“The key to being a good cinematographer is finding a way to visually convey the emotion of the story, and it’s not always by creating beautiful images,” says celebrated director of photography Robert Yeoman , speaking over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. When it comes to his ongoing work with Wes Anderson, however, Yeoman does both, and to inimitable levels of perfection – from capturing the cerulean universe of The Life Aquatic to shooting the scrumptious… read more »
It’s a truism that money can’t buy happiness, but in today’s consumer-driven culture it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. In The Millionairess , Italian icon Sophia Loren dazzles as an eccentric heiress on the lookout for love.
It’s no exaggeration to call American crime drama Murder, She Wrote iconic. Leading lady Jessica Fletcher, a mystery writer and civilian detective played by Angela Lansbury, is famed for her bold wardrobe of statement skirt suits and shoulder pads – not to mention the fact that the actress holds the record for most Golden Globe Best Actress wins in a TV drama series. The suspense-filled “whodunit” plot-lines helped the show garner 26 million views per week in its… read more »
It’s a bit nerve-wracking calling Vanessa Beecroft .
“The horse fucking and fist-fucking videos? I don’t think Carolina Herrera has those on her résumé.” It’s June, a few days before the CFDA Awards, and Rick Owens and I are sitting in his garden in Paris, behind the concrete palace that has been home to him, his wife Michèle Lamy, and their business since 2003.
In the heart of Paris’ seventh arrondissement, just up the road from Café de Flore, is Deyrolle , an 1831-founded cabinet of curiosities. Stepping inside the storied institution is like nothing else, for housed in Deyrolle are many unforgettable objects and artefacts – notably animals, birds and insects preserved through taxidermy – that have been collected by the house since its inception
There are a scant handful of materials that successfully renew their relevance decade on decade, while maintaining the authenticity and sincerity that rendered them key to building our ancient worlds. Inimitably organic, terracotta — which literally translates from Italian as “baked earth” — not only refers to the material commonly used in product and architectural design, but also a range of earthy hues stretching from the burnt oranges that defined bazaar-inspired,… read more » View Gallery (9 images)
Miami Art Basel closed its doors this week on a whirlwind of neon lights and interactive installations – but this December, as the city was once again transformed into a playground for the contemporary art world, it also housed an exciting new venture for a brand whose connection to that universe is unparallelled. Nestled in the heart of Miami’s prestigious design district is a unique new Prada concept store, flanked by a roster of fellow luxury brands and a… read more » View Gallery (9 images)
Who? Latif Al Ani , born in 1932, chronicled the everyday surroundings of mid-century Iraq at a time when the country was experiencing a cultural ‘golden age’, where a cosmopolitan mindset and increasing openness flourished ahead of the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980.
“I know lots of famous writers, publishers and editors! I organise the most prestigious reading series in New York! Me!” cries exasperated publisher Isabelle ‘Izzy’ Grossman, played by Amy Irving, at her Jewish grandmother, Bubbie, who is unwilling to let go of the fact that her granddaughter doesn’t want to embrace their family’s Fiddler on the Roof -esque traditions. Determined to play the role of match-maker in Izzy’s modern and secular life, Bubbie – portrayed by then… read more »