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Eagerly Anticipating: I Just Arrived In Paris: Louis Vuitton, Fall–Winter 2014/15: Juergen Teller: Nicholas Ghesquière : Steidl

Backstage posters | campaign prints | photo prints in a handmade box.Backstage posters | campaign prints | photo prints in a handmade box.

When you can make an art book of the backstage as well as the ad pics, then you know you are supremely contemporary... P.R post jump !

Current Reading: Petite Bréviaire du Snobisme: Antonius Moonen

Une protestation, un manifeste anti-politiquement correct, anti-uniformisation, anti-consommation, anti-bourgeois, anti-bobos!Une protestation, un manifeste anti-politiquement correct, anti-uniformisation, anti-consommation, anti-bourgeois, anti-bobos!

Reference Library: The Beautiful People's Beauty Book: How To Achieve The Look And Manner...: Princess Luciana Pignatelli

"I understand," she writes wistfully, "there is a doctor in Paris who does eyelash implants...""I understand," she writes wistfully, "there is a doctor in Paris who does eyelash implants..."

Ok, that bit about the jhassoul soap ( or ghassoul as my jar proclaims)... works. As does the pointed advice about preferring Filipino cigars instead of skin-sallowing cigarettes. In any case, I was never going to argue with anyone who starts life as the normal enough Luciana Malgeri, before marrying up all the way to principessa level. And then that futuristic taste in eye-wear, (Run DMC would have spasmed in envy): that was bound to be a deal clincher.

Current Reading: The One By Whom Scandal Comes: Rene Girard

“Why is there so much violence in our midst?” René Girard asks.“Why is there so much violence in our midst?” René Girard asks.

Published on New Year's Day this year, Rene Girard's "The One By Whom Scandal Comes" is the philosopher's latest extension of his great theory of mimetic desire. In a world where post-modern post-structuralism has been so institutionalized so as to form its own orthodoxy (oh the irony), Girard's philosophical certitude, attendant to a Christian theology, moral in its considerations and humanistic in its concerns, hovers at the edge of intellectual unfashionability.

Current Reading: Lacan: Reading Seminar XX : Lacan's Major Work On Love, Knowledge and Feminine Sexuality.

Knowledge begins with a defiency of jouissance.Knowledge begins with a defiency of jouissance.

Considered the cornerstone of Lacan's work on the themes of sexual difference,

Current Reading: Gilles Deleuze : Proust & Signs

Deleuze's book applies the study of signs and semiotics, to a literary analysis of ISOLTDeleuze's book applies the study of signs and semiotics, to a literary analysis of ISOLT

"What constitutes the unity of In Search of Lost Time?

Eagerly Anticipating: Big Time - Männer Vogue, 1984-1989 - Steidl

Herb Ritts for Männer Vogue.Herb Ritts for Männer Vogue.

This book is an exciting step back in time to when Männer Vogue was Germany’s leading men’s fashion magazine. During Männer Vogue’s golden age between 1984 and 1989, Swiss-born Beda Achermann was the magazine’s creative director and left his iconic style on a generation of graphic designers, typographers, photographers, fashion journalists and stylists.

Current Reading: The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy : Gilles Lipovetsky : Translated by Catherine Porter

Lipovetsky authors an  undifferentiated celebration of modern narcissistic freedom and a defense of bourgeois individualismLipovetsky authors an undifferentiated celebration of modern narcissistic freedom and a defense of bourgeois individualism

Fashion as a vehicle for democratic values and an agent of the social revolution built around the veneration of the 'individual'? What a riot this sentiment must have caused in academic circles in 1995, when "The Empire Of Fashion" was first published. But as fashion, the concept, has evolved from a hermetic dialogue built around upper-class privilege into a vehicle of popular expression (and we do mean Pop ), French thinker Gilles Lipovsetsky has proven to be more than prophetic, even if he was never optimistic about the psychological implications of this occurrence in the first place.

TI DATE: Afternoon reading: Francine Prose: 'Lovers at the Chameleon Club': BookMarc (NY) 04: 23: 13

A richly imagined and inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, set in Paris.A richly imagined and inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, set in Paris.

Expatriates in Paris...they're the ones who venerate the myth. As Francine Prose's seductive new novel testifies.
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