Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Smash it all up, Maurizio

The best show to see in New York City....Now playing at the Guggenheim Museum; Maurizio Cattelan: ALL.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Carine is back!

After being lost in London for a good hour looking for Dover Street Market, I finally found what I was looking for....

As I walked the stairs into Rose's Bakery, I saw the back side of a very elegant woman. I said to myself, 'Damn, those Londoners are chic'. But as the woman turned around, I realized it was Uber French Stylist and ex Vogue Editor, Carine Roitfeld. I decided to buy her book, IRREVERENT which is like a scrape book filled with personal and professional photos from her career in the fashion world. Ms Roitfeld was so generous and warm with every fan waiting to have their booked signed by her, moi included. And no, she did not remember meeting me at Fred Segal's cafe in Los Angeles in 2006. And did she remember introducing Sofia Coppola to my husband at Karl Lagerfeld's party for Baz Luhrman's Chanel 5 commercial?  No, Ms Roitfeld could not recollect that either....Moi, je n'ai pas jamais oublie!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Frieze me baby...

 More beautiful and bizarre images of Frieze.

Frieze Art Fair 2011

My friend scored two Preview tickets for the Frieze Art Fair in London. This was such a treat since during the preview days the fair  is hardly full thus the 'art' experience is less claustaphobic.  The 303 Gallery from NYC had special Karen Kilimnik  images for me to drool over. I think they may be a bit out of our budget but at least I have something to dream about....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A day at the Doctor's

Olympia Le Tan decided to show her latest collection of hand made embroidered bags, "Still Ill" at the Musee de la Histoire de la Medicine.

Hidden amongst skeleton frames and pre WW1 medicine paraphernalia, Le Tan's new 'It' bags were shining like jewels waiting to be discovered. Looking around the museum, all I could think was that we are all so lucky not to have to endure 18th Century medicine cures with all those scary tools.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Martine Sitbon's Floating Models

I went to the RUE DU MAIL fashion show with my  husband in tow. We were all wilting in the  Parisian heatwave while watching the beautiful RDM creations float past us.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Art and Opera

I forgot to include several photos of the opera in my last post. Les voila....

Monday, September 26, 2011

Karen Kilimnik's World Inhabits the Ballet De L'Opera

Due to the gracious invitation from 303 Gallery in NYC, I was invited to the cocktail for the artist Karen Kilimnik then a night at the Ballet De L'Opera, PHEDRE choregraphed by Serge Lifar and PSYCHE choregraphed by Alexei Ratmansky. Karen Kilimnik's artwork was  used in the set design for the PSYCHE ballet.
I found Kilimnik's art romantic yet haunting. It is rare when I feel drawn to an artist's sensitivity.   I am curious to learn more about her short films and installations. But it is her dark awkward paintings that pull me into her world.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fashion Night out

I know I am a little late with this. Here are a few photos of Avenue Montaigne for Fashion Night out. I was a bit disappointed with all the lines to get into the shops ( who needs that)

What if my life is one big Fashion Night Out with no lines!

Monday, July 11, 2011

"YAZFRICA" Yazbukey's Fall 2011 Collection

Haute Couture Fashion week in Paris finally came to an end with the explosion of Yazbukey's YAZFRICA Collection. The collection was presented in a Sushi shop tucked away deep in the Marais section of Paris. Scores of fatigued fashionista sipped on Japanese beers and champagne. We will have to wait till next season to see what continent Yazbukey decides to celebrate...Ya man.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Claudia Schiffer presents...

Last night, Claudia Schiffer, the German top model presented her first collection of knitwear at the Uber cool Colette's in Paris. Large cozy sweaters in cashmere that cry 'cocoon me' will serve well on damp Paris winter nights in front of the fire. Lucien Pages invited a whole crew of fashionistas to baptize the event. Carine Roitfeld, Suzy Menkes, Milla Jovovich with her family in tow all came together to support 'the Claudia'