In Buenos Aires, when I interview club owners or designers a number of them express a vision of “elegant trash” that they’re looking to project. This video nailed it with the cabaret ho models in the street car-styled tour bus.  Don’t get shook by this strange choice of still from Youtube – this guy is the least attractive thing in the video.

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The Party

June 6, 2008

The Party

In Paris, I read a book about a party circa 1920. It had all the glam and trouble of any wild party in a big city but, because it was from the era of my great-grandparents, the drugs and sex were that much more provocative. This photo blog, The Party, has the same title as the French book and evokes the same gawker feel – a biracial, bisexual party in the hairspray 60s/polyester 70s is just so naughty and nice. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Tea

April 20, 2008

Living in London is a full-spectrum lifestyle with one main mark to its name. The brilliant ritual of Tea, it keeps your heart warm through the winters of hibernation and a happy chat is always nearby with afternoon tea calling your name. As a Southern California native, I feel accomplished with my first “real” winter behind me and now claim myself to be a connoisseur when it comes to the liquids of leisure. That is why I write with much regret as I tip my Herringbone Ivy Cap to France and give félicitations to Mariage Frères when it comes to tea. Yummy flavors of Marco Polo are a pure delight. It is everything a tea should be, story and all…the taste of luxury.

Brigitte Bardot’s lusciousness made so many people happy in her film youth, it just breaks us up to see her in this sad photo.

Madame Bardot went on trial on Tuesday for insulting Muslims and it’s the fifth time she has faced the charge of “inciting racial hatred” over “her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers.” Read the rest of this entry »