Monday, 30 July 2012

THE PIED PIPER OF GLAMOUR, PABLO GANGULI


Several years ago I received a message from Pablo Ganguli asking me to read my poetry at one of his Liberatum Cultural summits.  These conventions connect the finest brains with the rest of world. Of course I was flattered. I had just finished my first book, Cloak and Dagger Butterfly. A book of poetry, love and bitter sweet agony of losing it.  It was bound together with photographs of women that I had taken. I thought I had hit the big time.
I had not realized it had reached such a wide audience, that was, until I was enthusiastically contacted by Mr. Ganguli. I was asked if I could come to Moscow and unable to refuse this man who has become the Pied Piper of glamour. As he gathers together huge major minds, artists and cultural magnets, I was nervous to read in front of some of the most brilliant people in the world. Pablo put me at ease immediately and informed me I was a major mind too, so much so that I almost believed him. He is indeed a charming human being. Not every day are you offered to read  from your writing in front of such a select audience and dance round the Kremlin, all before lunch. He has a knack of merging the perfect balance of talent and appreciation. He applies his unbridled energy into every aspect to ensure that each hour is perfectly put together.
Pablo has good ‘old fashioned’ charm that is completely refreshing. He is a nucleus of social life and if you are doing well and receiving gold stars expect a call from this bundle of activity.

LIBERATUM BERLIN ME KISSING AN ARTWORK

When I met Pablo he was an enchanting and I was completely bowled over by his enthusiasm for the arts, in this age when computers have taken over.  He sees that concerts are held, galleries opened and hotels flourish as they ask the advice of this tiny pocket sized Mowgli, a beautiful man from Asia.  Mixing medias as he goes, in Berlin recently he had Stephen Frears, Kim Catrall, Rossy de Palma and the doyenne of fashion plates, Carmen dell ‘Orrifice.

Reportedly born in Calcutta he never met his Mother and was brought up by his Grandmother. A relation is the famous Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and his father an art historian. Clearly their blood rushes through his veins and by the time he reached his twenties he daringly entered the cultural world putting on three of four festivals a year around the world.

Companies want to be attached to Liberatum.  From Papua New Guinea, Morocco, Russia, Moscow and St Peterberg, Hong Kong, Venice and Berlin. Social barriers come down and the brains meet power. He has put together Christopher Hampton, Julia Peyton Jones, Franca Sozzani, Michael Craig Martin, Stephen Jones and Phillip Treacy, Nobel prize winners, charity workers, James Franco and the worlds best Disc Jockeys. He is a anything but lazy.  Go write ten books and expect a call.

THE BEST KEPT SECRET HAIR GIRL, ANGELA KALINOWSKI, LOS ANGELES

You should witness how many compliments I get a day in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, when Angela does my hair.
Angela Kalinowski started learning about hair when she was seventeen years old in Chicago. It is a large beautiful sprawling city. She grew up in the suburbs thirty minutes away, spending her youth with her talented and sociable Polish grandmother.  She had problems with her family, as they wanted her to have what they considered a "real career", but Angela fought  to become one of Los Angeles's most talented and imaginative hair stylists.  
What is special about Angela is her ability to understand colour, cut and style. Most hairdressers specialise in one of these.  She however learnt the old fashioned methods, this makes her outstanding.  Her work on a daily basis improves and your hair is never ruined.  She also is able to do extensions, party and wedding hair, in a fashionable and exciting way.  
Angela loves moulding the hair and making other people feel better about themselves.  As she has  had a problem with her own self esteem in the past, she understands and has patience with others who have the same problem.  She enjoys transforming them into the stars that they really are in this tough and thoughtless world that we all live in.  
She works at the famous Warren Tricomi Salon, on Melrose, nr Alexander Mcqueen's showroom from Tuesday - Saturday, and also she will travel.
I met Angela through the renowned stylist to the stars, and my friend,  Rushka Bergman, who suggested that Angela was  top of her game. You can be assured that everything she touches will be turned into gold. Kalinowski is bold and creative and should work for Vogue on the shows.  She puts the rest of the world to shame. If it's okay for Britney Spears, who has had problems with hair loss, and Anahi, a pop star from Mexico then it's okay for the rest of us.

IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME I WOULD FUCK IT UP DIFFERENTLY

Sunday, 29 July 2012

THE GARDEN OF EDEN CHATEAU MARMONT EXISTS

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
HELMUT NEWTON
The Chateau Marmont, in West Hollywood, is without question, the Garden of Eden.  Here there are too many apples on the trees to choose from, all ripe and gorgeous. Few, if any are bad, so you are pretty safe.  If you want a seriously fabulously fun hotel, with gorgeous staff, in Los Angeles, this is the place to be. It came highly recommended from the wonderful actor,  Michael Wincott who arranged for a darling little cottage there,  to sleep in.  My house is irritatingly inhabited with tenants. I can't say they  have been very amusing.  I shall not easily rent my house again.  I did it because I thought I would not need to come to Los Angeles.  The minute I do these things, I want to be in the very place, I thought I would not be.
The Chateau is totally charming and whilst I usually stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel, I thought it was good to change and sample other hotels.  I loved it. It has not been touched since it was first built in the 1920's. Crumbling yet not, it is original and thank goodness it has not been modernised.  The dreary way which hotels are decorated now makes me want to sleep on the streets. This feels old.  This feels right. The cottage had an original kitchen and bathroom in it which was totally charming. Clean and comfortable with character.
PRETTY GIRLS ARE JUST EVERYWHERE
HELMUT NEWTON
IN THE DOORWAY
FRENCH SINGER COCOVAN AT THE CHATEAU
In life I have to flow with the wind. This week end I was supposed to be filming in Michel Comte's film Madame Butterfly, in the desert. Everything that could possibly go wrong, did. The car got a puncture, broke down. I got the shuffles, and so did my friend who was in the film too, Edward Bennett Coles. Sometimes things are not meant to happen. Instead I stayed in my room trying to feel better. Boredom became intolerable so I went to a delicious Thai restaurant Toi on Sunset Boulevard.  Outside I gave a young boy twenty dollars who said he needed some money to go to the funfare. I am sure he was lying but there was something charming about him. He was so pleased and promised he would say please and thank you in the future. On the way back I dropped in to see Bun Bun, the live white rabbit who lives with George Blodwell, then saw Sean Borg on the street walking his dog. 
I also managed to visit the Perry Rubenstein Gallery which was showing unusual photographs of Helmut Newton's.  Perry was there generously hosting a delicious lunch. The gallery is a great space and Los Angeles needs it.
Followed by meeting Rushka Bergman my life could not be better.
So the Chateau wins first place for the number one place in LA.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

I LIKE TO BITE AND SCRATCH

A wonderful day.  
Today I learnt how to protect myself with an amazing company, called Divas in Defense.  Incredible as it seems I felt like biting and scratching, which apparently is acceptable. They however gave me "sh sh" sophisticated tricks of the trade.  You can all learn these yourself, when somebody tries to attack you, you become crafty and are able to shoot back some nasties. It was great value and very interesting, I feel fitter too. It certainly bolstered my self confidence and it is an essential skill for all women. You all need to know how to protect ourselves in the mad world we live in.  
I then had a terrific Yoga lesson at the Chateau with a great girl call Linda which made me feel totally relaxed.  I was lucky enough to get a film role, signing my first Hollywood contract .  This is why I like Los Angeles,  here everything seems to go right. 
If somebody tries to come up behind me I maybe ready for action.

MY BODYGUARDS


I love my bodyguards but am looking for a man who can pay for dinner and make love at the same time. However without my bodyguards life would be dull and miserable.  These are men who love me and protect me. So thank you darling ones.
They stand up for me and hold their ground when weirdos come across my threshold. I would like to thank the heroes in my life for their support and love.

PABLO GANGULI AND TOMAS AUKSAS


TIM WILLIS
EDWARD BENNETT COLES
GEORGE BLODWELL
PETER MEDAK

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Lana Del Rey - London, February, 2012

WAKE UP BOZO


Of course you are a man you can only do one thing at a time.

Being a woman who is able to multi task, I have never understood men's abilities?. I know what it is like to have children, I conceived them, looked after them in my own little body, for nine months each.  I remember every food craving and a mother has a bond with a child that a man cannot evan conceive. You cannot  understand this unless you could get pregnant. You can only have empathy. Impregnating a body is different from conceiving forming and giving birth to a child.  Watching the delivery is not the same as performing it. 
What you call drama Mr Universal, Mr Show business and Mr Ingognito is nothing yet. If I am going to marry you, or live in a commune with you, as Mrs X, you have seen nothing yet.  I think it is only fair to tell you that there are few things about me, and I shall reveal those on visit number five. I have not lied to you, I just have not had time to tell you things, on three visits.  When I know you trust me, I will then trust you. You might impress some silly young tart, "He is going to Universal Studios oh he's got a recording contract".. There is something that happens at fifty, it is an eureka moment.  Even if I described it to you you could n't understand, until you are fifty.  You will have to wait for that to happen. I realise that it takes some people longer to mature than others.  If I am not having a nice time or I have to sit glum perhaps I should n't be doing it?.
As a woman it is simple, Things you omit are assumed to be concealment.  If I am going to form opinions, assumptions and feelings. that  might change the entire shape of my life, you must forgive me if I fill in the gaps.  I have learnt at my age that some things that take a long time, have been a waste of time. I can always get a new dress, a new boyfriend, a new hotel room another plane ticket and more money and more names to drop.  But I cannot buy time, and I cannot waste any more time, because love, without time is pointless.  You cannot stay static, you cannot move backwards and forwards, but your feelings stay.  I do not like carrots on a stick especially when I can own the green grocers.

Age is not always ugly and youth is not always beautiful. At fifty you have a clarity, that at forty, thirty and twenty, you don't have.

If a man does not poke the fire I will get another coalman.  I am trying to find someone to help with my emotional happiness, and not somebody who does not understand women.
I hope I am as pleased with you as you are with yourself.

If you are going to date other girls I suggest you take them to dinner and buy some blooms and say a few heart felt words.  This is what a girl wants.

You are Mr Okay for right now so don't spoil it and I cannot wait to have your hands all over me.


Saturday, 21 July 2012

PRADA presents "A THERAPY"

Trashy culture no community and guns on line are to blame.

My thoughts are with the people suffering in Colorado. In this world of trashy culture;  violent video games; bad education and little care; a mad, articulate and clever good looking man, James Holmes, decides to kill people in America. 
Virtually the same story as the Anders Breivik massacre in Norway.  Shouldn't we all wake up and listen?.  What are we doing selling weapons to people on line? What are we doing selling guns at all?  Why are they necessary?
Why are violent video games allowed? Why is community discouraged and dumbed down indolence allowed?
It is a sad reflection on our society that this sort of craziness is allowed.


FUNNY AND FLIRTY IN SANTA MONICA

AMANDA ELIASCH PHOTOGRAPHED BY ED BENNETT COLES

In the land of  modern day milk and honey, Los Angeles, there are so many single people saying "Next" that everybody is lonely and on their own, evan the pretty massage girl at the hotel, says having a love life is impossible here.  Thank goodness for that because yesterday I was surrounded by at least ten men, just the way I like it.  All were good looking and all were gentlemanly.  Not too gentlemanly or the world gets boring.  I took a walk on the sand to the Pier twice with two delicious men,  one I can't name, (match.com secret) and Ed Bennett Coles. I was pushed in the swings and I had a delightful witty lunch overlooking the sea at the Loews Hotel, Santa Monica, with the best Sitar player in the world, Nishat Khan, my good friend Lisa Zane, Odalys Nanin from the Macha Theatre, where I put on my play As I Like it, and an investor of films, Douglas Miller. My day was flirty and fun.  
I started my detox which of course I did not keep to. Dieting around men is a big no no.  A sexual turn off. Wise words ring in my ears. Today though I promise I will keep to it. 
TRACEY EMIN CARRYING THE OLYMPIC TORCH
BUN BUN THE REAL LIVE RABBIT
I had photographs from London of my good friend Tracey Emin, from the Family Rotholz, of her running through the streets of Margate carrying the Olympic Torch  to the Tate Gallery there on the Pier ready for the Games to start any minute now.
SITAR PLAYER, NISHAT KHAN, SINGER AND ACTRESS LISA ZANE, ODALYS MACHIN FROM THE MACHA THEATRE
EDWARD BENNETT COLES, AMANDA ELIASCH, DOUGLAS MILLER, Men busy saying "Next"
From my gorgeous friend George Blodwell pictures of a live Bun Bun. You may remember that Bun Bun my first cuddly toy given to my by the writer Tim Willis of High 50. Bun Bun does a cabaret act on You Tube.  George found the live one in his garden, he now lives with him, after he interviewed the fake one.

Torch relay Tracey Emin carries Olympic flame in Margate

AMANDA ELIASCH IN SANTA MONICA LOOKING OUT TO SEA by Ed Bennett Coles


Thursday, 19 July 2012

SAND BUCKETS AND LAUGHTER


Resolving problems with girlfriends can be like walking barefoot on fire.  Last night I bicycled all the way to Abbotkinney.  I then came back and had my only drink for a month, a Margarita. After one sip I realised why I do not drink, and why I hate being with people who do.  Suddenly an argument happened about a story that was four years old, and the flames of the fire engulfed all of us. 
Having got rid of all boyfriends, I shall now open the door again bring them all out out of the cupboard.
I was really quite excited yesterday, I was meeting a man from Match.com who I had no idea what his name was, there was something alluring about this.  I met him a week ago.  I got dressed in my favourite dress, I did my hair, and I actually liked him which was a big miracle. Things did not quite turn out as I expected.  The man with no name didn't turn up.  I am installed in a new hotel, done up and waiting for, I do not know what?.  Little goes to plan in life. I suddenly decided to run away and am going to try and go home. He then accused me of name dropping, having said he had gone out with some old pop star and taken down an Eastern European Government?.  Perhaps he was turned down by the pop star and went down on the Government.
I need something very romantic and a very unpretentious Brian would do, or a safer, easier going  Nigel, or saviour called Victor.  I never fully enjoy Summer holidays, all sand, buckets and laughter, I am happy in the rain in London.


I have a couple of old dudes  I need to see, and then I am back home.. Really I am here to re do my extensions, collect my rent, name drop and do the Hollywood walk of fame and seduce every star on it. I shall wrap the talents of Balencienga on my shoulders and have the Crook diamonds copied. Have lunch with Joan Collins and re make Dynasty and reflect on how ghastly the male species has become, except for my sons? I don't believe that either...
Who cares about some 'dude has been' with a 45 rp record, perhaps it was B side all along. Perhaps he did not want to tell me his name for fear that nobody would remember it, let alone pronounce it?.  

Monday, 16 July 2012

The way we were

A Touch of Class Part 2/9

THE L-SHAPED ROOM

THE KISS OF LIFE: AMANDA ELIASCH PLAYING WITH ART KISSING THE DEAD, LIBERATUM, BERLIN



I HAVE A GOOD LIFE BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER DONE AS I WAS TOLD ONLY SOMETIMES WHEN I AM ASKED AND NEVER WHEN I AM BEING USED

22. Alexandre Desplat - Wong Chia Chi's Theme

COINCIDENCES AND INFIDELITY

I was sitting at the swimming pool at Shutters and thinking about how to start my book on "How to steal your best friends husband" . I was thinking about it as a novel, as a play and as a film.  Wondering as I looked around how easy it actually would be.  In front of me were four screaming children, a fat wife, and a very good looking hen pecked husband.  I quickly put on my lipstick, coiffed my hair and put on my biggest grin. It was easy. The wife was changing a nappy in the corner and the husband gave me his number. 
I will start the book when I get home, but frankly women are idiots. We live in a world where there a hundreds of beautiful women and basically men can pick and choose, just as we can.  A love story can start in an instant, with a smile.  Now to be honest this is not what I want.  I was just experimenting.   I was laughing with two friends who were equally horrified by the sloppiness of the  wife next to the bomb of a husband.
IN PETER MEDAK'S HOUSE
This afternoon I went into Beverly Hills I needed to have a bit of glamour. Santa Monica is wonderful but a bit too relaxed for my liking.  I went and had a spray tan at Shay Todd, at Di Sole behind the beautiful swimsuit store. The Di Sole store was stunning, all white and the spray tan excellent.  I then went to Tonya Crooks shop for eye brow reconstruction, which she does incredibly well nearby and had my hair done too.  I was going out with Peter Medak to the opening of Outfest the Gay and Lesbian Film festival. I did not feel totally at home there so I went to Soho House with my good friend Ed Bennett Coles for a drink.  It was funny with views across town.
An attractive woman sat next door to us and looked nervous. So I asked her what her name was and where she came from. She said she came from Maui, and her name was  Rebecca Walker, a writer.  I said a great friend of mine  came from there too called Cat de Rham. She is a brilliant photographer. She knew my friend and they were best friends.  
Then I spoke to the waiter, who lived in the next door street to me in London.  
The third coincidence was the best. I bumped into the couple who ruined my marriage. The couple who wrote a letter to my husband saying I was having an affair.  Still looking unscathed by the ghastliness of their behaviour.  You see the wife was stealing from my supposed lover.  It was funny because I felt nothing but pity for these two unhealthy humans. Worst of all the husband used to be a great friend.  Perhaps I should also do a book called "How to be an evil bitch and get away with it" In any case the wife did not get away with it. Of course the couple are treated like lepers, people cross the street when they see them.
I shall go back to the drawing board tomorrow and start my story with them. You see I have never been happier, they in the end did me a favour, so perhaps I should have blown them a kiss?.

SANTA MONICA PARTY AT SHUTTERS FOR GEORGE BLODWELL

Do you notice that when you fall in love, it is not really falling it actually makes everything light, the day becomes beautiful when it is not,
the sun shines when it does not, you feel like running in the rain.  I open the curtains?. It is funny because I could have this everyday, because it is within me. Yet finding somebody that you care about  adds to the joy of living. Although I do not want to have to have someone else's approval to feel good about myself, it definitely helps. I am looking outside onto the sea at Santa Monica. Misty and gloomy in the morning, I jumped out of bed and went for a short bicycle ride along the pier.  The beach was totally spotless and clean, people were working hard making it look magical.  
GEORGE BLODWELL
FILM DIRECTOR PETER MEDAK AND STEPHEN KAMIFUJI DIRECTOR OF GENLUX MAGAZINE
I gave my friend George Blodwell a birthday party on Saturday at Shutters. Some charming people came, Peter Medak; Maya Fiennes who is an incredible Yogi and pianist; Justin Resnick a championship horse rider, Kay Saatchi, Nigel Daly and his beautiful wife, Stephen Kamifuji, director of  Genlux Magazine. I was staying at Shutters which has grown on me. It is sleepy, old fashioned and very American. I arrived and it felt that I was in Bridgehampton. Wooden and pretty. 
I met my good friends Angela Kalinowski the wonderful hair stylist and The brow girl Tonya Crooks. They gave me the all American shine you can only get here.  The  pretty work out look everybody has. It is far from rainy old London. I was asked at customs why I liked America so much and why I came so often?.  If they walked the wet and cold streets of London in July, despite my love for it, they could understand?
Mr and Mrs Nigel Daly, Abigail Slotkin, Kay Saatchi, Amanda Eliasch
I  am leaving Shutters to try out some new hotels.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

THE BRILLIANT CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Possibly Britain's greatest film.

A night in would be good occasionally but with so much going on it is a pity to miss wonderful moments that make life worth living. Last night I went to see the new better, newly modernised version of Chariots of Fire with the BFI's, Amanda Neville. It was a joy to see the men who made the industry great.  David Putnam, The Producer and Hugh Hudson the ambitious Director who won so many Oscars for this brilliant film. 
Now it has been chosen to be shown round England for the Olympics.  Starring truly iconic actors Nigel Havers, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell and Ben Cross, you cannot go wrong.


A script like this could not be written now. Too much emphasis on political correctness would mean that the snobbery would be lessened. Inverted snobbery is as bad, but nobody truly sees that yet.  
A patriotic film, that makes you feel good to be British. A real story about the ambition and brilliance of man.  Beautiful cinematography by David Watkins and excellent editing by Terry Rawlings of a damn good film. The haunting music by Vangellis which drives it on to another level mixed with the best of English church music.  It could possibly be Britain's greatest film?. 
In 1988, I had three of four private lessons with the late Ian Charleson who was an incredible singer of Elizabethan music, I learnt Music for a while.  He was one of the most interesting people I have ever met. He is the reason that a word like 'inspirational' exists. It is sad he died of Aids.
Afterwards there was a dinner at the BT tower which moves slowly round London in a never ending circle. Beautiful views reaching far and wide and interesting conversations.


On another note I was unhappy to see Eva Rausling had died. Another sad story about drug abuse. I met her through friends in 2004.  Moral do not take drugs, she prepared for everything in life but not for living it.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

TENNIS TEARS

Tennis is an emotional game. Tears and tribulations were played out in the centre court this afternoon as Federer won against Murray. The court were behind Murray and when tears fell as he lost they were still cheering.  Rain has been non stop this week in London and I nearly have had enough. Coming so close yet it wasn't enough. The pressure of playing at Wimbledon is tough. Murray our British hope lost to the number one champion in the world, who at 30 is still playing like the star he is.
I have always been a fan of Nadal but of course grass is not his scene and he it is not ever going to be his terrain.


Life has moved on so grab your children while you can as when they leave home it is so different and the Summers empty as they keep themselves busy with their interests.
In any case it gives me time to play on the internet speaking to people with fake names and three photographs.  I find my life funny as I go to events and people come up to me and talk to me as if they know me, but they don't, they are fans of my blog or friends on facebook.


When it rains on court I can quickly switch to my facebook to see the latest update.  

Saturday, 7 July 2012

SAYINGS THAT DRIVE ME MAD


"No worries"  which covers almost anything
They are "iconic" for anybody who shows a bit of individuality and brilliance.
They are an "intellectual" for again almost anybody with a tiny bit of  intelligence.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

PERFORMANCE ART IN MY HOUSE TONIGHT


Amanda Eliasch, is a lover and collector of the contemporary arts.  Amanda has just directed her first film “Ladders to Heaven” which she wrote and produced. It is to be shown at the end of the year. Her son Charles plays an opera singer. She is Fashion Editor for Genlux Magazine in Los Angeles, and enjoys writing poetry and blogs and has made a series of neons. She lives between Paris, London, Los Angeles.
Amanda presents the following artists:

CHARLES ELIASCH
GIULIA LAUDANO AND SAM ESSES
Giulia Laudano, 18 has just left Dame Alice Owens School, is now studying at the Royal College of Music. She has just finished filming in Ladders to heaven where she played the opera singer with Charles.  Giulia is one of England's best young singers and her repertoire reflects this.

Sam Esses 20 studies Architecture at Manchester University.  Amanda met him at Harrow School where he was considered to be one of their best pianists. He plays with sincerity, panache and brilliance.
GIULIA LAUDANO , CHARLES ELIASCH AND SAM ESSES

Charles Eliasch, 20 left Harrow School is studying to be an opera singer and pianist at Mannes College of Music in New York where he played the roles of Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva, Figaro, Dandini, Papageno, Albert and
others.

Tomas Auksas 20 is from Lithuania and educated in Edinburgh. He works with Pablo Ganguli's, Liberatum Festival which puts the best minds in each artistic field together.  Tomas is a talented photographer. Here
Tomas shows a film Produced by Amanda Eliasch, against the White Elephant by Marc Quinn.

Phil Scala, who is editing my film is putting together a mixture of classical music and rock with his group.

They hope you enjoy the evening and feel free to laugh and enjoy yourself. 
Those who would like to come aeratbag@aol.com

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

EXECUTE THE BASTARD: SHOULD WE SPEND MONEY ON KEEPING IAN BRADY ALIVE

What is all this nonsense keeping someone like Ian Brady alive?. He has been starving himself for twelve years or so. He viciously killed five children for sexual gratification, and now political correctness keeps him alive?.  Has anyone listened to the screams of the children. He is force fed and we prolong his life rushing him into hospital.  This is terrible when he shortened other innocent lives?. 
Brady is on police guard and given preferential treatment. These sort of expenses and stupidities should be stopped immediately. 
Is this necessary when parts of England people are poverty stricken and  are waiting for urgent medicine which they won't live long enough to get?. They are at  the end of the list.
What about the children's home in Margate where fifteen sex offenders live in the same street? When there are so many cutbacks ,why isn't the government dealing with these ridiculous situations? 
We complain about the bankers but this is even more unnecessary expenditure. Brady wants to die, he is hardly going to be let off, to walk the street again, so kill him.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Lazy - There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

HAPPY COW, PRODUCTS AND POTIONS

I wanted to talk about the products I use because I am always being asked.  So here goes.
Two days ago I found some at the Soho House in Berlin, for the Liberatum Festival,  called "Cowshed". I know that most people who travel a lot will know them.  As I entered my luxurious room, perfectly lit, I noticed a huge bed, bigger than most. I wanted to curl up and sleep immediately.  It was vast and I had nobody to cuddle up to.  Delightfully warm and dreamily sensuous.  Clever lighting and decoration made me feel completely at home. An old fashioned record player, a wireless, white perfectly fluffy towels, and a proper dressing table made me very happy.  
With nobody around I grabbed hold of The Cowshed's knackered cow bath gel and squeezed it lavishly all over me.  I slumped into the shower and immediately relaxed. I wanted to smell of it. I wanted my hair to smell of it. Rarely do I love showers, I could happily live in the bath.  As I came out I saw some oils called the Horny cow. Perfectly named and with that, covered my whole body. I was extremely happy.
Normally I would not bother to talk about such things.
Today I started the Raw Fairies detox. I love  doing it, although I rarely keep to it.  It stops all stomach problems and you feel terrific afterwards.
I also love La Prairie's anti aging foundation. I have to age but it makes my skin glow and mixes well with the ravishing colours my make up artist uses called Emma O'byrne. I would suggest anybody should use her for weddings and any special occasions.   
In any case I am now going to make myself a work of art and go to Annabels for Tracey Emin's Birthday party.

A LIBERATING WEEK END WITH PABLO GANGULI's LIBERATUM, SOHO HOUSE BERLIN WITH KIM CATRALL


Monday, 2 July 2012

AN AFTERNOON OF INTERVIEWS

Kim Catrall at Soho House
Kim Catrall
INTERVIEWING THE WONDERFUL STEPHEN FREARS
Another busy day  and one that was unexpected. Stephen Frears asked me to interview him, I thought he was joking but he was completely serious. He asked me to help make the stage a friendlier place. Needless to say the other interviewee, Min,  did a great job. she asked all the right questions, but it was fun to stand up and help out. 
Liberatum and Soho House hosted a successful day with an intimate portrayal given by Kim Catrall and Stephen on a life of being in films. Amusing moments punctuated by the wit Marianne Faithfull. Kim discussed being a woman over the age of 50 and what it means in this world that only likes youth and fame. She said she at 56 had never felt better but was happy for a stable life. She was going to Produce now, she liked that form of creativity.
Afterwards we were lucky to have a talk with 81 year old Carmen dell'Orefice a wonderful woman who has been photographed by everybody from  Avedon to Terry Richardson.   A woman with three modelling careers. A silent actress. Here is Italian Vogue's view of it.



I was thinking how comfortable I was on stage. 
Why on earth when I was young did I want to blend 
in?, I was clearly born to stand out. I should have know that  I couldn't possibly fit in.  I had wanted to be like 
everybody else.  I wanted to dress in a nurses costume, 
play with dolls, but when exposed to the dress or 
the plastic toy, they would remain unpacked 
and unworn.  
I wanted to fit in but somehow ordinary life did not 
come my way, even when I tried.
When I was young I remember my mother saying "Fall in love where  money is", but when I married a rich man, she 
complained I was materialistic.  However I 
had no previous knowledge that my ex was rich, 
I appreciated the 
cups on his wall and his unusual brain, so 
married him. He however gave me the freedom 
to be artistic which 
my family had not truly encouraged. They 
only liked what they called artistic brilliance and 
obviously they didn't think I was shiny enough.