Thursday, May 20, 2010

From my vaults: Maki Asakawa


Oksana Gedroit

New York

Freja Beha Erichsen

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

The big white cat became the first house cat and he and Ruski would sleep together on the same couch in brotherly acceptance. One day the big white cat came back with an ugly wound, evidently from a dog. The teeth had torn through his flesh on both sides of the tailbone as he was running and he managed to shake free or climb a tree. I blame myself now for not taking him to a vet. I merely rubbed on some penicillin ointment and he seemed to be on the road to recovery. Then one day he disappeared and was never seen again.
A car? A dog? A coyote? Perhaps another home?
"I think he's dead, Bill," James said.

Ali Michael

Natalia Vodianova

Emily Didonato

ph: Jeremy Dante

New Stuff: G-Taste

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Laurie Lipton

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Katia Selinger

From my vaults:

Yamila Díaz-Rahi

New York

Chanel Celaya

First Lines: Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter

A throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments, and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods and others bare-headed, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.

Maria Montez

New Stuff: The Road

Looking forward to seeing this movie, I've read the book.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Louis Raemaekers


Chantal Stafford Abbott

From my vaults: Honoka Asai

Tamara Pernar

New York

Stephanie Cherry

New Stuff: The Who

A favourite since my teens, fianlly got it now on cd.

Katia Kokoreva

ph: Dirk Messner

First Lines: Franz Kafka - The Trial

Someone must have been spreading slander about Josef K., for one morning he was arrested, though he had done nothing wrong.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Daphne Guinness

ph: Francesco Carrozzini

From my vaults: Jean Arthur


Diandra Forrest

New York

Simona McIntyre

ph: Brian Ypperciel

First Lines: Kate Chopin - The Awakening

A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over:
"Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi! That's all right!"

Katya Igumenova

ph: Alina Lebedeva

New Stuff: Roddy Doyle

The last part of Roddy Doyle's Henry trilogy, the first 2 I have read.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Alfred Kubin