November 15, 2016
After the Christmas shopping rush, 1948.
Photo source: Life Magazine
November 1, 2016
Because it’s that time of the year, I recently remembered this recipe my grandmother used to make when I was little. It is called “Winter Salad” and I’ll translate it for you here.
3-4 kilos of peppers
2 kilos of green tomatoes
2 kilos of onions
2 kilos of carrots
For the sauce:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of oil
1 cup of vinegar
1 spoon of salt
You need to cut all the vegetables and grate the carrots. Add one spoon of salt. All this needs to be downcast in the sauce I told you about before.
Then it has to be stuffed in jars.
A fresh sauce will be poured on top.
And that’s all
It tastes amazing and can be eaten with anything! Enjoy!
May 5, 2016
Balada chiriasului grabit, de George Toparceanu
Trec anii, trec lunile-n goana
Si-n zbor saptamânile trec.
Ramâi sanatoasa, cucoana,
Ca-mi iau geamantanul si plec!
Eu nu stiu limanul spre care
Pornesc cu bagajul acum,
Ce demon ma pune-n miscare,
Ce taina ma-ndeamna la drum.
Dar simt ca m-apasa peretii,
Eu sunt chirias trecator:
În scurtul popas al vietii
Vreau multe schimbari de decor.
Am stat la mansarda o luna.
De-acolo, de sus, de la geam,
Si ziua si noaptea pe luna
Priveam ca la teatru, madam!
Când luna-mi venea la fereastra,
Orasul parea ca ma cheama
Sa-i vad în lumina albastra
Fantastica lui panorama…
Mai sus, într-o camera mica,
Faceau împreuna menaj
Un mos, un actor si-o pisica.
Iar dincolo, jos, la etaj,
O dama cu vizite multe
Si-alaturi de ea un burlac,
Un demon serios de la Culte
Cu cioc si cu ghete de lac.
De-acolo, pe-o vreme ploioasa,
Mi-am pus geamantanu-n tramvai
Si-abia am ajuns pân-acasa:
Pe Berzei, la conu Mihai.
Tin minte si-acuma gradina,
Ferestrele unse cu var…
În fata sta coana Irina
Si-n curte, un fost arhivar.
Vedeai rasarind laolalta,
Un colt luminos de ietac,
Pridvorul cu iedera ‘nalta
Si flori zâmbitoare-n cerdac…
Pe-atunci înflorea liliacul
Si noaptea cadea parfumata
Umplând de miresme cerdacul,
Si-avea arhivarul o fata…
Stam ceasuri întregi sub umbrarul
De flori, asteptând neclintit
(C-avea obicei arhivarul
Sa sforaie noaptea cumplit).
Târziu, când se da la o parte
Perdeaua, parea ca visez…
Si iar am plecat mai departe,
De teama sa nu ma fixez.
Straine privelisti fugare!
Voi nu stiti ca-n inima port
O dulce mireasma de floare,
Parfumul trecutului mort…
Si-am stat la un unchi, pe Romana,
Tiu minte… dar unde n-am stat?
La domnul Manuc, o persoana
Cu nasul putin coroiat;
La doamna Mary, pe Regala
(O, cum ma ruga sa nu plec!
Mi-a scris chiar o carte postala);
Pe strada Unirii la Sbeck;
Pe Grant, lânga birtul lui Sbierea;
Pe Witing, pe Tei la Confort,
M-a dus pretutindeni puterea
Aceluiasi tainic resort.
C-asa mi-e viata – o goana,
Si astfel durerile trec…
Ramâi sanatoasa, cucoana,
Ca-mi iau geamantanul si plec!
April 22, 2016
Samantha Fox and Freddie Mercury, The Gardens, London, 1986
April 20, 2016
Michael Roberts and David Bailey at Mr.Chow, London, 1979
April 12, 2016
Kate Moss at her 25th Birthday party, hosted by Donatella Versace, Paris, 1999
March 20, 2016
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, home, 1940
March 12, 2016
Alain Delon and Mireille Darc, Paris, 1975
March 11, 2016
Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, St. Mortiz, 1975
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Rue d’Antibes, Cannes, 1971
Kirk Douglas, Saint-Tropez, 1975
Irama – Cosa Restera, Sanremo Festival, 2016
New York, December, 1947
Hubert de Givenchy
Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall, Italy, Santa Margherita Ligure, 1958
Dior by Mark Shaw, 1961
Photo by Norman Parkinson, London, April 1950
“Photographed in Savile Row, this bowler-hatted trio typify the formal trend in masculine fashion. Left to right, Peter Coats, former Comptroller to Field Marshal Earl Wavell in India, now on the staff of Conde Nast Publications. William Aykroyd, who was awarded the Military Cross for service in Normandy, and Mark Gilbey, a cousin of the well-known Edwardian sportsman and the clothes critic Sir Walter Gilbey.” Vogue UK, April 1950
Source: Vogue UK
Times Square, New York City, 1947 blizzard, by historian Michael Beschloss
Photo by Norman Parkinson
Vintage cartoon, 1920, artist E.H. Shepard
Happy New Year!
Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee- Hollywood Palace Medley
University of Chicago, Hutchinson Court, 1945
Lisa Stansfield with Barry White- All Around The World
Old Coty Christmas commercial
Emma Watson and Ezra Miller in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 2012
Toma Caragiu, Gheorghe Dinica, Jean Georgescu, Gina Patrichi, Violeta Andrei in Nu filmam sa ne-amuzam, 1975
Ambra Angiolini- Si Parte Stanote, 1994
Simone Cristicchi- Ti regalero una rosa, Sanremo, 2007
Carly Simon- You’re So Vain
Marina Voica- Vivat veselia
Source: You Tube
The Best Offer by Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks
One of the best movies I ever saw!
Source: You Tube
The Tale Of A Fairy is a short-film created and directed by Karl Lagerfeld for the 2011/12 Cruise Collection. The Tale of a Fairy stars friends of the House including Chanel ambassadress Anna Mouglalis, Amanda Harlech, and models Kristen McMenamy and Freja Beha.
Small Wonder, 1985-1989
Sting and Robert Downey Jr., singing ‘Driven to Tears’, live at the Beacon Theater
The Earl Carroll Theatre becomes The Hullabaloo Club, Hollywood, 1966
David Bowie & Mick Jagger- Dancing in the street
Photo Source: richardbellia.com
Source: Life Magazine
The amazing piano song played by Jack Scalia in the Tequila and Bonetti TV series,1992
Today’s #dailyseduction is the motivational speech by Maria Shriver for USC Annenberg School of Communication, 2012
Take a moment and watch it, it changed my life.
Marilyn Monroe and Ray Charles at a Frank Sinatra recording session for the album “Come Swing With Me”, Hollywood, 1961 by William Claxton ( ”Photographic Memory” book)
Source: NY Daily News
Tavi Gevinson by Petra Collins
Tavi Gavinson(18), is a writer, magazine editor, singer and actress. She came to public attention at the age of 12, when she started her fashion blog Style Rookie. Tavi is the founder of the online Rookie Magazine and she was named by Time magazine one of ”The Most Influential Teens of 2014”.
I first saw Tavi 6 years ago when I accidentally came across her fashion blog, The Style Rookie. Back then, when there was not such thing as fashion bloggers, she was my inspiration and an example of commitment and perseverance. Good luck, Tavi!
The Pointer Sisters, Slow Hand
The first monokini was originally a topless swimsuit that exposed female breasts conceived in 1964 by designer Rudi Gernreich.
In this photo shoot you can see model Daphne Dayle photographed by Paul Schutzer.
Photo source: LIFE magazine
Two brothers meeting for Christmas after they were separated by the Berlin Wall for over 2 years. During the winter of 1963, West Berlin residents were allowed to visit their relatives in the East, for one day.
Sprinkling ashes in Times Square, 1925
Source: The New York Times
Amza Pellea in Nea Marin si Anul Nou
A New Years tradition, people line up for the White House to open and the President would shake the hand of everyone who came,1927.
The first Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, New York, 1931
Bing Crosby and Martha Mears performing White Christmas in the movie Holiday Inn, in 1942
Jon Bon Jovi preforming Blue Christmas at The White House
Chip ‘n’ Dale, Toy Tinkers, December 16, 1949
Elvis Presley kissing a young lady, photographed by Alfred Wertheimer in 1956
Photo source: Smithsonian.com
Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Rebecca”
Illustrator: Léon Bénigni, 1940
Couturier: Jean Patou who became known for eradicating the flapper look by lengthening the skirt and designing sportswear for women and is considered the inventor of the knitted swimwear, the tennis skirt and the “designer tie”.
Eagles, New Kid In Town, Washington D.C., 1977
24 Nov ’14
Lisa Fonssagrives wearing ‘Little Great Coat’ by Balenciaga, photo by Irving Penn, Vogue, September 1, 1950
20 Nov ’14
Cindy Crawford for Pepsi, 1991
10 Nov ’14
Vogue’s UK fashion director, Lucinda Chambers, interviewed by Lou Stoppard on September 6, 2013, as a part of SHOWstudio’s ‘In Fashion’ series
01 Nov ’14
The Lady Is A Tramp, Frank Sinatra
26 Oct ’14
Carine Roitfeld by Mario Sorrenti for Barneys New York Fall 2011 campaign