Saturday, 30 October 2010

Etat Libre d'Orange- createur de perfumes

UFA film studios, Berlin; Paramount – Hollywood and Paris…the glamorous gleam of black & white, luminous blue cigarette smoke filtering through the glare of the klieg lights, the scent of jasmine on warm white skin. An addictive scent, a dangerous scent, the perfume of the great femmes fatale, women who claim sensuality as their right as well as their pleasure; that gesture of flicking a speck of tobacco from the tongue…
Absolute of jasmine, hay, tobacco, cedar, amber, abricot and musc – thoughts of Brigitte Helm, Garbo, Marlene, Jane Birkin, Marianne Faithful: a perfume of yesterday, today and forever.
Rudolph Valentino in “Blood and Sand”, the heat and dust of “Death in the Afternoon”– the ritual combat of Man versus Beast; not to kill but subdue, like Beauty and the Beast.
This daring scent takes the most virile of scents – musc, animalics, leather, pepper, vetiver – and tames them at a glance by use of fragrant waxen tuberose and ylang-ylang which permeate and soften, caress and captivate the rampant machismo. All done by kindness.
I will also try to include my developing craze of finding unusal perfumes in my blog. I found both perfumes above from the perfume boutique ' Les Senteurs ' in Belgravia. The perfume company is called ' Etat Libre dOrange'. I love their motto ' Perfume is Dead! Long Live Perfume '. You can read more of their manifesto on . Other perfumes they created are called ' Tom of Finland ', ' Fat Electrician ' and many more very unusual names. I ordered two samples for ' Jasmine et Cigarettes' and ' Je suis un homme '. I will let you know what they smell like and if they are really perfumes for the ' individualistic mind '.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Bricklane, London

I really liked the male roughness of his face,the workman shirt and the feminine fur foulard. It's got an air of Oscar Wilde like dandyism. Excellent styling!!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Cosmic Wonder Light Source- Osaka, Japan

Hexagram Socks.

Stephan Schneider- Stockholm

Pleasure Principles- a label to watch
Pleasure Principle (NY) is Diva Pittala and Adrian Cowen. The duo are interested in a progressive, forward re-thinking of pieces that can be worn every day. Fine jersey, the t-shirt, long sleeves, the tank, draping, and special details are their concern; how to incorporate a dark interpretation of daily life is the result. The line is produced in New York

Kristen McMenamy

When I was 16 and the ' Supermodels' were just hitting the fashion world. I fell in love with Kristen McMenamy because she was so different. Ok, there was Linda Evangelista but compared to Kristen, she was a bit like 'soup without salt' or 'Chanel without Lagerfeld' ( like we fashion bloggers would put it when things do no have 'le je ne sais quoi' . She shot to fame after, Steven Meisel made her shave her eyebrows which gave her an almost alien like and androgynous beauty, but shot in 1990s Versace, with all its baroque opulence, she looked just amazing.  I never understood why she was labelled 'Le Freak'. She has an extreme beauty but she is still beautiful even more so with her amazing long grey hair.

Kristen, listen if I become a famous fashion blogger, stylist and fashion editor- please let me do a shoot with you and me on the cover of Another Man. Please, promised!!!

Je t' adore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vogue Italia Main Edit July 2009 with Kristen Mcmenamy

Acne - Spring Summer 2011 Full Fashion Show (Exclusive)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Acne wants me to wear boot cut again!

That's screaming me- look the sandels- I just forgot Burberry's aviator jacket!

Love short shorts & long longsleeve!

Ok, maybe a bit of ' skinny carrots' allowed- Topshop take a deep breath and relax!