is to arrange to be born in Paris,” she once said. “After that, everything follows quite naturally. Continue reading “Ugly Little Monster” »
I used to have some stationery resembling the one that Gaga used to blast out against the Extreme Critics Fundamentalists of the Fashion Industry…Don’t know where it went, but I am glad it finally turned out in a form of a memo by Lady G. Continue reading “Critical Gagaism” »
Just because it is 11:30 on a Friday night in Sydney and everyone loves Kylie.
She is a National treasure…the World over!
With these words Gil Scott Heron back in the seventies etched himself into the psychie of the America people and the World at large. Continue reading “The revolution will not be televised” »