Saturday, November 30, 2013


Extraordinary make up and costume design created these menacing/fascinating/unforgettable cannibalistic soldiers of evil in director Peter Jackson's masterpiece of Tolkiens' classic, Lord of the Rings...

Those unique,chic, HAUTE-Tribes in the Rick Owens universe could easily be inspired by the many exotic characters in The Lord of the Rings...topped by his muse and partner, the inimitable & original, Miss Lamy.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Michele Lamy by Sofia Tchkonia

Painter Paul Caranicas

My friend, Paul Caranicas' extraordinary compositions of landscape and architecture paintings displays his unique sense of mystery, wit and surrealism with exceptional technical skill.

Monday, November 25, 2013


Azzedine Alaia covers his sexy kittens in leopard spot knits in the animal-print happy 80's.....

Friday, November 22, 2013


Nov 22 2013. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy: the day the world saw the inner strength, will and grace of first lady, Mrs Kennedy... well above and beyond her celebrated unique beauty, personal charm and innate sense of chic.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Helmut Newton & Jerry Hall

Helmut Newton, 1974

Only Helmut Newton could stage this much Drama and Erotic Tension for a routine accessory shot for Vogue. His"stories" never fail to delight and intrigue....this chic hand belongs to a Newton Favorite: model  JERRY HALL.

Helmut Newton  indulges in abit of shoe appreciation while Jerry Hall flashes her well rehearsed Star Smile at Cannes in the 80's.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christy Turlington: Beauty with Heart.

Cover Girl: Christy Turlington's Best Bazaar Covers
A fresh, gorgeous Spring 1988 cover spotlighting the classic doe-eyed beauty, activist, yogini & educator.

The 21 century ROLE model: Speaking out on women's health issues in developing countries. Using her celebrity in a non-self indulgent/self destructive way...and still continuing to work in front of the cameras, creating images of aspirational beauty and being married to an  Awesome Hottie: Bravo to that!lol

Miss Turlington can pose elegantly as an Icy French Couture Diva or an earthy working class woman on laundry day or impersonating Timeless-Icon Audrey Hepburn for Steven Meisel with equal ease, charm and grace. Who says Modeling isn't ACTING!?lol

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Never say Never....

Transgressive Vogue shooter Steven Klein re-imagines the post-modern Beer Belly/Pot Belly as a
re-engineered womb allowing a whole population of men who would be all too happy to carry their offspring... deep in the future.
Life ( and gender roles) is constantly evolving, especially as more and more women agressively seek out those ( juicy!) dominant roles in every aspect of human culture (and would happily give up the role of incubating a baby). Never say Never!lol

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Edward Hopper's elegant stillness...

One can feel the warmth of the summer sun flooding into that glorious room afloat in the sky.....a perfect fantasy diving
spot to swan dive into the deep blue below....

Mr. Hopper captured that special luxury of a noiseless world, where time stands still and sunlight  and shadow are the only elements in motion.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


White Hot Fashion Star Kate Moss being hunted down by camera wielding paparazzi at LAX. No Grace, No Charm, No Dignity and Not an ounce of Glamour is evident  in this clip of a routine situation at an airport that millions of people execute daily with relative ease. It's clear evidence that ugly price of fame only gets uglier as celeb worship ramps up in the 21 Cen. The sight of the usually badass ubermodel having to literally run and hide behind a counter is disturbing at best.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Miss Amanda Lapore explains.....

Miss Lapore's EXTREME self-makeover has made her a New York After Dark Icon and muse to many artists. Her self awareness and honesty in sharing her experiences that made her who she became, is  inspiring. The eternal message of  following your heart & dreams ( if one is lucky to survive against all odds) couldn't have a more fabulous & entertaining poster PARTYGIRL/ GODDESS from the twilight zone!lol

Prada's Playful Juxtapositions / Spring 14

One can never say Miss Prada doesn't take her Irreverent -Silly-chic, Dead Seriously!lol

Supermodel gridlock

Dozens of glamorous super models caused the chicest gridlock on the Italian runways to showcase Gianfranco Ferre's version of mid 90's minimalism here in his Spa/Resort/Cruise collection.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bill de Blasio's Modern Family

bill de blasio

A new era of NYC is on the horizon after Democrat Mr. Bill de Blasio gets sworn in as the new Mayor of NYC, Jan 1 2014.
After 2 decades of Republican rule, it'll be interesting to see how this unique, mixed race, "modern" family will impact ( & inspire) millions of  New Yorkers who have felt excluded and under-served by the previous city government.
His two smart, spirited, out spoken children and  a wife, Chirlane McCray (with a much discussed past) have already caught the imagination of New yorkers....and the world.
The voting public overwhelmingly supported this dramatic break with "only in New York" story...Stay.... Tuned!lol

Monday, November 4, 2013

Chicago's public art Rocks.

Chicago's O'hare airport shows off an impressive replica of a gentle giant Brachiaosaurus which roamed the mid west millions of years ago. It adds a great educational /entertaining element to the airport setting (which are now, unfortunately, indistinguishable from Malls). A shark & sting ray filled giant aquarium would be fantastic.

Artist Anish Kapoor's  irresistible, mesmerizing, 23 million dollar seamless polished steel CLOUD GATE sculpture is the star attraction in Chicago's gorgeous Millennium Park.
There should be a similar, other worldly sculpture in All cities.

Frank Gehry's outdoor theater design's futuristic appeal is another brilliant addition to Millennium Park.