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Current Reading: Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen : Le Baiser de Narcisse. Paris, Librairie Léon Vanier, éditeur, A. Messein

Ce beau portrait de l'adolescent Milès orne le dernier chapitre de ce bel ouvrage de Fersen.Ce beau portrait de l'adolescent Milès orne le dernier chapitre de ce bel ouvrage de Fersen.

En 1912, un nouvelle édition du Baisser de Narcisse, est donnée par

MR. SINGULAR : MICHAEL LOCKLEY @RED

@micheal.lockley at Red  grows more luxe by the day. via Tom Ford SS16@micheal.lockley at Red grows more luxe by the day. via Tom Ford SS16

I mean who developed this kid to

LIVING CURRENCIES ( PART ONE )

"Opinions are not numbers. Numbers don't lie.""Opinions are not numbers. Numbers don't lie."

I just finished reading Robert Lacey's wry biography of Eileen Ford. Once you stop to consider what this woman and her husband did, which is to build what we know as the modern modeling industry from scratch, it's as if their lives coalesce into a kind of cultural destiny.

"Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty", is a must read of a life history that justifies the Vogue Paris, NY Times and Vanity Fair tributes that poured in upon Mrs. Ford passing last year. But the book begs the question of what would an Eileen Ford make of the industry, if she were operating within its limits today. Reality TV reality, social media celebrity, Instagram metrics..how would her calculating mind reconcile these variables to her business practice.

I was at Le Petit Four on Sunset Plaza circulating the idle hiss about a former Gucci model who had relocated to LA in a smart act of rebranding, when I got immersed in a dialogue about management LA style, ( where such an occupation takes on life and death proportions.) The fashion driven but market conscious manger was updating me that he was swiveling his strategy away from the "blank manques" to the "slashers". For the details of that I go to the i-Phone transcript…

Current Viewing: Tulipomania : Del Vaz Projects (offsite), Paris Exhibition : Until June 23, 2015

Hosted by Daniele Balice in his Paris apartment 22 rue du Renard 75004 Paris, France.Hosted by Daniele Balice in his Paris apartment 22 rue du Renard 75004 Paris, France.

Tulipomania was a brief, two-year moment in history during which thousands of Dutch citizens were bewitched by

The Last Standard Bearer

Kayla/Ford. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia May 15.Kayla/Ford. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia May 15.

The rumors had been floating since late April, when suddenly, there seemed to be an odd blank on the usually jammed charts of fashion's marquee lensman, Steven Meisel,

THE RAGE FOR RACHEL

You know what happens when a girl reads this much clean and pristine.You know what happens when a girl reads this much clean and pristine.

The kids are buzzing about Rachel

"I represent man, that is all" : Ousmane Sow

Ousmane Sow returns the soul to the body of sculpture.Ousmane Sow returns the soul to the body of sculpture.

En 1999, l'œuvre de Ousmane Sow ,

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