Saturday, January 12, 2013

Crystal Renn

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

A day in the life, Jan 10

A day in the life, Jan 10, Dooley in a box

Kim Cloutier

ph: Max Abadian

From my vaults: Benny Carter


Nadja Auermann

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

New York

Bettie Page

First Lines: Rudyard Kipling - Jungle Book

(ph: Giorgio Iorio)

It was seven o'clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleeping feeling in their tips.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Taylor Marie Hill

ph: Adam Custins

A day in the life, Jan 9

A day in the life, Jan 9, standing outside looking inside

Loris Kraemer

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Chris Ware)

Margaret Qualley

The Green Hornet (2011)

Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

Although occasionally witty this is a barely average action-packed super-hero comic adaptation and quite disappointing compared to the director's far more imaginative (and innovative) work.

Maltin *1/2: "Inane, nearly incoherent, attention-deficit mash-up of a superhero movie and a comedy. Written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who abandon all logic for the love of a cool car and plenty of explosions."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Virginie Ropars

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Alla Kostromichova

ph: John-Paul Pietrus

A day in the life, Jan 8

A day in the life, Jan 8, abandoned nest

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Anita Carter


Nevena Rokvic

New York

Ksenia Golubeva

ph: Rubén Ortiz

First Lines: Henryk Sienkiewicz - Quo Vadis

Petronius woke only about midday, and as usual greatly wearied.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Robin Hölzken

A day in the life, Jan 7

A day in the life, Jan 7, objet trouvé

Anna Zanovello

ph: Alexey Yurenev

The Trap (1966)

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

Stirring marital drama with two strong lead performances and beautifully shot in the original Canadian locations.

Halliwell (no stars): "Primitive open air melodrama with good action sequences; well made but hardly endearing."

Maltin ***: "Vivid 1890s tale, well photographed by Robert Krasker."


Aleksandra Matuszak

ph: Korey Birand

New Stuff: Boardwalk Empire

Meanwhile we're hooked on this series.

Abby Brothers

ph: Jason Lee Parry

Tightrope (1984)

A detective is put on the case of a serial killer who starts choosing victims who are acquaintances of the detective.

Superior psychological crime thriller with a (literally) dark tale to tell.

Halliwell (no stars): "Boring, dimly lit and generally unappealing low life thriller."

Maltin **1/2: "Intriguing Eastwood vehicle undone by sleaziness - and darkness."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Andre Brito

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mariacarla Boscono

ph: Gigi Stoll

A day in the life, Jan 6

A day in the life, Jan 6, window display

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Carter Family


Charlene Almarvez

New York

ph:  Berenice Abbott

Wm. Goldberg’s clothing store. 771 Broadway, New York City, circa 1930s.

Ali Michael

ph: Chadwick Tyler

First Lines: Frédéric Mistral - Mirèio

I sing the love of a Provencal maid;
How through the wheat-fields of La Crau she strayed,
Following the fate that drew her to the sea.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Romy De Vries

ph: Jouke Bos

A day in the life, Jan 5

A day in the life, Jan 5, window display

Letícia Birkheuer

ph: Patrick Demarchelier

New Stuff: Edge of the Universe

Fascinating new book about the most recent  (and surprising!) scientific findings in cosmology.

Leyla Erdman

ph: Philippe Ndzana

Brocéliande (2003)

At a university specializing in Celtic history, a string of murders has struck the campus.

Silly monster movie complete with an unimaginative plot, risible dialogue and a ridiculous monster.

Daphne Groeneveld

ph: Pablo Delfos

New Stuff: Joni Mitchell

Although this album was on the german Rocklexikon's list of 100 essential rock albums list, I always kind of ignored it and got Joni Mitchell's other works first...till now.