Cleo Charuet lives in Paris with her cat and several other furry friends – Francois, the Zebra and Brodovitch, the rabbit, to name but a few, only they’re stuffed! Yes, taxidermy is the new art. Framed in her incredible Napoleonic apartment they really don’t look out of place. “Some are shocked by my animal collection but other people collect camembert boxes and no-one asks questions!” I’m not sure it’s a trend I’ll be going down though – might frighten the […]
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Our step back to the Weimar Republic at Herr Kettner’s was most enjoyable. The dress code stated “1920s Berlin, moustachioed dandies, dizzy flappers, monocled counts, decadent aesthetes, firebrand radicals, apoplectic Teutonic military officers, predatory cross-dressers, itinerant jazz musicians, black or white tie”. So of course, a little research was required, as seen below – courtesy of Marlene Dietrich, Henry and June, Cabaret and some decadent 1920’s fashion illustrations. Oh and the rather mischievous Clara Bow: Top illustration by me Marlene […]
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I’ve been transfixed by Brigitte Bardot since I was 16. I watched And God Created Woman, and that was it, I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. It’s a film I can go back to, time and time again, and never tire of it – perhaps because, since having read her biography, there seem to be more than just a few similarities between Brigitte and the character she plays, Juliette. There’s no glitz in the […]
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“Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one. It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake – as almost all hats are.” Nikolaus Laszlo, Nora Ephron, and Delia Ephron, You’ve Got Mail It’s that time of year when Christmas has passed and it feels like we are running the everlasting lap […]
Had to post this – its not my usual fashion/interiors story but how hilarious is this? If they were auditioning for the role of “Saha”, from last week’s blog, this is what it would have looked like in 1961. To get a better view take a look at all the shots from Retronaut! There are cats lining the streets and a few making a break for it!