Author: Lisa Kladouris

WORTH ANOTHER LOOK: UNDER THE SKIN 2013

Under the Skin is an eerie tale of an extraterrestrial being who has taken on the form of a human woman as she drives around Scotland luring unsuspecting male prey into her van, before taking a journey of her own self discovery. Directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring a vacant-eyed, strange and seductive Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin is mesmerizing, haunting and unsettling from start to end, with a perfectly matched score by young British composer Mica Levi. Under the Skin 2013, directed by Jonathan Glazer, based on the novel by Michel Faber and Starring Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams and Lynsey Taylor Mackay. Score by Mica Levi.

REMEMBERING KATE SPADE

I remember my first trip to New York. I was living in London at the time, it was my birthday, and the first thing I wanted to do as soon as we landed at JFK Airport was to visit the Kate Spade store and treat myself to one of her bags. This was pre-2006 before Kate Spade sold the company and it turned into the multi-million dollar business that it is today. I remember walking into the store in Soho, and seeing it for the first time: a black fabric tote with the most exquisite embroidery on the front (not frou-frou at all, more vintage boho-chic), sassy pink lining on the inside and glossy cane handles that reminded me of an antique umbrella. I fell in love with that bag there and then. I’ve seen many similar stories shared on social media today following Kate Spade’s sad passing, I really hope she knew how much joy she gave to so many women.

CHAPTER 11

It was Christmas Eve the night Erin and Sean moved into the apartment in the Rosemont Building on Railway Terrace. They’d met at a party only three month’s earlier through a mutual friend who predicted they’d be slow dancing by midnight and living together by New Year’s Eve. Sean was an art school drop-out with wild raven hair that made him look like a cross between a young Robert Smith from the Cure and a Japanese Anime character. He had a lazy, effortless style, oversized grey sweatshirts worn with baggy indigo denim jeans, half-tucked into paint splattered boots which he scuffed and stomped around in like a moody teenager. Erin was definitely Sean’s type, a tall icy blonde of Danish descent with a 60’s vibe borrowed mostly from Edie Sedgwick. After the party Erin went home with Sean and never left, which irritated Sean’s housemates who felt she was living there rent-free. Suffice to say, this living arrangement didn’t last long, so Erin and Sean soon found themselves three month’s… read more

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE ON AMAZON

I’m so in love with this show and devastated it’s been cancelled so maybe I’ll just have to watch seasons one to four all over again. Bingeing on the sex, drugs, love, ambition, ego and classical music of Mozart in the Jungle.

Mozart in the Jungle, created by Alex Timbers, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman. Starring Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell.

Inspired by the book “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music” by oboist Blair Tindall and produced by Picrow for Amazon Studios.

JASMINE CRISP

I visited my hometown Adelaide in South Australia over the weekend and like most I ended my stay at Adelaide Airport on Monday morning, waiting for the fog to lift and the departure boards to announce the time of my delayed flight back to Melbourne. Rather than use this time to scroll though social media, take a nap on an uncomfortable airport departure lounge…read more

ASK FALLON: Why do I always leave the Disco alone?

Ask Fallon, solving unreal problems for unreal people. Fallon Carrington-Colby is an Heiress, Hotel Manager and Interior Designer. She lives in Denver Colorado with her long-suffering husband Jeff and their two dogs Misty and Jensen. Dear Fallon I am a thirty-five year old man looking to date again after finalising a relatively amicable divorce. My ex-wife Bunny and I used to love to go out dancing every Friday night so I have recently started to frequent Shapiro’s, a Discotheque in Manhattan where sophisticated people go to meet. I seem to have no problem meeting women. The sparks fly, the conversation flows, they laugh at all my jokes, then as we move to the dance floor and I show them my best moves, they tell me they have a headache or suddenly don’t feel well and have to go home. Fallon what am I doing wrong? Why do I always leave the Disco alone? Fallon replies: Honey while I’m sure you have no problem meeting and conversing with women and they laugh at all your jokes, …

ZANZAN TITA SUNGLASSES

ZANZAN Eyewear is designed in London and handmade in Northern Italy, and founded by eyewear lovers Megan Trimble and Gareth Townshend whose focus is on making sure the wearer has “the feeling of wearing something really special every time they wear their ZANZANs”. Visit: zanzan.co.uk Image via: @zanzaneyewear on Instagram (my favourite Instagram Account right now!).

PHANTOM THREAD

So Jennifer Lawrence claims she only “got through about three minutes” of Phantom Thread. “I put in a good solid three. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof]”.

This isn’t gossip, and it is no exaggeration as I actually heard her say this to Marc Maron in his WTF Podcast. I finally got to see Phantom Thread on the big screen last night and thinking about it today, as most people do when they see a film that moves and stays with them, I now feel compelled to respond to Ms Lawrence’s claims… read more

PICASSO 1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY

1932 is known to have been an intensely creative period for Pablo Picasso and is the focus of his first ever solo exhibition at Tate Modern. With more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings it also features family photographs, providing a rare glimpse into Picasso’s personal life.

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame Tragedy at Tate Modern Until 9 September 2018.

Visit: tate.org.uk

Main image: Pablo Picasso The Dream (Le Rêve) 1932, Private Collection © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018

OLYMPIA ZAGNOLI

Olympia Zagnoli describes herself as a creative who drives a Vespa, wears stripes, has large round glasses, listens to T. Rex., and “draws like an ambidextrous octopus”. Her colourful, charming and funny creations have featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Apartamento Magazine and The Guggenheim Museum… read more