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Autumn Kisses………Johnny and Mary

The film clip for Kisses brilliant cover of Robert Palmer’s song ‘Johnny and Mary’,  has finally been released, filmed in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro….capturing the daily life of a place a world away from their hometown of Los Angeles, is beautiful despite the obvious hardships lived there, for it captures the lightness and [...]

Rentrée A.C. Journal…..

Ahhhh……as Paris reawakens to the new year or as they call it rentrée here…..it was time for the A.C. Journal too…..many discoveries and magic have been found….and I can’t wait to keep sharing them here……xx

Wes Anderson’s World….Moonrise Kingdom…..

  Wes Anderson, is some kind of film genius, the kind that makes me not leave a movie, even after I have walked out of it….I am still there, in my head…….he has created something so entirely original, that there is no reference point, just emotion, when it comes to describing his films……and his newest [...]

Charlotte Fever……L’effrontée….1985

  Ok……. a little of Charlotte Gainsbourg fever going on…that’s what happens when you don’t update posts for a couple of weeks, you want to write it all down in one day……..L’effronté film by Claude Miller, is quite a sad coming of age film, and a little harrowing to watch at times, much like other [...]

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Encore……Le Cigale, Paris….

Monday night at Le Cigale in Montmartre…..there was magic on stage, Charlotte Gainsbourg is the real thing…..much is written on what makes women have their Parisian magic here, but I can tell you the otherworldly Charlotte Gainsbourg could have come on stage in Balenciaga shopping bag and still have been amazing and the most stylish [...]

The Modern, The Unlikely, The Futurists………Elsa Schiaparelli & Muiccia Prada at The Met…..New York

This coming week will see the opening of a new show, “Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: Impossible Conversations”, at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum.…until last year, with it’s now legendary Alexander McQueen show, it seemed the opening party, with it’s incredible guest list of  fashion makers from all over the fashion world and [...]

Charlotte Gainsbourg…..Stage Whisper….Mai..2012…Paris…

Sometimes you really can’t believe your luck………I will be seeing the amazingly talented Charlotte Gainsbourg in May……..if her live performance is anything like her ethereal rock records, it should be an incredible show……..Charlotte only came to making her own music a few years ago, having made a brief debut at 14 ………she has also been acting [...]

Acne Studio……Marais…Paris…

Swedish label Acne opened their second store in Paris a few months ago…..and have once more created a new way to shop……a favourite label with many friends of mine……their jeans fit are the best around…..the store is at once very modern if not a little futuristic but also the easiest to navigate…..their collections have never [...]

Brunch at Leila’s…….Shoreditch….London

Ahhh, with no spring time yet in sight…..I am left to day dream about last summer in London, where the formerly maligned food scene has come of age and with so many wonderful places opening, it is hard to choose only a few favourites……my close by regular was Ottolenghi in Islington, which was always a [...]

At Home with Julie Verhoeven……….UK Elle Magazine

Last summer in London, I had the pleasure of meeting this remarkable and modest lady, Julie Verhoeven, at a Test Mag film night, where she shared one of her favourites, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant……(the most chilling and devastating film ever)…..she rates as one of my top 5 all time favourite English eccentrics [...]