Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Charlotte Gainsbourg / Photos


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Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa
Charlotte Gainsbourg
PHOTOS

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Charlotte Gainbourg by Satoshi Saikusa
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Charlotte Gainbourg by Satoshi Saikusa

Jane and Charlotte Forever



 Jane and Charlotte Forever

JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 07, 2016

Fascinating, fearless, fiercely committed actresses, Jane Birkin and her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg have been at the vanguard of international cinema for over five decades. Bursting onto the scene with a much-talked-about cameo in Michelangelo Antonioni’s seminal Blow-Up, the British-born Birkin went on to become an icon of cool through her association with legendary chanteur Serge Gainsbourg and one of France’s most in-demand actresses, conveying a soulful vulnerability in her collaborations with directors like Jacques Rivette, Agnès Varda, and Jacques Doillon. Like her mother, Charlotte Gainsbourg has built her career on adventurous roles for visionary auteurs, crafting a beguiling screen presence defined by an innate intelligence and a raw emotional intensity. Taken together, their body of work is an astonishing, often provocative, and always bold survey of the last half-century of European cinema.

Additionally, on display in the Film Society’s Furman Gallery throughout the retrospective will be “Actresses by Kate Barry,” an exhibition of photographs by the late Kate Barry—daughter of Jane, half-sister of Charlotte and formidable artist in her own right—presented in collaboration with the Institut Français.
Acknowledgments:Institut Français; Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York; Kristy Matheson, Australian Centre for the Moving Image; Leslie Ricci; Olivier Gluzman
Retrospective organized by Dennis Lim and Dan Sullivan; exhibition organized by Florence Almozini and Rufus de Rham.





Ida / The classic little knit dress



IDA

The classic little knit dress

A little black dress is a staple piece of a woman's wardrobe. Perfect for nearly every occasion and always in style, you can't go wrong with such a simple garment. Our version of a little black dress is truly a wardrobe must have, and even better, is a knit garment! Ida is a flattering, figure-hugging dress that hits just above your knee.
With such a simple pattern, the art is in the details. Ida has a boat-neck neckline, with shoulder gussets to keep the neckline in place and prevent it from stretching. Self-lined cap sleeves balance the slim silhouette, center back seams allow for easy fit adjustments, and a slit at the right side seam adds to functionality. Experiment with a textured knit for Ida, such as a matelassé or stretch velvet. Pair Ida with Lady Grey (Colette Patterns) and you have yourself one classy outfit.











Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Serge Gainsbourg / He´s not the Messiah. He´s a very naughty boy




SERGE GAINSBOURG: HE’S NOT THE MESSIAH. HE’S A VERY, NAUGHTY BOY!

posted on 21st September 2016






He seemed to be absolutely soaked in sordid sex. The impression that you got from the guy was that he gloried in fetishism, kinks, blatant sexual innuendo and the open discussion and display of the same with a series of frankly gorgeous women who hung off the arm of this dishevelled, scruffily stylish, obviously charismatic, super talented tramp of a man. This is a guy who even made sexual advances toward Whitney Huston…live on TV! He was a scandalous individual. Hated and loved, both at the same time. Talented? Oh, absolutely. He sang, he wrote and arranged songs, directed and acted in film. Was a screenwriter, poet and much more. A terrible man. A wonderful man.

“Serge Let Me Be His Female Side” / Jane Birkin on Gainsbourg, Varda, Truffaut, and Her Iconic Career

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
“Serge Let Me Be His Female Side”: Jane Birkin on Gainsbourg, Varda, Truffaut, and Her Iconic Career



English actress and singer Jane Birkin beautifully shifts between breathy French and British accents. She speaks of her time with former partner Serge Gainsbourg, one of France’s most brilliant artists, with great fondness. It was a romance that unfolded in the public eye after they worked together on the 1969 film Slogan. The couple would go on to record the controversial, erotic duet “Je t’aime… moi non plus.”
Jane’s career in music and film would continue to blossom, as she worked with French cinema greats including Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda, Alain Resnais, Jacques Rivette, and Birkin’s third partner, Jacques Doillon. Daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg follows in her mother’s footsteps as an actress driven to complicated roles — and both women are now the subject of a retrospective at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center. Jane and Charlotte Forever runs through February 7.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Picture of the Day / 23 June 2017 / Sansa


Pictures of the Day / 23 June 2017 / A pair of wrens

Pictures of the Day / 23 June 2017 / The rare moment






Pictures of the Day / 23 June 2017 / The Sistine Chapel








Pictures of the Day / 23 June 2017 / A woman

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pictures of the Day: 18 June 2017 / Agatha Ruiz de la Prada


Pictures of the Day / 18 June 2017/ A cage with pigeons


Pictures of the Day / 18 June 2017 / My bike is one life


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Pictures of the Day / 18 June 2017 / In Caracas


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beautiful Women / Bella Hadid


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BELLA HADID




Model Bella Hadid wears daring dress at Cannes Film Festival


Model Bella Hadid wears daring dress at Cannes Film Festival



Bella Hadid
Model Bella Hadid poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the screening of the film Ismael's Ghosts at the 70th international film festival, Cannes. CREDIT: AP




Model Bella Hadid commanded attention on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival in a daring satin gown that left little to the imagination.

Friday, June 23, 2017

'Sir Mick Jagger seduced me at 17 on a luxury yacht,' says author Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni




Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol

'Sir Mick Jagger seduced me at 17 on a luxury yacht,' says author Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni





Sir Mick Jagger 
Author Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni has revealed in her memoirs that Sir Mick Jagger seduced her at the age of 17 on a luxury yacht. CREDIT: PA



Author Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni has revealed in her memoirs that Sir Mick Jagger seduced her at the age of 17 on a luxury yacht.