Monday, March 9, 2009

More and more ..

More looks i spotted on the runways , collections from spring 09 , to fall 09 , to pre-cruise 0

  Gucci  Roberto Cavalli and Stella McCartney. Lots of light, translucid  and colorful dresses , "la Femme Sauvage " is back .. love it

 Christian Dior , Fashion Week in Paris .. Fall 09'

i'm so bored ( with the USA )

Belle de jour by Luis Bunuel.
You should know that i am the MOST hyperactive person in this planet , i scream , i dance like a crazy dog and more activities that satisfy my fully loaded energy .
After smoking cigarettes , singing Edith Piaf's " Milord " out loud , turning in circles , jumping around and behaving like a total mental person , I am trapped in this library where there is absolutely nothing to do and hundreds of kids who won't let me R.I.P ( read in peace ) .. .

Wiki says " Boredom is an emotional state experienced during periods lacking activity or when individuals are uninterested in the activities surrounding them "

anyway , i just read a considerable article about John Cassavetes . You might know him from Rosemary's baby by Polanski ( He plays mia farrow's husband ) I haven't seen enough of his films to officialy say that he is one of my favorite directors but i loved a woman under the influence and Gloria and i am impatient to see Shadows .

Oh and i also went through an article about 69' , a scandalous year also known as part of the " annees erotiques " .. woodstock , jane birkin and Gainsbourg's " je t'aime moi non plus " , Led Zeppelin , Hair a musical comedy starring all the hippies there could be , Vietnam war , Armstrong and the first steps on the moon ... the least to say is that it was a eventful year .. psychedelic . The article mentionned Richard Barry as they speak about how this era had pronounced hesitations concerning the conception of art . Art then became quite " physically minimalist and realistic " .. That's nice.

I also started reading Alberto Moravia's Le Paradis , a collection of short stories revolving around confronted and muddled women . My favorite one so far is titled L'orgie ( The orgy ) , a woman spies on her neighbor , another woman who physically resembles her yet the two are very different. The first one is a mother and wife living a traditional way of life with many prerogatives . The second one has three lovers , drinks vodka in the morning and is pretty careless .. ENTHRALLMENT i guess .

great ! more souls in this library and curious minds have come.. i'm good , i'm gone .

Nico ,

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A " mod masterpiece " Blowup .

 A " Chef d'oeuvre " by Michelangelo Antonioni. This film is about art though it includes a tint of mystery . 
  Thomas , a  skilled Fashion photographer ( David Hemmings , statuesque and alluring man , god , god , god ) is bored with his models , his life and lacks inspiration . 
The artist tries to find peace and decides to takes pictures in  a quite placid parc illuminated by a lucent sun . He begins photographing two lovers but a short moment after one of them ,the woman , rushes at him with fury and requests the roll . 

 Thomas later discovers by executing blowups ( enlargement of the photos ) a corpse lying in the grass ( He returns to the parc and finds it there )  Although we guess that the woman is involved in this peculiar death the truth is never revealed to us nor is it revealed to Thomas . In fact , the body vanishes a few days after as Thomas begins to think it might have been a delusion

The movie ends with Thomas watching a group of harlequin like students who mime a game of tennis , he is finally drawn into it and throws a conceptual ball at them . Lastly , Thomas slowly fades leaving a empty field .. just as the corpse previously dissolved . 

  I love this movie not only because it evolves around the sixties era but also because it encircles art  in a mysterious way  . 

Art is transcendental . 


En Vogue .

 LuLa ,
      as myself , is very fond of fashion and we both study it with delectation . She just started her blog and her first article is about the whole fashion week craze and the looks she adored , and the ones she disliked . 
  I agree with her comments , but all opinions are welcomed and that's what so great about art , sometime you understand it , you love it or you just find it hideous
 Lula exposed a lot of collections including Donna Karan's , Calvin Klein's ( the black jacket is pure splendor ) , Carolina Herrera's , Micheal Kors [ perfect exemple of what i don't get , the neon green voluminous jacket is just dreadful , but then again it's my judgment ] and many more . 
Her comments are executed with precise arguments and a twist of expertise . 
   Lula , princess of the bohemian chic , on the verge of becoming America's next top Sienna Miller , has great taste when it comes to fashion so here's the adress , make sure you check it out : 
 photos of  Charlotte Ronson , Carolina Herrera , Calvin Klein 's collection . 
love , 
Nico .

Grandiosity : something meriting the highest praise or regard .

Here are some more looks from Fall 2009 that i cherish :
Oscar de La Renta , Chloe and Alexander McQueen

Simply splendid . . .

Lovely Diane .


FALL  2009
 Diane Von Furstenberg 's  fashion show : 
I adore the prints , DVF embodies bohemian chic . I also treasured her last collection
 Spring 2009 , 

Especially the sort of hairbands with flowers and feathers and the dresses , very florid and lustrous . There's a great article about Diane , sixty year old/mother/wife/designer/woman  in , and the downfall of her 70's success with the " wrap dress " along with her great comeback.  
 " The key is to love life " , well i love DVF

" Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come e , bisogna che tutto cambi! "

 This is Lula , my  best " mate " as the australian pueblo says .  I'm not going to write a novel about how great she is with a melodramatic tone because that's too warmed-over .  
 : " You're the boss , applesauce
Instead i'd like to expose fragments of  The leopard  By Lampedusa , an exquisite  novel that we both enjoy . 

    " Nous fumes les guepards, les lions, ceux qui nous remplacerons seront les petits chacals , les hyenes ; et t
ous ensemble , guepards , chacals et moutons , nous continuerons a nous considerer comme le sel de la terre
      " Ces monuments du passe .. se trouvent autour de nous comme de tres beaux fantomes muets " 
 " la Sicile veritable [...]le soleil violent et imprudent[...] faisait l'effet d'un Narcoleptique ; maintenait toute chose dans l'immobilite " .  

" Ramasser petit a petit hors de l'immense tas de cendres du passe les p
aillettes d'or des moments heureux "
" Un enfer de souvenirs momifies "
" Le fracas de la mer se calma tout a fait "  

" Mon oncle , tu es d'une grande beaute ce soir [...] tu courtises la mort ? " 
" Elle etait grande et bien faite , sur la base de criteres genereux; sa carnation devait posseder la saveur de la creme fraiche a laquelle elle ressemblait , sa bouche enfantine celle des fraises " 
" Puis tout s'apaisa dans un petit tas de poussiere livide" 

The movie is sterling as well and Alain Delon along with Claudi
a Cardinal and Burk Lancaster are sublime actors .