25.10.10

5771 Miscellaneous Tidbits-JG3



SALVE.....HERE ARE MY NEW TIDBITS:

 I would like to sincerely thank  all of your thoughtful responses to my last post.


I will start with a great quote from Signora Prada...my MUSE!!!!and
a dear friend- "You have to embrace the world if you want to live now," Ms Prada  ..I love the
quote!!!!!!!


 


My list of followers is growing and growing...thanks to all....!!!!  

oui oui


10 things I like, love and obsess over:
1. Style and Class
2. travelling around the world!!!
3. Private Plane-BBJ
4. my bed(s)
5. Bodyguards
6. Family
7. My iPad
8. My Vertu Platinum with diamonds(smiles)

9. Cleanliness...and Fabulous smell....I am obssesed with it!!!!
10.Being Jewish..a Jew if you prefer!!!!
Honorable Mention: Rolls Royce Phantom and a Maybach





Lights were everywhere, people walking around Paris at night, museums, bars, crêpes open until
midnight or a little more; it was La nuit Blancheà Paris! 
We went to have one of those irresistible crêpes au chocolat and enjoyed the magic of the city of lights



CHIC:






Sixty Dollars  may sound like an awful lot of money to blow on one magazine, but for the past few months, hordes of French people have been doing exactly that(including JG). Fashionable coffee tables have been straining under the weight of what has been variously described as "the most beautiful magazine in the world" and "a little jewel of chic". For every self-respecting Parisian knows that the latest status symbol is neither a Prada bag nor a Gucci loafer but the latest copy of the magazine, Egoïste
The 280 pages of the current issue weigh in at 2.3kg nearly collapsed my mail box in Kfar Shmaryahu,,, the pages are large and exceptionally thick. Uma Thurman stares out from the cover with a dove perched on her fingertips. Inside she is interviewed by Diane von Furstenberg, the New York designer and socialite. The tone is a far cry from the usual glossy magazine puffery. Von Furstenberg acts almost like a psychiatrist as Thurman unveils her thoughts on the Hollywood star system, her religious beliefs and her views on men.

Egoïste N° 13 : Egoïste Tome 1 (Uma Thurman)








The lives of Artists fascinate me. They inhabit their own private worlds, reclusive in their studios or just inside
their minds. But somehow they are able to sense any shift in the culture and mirror it their work. They understand reality better than the rest of us.




Happy Birthday to Jacqueline, one of the smartest minds I know, one that has a take on the world as is. One of my most ardent followers, and one person I value as a friend and critic.,,,She has informed me that she will celebrate all 24 hours of her Bday a la  JG ...that is copying me...or as in Wall Street lingo "copying my winning trade(smiles)"..May you have many more...as like the Mexicans would say" Salud, Dinero y Amor".....







Las Leonas!!! Champions of the 2010 Women's Field Hockey World Cup. Roaaarrr....





More animal prints...classy and elegant.....!!!!It is not La Perla but still is nice and not vulgar







She is truly MAGNIFIQUE!!!!!!!


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Here is my take on Japan:

Japanese croquettes are quite different from the ones in France



One of the themes I write about often is the Japanese idea of joshiki, translatable as the knowledge that every (Japanese) person possesses by default, also known as "common sense." Joshiki is all around you in Japan, the list of knowledge and behaviors and attitudes that everyone possesses except us poor gaijin. Gaijin(foreigners) violate these rules of common sense daily: trying to go to a restaurant on the one day during the week that it's closed; thinking it's okay to put a pair of clean socks on the dining room table for a moment (it's not, they're considered "dirty" even though they were freshly laundered); and sometimes sleeping with their socks on, which the Japanese never do. IF you are sick , Japanese do not bath and go to bed, for this is  breaking a "common sense" rule too: in Japan, someone with any cold symptoms is forbidden from bathing, and must go to bed instead., and they will say, if you insist on a bath-"What planet are you from that you think a person with a fever can take a bath?"..






Some of my favorite books:








the challenging world of color

So for the majority of my life...whenever people asked me "what is your favorite color?"...i always respond "black".

And they would retort "black isn't a color...check the rainbow".

Well excusez-moi but who needs rainbows when you can look chic. Coco Chanel never believed in color and her achromatic palette is still the epitome of anything even remotely fashionable.

Dressing head to toe in black (as long as you dont have an excess of visible tattooage and/or facial piercings nor would you be channeling a vampire) guarantees that you will look stunning and mysterious and alluring. You will just ooze that je ne sais quoi that will make all others want to know you...or better yet be you...and you can even look MAFIA like....however the shoes must never be black...lest you be again be confused as a Valet parking attendant!!!!and yes a funeral director too!!!!
There are dozens more choices (black, dark black, light black, lighter black) there than the strict selections of the rainbow.


And Yes, I like to wear black all year long too!!!!!





Parting Shots:

"Sic transit gloria mundi," "Thus passes the glory of the world". This means many things and it is  also a
great poem by Emily Dickinson!!!!


"La moda ha la proprietà di rendere possibile un'ubbidienza sociale che è nello stesso tempo differenziazione individuale."


And whatever Karl says goes.



Promise yourself to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to not permit the presence of drama in your life...the wrong kind of drama of course.













Faut-il aller voir « L’amour fou » ?
(Should we go see "Mad Love"? )....We Should..here is a short preview





For those who follow the Gregorian calendar...you had recently a rare date- 20-10-2010



Model moment - Shu Pei -Fabulous Style, she mixed the black with Leopard so she does not look like a waitress!!!!!or an Undertaker!!!All in Prada!!!!!








La Durée Paris is one of those places you will remember even in 50 years.

For my taste , what is missing is FABULOUS, AND IF YOU WISH, "FABULOUS, ANY BETTER
WOULD BE A SIN"



Is Navy blue the new black ?






Signore Armani-








Que saudade!

The word saudade (sah-ooh-dah-jee) has no direct translation in English, and it's a major source of linguistic pride for Brazilians who use... Que saudade! (kee sah-ooh-dah-jee) when you miss something so desperately, you have a heartache over it. People say Que saudade! when they remember their best friend who's now living far away, or their childhood beach. Brazilians also often say simply Saudades! at the end of e-mails to tell you they're missing you terribly.




Bonne nuit, ma belle


dream as you'll live forever

Goodnight world.




The native name of Israel is Yisra'el

I am ...Israel is Israel...this blog is the truth as the world and life is........




Cheshvan 16, 5771-Kfar Shmaryahu(Tel Aviv)


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16.10.10

5771 Miscellaneous Tidbits-JG2

Ciao a tutti voi! benvenuti in my Blog!!!



2000 000 Merci-Thank You


What is your point of view about Fashion ?
What is your dress code today ?
Who do you think you are ?


For me Fashion is inspiring but Style is better for showing
your personality and energy through it.
Today, my look is kind of everyday chic.
I love watching people and trying to figure out
what or who they are.
I hate .... I don't know. My message to the
world: If you're not with somebody who will
make you better tomorrow, It's not worth
of it today ..."



I am going to be a bit mischievous , and that is one of my qualities or faults (if you happen not to have a sense of humor), fortunately AL does, so here is my take,,AL early in the morning in front of mirror at 29(sans makeup), JG in the morning at 40 +(plus)...having a paleta de  Dulce de Leche(iPhone4 pic) ..you decide(smiles)....is it the Genes?, Dr Hoefflin?Dorian Gray pact(smiles).the fountain of Ponce de Leon, or other?(smiles)...I rest my case!!!!











As usual I received an advance copy of Vanity Fair(November) and it had the MM diaries, so much more to know and try to understand of this Icon that has also endured the test of time....for those who have the option to buy  , this magasine is a must






Some brands have become synonymous with colors, countries, movies and even people over the years. Cartier lays claim to the color red like no other, with its instantly recognizable red leather pill box. So those lucky enough to be receiptients of a red box should consider themselves special. The Cartier Red Boxes were first designed at the outset of the brand in Paris, and is today recreated to its original design, maintained as an irreplaceable status of true Parisian artistry.




And by  the way, the box recognition of Hermes is not too shabby either(smiles)..that orange box with the classy brown ribbon is tempting


And JG why you do not mention your favorite...Louis Vuitton?, well with them they do not need an introduction but their bags are impressive too....so here are a few



And by the way if you receive one of this Hublot lady watches consider yourself -Ultra Ultra special or Ultra Ultra VVIP(smiles)....really, of course, read between the lines!!!!!











One of my all time favorite movies (Roman Holiday) with real actors, Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn really got it right. Ms Hepburn won an Oscar for her performance. This movie was made when pride, good manners and romance mattered....I wish or sometimes I feel, I lived in another life on those times....if you have not watched this movie do so, for even if you are not a Romantic and are a Cynic you will love this film, it will stand the test of time.,, it already has!!!!





Another short take on Japan: Many a talented female employee is lost to the evil spectre of kekkon intai or ("retirement due to marriage"). The reason there are fewer career-minded females than in other countries is largely because most prefer not to make the sacrifices a career would entail, and are happy to let their husbands be the daikoku-bashira or the "big, black pillar" of the household.







Parting Shots:



A nice Furba girl sent me this message,
You want to send me a Post-Card
or one million dollars ?..my answer, neither(smiles)...io sono piu furbo di tutti!!!!!!


one simple question: If you were never to see your wardrobe again, but can save three things. What would you save and why?



Oscar Wilde wrote in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”: “Today people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” It’s not a bad definition of these past years of plenty, which are less and less recent.
(Escribía Oscar Wilde en “El retrato de Dorian Gray”: “Hoy la gente sabe el precio de todo y el valor de nada”. No es una mala definición de esos años de abundancia pasados, cada vez menos recientes)





And I totally like the humor on this commercial, but if you are the guy or gal at the other end of this message perhaps you do not think is funny....!!!!






More about BB-My sister, ML  wore a navy headband (wide) and a cardigan for weeks after seeing Le Mépris for the first time....Is there anything like Bardot's hair for setting fire to men's souls? And that pout...Wow!!!!And by the way Tiffany did too...like mother like daughter(smiles)







Think about this....we live in a world with singers talking about having sex. But in the early sixties all the Beatles wanted was to hold your hand!!!!!!!The times really did change but in my opinion not for the better!!






SEM COMENTARIOS!!!!!!












They used to be known as the Beauty and the Beast....Paulina Porizcova and Ric Ocasek is one of my all time favorite singers!!!!And it is nice to know and announce that:
Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek seem to be doing okay. Haven't they been together for 20 years or something? She seems to not take herself so seriously. She was on a show the other night and still looked pretty...in the this times, that is nice that some couples still stay together















Liquid, Rich enough to own your own JET....
This is still one of my favorites scenes from the Wall Street movie, keep in mind this was filmed in 1985, and his comment  "50 ...100 Million Dollars a player or nothing" translated into today- would be 300 ...350 Million Dollars....and the last quote" Rich enough to have your own Jet, does not mean a little one, rather a BBJ or a GV.....enjoy this clip




 










I will add this new wrinkle to my blog and I  will call it: Loose Threads:

"Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion, and surprise."



self-in·dul·gence (s lf n-d l j ns). n. Excessive indulgence of one's own appetites and desires. self -in·dul gent adj. self -in·dul gent·ly adv. ..... (and too much of anything is not good.....MODERATION IS BEST!!!!)

I will insist again in reccomending this FILM....it is a must








"A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them"





TA TA- Till later...!!!!!
And there is nothing worse in life than being ORDINARY!!! and not aspiring for PERFECTION!!!!!







Cheshvan 8, 5771

The native name of Israel is Yisra'el


I am ...Israel is Israel...this blog is the truth as the world and life is........


9.10.10

5771 Miscellaneous Tidbits-JG1



Salve, I am back and thanks for all the emails I received from those who follow my blog. , the take on my blog ;was very complimentary, specially on how I edited the pics and of course the content, so here we go again, read and enjoy, learn ,criticise, analyse.....
One of my favorite all time actors died on September 29....here is a little about who he was:
Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s.....he was a Jew , his real name was Bernard Schwartz...and his pompadour(hair style)...was copied by non other than Elvis Presley..which I also admire, and still do...Tony Curtis also dated many starlets and like Elvis was quite a womaniser...,,and both were pretty boys, Elvis a bit more because of surgery enhancement...but the looks in both were there...This type of icons live forever in the minds of those of us who respect talent but are saddened how they could both not handle fame and riches!!!! And Tony Curtis in films was suave, elegant , Chic and his voice was amasing....RIP!!!!!






My bed in Kfar Shmaryahu, it is heavenly and oh so elegant,classy .. :)
it is an ornate gold bed, sheer fabric at the windows and a crystal bedside lamp...a friend asked me, Can I sleep in it? Just for one night. Please….No..of course not(smiles)




Time to catch-up on this week’s vital news!  A relaxing Sunday evening with macchiatos, dark chocolate and three magazines.  Can’t complain!  The Coco Rocha editorial in Elle is insane.  It’s taken me a while to be charmed by Coco but here I am!  No matter what, she always seems to be so down-to-earth and as models go, she is so versatile.  Elle France is a weekly publication, and I always  read the entire copy.  It amazes me that they publish weekly (UK & US are monthly issues) as it is so consistent and full of interesting tips, main news stories, fashion, delectable recipes and cultural events.  I find it very readable, and I really appreciate that the fashion articles include items of every price range.  A must-read for the style & culture conscious French reader...or for that matter all readers.!!!! and I have added Grazia and Madam Figaro to suggested reading material.



   MUST READ- I received an advance copy of this magasine: Vogue launches a new book on models. It’s loaded with pretty pictures of equally pretty ladies, from Claudia to Aggy and from Kate to Gisele. Vogue describes the book, called, The Faces of Fashion: Vogue Model, as ‘a detailed guide of their backgrounds and their individual contributions to the fashion industry, the book is the ultimate A-Z catalogue of the world’s most famous muses. It will be out on Oct. 7th, so right on time for your Christmas wish list.  
   The editors of Swedish ELLE know how to make a great cover. This is their September issue. Ba-na-nas!




    Strawberries, chopped banana, a whole kiwi fruit, plain yoghurt and a mug of South African Rooibos tea. The most perfect start to the day! but of course cannot forget the Macchiatos!!!!





My take on Japan, Japanese: You may be familiar with the Japanese word otaku. A formal word which originally means "you" or "your family," it's come to describe people who go all-out in pursuit of their hobbies. The most famous otaku are the anime otaku, aficionados of Japanese animation, but there are many other kinds of otaku, from military otaku to perfume otaku to train otaku, and so on.

 
Quote from Mark Twain: "Concerning the Jews" and I agree totally, no doubt,,,read and learn!!!!
If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people... His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also way out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in the world, in all the ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him.
The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished... All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality? We are the CHOSEN ONES!!!!!!That is my take not Mark Twain's.....!!!!!
    "The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. ... Of Zion it shall be said, 'This one and that one were born in her'; for the Most High himself will establish her." Psalm 87:2-3, 5 ,,,,The crest is a traditional symbol for Zion: the eternity of a circle enclosing the crown of life surrounded by the palms of victory and the stars of eternal glory. And of course I could not finish this part of the blog without adding the Star of David!!! our symbol!!!!



Parting Shots: 


 I believe in la vie secrete /the magic box. You don't open it.'

  '   I Love being healthy/thoroughly clean and I'd rather get to know someone first before anything. Truthfully if it's that easy(and it is), it's not interesting to me at all.

Why be trendy when you can have everlasting style?

"What you see depends on what you believe what it's reasonable for you to think, faced with a particular experiences, depends on what ideas you already have."



John Galliano Does Not ‘Want Your Ugly’ or ‘Your Disease’ and he hates Lady Gaga thinks she is Demode!!! and hates her music, and I agree!!!!!




    One of my favorite icons(BB), and Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh has a picture of a young BB to remind women of how G-D created the woman...this pic is Fabulous....
This week  I made a quick trip to Paris with my two sisters for the Louis Vuitton , Hermes and Miu Miu shows  during their Fashionw Week . These shows did not dissapoint...we also made a stop with what will be one of our new fixer uppers, Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh, . Dr Sebagh is a genius for fixing little flaws  in the face....and by the way he considers BB the epitome of beauty!!!!
A little bit more about Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh: A French cosmetic surgeon, known to be the man who keeps some of the world’s most famous faces looking good-Brought up in Paris, Dr Sebagh earned his medical degree from the University of Paris in 1979 and went on to become a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Between 1985 and 1988, he perfected his skills with the best plastic surgeon in Los Angeles(of course -with Dr Steven M Hoefflin) and then returned to Paris to work...but he has inovated great new simple and little less-invasie techniques to make you look better..younger,,fresher looking.....I rest my case about Dr H and Dr Sebagh!!!!!!