Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Full of Grace

If you watched The September Issue, you know Grace Coddington is a fan of photography.  It's no surprise then that the online auction house Paddle8 has tapped the legendary Vogue editor to curate a collection of photographs for an upcoming auction.  Instead of fashion photos as you might expect, she has pulled together "No Clothes", a collection of nudes that will be up from May 1 to May 16. She spoke with the WSJ. Magazine for the upcoming issue out May 3rd which is available to read online now. Another legend, photographer Arthur Elgort also took a few photos of Grace and her West Village apartment for the article. The photos highlights her own photography collection and a few of her cats. Grace also happened to just celebrate her birthday this past Sunday.  April is a great month for birthdays if I do say so myself. 

Photography by Arthur Elgort for WSJ. Magazine.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For Sale: Catherine Deneuve's French Chataeu

Thanks to a little tweet from Luxuo, I was alerted to the fact that French actress and style icon Catherine Deneuve is selling her house in Normandy, Chateau de Primard.  The 18th-century stunner an hour from Paris will set you back €3.9 Million ($5.5 Million) which seems like a bargain considering that it's move in ready and has 18 hectares of grounds designed by famed Belgian landscape architect Jacques Wirtz. The 1,200 square-meter chateau sits along the Eure River has 10 bedrooms which include four master bedroom suites and six regular bedrooms.  There is also a home cinema, sauna, caretaker's house, outdoor pool, and even a moat.  Who wants to go halvsies??? 

Big Thanks to Belle!

Big thanks to Belle Magazine in Australia for featuring me in their Luxe Files page in the May 2014 issue. If you can't find it on the newsstand or read the small font below, you can order it online at Zinio.  

Merci beaucoup! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Fling

Many of you are celebrating Easter Monday today so I've decided to keep with the theme of spring.  It was the most beautiful weekend in New York and it seemed like every person in the city was in Central Park on Sunday. Everything is in bloom and putting us all in a good mood after this long winter. Enjoy! 

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

-  William Shakespeare 

I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face. - Langston Hughes

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

- William Wordsworth

April's rare capricious loveliness.

-  Julia Dorr

Well-apparel'd April on the heel
Of limping Winter treads.

-  William Shakespeare

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.

- Emily Dickinson

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.

- Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; 
And give us not to think so far away 
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here 
All simply in the springing of the year.

-  Robert Frost

Winter's done, and April's in the skies,
Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes! 
-  Charles G. D. Roberts
An April Adoration, 1896  

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.  - Rainer Maria Rilke

All photos by me.

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