Friday, 29 June 2012

Fifth Element Movie

HOW TO STEAL A MAN

Okay girls.. How much would someone pay to buy a book called How to steal a man. If it told you how to tempt tease and lure a man from every situation.. Would you want that book and admit to owning it? 
How many of you are living with stolen men?. We all love Rita Heyworth, Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Za Za Gabor. These women weren't looking for left overs they wanted a prize catch.When a woman wants a man, be honest they do not care about anybody else's feelings including the mans.



When a woman steals a husband she doesn't do guilt, that is for a man to feel about leaving his wife. The more messy the woman can make it, the nearer she is to stealing him, she more secure feels in the knowledge that he can never return to the wife. The man becomes addicted to the woman, and a clever woman never stops being intoxicating or exciting.
If the man had wanted drudgery he would have stayed at home with the kitchen sink drama. Anybody who doesn't believe me, then look at the divorce figures. Beware when somebody does this to you, they make sure that they are a part of the family and it is under your nose. 
They get as close as they can.  
These women fuck up the marital home so irretreivably that the man is forced to move into the loving and greedy arms of the sexual thief. These women are always there, they cannot resist the thrill of the chase. Just one more diamond, one more 'take your breath away conquest'.  These women are not addicted men, they are addicted to the theft. It is called a good old fashioned 'home wrecker'.
I want comments please, do you want to know how to do it or how to prevent it?  Because the book will give tips to the thief and also the wife so that she can burglar proof her husband.  It will be a manual and an insurance policy all in one.



Wednesday, 27 June 2012

"DASHING OUT FOR A PARTY DARLING"

Last night was fun with so many parties. The pre party to Elton John's white tie and tiara ball I did not make at The Box but I was there in spirit. The Serpentine Summer party with the Pavilion designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. It looked like an underground mushroom, cool dark and perfect for London weather.  The other party at Christies Auction House for Daphne Guinness's clothes, was good too. Tonight it goes up for sale and everybody size 36 with feet size 37 should not miss it, if they are a fan of sharp design.  It is in aid of Isabella Blow who was sadly bi polar and suffered from depression.  I saw loads of lovely friends among them Kelly Hoppen talented and working around the world making everything sophisticated; clothes designer, Amanda Wakeley, clever Amanda Ferry and the beautiful, Mary Charteris. 


I do not like to spend too long at the these things but I love every minute that I am there. I get teased because I like ten minutes at a party, but that is the truth.  I love to say hello to my friends and leave. Parties generally are not good for conversation so it is Hello and Good bye.  I ended the night at Scotts Restaurant on Mount Street. Delicious food, but I like to be careful of fish because I had food poisoning once.


CHARLES ELIASCH, AMANDA ELIASCH, GIULIA LAUDANO
I love getting dressed to go out that is the most fun.  I especially like to dress my friends up. Last night I had fun with Giulia Laudano. She adores clothes and looks great in them too. Last night I wore my Balmain Jacket with an Erickson and Beamon necklace,  I love. Charlie and Giulia are having a relaxed concert next week at my house. They sing beautifully together. Alan Davidson photographer kindly sent me the above photograph.
GIULIA LAUDANO, CHARLES ELIASCH, AMANDA ELIASCH

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

SHOWstudio: Daphne Guinness - Fashion Fetish

SUNGLASSES, ROLAND MOURET AND THE BUGARI HOTEL

How many pairs of sunglasses do you lose a year? I lose at least twenty. It is so irritating. Whoever picks them up are very lucky as they are always made from rare species of horn from a forgotten animal. Well that is how I see them. It is a pain in the neck when they are lost.  Today at the luxurious Bulgari hotel a pair just disappeared like magic. I had them in my hand and poof they just walked.  
I was visiting this luxurious and glamorous hotel for a lecture given by The Fashion Trust to enable fashion designers to succeed and make an impact through intelligent stratedgy.  It is a marriage between financier, artist and a tricky road for all those concerned. Roland Mouret took us through his steps to success which were touching and romantic.  Full of hope he had understanding for all parties involved.  When he started he had no ideas how to sew let alone design a dress, he just had faith he could do it. Roland just loved draping. Now his shapes are signature designs that every women knows will flatter them. He likes all  sizes of women, however some dresses are just better on the petite.  A good dress is one that looks incredible on everybody.  He has ability, success and likes to take risks. He was one of the first designers to support Pret a Porter, and they in turn bought all his collection.  Within the first few minutes of being on line he had sold most of it. 
He took a risk and it paid off.
He explained the pitfalls and losing his name. He said it was a challenge but he worked through it. He knew he would be alright. As I left I asked him what the end of his story was and he said "Well I have a flag outside my office with my name on it" Good will and belief has given him the ability to be grateful and move forward.
The lunch was delicious too and despite the loss of my black sparkly rimmed Chanel glasses I had a great time.
The British Fashion Council supports
Christopher Kane
Jonathan Saunders
Marios Schwab
Mary Katrantzou
Nicholas Kirkwood,
Peter Pilotto
Among others.

Monday, 25 June 2012

DAPHNE GUINNESS's WARDROBE READY FOR THE HAMMER, Issy would have loved it all.

Today I had the best invitation.  I was invited to lunch at Christies in King Street.  The entrance was covered with stunning pink flowers ready for the Contemporary art sales.  I was however going to something even more special, a lunch at Christies given by Julia Delves Broughton for Daphne Guinness. Daphne is kindly selling her beautiful collection of 102 pieces in aid of my wonderful friend, the late Isabella Blow's Foundation. The foundation is set up for people suffering from bi polar and depression and needs your support. The collection has many stunning pieces in mostly size 36 from Alexander Mcqueen, Balenciega, Dolce and Gabbana, hardly worn.  Shoes that are rare in size 37. Delicious exclusive pieces that you will fall in love with.
Lunch was a small affair between friends, Phillip Treacy, Stefan Bartlett, Lucy Birley, Lord Snowden,  Lord and Lady Linley and Lady Mary Charteris with her wonderful fiancee, Robbie Furze, from the Big Pink.  
I had a great time discussing whether to have a  brass band or a steel band and the size of women's wardrobes.  Daphne generously emptying hers will make many women happy on Wednesday. Issy would have loved it.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Stephen Webster interview at Festival de Cannes - Chivas Regal

I RETIRE FROM ROMANCE

I have finally retired from romance with good reason.  Impotence, unreliability, other peoples husbands, other peoples wives have driven me to put hands up and admit defeat. Relationships ultimately start off in a complicated spiral, and then take a turn for the worst, and if you are lucky end up in domestic bliss.  Domestic bliss is not for me.  I want passion, excitement, secret rendezvous and someone who is artistic. I cannot cope with bankers and rich men who wish to control me. N'or can I stand another ponce or philanderer. 
I always swore I would not fall in love but of course I did,  my most romantic present was an apple, given to me with full passion, better than the diamond that was thrown at me when I got divorced.
I am happy to leave the ring with my brain working, and shall no longer have sleepless nights, wondering whether the love of my life feels the same way or whether he will call again. If I close the door I need not worry. It is my choice.  I have better things to do like finish making my film and spending my time with two amazing sons who are infinitely more entertaining than the rest of the male species.



Friday, 22 June 2012

ASCOT GHOST 1880




I had such a good time yesterday even in the  pouring rain. My son Charles looked as if he was a ghost from 1880. Very chic yet with a splash of difference.  His unruly hair had been given some style by  Natalia from Real Hair.  He looked distinguished.  He asked if he could come with me and so my poor tired feet are were squeezed yet again into my YSL shoes.  Totally unsuitable for the terrain. If her Majesty, The Queen can do it, then I can too. I  definitely gambled and cannot wait. 

Friday was a successful day, my son was happy having backed a few winners and happily pocketed one hundred pounds.  The Bamford box was  full of the best dressed. Lady Bamford is definitely one of the most elegant women in England and she looked immaculate in a cream Chanel coat with pearl buttons and an adorable box hat along with her daughter Alice, they both have allure and style. Their box was lots of fun and with a serious edge too. They truly love racing.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

ASCOT AND HIGH HEELS, HAVOC IN THE WARDROBE

TRUE ELEGANCE WAS IN THE BAMFORD BOX
ALICE BAMFORD AND AMANDA ELIASCH WITH THE WONDERFUL PHILIP TREACY HAT, HAIR BY SNOWDEN HILL, MAKEUP BY EMMA OBYRNE
EMMA OBYRNE IN A TAMASZ STARZEVSKI DRESS WITH A VICTORIA GRANT HAT, MAKE UP ARTIST,  QUEEN OF RACING WITH ALICE BAMFORD WHOSE BOX WAS THE ONLY PLACE TO SEE PROPER STYLE
MY OLD FRIEND ROSE PRINCE NEE JEFFREYS IN PINK
BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS BY LADY BAMFORD
THE OWNERS AND TRAINERS  IN THE PARADE RING WHERE YOU COULD STILL SEE HINTS OF GLAMOUR
This morning my bedroom and life was in turmoil. I was re dressing my girlfriend Emma, with the dress from Tomasz Starzewski that I was going to wear to Ascot tomorrow.  Flowers on your bottom and storms do not go together, neither do cream dresses and high heels. Equally looking as if your great Aunt has died would not be appropriate either.  Hopefully my pal will return the dress with no grass stains.  At the back of my mind I have thought about what  I too should wear for Ascot?.  School open days, garden parties, the Chelsea Flower Show, create havoc and I have  wars with my 64 foot wardrobe.  I only like black, so anything with colour fills me with horror.  I also like to wear underwear as outer wear.  My idea of complete hell is to wear a yellow dress that a friend of mine had from Emilia Wickstead.  I adore Emilia's simple designs, but loathe anything  flowery.  I really do not want to look like the windows of a flower shop, however pretty.
I am wearing my spanx. I love them. and wear them under everything. Today they are worn with corset from Chantelle Thomas. An amazing hat from Phillip Treacy with black lace over cream, diamante broaches and net beautifully cut out and a plain lace jacket from Marios Schwab. Fortunately nothing breaks the tough dress rules of The Ascot Office. 
My bedroom is now back to normal, calm and I am surrendering to the idea of high heels, grass and ready to bet, which is one of my  favourite occupations.



Mir ist so wunderbar

Monday, 18 June 2012

BBC News Interview with Lord Monson on 8th of June

JUSTINE GLENTON's ANSWERS.



I met Justine because we share a love of Yoga and life.  During a lesson she read a script of mine, and she preferred my script to the one she was learning.  She then went on to study the part in As I Like it. She is full of enthusiasm and has since been directed by me in a new film version called Shadows of wings.

Which Hollywood star do you find attractive? Javier Bardem
What moves you emotionally? Life.
Which film director inspires you? Krzysztof Kieslowski
What food do you most enjoy? Hazelnut Icecream
Which designer do you like to wear most? Ralph Lauren
What was your most successful moment? Saving my life.
What makes you happy? My family, my work, my friends.
Which composer do you like? Mozart
What piece of music do you like listening to?  Requiem
Where do you like to live? Notting Hill.
What piece of art inspires you? The Scream
What shoes do you like to wear? Very high ones!
What made you most happy in your career? The start of it.
What person inspired you?Audrey Hepburn
What sport do you most enjoy? Lacrosse.
Where do you find serenity? Meditating.
What do you like to eat? Sashimi
What is your biggest sin? Wasting time
What piece of advice can you give someone? Always be true to yourself
What do you like to do at the week end? Relax




Sunday, 17 June 2012

JUSTINE AMANDA JUSTINE

I have finished my film and life has been a whirlwind for three weeks.  I completed so many things all because my son teased me, so I have a lot to thank him for.  If someone challenges me to do something I can guarantee the job is completed in double quick time especially if they doubt me. 


Justine Glenton was exceptional when I think about it. She did not fluff her lines once and was totally professional this is so rare that I have to say she is a truly a marvel. She also looked tremendous. Glamorous and beautifully dressed. Hair and make up was by Julia Laverne.  Charles Eliasch, my son, Guilia Laudano and Adam Urosevic created some wonderful musical moments which I hope will make my Mother proud in heaven.


The film was interesting to direct and it made me think of the difficult relationship between mother and daughter. It is so tricky  to put it to pen and paper, let alone a film. I was often misunderstood and was rude because of it. This in turn however gave me freedom.






In Praiano this week I had the opportunity to reflect.




Saturday, 16 June 2012

THANK YOU GOOGLE EARTH

I just looked on Google maps and found my grandparents house in Praiano. Sometimes I am totally blinded.  There was a couple who offered us coffee and their house there. Believe it or not the house was next door. Incredible I am so happy.  Here is their house which you can rent through their company DLAMALFICOASTVILLAS.COM.  
At 22 Via Constantinopoli

Stories are emerging that my Grandmother used to arrive with twenty bags, packages trunks and leave everybody else and some donkeys to carry them, leaving her minions hot and flustered.  My Grandmother Squirrel was a character, playing Rachmaninov and Chopin beautifully on the piano.

Friday, 15 June 2012

WHERE's MY GRANDPARENT's HOUSE IN PRAIANO?

I tried to find my Grandparents house today, I had the address and I remember exactly what it looked like.  I went every Summer from the age of five to about ten, I loved it. My Grandparents spent a lot of time in Praiano, and my Grandfather Sidney Gilliat made his last film Endless Night, an Agatha Christie novel, down there as well as in England. They lovingly built the house which was at time at the end of a path at the top of a hill.
There were thousands of steps from the sea in Praiano, next to Positano and my mother used to complain the whole  time about the heat as she walked up hill with me dragging behind. 
Praiano today is almost a city with new roads and many new houses, it has grown to an overwhelming size. I looked for the address 22 Via Constantinopoli and the street was everywhere but in so many directions.  Unfortunately there was every number but 22.  The houses had all changed and from being brand spanking new they looked forlorn and lost amongst the cobblestones.  Broken and in disrepair you could feel the poverty.  The only thing I recognised were the weeds. 


There was something sad about today, I loved my Grandparents so much, and I suppose I wanted to find remnants that they had once been on the planet, to touch the walls of their house that I had so enjoyed. It's as if they did not exist.  
The good news is Positano is incredible and the hotel we are staying in delightful. With beautiful weather and drinks at the San Pietro all is merry.  A lemon dropped from the tree that smelt totally delicious, it was good luck, a little bitter sweet perhaps.
My film is being edited and so at least there is that to be excited about. Just a little sad that I did not find my favourite house one more tim



Saturday, 9 June 2012

IF WE HAVE TO GO TO HELL

If we have to go to hell what better company to keep than Nick Rhodes's or Charles Saatchi's whose birthdays are today, well actually Nick's was yesterday.  The 9th June will stick in my memory forever as my Wedding Anniversary and the birthday of my first husband, Sebastian Riley Smith.  If I had stayed married to Johan Eliasch I would have been celebrating my 24th year of wedded bliss, but that sadly did not happen.  Instead though, it is the last day of directing my first film which I have thoroughly enjoyed, and, if I had kept the ring, I would not have been allowed to do.  So good things come out of parting and saying good bye to your past.   
Sitting with Pigs from Polly Morgan's Show at All Visual arts.
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Last night I went to Hamiltons to see an exhibition put together for Nick Rhodes celebrating his  50th Birthday, he was on top form, looking a glamorous as ever in full make up.  He still strikes a handsome figure and along with Boy George,  doesn't allow old age to effect his dress sense.  Good for him. 50 is definitely the new 30. What a relief. Hell looks further away than ever.


It has been quite a week.  I loved Polly Morgan's show at All Visual Arts, celebrating the circle of life in quirky forms, an octopus entangled with the fox and pigs drinking sap from a tree.
Justine Glenton on the set wearing Top Shop dress
Amanda Eliasch wearing Top Shop dress
I still have the lovely George Blodwell staying from Los Angeles who sweeps in to make sure that Justine and I look incredible for my film.  One dress from Top Shop has been most popular in fact all the actresses and my house keeper have stolen one, a black stretched dress with a peplum.  
So it is a wrap tonight and tomorrow I can get some extra well deserved beauty sleep. 


A huge thank you to Julia Laverne who worked tirelessly doing hair and make up, George Blodwell styled the actors and stole from my wardrobe, Fredrik Andersson and Jack English were my DP's, Alex Webster on lighting and Phil Scala did the sound. Of course they all crossed the lines of their job descriptions as they should.  Justine Glenton, Charles Eliasch, Giulia Laudano and Adam Urosevic, Mimi, Katy Barker and Tilly Woods were wonderful actors and singers, and lastly Antoine Monot who was the Line Producer, not an easy job.  Thank you.

Monday, 4 June 2012

RULE BRITANNIA: RED WHITE AND BLUE AND A TRULY WONDERFUL DAY FOR THE DIAMOND JUBILEE

Yesterday I was surrounded by friends and having a direct view of the Queen on the barge.  My house is directly opposite The Cadogan Pier which is usually full of small boats.  In the pouring rain it was tidied up with flowers, secret service sticking out like sore thumbs and somebody on the gate taking names.  Flags were flying and thousands of buntings moved with the wind. Barriers were set up and hundreds of people bundled themselves behind them.  There was excitement in the air and  you could hear the bands playing.  It was truly a wonderful day to be British.




The Queen looked radiant in her  shimmering white coat with diamante and a chic chiffon hat, Katherine wore a red Alexander Mcqueen dress which caused criticism due to it's over use.  Kim Kardashian has worn it which of course brought it too much publicity, but come on it looks wonderful and fits beautifully?.  I have the same dress in black velvet. 
TRINNY WOODALL
JUMPING ON THE BED WITH JUSTINE GLENTON
WAVING THE FLAG CHARLES ELIASCH
ARTIST TIM NOBLE
GEORGE BLODWELL
Sharing time with Trinny Woodall, artists Sue Webster and Tim Noble, stylist George Blodwell, Jack English, artist Duggie Fields, artist Phil Scala, actress Justine Glenton, soprano Giulia Ladano and many others, made the whole thing more meaningful. My son Charles ended the party playing Nimrod and variations by Elgar on my Bechstein and singing with Adam Urosevic and Giulia Laudano.
GIULIA LADANO, CHARLES ELIASCH AND ADAM UROSEVIC SINGING