I’ll make this short and sweet. Have you been watching HBO’s Succession? I’ve fallen head over heels for this awful dysfunctional media family modelled on the Murdochs, Redstones and probably a little of the Trumps. It’s a show that’s hard to describe but it’s a […]
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Daytripper : Cannes : Breathing The Air At Film Festival Time
Cannes at Film Festival time becomes a town full of loosely worn lanyards and people talking up their projects. As it was a public holiday last Monday I went to have a peek and meet up with friends. Maybe small glimmers of glitz would rub off on […]
The Smell Of Conscience And Lying According to Frank Underwood
“Conscience has an unmistakable stink to it, sort of like raw onions and morning breath, but a lie stinks even more when it’s coming from someone who isn’t used to lying. It’s more like rotten eggs and horse shit.” (Frank Underwood played by Kevin Spacey) […]
Did The Force Awaken For You?
I took the kids to see The Force Awakens on its opening day in France. They’ve been dying to see it since the first mention of the movie – ah since a few years back now. Yes the hype train has been in motion for quite […]
December is passing by all too quickly but the South of France is still sunny, although getting cooler. The Christmas decorations are out in force and the fun fair is installed by the beach. I have also seen people swimming this week. I’m sure it’s one […]
Anjelica Huston On Serge Lutens In The 1970’s : Finding Serge And That Haircut
“In 1971 Bob (Richardson) and I decided to move to Paris. We loved to shoot for Dior with the great makeup artist and perfume designer Serge Lutens, whose extraordinary talent and eye for detail inspired us. Working for the European magazines was liberating in terms […]
Perfumed People : Anjelica Huston’s First Perfumes …
“My first perfume was Blue Grass. I loved the bottle, with the flying turquoise horse with flowers in its mane. Then Mum gave me Diorissimo, which smelled like lily of the valley. Mum wore Chanel No. 5 and later, Guerlain‘s Shalimar, which was exotic and […]
Painting Faces : Unskilled Worker
Read about Unskilled Worker who I discovered via my friend Deux Pies who has written this great introduction to this talented artist. Follow Unskilled Worker on Instagram to see her incredible portfolio of interesting faces. Painting faces.
“It felt, to me, like a permanent cocktail party, without the drinks. Acting took me away from real life to a pretend life. I wanted that real life back. I am not a dedicated actress, I’m afraid. I never have been.” Julie Christie
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Sunday Ramblings : 50 Shades Of Grey : Will You Be Seeing The Film?
With the huge success of this book trilogy by British writer EL James there was always going to be a film. This raunchier Mills and Boon for the mommy porn generation definitely generated discussion amongst friends. I like to understand the zeitgeist and what is making people tick, so […]
Favourite French Things: Magazines : Such A Cheap Thrill
Are you a magazine buyer? I know everyone says it’s a dying habit but I can’t believe what a cheap thrill they are in France compared to NZ, so my naughty habit has only increased. I do read some e-magazines or advertorials such as The […]