30 May 2011

Hong Kong

Why can't Hong Kong be like this today?Photo: Scavullo

New Nils

New pictures of dreamboat Nils Butler!!! So cute right...???Yes, his head is not tiny, I must say, but GIVE???

So Summer

"Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James (1843 - 1916)

23 May 2011

Linda, Is that You?

Paris Vogue references the 1989 Vogue Italia story of Linda shot by Steven Meisel. Don't you miss the good old days???

Lets Be Pretty!

Nyasha Matonhodze for Louis Vuitton Fall. Photo by Steven Meisel.
So who's that doggie in the window?

21 May 2011

Monday Mayhem in the Office

It's back to work for another week of mayhem in the office: Make your Sunday ssstretttchhh!

19 May 2011

Of Course Jon Jon is a Must Have

Not the magazine... but Jon Jon is on top of my Must Haves list!!!


Deutsch Vogue ... Liebe must be in the air: Carla Bruni, 43, is pregnant with her first child by husband French President Nicolas Sarkozy, according to various reports. Ms Bruni has one previous child, Aurelien, born in 2001 by a previous boyfriend.

15 May 2011

V Mad

"The Asian Issue"? Is Our Lady of the Crazies suddenly Asian? In what way? Is the black wig? The little bangs?

09 May 2011

Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe, aka Lady Mendel, posing in front of Tony Duquette's famous “Elsie de Wolfe Cabinet” which he designed for her in 1941. Isn't it lovely to be so proud of your cabinet that you would pose before it?

07 May 2011

Weekend Reading List

I was tasked by father to borrow Turkey: A Short History by Norman Stone from the library and so I walked there, on possibly one of the hottest days on earth. It was so hot I could hardly think, and I certainly couldn't remember when I last visited the library. It was that long ago (can you imagine - my fines had slowly adding up to a nice tidy sum!).
On the way to history stacks, I came across a shelf full of 1980s books and so I borrowed Rupert Everett's 2006 Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins. I'd never read this before even though, or because, I've read his other books. The bisexual Ms Everett is a tolerable writer, but not particularly brilliant, but gossipy and name-dropping (Madonna, Julia Roberts, Joe Mckenna, Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Stone) - quite fun and easy to read. You don't feel guilty if you skipped large chunks or even entire paragraphs, and you don't need to concentrate very hard.I'm also plowing through House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival by Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball which begins with the glittering funeral of Gianni Versace at the Duomo. It certainly was an era of excessive and egos, now wasn't it? Today, we have mediocre people like Ricardo Tisci and Hedi Slimane in the news. Catherine Middleton did her own makeup at the wedding of the decade. I guess we get what we deserve?

06 May 2011

Posture is Everything

This series of photographs from the Edwardian era illustrate that right and wrong way for a young girl to read, write, and sew. Right and wrong way to read.Right and wrong way to sew.Right and wrong way to write... I've been reading, sewing and writing the wrong way all my life!!! Horrors...

Fragonard Friday

The Swing, Jean Honore Fragonard, 1766
Have a swinging weekend yawll...!

03 May 2011

The Untold Story

Don't you love the promise of that irresistible headline - above the title - "The Untold Story of Elizabeth Taylor's Final Days"? Can't wait to read it - I bet it's craaazy! And I have to say that casting against type for the Vogue Italia cover (you don't necessarily think swimwear when you think Kristin McMenamy) is exceptionally brilliant when dealing with this annual theme.

02 May 2011


Yunnan, China, 1999, Thomas Struth

Magazines Now Have Movie Trailers

MAN ABOUT TOWN's HEDI SLIMANE'S LOS ANGELES ISSUE I think this trailer is all Mr Slimane's work actually warrants. He never fails to bore me utterly.

01 May 2011

Summer Hotter Than Others

So summer, and classic Madame Mario, is this story shot in Rio by Mario Testino for the new issue of V Man, featuring the token female Izabel Goulart surrounded by some seriously sweaty Brazilian boys. Ms Michael Roberts is somewhere else on the beach eating his heart out. This is Madame Mario at his best. The styling is just tacky enough.But they are all very jealous of Fran├žois Rousseau's new book, the wonderfully titled Wet Men!


Aunty Karla shot Carine Roitfeld (below) for the 60th Visionaire titled Religion. The guest editor is Riccardo Tisci, who commissioned all new works, except one Robert Mapplethorpe photograph that was unpublished previously. It's a 'collaboration' with Givaudan on a new scent called Religion. The limited edition will have only 3,000 numbered editions