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Close Encounters of the Third Kind celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and with it a 4K Ultra HD restoration of the 1970’s Sci-Fi classic about an ordinary man following a series of psychic clues that ultimately lead him to the first meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the Cosmos.

You can catch a special screening at my favourite cinema The Astor Theatre, this Saturday 9th December.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977, written and directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr and Melinda Dillon.



Harper’s Bazaar describes Strange Invisible Perfumes as “quietly sexy potions”. On a trip to Los Angeles this year I couldn’t help leave the Venice Boutique on Abbot Kinney Boulevard with “Taurus” one of the Botanical perfumery’s “Perfumes of the Zodiac”, which not only matches my star-sign, but my favourite fragrance notes of geranium, maté, oakmoss, vetiver, frankincense, neroli, rose, and grapefruit.

Strange Invisible Perfumes of the Zodiac.


Clockwise from top-right: Proenza Schouler, Hobo Metallic Leather Shoulder Bag; Proenza Schouler Metallic Textured-leather Mini Skirt; Le Labo Thé Noir 29 Solid Perfume; Isabel Marant Dawell Metallic Leather Ankle Boots; Comme des Garçons Polka-dot Metallic Leather Wallet; Saint Laurent Silver-plated Crystal and Velvet Choker; Cédric Charlier Tie-front Lamé Turtleneck Top; Saint Laurent New Wave 196 Loulou Heart-shaped Silver-tone Sunglasses; Mugler Rhodium-plated Clip Earrings.



Perhaps the most famous and sartorially dressed android in cinema history, Sean Young’s Rachel Tyrell is like 40’s Film Noir Heroine in an Alexander McQueen dress and most definitely gets her man.

Deckard: “Shakes? Me too. I get ’em bad. It’s part of the business.”

Rachael: “I’m not in the business… I AM the business.”

Bladerunner 1982, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Heyer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos and Joanna Cassidy.


My husband recently mentioned over breakfast as we listened to my iTunes on shuffle that a lot of my music sounds like “Robot Love”. His comment instantly made me think of those beautiful Peter Lindbergh photographs of Daft Punk and Dutch model Saskia de Brauw, so here it is, my playlist for Robots to fall in love by, and yes there’s a lot of Daft Punk who will forever be my instant crush.

Image: photograph by Peter Lindbergh for the December 2013 issue of M Le Monde.

Beyond – Daft Punk
E=Mc2 – Giorgio Moroder Vs Talla 2xlc
The Game of Love – Daft Punk
Kids – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Instant Crush (featuring Julian Casablancas) – Daft Punk
Computer Love – Kraftwerk
Motherboard – Daft Punk
Celestial Annihilation – UNKLE
Veridis Quo – Daft Punk
Space Cadet – Flume
Digital Love – Daft Punk
Within – Daft Punk
Take Me Into Your Skin – Trentemøller
End of Line – Daft Punk
2002 – Legowelt
Doin’ It Right (featuring Panda Bear) – Daft Punk
Electrikboy – Three Maddkatt Courtship III


Elliot and Mr Robot’s cocktail of choice.

What you will need:
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Apple Schnapps
1 oz Apple Juice
1/4 ounce lemon juice
Slice of Green Apple

Step 1: Add all ingredients except for the slice of green apple to a shaker filled with ice and shake until cold

Step 2: Pour into a martini glass

Step 3: Garnish with the slice of green apple


Lyrics by David Bowie

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile

Image: Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita, 1973

ASK FALLON: My sister is being abducted by aliens

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

My husband and I recently threw a dinner party for friends and investors in our business. As with most of our dinner parties we invited my sister as she travels often and always has the most wonderful stories to tell to keep our guests entertained. However, right in the middle of dessert she got up from her chair, flung a glass of champagne all over Piers my husband’s tennis coach, and announced she is being abducted by aliens every Friday night and in her own words “beaming up to their spaceship since she was six years-old”. Now our friends and investors want nothing more to do with us and we are the laughing-stock of Bel Air. What do we do?

Fallon replies: As an alien abductee myself I can tell you that being abducted by aliens is no laughing matter. However, with the help of a good therapist I have come to terms with my little green friends and have been able to move on with my life. My advice to you is to forget those small-minded friends and investors, ignore your boring neighbours and concentrate on helping your sister and yourselves. Take your sister to Dr Eve Vaisseau-Spatial in Beverly Hills and tell her “Fallon” sent you. Dr Eve specialises in paranormal activity and alien abduction, and is an expert at getting her patients to face their fears head-on by writing about their experiences. In six months I guarantee your sister will have a best-selling novel on her hands and you and your husband will be hosting dinner parties in Bel Air once again.