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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Maria Callas and Pier Paolo Pasolini the only public kiss, text Stefania Seoni

Dear Diane, dear shaded viewers

 Maria Callas and Pier Paolo Pasolini enjoyed  a playful reciprocity of feelings. Their relationship began in a   platonic  way and that is how it remained during the making of the film Medea and their friendship remained long after the film was finished.

Maria knew the limits but was determined to go beyond them.

The saying goes that Pasolini told her that apart from the mother, she was the only woman that he ever loved. 

The close-up kiss is the only public one, with it the magazines and newspapers went wild and announced their imminent engagement. Of course there was no truth to that.

"Barth David Schwartz, Pasolini Requiem "

Bacio

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Friday, 22 June 2012

VISUAL VORTEX - 062212

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- GRIFFIN

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A Farewell to Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor for ever ...

Later,

Marco de Rivera

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Friday, 11 March 2011

MCQUEEN AND I - DOCUMENTARY- Unfortunately this only plays in England

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- GRIFFIN

 

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Wednesday, 09 March 2011

ANNE PIGALLE SKYPE INTERVIEW - NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO WITH MY BLONDE, 1984's THE KISS, AND MUCH MORE

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a skype interview with French singer and artist Anne Pigalle. Anne and I were introduced by Nuncia of Fashion Beyond Fashion back in Nov of 2010 here in London. Anne who has always been out spoken, is known as innovative artist, with a sultry voice and a keen eye. An icon in the fashion industry, she has played at parties for Gaultier and Mugler and continues to serve as an inspiration for many designers. In 2006 Anne had a successful exhibition of her self-portrait Polaroids series at the Michael Hoppen Gallery and soon plans to release some of her poetry.

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Anne is currently entering a new and exciting period in her career, which has spanned more than 30 years. Recently we decided to do a skype interview to talk about this new period in her work as well as her new single and video for WITH MY BLONDE, directed by her long time friend and collaborator T. Del Signore. Among other topics we discussed the meaning behind WITH MY BLONDE, which is an anti war statement Anne explains. 

 

 

I recently discovered the 1984 amazing collaboration that Anne did with ASVOFF favorite Michael Nyman THE KISS which I have been obsessed with as of late. The song is epic and the video (which was originally recorded for channel 4 but never released) is a great piece of early 1980s video art done by Paul Richards. Anne looks stunning in the video mostly shot in profile.

 

Anne, I had a great time chatting with you and hope you all enjoy it. Below there is a link to Annes new release which she has just recently made available on Itunes here. For more info on Anne and her work check out her website here.

- GRIFFIN

 

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MY VISIT WITH VIRGINIA BATES AT HER WEST LONDON ANTIQUE CLOTHING STORE - VIRGINA

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Yesterday I had a lovely meeting with the eclectic Virginia Bates at her West London antique clothing store called Virginia. During London Fashion week last month I spotted her at the Vogue.com 15 year anniversary party and then again at the Love party a week later. I finally went up to her at the Love party and started chatting with her as she always seemed to look so interesting and I sensed she had a great energy about her. She told me about her store and I mentioned that I was currently looking for some pieces for the film that I am getting ready to direct . She invited me to the store for a chat and to check out some pieces.


 

The beautiful and intelligent Virginia and her store have been at the same Holland Park address for over 40 years across from Julie's Wine Bar. The store as you can see from the quick video tour she gave me, is an amazing collection of beautiful pieces from 1890 to 1940s.

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If you are in London I highly recommend you visit the store as Virginia has created a very special world inside her shop. Virginia also has a blog on British Vogue which you can follow here.

VIRGINIA ANTIQUES
98 Portland Rd
London W11 4LQ
020 7727 9908


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- GRIFFIN

 

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Friday, 08 October 2010

BRONCO BRONK DARED HIM TO SAY IT - PHOTO BY CHOCOLATECAKE

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Benjamin Bunny said whaaat to Janice Dickinson backstage LFW?
Story contiues on POP above Monsieur Olivier Zham.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

SAY WHAT MR. RICHARDSON? TEXT BY CHOCOLATECAKE

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Bronco Bronk was all a glow when he thought he saw Sylvester Stallone

at Café de Flore last week but alas it was Terry sitting next to Madame Voltaire

and no she wasn’t any relation to François-Marie Arouet.

                             

Tis a-pity..  

 

Bronco- in ½ thick Russian accent

 

“I  like to do celebrity with big arms and rolex watch with nice tatooes.

If my Terry like chocolatecake then Bronco like chocolatecake..but you people’s

must to know me - I am more into Bread Pudding Coffee Cake!”

 

whatever!


 

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Sunday, 03 February 2008

IQONS MAGAZINE LAUNCH in NYC February 3rd

Dear Shaded Viewers,

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If you have rsvp'd for the party tonight be sure to arrive early as I would not like to expose any of my friends to problems at the door and there is a definite space limitation not to mention that they forbid the use of cameras....I don't know what the Las Vegas Chapel attitude is all about.....

All the best,

Diane

I am so jetlagged that I forgot my camera at Miguel's last night and could not post the images from the Three As Four show. Later for that and more.

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Friday, 01 February 2008

IQONS Magazine = Feb 3rd 8pm RSVP's closed

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Dear Shaded Viewers,

If you are a contributor and have not rsvp'd, and wish to come, please contact me by leaving a message under this post and I will make sure that your name is put on the list. Otherwise, the RSVP's are closed,the space is limited and we have reached capacity.

Later,

Diane

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