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Monthly Archives: December 2011

It’s Christmas Everyday at Rellik….London……

  How can I describe this? I feel most at home in vintage stores, flea markets and car boot sales…….when I saw Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ I could completely relate to the Owen Wilson character, having a golden age, it’s something most vintage devotees share….for me it’s 1968 to 1974 London & New York [...]

Agnès Rosse….Modern Art Magic…….

Today after some not so fun times……….I went looking for a David Hamilton exhibition in the St. Germain des Pres area, off a lane off some side street, in some back alley but a posh back alley, this is St. Germain after all…….after much walking in the rain….and no sign of David Hamilton’s ladies anywhere……I [...]

Chanel…..Shade Parade……Dancing…..

It’s the season of the endless perfume ad….have you noticed?? People smelling pillows, Jean-Paul Gaultier….surfing, Armani….a runaway Valentina beauty, Valentino….Scarlett Johansson looking for the one, 1950′s style, Dolce & Gabanna…..a renagade Coco, Chanel….Natalie Portman living a 60′s Parisian fantasy, Dior…..Charlize Theron catwalking & j’adoring, Dior…….Dree Hemingway shimming, Paco Rabanne…..a girl doing the walk of no [...]

Viva…….Vivant!!!

Last week, as a special birthday treat, my beloved took me to Vivant for dinner…..tucked away in a back street of the 10th arrondissement….is one of the best kitchens in Paris….this beautiful tiny restaurant was opened earlier this year, by famed local chef, Pierre Jancou…..he seems to have a history of opening places that people [...]

Sweet Thing……Muse Magazine….No.28…Winter 2011

Muse magazine is the Italian answer to France’s Self Service magazine…..it’s fashion editorials are always amazing, inspired and diverse….the latest issue alone, features from the fantastical, Daphne Guinness in a tribute to Alexander Mqueen, to the modern, to the bombshell and my two favorite editorials this year…..’Little Odessa’ by Guy Aroch, styled by Ondine Azoulay [...]

Grandma Abson Knows Best……..

  One of my best discoveries in London was most definitely the food culture….sure, it’s best spots are run by Australian’s or New Zealander’s but what I was after was authentic Englishness and I got it with Grandma Abson’s Traditional Baking……..from the heart of Yorkshire comes secret family recipes…..what more could you ask for when [...]

Saturday Browsing……..The Best Dressed Have Arrived……..

It’s on your local newstand now….and I reccomend you get a copy today……you might think, why do I need another magazine showing me what I have already seen on the Satorialist?……and rightly so…..but it’s Vogue’s view…..and it looks pretty amazing from there…The Best Dressed Sisters story is genius…and for much the same reason I am [...]

Gift Giving…..Seventies Style…….

  “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”  Coco Chanel Marie Claire, France, 1973

Gen Kay….Prints……

For my birthday today, I would love to receive one of Gen Kay’s prints……as a fan of her photography and good friend…..seeing her pictures, be it in fashion editorials in Vogue Japan, Elle  Japan, Nylon Japan, NYLON Japan, Madame Figaro Japan and Vogue Australia or as one her beautiful portraits, who have included Stella McCartney [...]

Robert Mapplethorpe & Sofia Coppola…….

A couple of weeks ago Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, which is fast becoming my favorite gallery in Paris, opened a new show of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs curated by Film Director, Sofia Coppola…..when I first heard of this, I was left puzzled….what an unlikely match…..for Mapplethorpe’s work is far more explicit than Sofia’s aesthetic…..I remember the first [...]