As one scary flick after another is tapped on this Hallow’s Eve among those settling in for this fright night, I’m reminded by pal Ann Magnuson of her turn in one of the sexiest and chicest looking (if not, let’s face it, bordering on camp at times) films, 1983′s The Hunger. […]
Archive for the ‘Costume’ Category
The passing of Anna Piaggi on August 7 stunned lovers of fashion, beauty and art. The Italian icon was 81, so the public mourning on social media and in social circles was not so much about her untimely departure. […]
It could have been one of those fantasy dinner parties with icons conjured over an ordinary dinner with friends, a wish guest list of individuals so part of the pop cultural fabric yet so disparate in their raison d’etre that there is no way they could end up around one table. […]
Before movies, television was my entree to glamour. That is, the transformative powers of a gown on a woman who fits it like a glove. The right dress with the best accessory—a personality that fits it—is gold. […]
When Elisa Goodkind and Ramona Canino appeared on my porch late last summer, I had a little trepidation. I’m not about hanging out my laundry for the world to see, let alone opening up my closet or my home—especially as I was in the midst of construction and changing up some of the furnishings. […]
Some time between the moment when Gregory Arlt slung Dita’s extended, black stockinged leg above his neck and an hour or so before when the curtain dropped on the stage of the House of Blues in Hollywood, the group of us cozied up inside a tiny chamber at the back of the Foundation Room upstairs. […]
Regrets, I’ve had a few…Truth be told, they are very few since I find it counterproductive living life that way. But one regret I cannot shake is recently lingering in Nashville and skipping out on the opening festivities in San Francisco for the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective at the de Young Museum. […]
Folks, I’ll be giving a talk on Hollywood and L.A. Style, the dawn of Rodeo Drive, indie boutiques and the indie beauty industry and the role Mr. Fred Hayman played in all of it tomorrow, Friday, March 9, from 11-noon at the downtown campus of Otis School College of Art and Design. […]
Great art does not happen in a vacuum. There is always some thing, some one—especially some one—who played a role and, very likely, one that is more collaborative than even the credited genius might admit. […]
Friends at Harper’s Bazaar had their skates on this morning. On the heels of Michel Hazanavicius beating Martin Scorcese at last night’s Academy Awards for Best Director bragging rights for his equally praised “The Artist,” which took the ceremony’s top honor as Best Film of the year, the magazine unveiled just minutes ago a portfolio appearing in the April issue inspired by the film and created in collaboration with Michel. […]
For me, cinema has always been a 3-D experience. There is the film on a whole. Then there is the dimension of story line.
Then the costumes.
I jump at any opportunity to see costumes up close. […]