Achingly beautiful! The colours, location and casting are sensational. The presence of Stéphane Audran is almost too much to bear for the screen, it’s as if it is overflowing with this extraordinary creature as she oozes out buckets full of beauty, style, sensuality, chic with a good measure of aloofness. Highly recommended. Thanks Michael!
Monday, 12 April 2010
I have just finished devouring the Serge Gainsbourg biography ‘a fistful of gitanes’ which was absolutely wonderfully poetic. If I always thought I would love to learn French, understanding the poetry of Serge should be an incentive on its own. The book of course feels somewhat melancholy towards the end of Serge’s life but somehow I feel good, in fact I feel great that Serge existed and that his wonderful music is in my life.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Well John Cale just simply had to wait, as a new shiny yellow package arrived and I eagerly unwrapped Bebe Buell's book! I have just finished it and it was delicious. I'm not so sure how I feel about Bebe, it is amazing how much personal information you can read about a person and yet feel so distant and quite frankly perplexed. None the less she is one feisty alluring and fascinating character, Vive La Buell!
Friday, 26 March 2010
I have just ordered the John Cale autobiography after going to see him perform his album Paris 1919, and could not imagine how absolutely magical he is. At the time it felt like I was dragged to the concert, but I should really know by now how fabulously exquisite my other half’s taste is… in everything!
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Recently I have been reading biographies relentlessly, so I thought I’ll start with a book I really couldn’t put down, ‘No Lifeguard on Duty’ was written by the larger than life Janice Dickinson, illustrating her incredible existence from an extremely unpleasant childhood to the strength and tenacity to succeed as a model and to the internal emotional struggle to find herself. The story laced with drugs, alcohol, humour and men (a lot of men) is brutally honest and captivating.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
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Friday, 12 February 2010
This extraordinary Israeli model Michaela Bercu was at her hight of her career when I was a teen growing up in Israel, nobody ever got her there and despite her incredible success everyone seemed to be taken aback as to how this rather odd looking woman was doing covers for Vogue. Well I was never confused she has always blown me away, those lips, the hair the smile, I always feel slightly weak at the knees when I see images of her.