Miscellaneous Tidbits 5772-JG 62

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Adversus solem ne loquitor -I rest my case

If the Sun King himself, Louis XIV, architect of Versailles, could ever come back to Earth, it would surely be in the imperious form of Kaiser Karl, as in Karl Lagerfeld.

“The sword of Damocles hangs over all of my friendships,” Lagerfeld announces, looking, in his own words, like a “defrocked priest” in fashion’s beloved black—only on him it has religious as well as vampiric associations: clerical white collar, skintight trousers encased in python boots, accompanied by the ubiquitous sunglasses, which somehow seem more nocturnal than solar-related. Lagerfeld believes that people around him should be kept on their toes and is swift to perceive betrayals or like unforgivable behavior, which precipitate the “iron door” being closed on them.

And if you do not know what "The Sword of Damocles" is:

The Roman politician and philosopher Cicero (1-6-43) tells the famous story about the Syracusan tyrant Dionysius II and his courtier Damocles, which he had read in the History of Timaeus of Tauromenium. The anecdote is often told as a reminder that for a powerful man, there's always danger, although the real point of the story is that happiness is fragile. (I gave you the short version, this is a tidbit blog)


Meet Ivan Boesky, The Infamous Wall Streeter Who Inspired Gordon Gekko

In November of 1986, Boesky's charges were made public.

Ivan Boesky

Boesky made most of his money illegally by insider trading.

Gordon Gekko-Wall Street Movie....the character of Gekko was played by Michael Douglas

Boesky currently lives with his new wife Ana, in this home near San Diego.

Boesky's new house in San Diego, California

Modestia Aparte....te lo dije....Modesty aside.....I told you so(smiles)

Jury Says Samsung Owes Apple Over $1.05 Billion In Damages

Korea may be a bit miffed right now since the courts decided in favor of Apple over Samsung in their recent patent battle. That’s okay though, the country will get over it

and by the way I will go out on a limb on this, my sources are good(smiles)......Apple will first introduce its next-generation iPhone at an event on September 12, and the iPad Mini will get its own event sometime the following month.

What You Haven't Heard About
Steve Jobs' Final Vendetta...

Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave.
The depths of Jobs' antipathy toward Google leaps out of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Apple's co-founder......more on this vendetta perhaps on another blog....and , the Chinese have a proverb  "When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself." 
In the late Steve Jobs mind, both the founders of Google- Sergey Brin and Larry Page betrayed him as he helped them set up, and they stole many patents of Apple.

Larry Page

Larry Page

Sergey Brin

Y los dos, Page y Brin son judíos-and both Page and Brin are JEWS....so if you are anti-semetic, you shoud not use GOOGLE(smiles)

Kevin Costner as Wyatt Earp

remember, Wyatt, nothing counts so much as blood… the rest are just strangers

Blood is thicker than water
So it is, but this proverb hasn't to do with measures of viscosity. The expression, meaning that family bonds are closer than those of outsiders.
This is first cited in Sir Walters Scott's work Guy Mannering; or the astrologer, 1815:

"Weel, blude's thicker than water; she's welcome to the cheeses and the hams just the same."
Given Scott's facility for coining new phrases it may well be that this was his own work too.

Sir Walter Scott

When you think about plastic surgery, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps those Park Avenue doyennes with waxy visages, the starlets with too-puffy lips, or, most sadly, a once-beautiful woman who is rendered not younger — but unrecognizable? Those devastating signs used to be the hallmarks of cosmetic enhancements. But nowadays, it's nip/tuck not so much. New advancements in technology mean the end of "mannequin face" and the advent of truly natural-looking beauty.

From lasers that literally melt fat to a sci-fi filler that makes you look younger by injecting your own plasma into your face,

Case in point my own facelift surgery, I did have Michaelangelo,, Dr Steven M Hoefflin doing mine.....the proof is in the pudding...I think it turned out well but again that is me believing so....i propose and you decide.




And what is in style lately are chin implants....really!!!!


Vogue Paris' Facelift

Vogue is passionate about fashion.
Vogue has daring and style.
Vogue is a showcase for the work of the world’s greatest photographers, the
enthusiasm of designers and artists, the vision of the liveliest spirits.
Vogue has over 90 years of intuitive insight.
Vogue is a legend being written every day.

Vogue is boldly launching a fashion issue devoted to “black”, proof that although it embraces change, it remains the ultimate arbiter of elegance!


The Slona Blouse-one shirt three ways

El bailarín insustituible

Este jueves, Gene Kelly habría cumplido 100 años. El cine musical no ha vuelto a ser lo mismo desde que desapareció.

The  Irreplaceable Dancer

This Thursday, Gene Kelly would have been 100. The musical theater has not returned to the same thing since he disappeared.

Siempre he admirado a canta-autores.....pienso que hay muchos que pueden cantar bien....pero componer musica y letras y cantar tus canciones a la vez, es muy raro y especial...Y por eso admiro a Alejandro Sanz
I have always admired a singer-author....I think that there are many that can sing well but compose your own music and lyrics, and sing it well- is rare and special....that is why I admire Alejandro Sanz

La prenda más 'hot'

Shorts, el arma contra el calor


By Tod’s.,,,if you wear all black clothes with this shoes, you will look glam

From French frisson.

A sudden surge of excitement.
I felt a frisson just as I was about to see her..........

A Shiver

tú, ¿te atreves con el tupé?

Este peinado regresa y las famosas ya se han unido a esta tendencia -This hairstyle returns and the celebs have added themselves to this 1940's tendency. (I subscribe to this trend) .

And by the way I also love the bouffant headband hairstyle

Fauvist trend (think early Matisse and Derain)

We are all drawn to color but none more so than the Fauvists of the early 1900′s, who created art that focused more on powerful colors than on the subjects of their artworks. In French, fauves translates to “wild beasts.” Many believe that fauvism grew out of the impressionism movement.

And the Fauvist Spectrum is back, in a way, here is an example of it.

Fauvist faces feature stormy blue eyelids, tangerine cheeks, and magenta pouts (I do not subscribe to this).

The Courtin-Clarins Sisters

Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins in Mugler Spring 2012.

Watch the cute intro video starring those gorgeous Courtin-Clarins girls here-and by the way I have their English accent or rather they have mine(smiles)

Style: A Mix of High And Really-High.

"Talent": Does looking good in photos count? If not, how about philanthropy?

Weird Quirk: They're each almost six feet tall.

Do They DJ? No

Brand most likely to poach them first: Theyksens' Theory



 so mysterious, strange, or unexpected as to send a chill up the spine  <the similarities were eerie>; also: seemingly not of earthly origin <the flames cast an eerie glow>

certains des meilleurs, certains d'entre le chic et quelques-unes des belles du monde!!-some of the best, some of the chic and some of the beautiful in the world!!!!



mitaines Chanel !

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French luxury conglomerate


On August 29 , it will be 30 years since her death.....in her honor this beautiful video

Ingrid Bergman - Can't take my eyes off of you


Ms Dadon - At Yafa - יפה

One of the most beautiful fonts.

All in Prada


"Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?"



Vogue Japan October 2012 Daria Strokous by Inez van Lamwsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

- Vogue Japan October 2012 Daria Strokous by Inez van Lamwsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
- Elle Mexico September 2012 by Kevin Sinclair

Elle Mexico September 2012 by Kevin Sinclair Elle Mexico September 2012 by Kevin Sinclair

Nicole Kidman ultra-hot pour V Magazine : on en pense quoi ?

The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire


I am reading this book for the third time.....the late Dominick Dunne was such a great writer....I highly recommend this book


“Ho diviso le donne che sono venute da me in tre categorie: le Cenerentole, le Veneri e le aristocratiche. Le Cenerentole calzano sempre scarpe più piccole della misura 6. Le Veneri calzano la taglia 6; le Aristocratiche il 7 o sopra”.”
(Il calzolaio dei sogni. L’autobiografia di Salvatore Ferragamo, Londra 1957, ed. italiana 1971)

"I divided the women  in three categorizes:

the Cinderellas, the Venuses and the Aristocrats.

The Cinderellas wear always shoes smaller then size 6.

The Venuses are size 6,

the Aristocrats the 7 or above"

So what shoe size was Marilyn Monroe?

7 1/2

And she was all of the above.

At Museo Ferragamo in Florence

a lovely Exhibition all about Marilyn Monroe.

Really worth visiting.

Finding balance is complicated but it can be achieved and it  must be done.

Tadashi Yanai

Novak Djokovic, Tennis Star with Tadashi Yanai

Wants to conquer the world!!!! so did the Romans, Hannibal , Alexander the Great -etc etc.......
TADASHI YANAI, FOUNDER OF THE GLOBAL clothing retailer Uniqlo...

Yanai's heroes are Sam Walton (Wal Mart) and Steve Jobs(Apple) , which is why he yearned to plant his flag in America—where entrepreneurial chutzpah is a religion.

Try It | Grilled Peaches

the peaches get juicer, softer and sweeter when they’re grilled


Sashimi and Tempura at Umai, London

 "No soporto a la gente negativa"

Moonstruck is such a brilliant movie.

Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82 years of age

No matter where you are in the world, in your nightime, look up to the moon and think of Neil Armstrong the first man that stepped on the moon.

Recuerdo al astronauta en Los Ángeles. | AFP

Awesome Kosher Gift Baskets for Rosh Hashanah

Mon, 27 August 2012 = 9th of Elul, 5772

ט׳ בְּאֱלוּל תשע״ב

The native name of Israel is Yisra'el

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

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