Friday, January 25, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Andrée Putman
Here she is in September 2002 in her flat in Paris
sitting for Vogue Japan holding a silver glove, one of her favorite objects. 
One of her quotes about the cliché of style
“too much Louis and too many flowers” 

She was slightly late for our appointment having just landed from Tokyo.
It took her five minutes to change. Such energy and discipline. 
 A great lady.

Andrée was quiet happy  with the portrait and sent me 
a thank you note in her unmistakable calligraphic writing.

 Suede white shoes 
Andrée designed for Charles Jourdan,
I thought they looked like a pair of wings.
Andrée might be using them now.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Giorgio Armani 
will be celebrating the opening 
of his flagship store in Paris,
2 Avenue Montaigne.

The lavish invitation matches
the silk curtains of his Swiss chalet,
there is nothing more luxurious and 
it looks even more so 
on what remains of the burnt mantel piece 
of my ruined fire place.

The opposites merge.

Friday, January 04, 2013


Carolina Castiglioni
Van Cleef