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Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music Refined Rock Art 'More Than This'. Bryan Ferry studied Arts at Newcastle University .He is very interested in pop art and contemporary art, some of his professors were Richard Hamilton and Mark Lancaster, a silkscreen artist for Andy Warhol. Alongside his college classes, he joined an amateur rhythm'n blues rock group called the 'Banshes'. Then, in his second group, 'The Gas Board', he met bassist Graham Simpson, with whom he formed Roxy Music. Comprised of saxophonist Andy MacKay, synthesizer Brian Eno, drummer Paul Thompson and guitarist Phil Manzanera. Roxy Music, offered an elegant and refined pop of which Bryan Ferry was one of the main composers. The group known for its combination of experimentalism and sophistication, the lyricism contained in the lyrics, virtuous instrumental themes and exuberant visual production, had a fascination for fashion, glamour, cinema, for art and the avant-garde, which separated the band from its contemporaries. They did Art Rock, which oscillated between avant-garde rock and elegant pop hooks. The group managed to create a real audience and initiated the Glam movement, significant influence to the punk movement, provided a model for New Wave groups, Duran Duran, direct influence. After their first two albums: "Roxy Music" and "For Your Pleasure", the group enjoyed significant popularity in the UK. Musical disagreements, (as each had different influences and liked different bands), between Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno. Makes Bryan Ferry, let other musicians handle the songwriting. In the US, Roxy Music's best-known hits are "Love is a Drug", "Avalon" and "More Than This". This allows him to embark on a solo career. Opportunity for Bryan Ferry to release several cover albums, songs by the Rolling Stones and the Beatles ("These Foolish Things", "Another Time Another Place"). While Roxy Music strenuously pursued his career, he continued to produce albums and, unlike many artists, it was ten years later that the performer and songwriter achieved his greatest success. After separation from the group. Released "Boys And Girls" and Bête Noire. Albums all with his compositions. His biggest hits "Don't Stop The Dance", "Kiss and Tell", which was featured in the movie 'Bright Lights, Big City'. with Brian Eno and collaborates on the album “Mamouna.” Worked on a project of 1930s covers and new compositions, Grammy-nominated album “As Time Goes By.” Joined the members of Roxy Music and toured in Europe and the United States in 2001. He released a cover album of Bob Dylan "Dylanesque" in 2007. He has an incomparable version of John Lennon's 'Jealous Guy', Ferry is seen as a master of the art. members of Roxy Music and released the album "Olympia", named after the exhibition center in west London, near where her studio is, this one with Kate Moss, on the cover of the album, her pose was inspired by the painting by Èdourard Manet, Olympia Released the album "Avonmore" in 2014. Released in 2018 the album "Bitter Sweet", made later Ferry being part of the series "Babylon Berlin" (a German period drama based on the books by Volker Kutcher, set in the 1920s), on the album he brings a touch of modernity, a new and exciting way to ragtime, blues and jazz on their famous Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music tracks, it's almost like we're hearing it for the first time. And he had already made a previous album "The Jazz Age", so director Baz Lurhmann, listening to the album, contacted Ferry to record some songs for the movie 'The Great Gatsby', capturing all the glam and sloppiness of the crazy 20s. Record covers, 'all with beautiful models, all had a relationship with Bryan Ferry', and many other models and socielites. Charming man and gentleman. Different from the covers of the time. Bryan Ferry on his debut album, "Roxy Music", posted a pinup photo of Model Kari-Ann Muller, taken by photographer Karl Stoecker. French model Amanda Lear was the muse of Ferry and 'Salvador Dali', 'a "panther" woman holding a panther getting out of a car', on the album "For Your Pleasure", the futuristic, neo-noir and cover album high fashion was photographed again by Stoecker. On the "Stranded" album, Ferry sought out Marilyn Coles, playmate of 'Playboy', photographed by Stoecker. On the album, "Country Life", models Constanze Karoline and Eveline Grunwald, girls he met at a bar, and photographer Eric Bomam invited them to pose on the cover and they agreed, posing in lingerie, references to a sophisticated British magazine, mixed with a true case of a model who got involved with a politician at the time. The cover was censored, in Holland and the United States, later reedited, with another cover for the respective countries. The cover of the "Siren" album is supermodel Jerry Hall crawling across the rocks of a Greek island,a golden crown under her long blond mane, recreating her like the mermaid, luring sailors to their death. Blue filter photography by Graham Hughes, Antony Price painted the body, long pointed nails blue, adorning the ankles with blue fins. Inspired by 'Dorma by Marvel Comics', a blue aristocrat from the underwater world of comics, 'Namor the Submarine'. Her presence in Capa led her to fame, because at the time, she was starting to model. It was during this shoot that Hall fell in love with Ferry. They were engaged in a few months, but Hall would soon leave him for Mick Jagger. On the album "Manifesto", he presented a soiree of male and female mannequins, and two living models hidden in the crowd. In the album "Flesh and Blood", three beautiful women, referenced with a powerful stature. The same goes for the cover of the "Avalon" album, which features Ferry's future wife, socialite model Lucy Halmore 'her her father Patrick Helmore' rich Lloyd's agent and insurer. In a pose descending from Arthurian legend, she faces the sunrise, horned helmet and falcon ready as if she were visiting Arthur's Avalon herself, across a lake on the West Coast of Ireland, on a Helmore family estate. It was also inspired by pre-Raphaelite painting from the Victorian period. Bryan Ferry said of the cover: "A Celtic warrior queen, looking at Avalon. She carries on her wrist a Merlin - the favorite bird of prey of favorite lords." A single release of the 'More Than This' album featured on the cover of the photo a detail of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's painfully melancholy 1872 painting 'Veronica Veronese' - thus maintaining the high romanticism of the Victorian masterpiece of the general artwork of "Avalon ". 'Avalon' is an uncannily beautiful album, an album that immerses the listener in their own enchanted world - about the desire to rest. She was an inspirational muse for several songs by Bryan Ferry, as well as Jerry Hall and Amanda Lear. Roxy Music is a post modern band. Bryan Ferry is one of Rock's greatest stylists. With a lot of class and elegance. He always made it clear that his vision of art and fashion would be part of the music package created by himself. He has incorporated a striking elegance and style to his group's concert and his solo shows, and has also brought that refinement to his album covers. In musical terms, Bryan Ferry's sound is characterized by a creative and personalized dive into the worlds of Glam rock, American Black Music in its strands (Soul, Jazz, Disco Music, Funk) and Pop, with a simply absurd good taste. Lyricism in Lyrics. David Bowie said he was one of his favorite songwriters and described him as one of the best songwriters in British music. All punctuated by his crooner voice, explored with a class and a category reserved for landing singers in the history of pop. Lyrics with Lyricism. It is the proof that pop music can be a sophisticated art form. Besides having been the best dressed Englishman of the late 20th century. All Fashion Magazines say the same. His name is synonymous with Cool. Able to provide us with climatic sounds, involving and in which the listener is taken on delicious journeys through the intricacies of love, passion and the high states of the soul. Dive into Mr Ferry's Work. Good taste for our eyes and ears. 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Debbie Harry Blondie, Punk Rock Music Muse, Fascinating Angel. Harry was part of the avant-garde and punk world of midtown Manhattan in the 1970s - the hippest woman of the hippest era in the hippest city on the planet. She and her artistic/romantic partner Chris Stein married that sophistication with mass appeal in Blondie, through songs like 'Heart of Glass' and 'Call Me', both of which she co-wrote. Her music is embedded in pop culture. In the 1960s, she moved to the Lower East Side. She broke musical barriers by mixing New Wave with Punk with Pop with Disco, befriended Andy Warhol and was painted by him, bought the first sale of a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting for $300, starred in Movie of John Waters 'Hairspray' and also in "Videodrome", Movie of David Cronenberg. Released the first song that contained a rap verse, reaching number one on the Billboard charts, 'Rapture'. At the same time she sold 40 million albums along the way. Harry's dream was to live in New York and be a beatnik. She lived in the East Village of Manhattan. She said that she still loves making music, and when a fan says her music helped him get through a rough patch. She thinks, 'Oh that happens to me when I listen to The Velvet Underground. It's all about music for me.' In 1973, she was doing a show with her first band, the Stilettos. Cris Stein was in the audience. She meets him after the Show. She found him very attractive. The bassist from the Stilettos left. So she and Chris, they stick together, and want to do rock pure, she said. And Blondie's first song was 'Platinum Blonde', and they went from there. When Blondie's singer was building her image, she looked first at the cinema. Her love for comic book characters led her to Barbarella, a film by Roger Vadim, she is also influenced by Marilyn Monroe. She was a pin-up with a subversive streak, but with a provocative and aggressive dark side. She earned the title of "most beautiful girl" in her high school yearbook. Harry knew her attractiveness value from the start and later created an industry around her image. Seeing an overturned car in New York, she declared it ideal for a photo shoot. Before designers lined up to work with her, she found a pillowcase and transformed it into stage clothes; later, years before Lady Gaga's flesh dress, she would go out in a dress made of razor blades. Harry, never motivated himself or sought fame, but by creativity, yes! Her statement, 'Ultimately, for me, it's the overwhelming need to have all of my imaginative out-of-body experience'. She has worked as a model, BBC secretary, waitress at Max's Kansas City, a club that was part of the New York art and music scene, and Playboy bunny, all the while trying to figure out her next move. When she moved to New York, she wanted to be a painter, but after seeing Janis Joplin, Velvet Underground, New York Dolls, she decided that music was her calling. Extremely Chic, in her orbit, Miles Davis, Patti Smith, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and many others. Blondie played legendary clubs in New York, including CBGB. She attended Studio 54, but not much, she said, since she was from the Rock Scene. But at Factory, she attended a lot. Platinum hair, high cheekbones, imposing and cool style, face with perfect bone and perfect symmetry. Harry has become a pop music icon. One of the few female artists to reach the top, she paved the way for later acts like Madonna. She participated in several films including Videodrome (1983). She kept working, past jobs; in 2017 "Pollinator", the single 'Fun', reached number one on the Billboard dance chart. In August 2019, publisged,her memoir, 'Face It'. Muse of the New York Punk scene (and mine! She and Briggite Bardot), perfect! Listen to Blondie Angel. "Colour me your colour, baby / Color me your car / Color me your colour, darling / I know who you are / Come up off your color chart / I know where you're coming' from / Call me (call me) on the line / Call me, call me any, anytime. (If you want to read + Articles from 2020, 2021, Click on Article Archive above, Click on the month, scroll down, and just read!)

Brigitte Bardot One of the Most Beautiful Women in the World, Icon. Natural Talent in Movies, Music, Fashion. 'Brigeton' as her father called her, 'Ma Brizzi' as her nanny Dada l'Itallienne called her. Braces, glasses, slight strabismus: as a child, amblyopia, visual impairment in the left eye. She was not yet blonde and her eyes were brown. Brigitte Bardot didn't have what it took to become BB. She grew up on the rue Viollet, in the fifteenth arrondissement of Paris. Her father, Louis Bardot dit Pilou, an industrialist from Usines Bardot at the Origin of Air Liquide, is very fond of feminine beauty, a lot of poetry, publishing a book of Poetry, totally his daughter. Her mother, Anne-Marie Mucel, Toti, loves herself when they look at her, is sad to be a disturbed artist and, as the bourgeois morality of the time dictates, clings to being a housewife. Brigitte grew up in a deeply Catholic family, proud to be French. She grew up in a privileged environment. She and her sister, receive a severe education, evolve into the artistic universe. They walk in front of their father's camera, passionate about cinema, and watch the Tout-Paris parade in the family's apartment. The only mirror in which she liked herself a little was the one in the dance studio. That of the great Russian professor Boris Kniaseff. Exercising, there for several hours a day. Standing out from the rest of the kids. Her legs elongate, her muscles elongate, her chin lifts toward pride. Classical dance transforms clay into a statue that we like to contemplate. Hélène de Lazareff, priestess of ELLE magazine, a great friend of her mother, discovers the young beauty she so badly needs to embody the modern girl. At age 15, she appeared several times on the front page of the magazine. Are there any photographs that are not beautiful by BB? Director Marc Allégret notices this face and auditions for 'The Laurels are Cut'. She meets Marc Allégret's assistant, young Roger Vadim. Her parents initially opposed the relationship, and asked her to wait until she was 18 to marry him. 'My parents offered to have dinner with us. I remember the contrast between this bourgeois and luxurious dinner, with butler, candles and cutlery, and the presence of Vadim in a blouse with a shabby turtleneck and long hair. He looked like a gypsy and I was crazy about it,' says BB. His father consulted a seer, accompanied by Brigitte, the seer predicted that the name Bardot would cross oceans and travel the world, his father was happy, thinking that it would be his industry that would proportionate such fame, but he was wrong, guess who it was? The beautiful blonde continued taking fashion pictures for ELLE. She landed a role in Joan Boyer's 'Le trou normand', opposite Bourvil. Now guided by a manager, Olga Horstig. She starts making a lot of movies; 'Les grande manoeuvres', 'Cette sacrée gamine', La lumière d'en face'. On their honeymoon, with Vadim BB says, they went dancing: 'My hips were rolling, throwing I was hot, I got up, I imitated love to the crazy rhythm of the drums, it was like I was in another body!(. ..) Was good! I had gone crazy! That night Vadim decided to add to his film 'ET Dieu...créa lá femme', a scene in which I danced madly and shamelessly. This sequence would go around the world'... . The following year, for the Cannes Film Festival, she decided to lighten her hair... the golden blonde she was showing on the Croisette attracted all eyes and got funding for the Roger Vadim film. Et Dieu...create there femme. A few months later it made her an international star (First French film to hit the American box office) helped her launch the BB myth. From there she continued filming Jacques Charrier's 'Babette s'en va en guerre'. 'En cas de malheur' by Jean Gabin, 'La Vérité' by Raoul Lévy, 'Le Mépris' by Jean-Luc Godard. 'Une ravissant idiot' by Edouard Molinaro alongside Anthony Perkins. A documentary by Jacques Rozier's Bardot entitled 'Paparazzi'. For, Bardot has been harassed all her life by Paparazzis, describes the unleashing of the press around the star that appears as hunted prey. The duo she forms with Jeanne Moreau in "Viva Maria!" it is a worldwide secession. She became the muse of Serge Gainsbourg, who composed several famous titles for her (Harley Davidson, Bonnie & Clyde, Jé t'aime moi nom plus, Comic Strip). She agreed to lend her traits to "Comic Strip" Marianne Rodgers, heroine of Marvel 'Iron Man' (until then played by an anonymous person). And her bust, carved by Aslan, adorned every town hall in France. Her romance with Serge Gainsbourg was one of the most beautiful love stories. Reading the Biography of "BB", and of Serge Gainsbourg. I read that Serge had a real passion and adoration for Brigitte Bardot, (Jane Birkin, said the same in an interview, was very jealous of BB, but said she was, really beautiful). And Brigitte Bardot idolized him as a Poet, Composer etc. Serge called Brigitte Bardot, asking if I could write a song for her. Brigitte then invites him to her apartment, where he had a piano. At the meeting were silent, the composer begins to hum the words of "Harley Davidson". She is afraid to sing on stage. He asks if she has champagne. She says she always has one in the fridge. They have several glasses of champagne. Serge sees in front of his eyes a confident Brigitte Bardot, who sings the future hit with sensuality. Serge makes his dream come true! The next day he sent her a Box of Dom Pérignon. A story will have started on a background of golden bubbles. The romance will last for three months. Three months of pure happiness. One night, while resting in her arms, she asks Serge to compose the love song, the most beautiful one he could compose in all its power and poetry. In the middle of the night Serge, starts to compose on the piano, turns the night! "Je t'aime moi nom plus" is born! He shows Brigitte in the morning, who doesn't hesitate for a single second to record. As they say goodbye that day, Brigitte reports in her Biography that she cut her own finger and cut Serge's finger and she sealed their commitment, mixing the blood and writing on paper "Je t'aime moi nom plus". And he was amazed. But what was already! But faced with threats from her husband, the millionaire playboy Günther Sachs, Brigitte then asks Serge not to sell her. Recorded many years later by Jane Birkin, replacing BB. A situation that really hurt French icon Brigitte Bardot, saying "I thought I was going to die when I heard the Jane Birkin version. But it was in the order of things, I didn't object to it either. This song (version) fell on me like a stone in my heart". If the moments they spent together were idyllic, the situation for the then young Brigitte Bardot was difficult. Divided between her husband (who cheated on her constantly and walked with an entourage of beautiful Models at his side), and Serge Gainsbourg. So the romance with Serge ends. (But she soon separates from her husband Günther Sachs). Serge Gainsbourg was devastated. Bardot said, "Serge was tormented with the anguish of losing me. Every meeting was a miracle for him. He meant a lot to me, but the situation was untenable, hellish." In reverence for the actress of indisputable sex appeal, a devastated Serge Gainsbourg writes the "wonderful" album "Initials BB", (listen is the sublimation of Artista Gênio). That was later taken up in commercials by Guerlain (BB's favorite perfume). In the same year he wrote the lyrics for "Comment te dire adie" for Françoise Hardy. They remained eternal accomplices. To this day Brigitte Bardot says she hasn't forgotten him, when Serge died in 1991, she says she read a quote he wrote in a magazine "When Bardot left me, it was like someone ripped my heart out with their teeth." Serge Gainsbourg, built a Parisian House, rue de Verneuil, which is a masterpiece, all inspired by Surrealism. This House was dedicated to Brigitte Bardot, with whom he thought of living in this magnificent house. Serge found redemption in the arms of Jane Birkin. BB says "It was a crazy love, a love as we dreamed, a love that will stay in our memories". Even today when we talk about Gainsbourg we still associate Bardot with him... He made Michel Melville's film 'L'Ours Et la Poupée, with Jean Pierre Cassel. "Novices", where he met Annie Girardot, who became a faithful friend. 'Les Pétroleuses' alongside Claudia Cardinale. 'Boulevard Du Rhuncom' by Lino Ventura. 'Don Juan 73' by Roger Vadim. After a guest appearance in Nina Companeez's 1973 'L'histoire trés joyeuse de Colinot trousse-chemise', Brigitte Bardot announces that she is ending her film career. She stopped at age 38, at the height of her glory, saving her skin. She takes refuge in La Madrague, in Saint-Tropez. Dedicating himself exclusively to the defense of animals. She founded the Brigitte Bardot Association; she fights seal hunting, whaling, fur trading... she is the author of several books; her memoirs, published-Initiales BB (1996), Lê Carré by Pluton (1999), Um Cri dans le silence (2003), Porquoi? (2006). BB's Beauty is a reference in the fashion world, where all hunters and model scouts look for and need to find models always in the Brigitte Bardot beauty standard. I will mention examples: Laettita Casta, Gisele Bündchen, Claudia Schiffer etc. Always the BB standard for beauty. You noticed 'Madonna's split front teeth! As for Briggite Bardot's beautiful and staggering walk, the reason is because she had amblyopia, and she could only see with her right eye, the left didn't work. Aided by her haughtiness, acquired at Ballet. She was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Hence the reference for choosing the Models. Listen to Any Album, by Briggite Bardot, it's a voice like no other. Watch any movie, you will see all her beauty and the beautiful figure in all of them. "She lives like everyone else, and she's not like anyone else," Jean Cocteau said of her.                            (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 Click Article Archives above, Click the month, scroll down, just read)

Stealing Beauty Movie Delicate, Lyrical Liv Tyler Jeremy Irons Bernardo Bertolucci, Delicately Eccentric, Visually Beautiful. On top of a hill in Siena, Tuscany, a group of aesthetes gather to spend the summer days. Art, music, cuisine, goodness and nature are the enjoyments of this idyll, but also work; "Work - the great tradition of art in these hills!" declares the resident sculptor, whose figures grace the lawn, "It's not my best piece, but it's the one they'll remember me for," says the writer among the group. After the death of her mother, a free-spirited poet who visited these Italian hills 20 years ago, Lucy (Liv Tyler), who also writes poetry, returned to an artist's home in the hills of Siena, Tuscany, with two things in mind : discover the identity of her real father, and she wants to lose her virginity, her sexual awakening, she is 19 years old. The village is occupied by a sculptor (Final McCann), who carves Lucy out of a wooden log, outlining her chin. His kind wife (Sinead Cusack) is tired after 20 years of cooking and housekeeping for an ongoing party at home. The most interesting guest is a playwright (Jeremy Irons), who is in poor health and attracts Lucy because he's not after her and tells Lucy, "Who's the lucky one?" Other guests are an art dealer (Jean Marais), an advice columnist (Stefania Sandrelli), a jewelry designer (Miranda Fox), an entertainment lawyer (DW Moffett) who sighs: "I think it would be great, you know, to be seated all day and express yourself". And neighbors show up, including several young men, one of whom may have sent Lucy a letter she considers romantic and poetic. Each one, cultural adventurer, enjoying the wonders of Italy. There is a discontent in the village, an unhappiness that everyone has in relation to their destiny in life. Lucy's arrival is new and fresh for everyone! But there is a purpose! It is acting as a muse, a catalyst shaking old patterns and forcing these exiles to decide and make reflection and change about their lives. She represents a kind of ideal of perfect virgin beauty. The extremely intense and attractive style, the visually extraordinary Bernardo Bertolucci's taste for exoticism, extends throughout the entire film, the entire film is dreamlike. It's an important story of a personal journey, something very delicate and lyrical. It deals with three major themes: sexuality, sexual initiation, family, finding your paternal origin and art, the painful and difficult mysteries of the artistic process. The soundtrack is composed of classical music, rock, blues and soul, combined with the walking, resting and dancing movements of the characters, the result is totally intoxicating. There is a wonderful feeling of lightness in the delicate and eccentric air. Making us delight together with the characters. (To read Previous Articles from 2021 and 2020 Click on ARCHIVES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages for the month then scroll down and just read)

Bob Dylan One of the most influential Singers and Composers. Musics Inspired by the muses Polymnia, Erato, Euterpe and Calliope. Folk-rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has emerged as one of the most original and influential voices in American popular music. Driven by influences from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richards and especially Buddy Holly, who influenced him with country western, rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues, three distinct lines that he intertwined and fused a genre, definitively marking his influences musicals. While attending the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, he began performing folk and country songs at local cafes. In 1960, he dropped out of college and moved to New York, where folk singer Woody Guthrie, his idol, was hospitalized with a rare illness. He became a regular at Greenwich Village; meeting a host of other musicians; and started writing songs and with a surprising rhythm, he made 'Song to Woody', for his sick hero. In 1961, after his performances, he received rave reviews from The New York Times, signing with Columbia Records. The release of 'The Freewheelin 'Bob Dylan' in 1963 marked him as one of the most original and poetic voices in the history of American popular music. The album includes the memorable folk songs from the 60s, 'Blowin 'in the Wind' and 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall'. His next album, 'The Times They Are A-Changin', established Dylan as a protest songwriter in the 1960s. A reputation that rose after dating Joan Baez, established icon of the movement, in 1963. Benefiting both artists in their careers musicals. Dylan wrote some of Baez's best-known material and Baez introduced him to thousands of fans through his concerts. In 1964 Dylan performed 200 concerts a year, but grew tired of his role as a protest singer and songwriter. 'Another Side of Bob Dylan' (1964), was a collection of more introspective and personal songs. In 1965 he records the half-acoustic and half-electric album 'Bringing It All Back Home', where he has 'Mr. Tamborine Man', re-recorded by The Byrds, David Crosby said: "When he came to the studio where we were rehearsing and heard us play the song, he was ecstatic. I think hearing our version was part of what made Dylan turn to rock." . Subsequent albums, 'Highway 61 Revisited', which included the seminal rock song 'Like a Rolling Stone' - and the two-disc set 'Blonde on Blonde' (1966), represent Dylan in its most innovative form. With his unmistakable voice and unforgettable lyrics, Dylan has brought the world of music and literature together like no one else. Albums 'John Wesley Harding' (1967) - including 'All Along the Watchtower', later recorded by the great guitarist Jimi Hendrix - and country 'Nashville Skyline' (1969), were smoother than their previous work. 'Self-Portrait' (1970) and 'Tarantula', a collection of writings published in 1971. In 1973, Dylan appeared in Sam Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid', also writing the soundtrack, becoming a hit and included the now classic song, "Knockin 'on Heaven's Door". In 1974, he went on tour again, recording an album with his band, 'The Band', "Planet Waves", becoming his first #1 album of all time. He followed these successes with the celebrated album 'Blood on the Tracks and Desire' (1976), reaching number one as well. 'Desire' included Dylan's song 'Hurricane' about boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter serving life in 1967 for double murder, which many considered wrongful conviction. The song 'Sara' in 'Desire', unsuccessful attempt to regain the separation with his wife Sara Lowndes. In 1979 he declared himself a born-again Christian, Dylan was a Jew. Composing 'The Evangelical' "Slow Train Comming", a commercial success that earned Dylan his first Grammy Award. His religious leanings became less evident in his music. In 1982 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the 1980s, Dylan toured full time, sometimes with legends such as; Tom Petty, Heartbreakers, Grateful Dead. Notable albums from this period, 'Infidels' (1983), five-disc retrospective, 'Biograph', 'Knocked Out Loaded'; and 'Oh Mercy', which became the best-received album in years. He recorded two albums with the band Traveling Willburys, with George Harrison, with Roy Orbinson, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. In 94, he returned to his folk roots, winning the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album for 'World Gone Wrong'. In 89, he inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 1997, the first rock star to receive the Kennedy Center Honors, considered the country's highest award for artistic excellence. The 1997 album 'Times Out of Mind' won three Grammy Awards. He continued his tours, including performing for Pope John Paul II, playing "Knockin'on Heaven's Door". In 99, a tour with Paul Simon. In 2000, he recorded the single 'Things Have Changed' to the soundtrack of the movie, Wonder Boys. The song earned a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Original Song. Dylan then took time out of music to tell his life story. Released 'Chronicles: Volume One', the first of a three-book series, in 2004. Dylan gave his first full interview in years for a documentary in 2005. 'No Direction Home: Bob Dylan', directed by Martin Scorsese. In 2006, album 'Modern Times', reaching the top of the charts. A mix of blues, country and folk, praised for its rich sound and imagery, playful and intelligent. He continued to tour throughout the 21st Century and released the album 'Together Through Life' in 2009. In 2010 the album 'The Witmark Demos', followed by a new box titled 'Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings'. In addition, he exhibited 40 of his original paintings for a solo show at the Danish Gallery. In 2011, he released a live album, 'Bob Dylan in Concert-Brandeis University 1963'. In 2012, studio album 'Tempest, Shadows in The Night', followed by an album of covers of American standards in 2015. In 2016, 'Fallen Angels', her 37th studio album, with classic songs from the Great American Sondbook. In 2017, he continued to celebrate the classics with the three-disc album 'Triplicate', featuring 30 American standards, "Stormy Wether", "As Time Goes By", "The Best Is Yet To Come". In addition to winning the Grammy, the Academy and the Golden Globe received the President Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016, the legendary singer-songwriter also received the Nobel Prize for Literature, for the first time the honor was awarded to a musician. He became the first American to receive the honor since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993, and was praised by the Swedish Academy "for creating new poetic expressions within the great tradition of American song". Dylan returned to the news in 2017 with the box 'Trouble No More' - 'The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981. It was announced that his former recording studio in Manhattan's Greenwich Village was being reopened as an upscale apartment building, with lofts available for a minimum of $12,500 a month. Not long after, his bedroom door at the famous Chelsea Hotel was sold at auction for $100,000. In 2018, Dylan was one of the featured artists on the Universal Love EP: Wedding Songs Reimagined. He launched a brand of whiskey called 'Heaven's Door Spirits'. In 2019, release another little heard material with Bob Dylan featuring Johnny Cash - 'Travelin 'Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol.15. Dylan gave fans a pleasant surprise in 2020, a 17-minute song, 'Murder Most Foul', about the murder of John F. Kennedy, he just said it was 'recorded a while ago'. When not making music, Dylan explores his talent as a visual artist. His paintings appear on the covers of his albums 'Self Postrait' (1970) and 'Planet Waves' (1974), and he has published several books and drawings, as well as exhibited around the world. Bob Dylan cites specific books that gave him a way of looking at life, an understanding of human nature, and a standard for measuring things. He says he took it with him when he started writing the lyrics. And the themes of those books worked on many of his songs, whether intentionally or not. He says he wanted to write songs unlike anything anyone has ever heard, and the themes were key. Books are; Moby Dick, All Quiet on the Western Front and The Odyssey. About 'All Quiet on the Western', he says that he never wanted to read another war novel since he already understood everything with this one. Of Moby Dick, he says, "When Melville gathered all of his Old Testament, biblical references, scientific theories, Protestant doctrines and all that knowledge of the sea and sailing ships and whales into one story, he wouldn't have worried about what it was. means. If a song moves you, that's what matters. I wrote all kinds of stuff in my songs and I'm not going to worry about what it means (like Melville)." He also quoted John Donne, the poet-priest who lived in Shakespeare's time, quoting "John Donne:" The Seats and Abydos of her breasts. Not of two lovers, but of two loves, the nests." Influencing him in love songs and songwriting. Dylan said: "I don't know what that means, but it's good and you want your songs to sound good." The Odyssey', he says; "When Odysseus visits Achilles in the Underworld - Achilles who traded a life filled with peace and contentment for a short one filled with honor and glory. He tells Odysseus that everything was a mistake. "I just died, that's all." There was no honor. No immortality. And if he could, he would choose to go back and be a humble slave to a tenant farmer on Earth instead of being what he is - a king in the land of the dead. That's what songs are too. Our songs are alive in the land of the living. But songs are different from literature. They are meant to be sung, not read. I return once more to 'Homer' who says: "Sing in me, O muse, and through me tell the story." A great contemporary troubadour and one of rock's wisest men, he deserved the "Nobel Prize for Literature". (To read previous Articles from 2021 and 2020 Click on ARCHIVES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages referring to the month then scroll down and just read the articles)

Eyes Wide Shut Fractal Puzzle Strangely Beautiful Movie Tom Cruise Nicole Kidman Stanley Kubrick started out as a photographer for the New York magazine 'Look'. This explains a lot the perfect framing and stunning photography of his films and the visual and sensory experience we feel. Considered by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers. Reputably obsessive and meticulous, he has overseen, with all the attention to detail, every aspect of his films. A perfectionist, he commanded total control of his films, even the selection of books and newspapers that appeared in the background. His works have a visual and aural clarity, a demanding use of camera work, framing, lighting, positioning, special effects, music etc. Their unfolding narratives subvert traditional cinematic narrative conventions, leaving audiences perplexed. Kubrick's films are challenging because he tells a story in a way we're not used to. Master of narrative subtlety. Kubrick was a lifelong chess player. In Eyes Wide Shut, on each exploration trajectory he reveals unexpected details and layers of meaning, strategic orchestrations within a dream maze. Extraordinary film within its wide scope of themes and subjects. Sex is indeed the focus of the film, but the allusions to class, the world's ruling elite and powerful secret societies are significant. Also allusions that span literature, music, opera, mythology, religion, politics, history, etymology, cinema. Kubrick passed away 5 days after sending the final version to Warner Bros. This was the Master's last movie. The film Eyes Wide Shut was adapted from Traumnovelle, translated from the German means Dream Story, by Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, 1926, set in Vienna. Kubrick, upgraded to Contemporary. Tom Cruise plays Bill Hartford (Dr Bill, reference to a dollar bill), a wealthy New York doctor with an elegant high society clientele and a magnificent apartment on Central Park West, happily married to the beautiful Alice (reference to Alice in "Wonderland" a fairy tale about a privileged girl who is bored with her life and who "crosses the mirror" to end up in Wonderland"), (Nicole Kidman), former art gallery director, now a housewife, and takes care of her daughter. Troubled with each other by their flirtatious behavior, at a beautiful party hosted by an elite patient, Victor Ziegler (Sidney Pollack), and by drinking champagne and cannabis sativa, in home, has a furious fight in which Alice defiantly confesses her lustful thoughts to a naval officer in her past. During the party, Bill and Alice go their separate ways.Alice meets a man named Sandor Szavost, Hungarian, who asks her about Art and the Love of Ovid. Book series, written during ancient Roman times. The first book begins with an invocation to Venus - the planet associated with the goddess of eternal youth, goddess of beauty, fertility and physical love (sex). The star of Venus or Ishtar, appears several times in the film, and in the house and Victor Ziegler, where the party takes place. And Bill is talking to two models who flirt with him and who tell him they want to take him "where the rainbow ends"... Jealousy, Bill then goes on a nocturnal odyssey, in search of extramarital adventures, never accomplished , going through countless ordeals, even ending up in a secret society, uninvited, invading, where he witnesses scenes that shouldn't be profaned and public, in a luxurious house on Long Island. Since he was never initiated into that secret society, Bill shouldn't even have to to know it existed, let alone witness one of his "meetings." So how did he find out about it? Well, a little bird told him. Nick Nightingale At one point during his strange night out, Bill meets his old friend Nick Nightingale , who studied medicine with him, but did not graduate, at a jazz cafe. The professional pianist reveals to Bill that he is sometimes hired by mysterious people to play, blindfolded, at mysterious parties filled with women b onites. This information stirs and intrigues Bill because, since his conversation with his wife, he seems to be looking for some kind of... experience. Nick ends up making a big mistake and agrees to provide Bill with all the information he needs to access the site. A nightingale is the type of bird known to sing at night, just as Nick Nightingale “sings” secret information at the beginning of Bill's odyssey. The password to enter the ritual is “Fidelio”, which means “fidelity”, the main theme of the film. More importantly, as Nightingale points out, "Fidelio" is the name of an opera written by Beethoven... After getting the details of Nightingale, Bill rents a costume at a store called "Rainbow"... and then heads to Somerton, the property where the party is being held. The location selected to film the exterior scenes is Mentmore Towers, built in the 19th century as a country home for a member of the world's most prominent and powerful elite family: the Rothschilds. The internal scenes of the party were filmed at Elveden Hall, a private home in the UK designed to look like an Indian palace. When the "festivities" begin, a Tamil song called "Migration" plays in the background, adding to the South Asian atmosphere (the original version of the song contained an actual recitation of scriptures from the Bhagavad Gita, but the chant was removed in the final version of the film). This peculiar Indian atmosphere, combined with the scenes witnessed by Bill as he walks through the house, points to the most important part... Bill's journey as a whole has its meaning... The last lines of the film conclude and define the journey of Bill. After running around New York and getting turned on by all sorts of situations, Bill comes face to face with his wife and talks about how he is "awake" now. With its “life force” fully charged. Alice ends the film by completing a sentence... The meticulous symbolism and imagery of all of Stanley Kubrick's Works often communicate another dimension of meaning - one that transcends. To honor Stanley Kubrick's contribution to science fiction cinema, the highest mountain range on Pluto's moon, Charon, was named "Kubrick Mons" in April 2018. It has a Mythological Meaning. But the etymology of 'Charon' comes from the Greek, meaning 'sharp gaze' and 'fierce', 'lightning', or 'febrile eyes'. Eyes Wide Shut is a fractal puzzle of infinite dimensions. Kubrick introduces us to mythical theater. Watch the last work, performed by Master Stanley Kubrick. 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Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola Fun, Fashion Kirsten Dunst - Marie Antoinette Joseph Josephine Joan of Habsburg-Lorraine, Marie Antoinette. In the 18th century, France, the rich kingdom of Europe, was at war with Austria to avoid Austrian expansionism.Empress Maria Teresa of Austria wanted to make peace with France, thus sealing an agreement with the King of France Louis XV. Making the Wedding of Archduchess Marie Antoinette of Austria, his daughter, to the heir to the French crown, Duke of Berry, Delfin Louis Auguste (King Louis XVI), son of King Louis XV. Marie Antoinette, married at the age of 14 and will live in France. The marriage took 7 years to consummate, due to a physical problem of Delfin. Meanwhile, Marie Antoinette tries to survive the gossip and intrigues of the Court of Versailles. The teenager, Marie Antoinette, takes refuge then, in the Petit Trianon, (Palace, built, by the grandfather, of the Delfin, Louis XIV, for his lover). Delfin Louis Auguste (King Louis XVI)gave it to his wife as a gift. There, she joins her friends, to make parties and games, (the context of the film is in this period). Much later, the Queen realizes that to survive at Versailles, it takes political cunning and if around faithful collaborators. With the French Revolution, France is endowed with a Constitution. The old regime of Kingshipis counting on its days.It results in Louis XV, guillotined in 1793. Marie Antoinette is guillotined soon after.  The Queen was prosecuted and tried for betraying France (unfairly, political strategy) of having frivolous behavior (parties and games, with her friends at the Petit Trianon). Who never was young, teenage, and wanted to have fun. Imagine, the 14-year-old girl, leaving her country out of obligation and to get married and also takes on such a responsibility that it is to rule a country. The future King only had the surgery, to correct the problem, and was cured, only 7 years later. To consume the marriage. Well, the teenager Marie Antoinette, had parties and games in her little palace.The young Marie Antoinette influenced a whole court, with its beautiful dresses, with its joviality and joy. The style used in Época, was the Rococo, rich in details and adornments. Wigs were common, makeup with white skin, rosy cheeks and red lips, both for women and men (probably the appearance gave the impression of health, as the wigs, it was much easier, because at the time it was difficult to fix the hair). Marie Antoinette was one of the best fashionistas the world has ever known. Sofia Coppola (all her movie of her are wonderful, like this one), in her film "Marie-Antoinette", exposes exactly this excerpt from the Queen's life. With all the finesse and artistic mastery, Qualities of Director Sofia Coppola. 2006 Movie with Kirsten Dunst, in the lead role. An cameo by Jamie Dornan, (actor in the movie "Fifty Shades of Gray") Soundtrack: New Order, Air, Siouxsie and Banshees, The Strokes, Gang of Four, Adam & the Ants, Vivaldi, The Cure, Aphex Twin, Domenico Scarlatti / Reitzell, etc. Visually stunning, with a fun soundtrack, very elegant costumes (Helena Canonero, Costume Designer). It's a movie that deserves to be "seen". The phrase: "If they have no bread, let them eat brioche", was never said by the Princess, given the scarcity of bread. Sofia Coppola's movie, Marie Antoinette, which covers the nineteen years that fabulous and tragic woman spent in Versailles. It was filmed largely on location at the palace, Grand Trianon at the Château de Versailles. Marie Antoinette had a skin care routine, beautiful and attractive, with blonde hair, blue eyes, a clear, thin skin and the lower lip of the Habsburg family, she bathed every day, It hydrated the skin and body every day. It left the environment around, fragrant. She was the fifteenth child of a formidable mother, Empress Maria Teresa, who led her huge empire so efficiently that she continued to read state newspapers during childbirth. At the last minute they discovered that the bride-to-be (who liked to dance and play with children and dolls) could barely read and write. Her mother provided an intensive education and makeover, including cosmetic dentistry, a less provincial hairstyle, and an entirely new wardrobe with French-style clothes. Then the girl rolled through the forest in a special golden carriage with golden roses (symbol of the Habsburgs) and lilies (symbol of the Bourbons) Shaking her head with a forelock (wig hairstyle) that hit the roof, (it was so tall). Behind the huge glass windows, she was like a jewel in a padded box. From now on, her mother her warns her, all eyes would be on her, and she should do as she was told. Maria Theresa had anxious premonitions; her girl her was lively and affectionate by nature.However, nothing could prepare a stranger to live with the rigid etiquette of Versailles.In a strictly hierarchical system of absolute monarchy, all power derived from the king, who was next in line with God. Everything about the palace was designed to impress. As her mother had predicted, the debutante First Lady of Versailles was watched by a thousand eyes for the first signs of a misstep. Gossip, humiliating mockery and intimidation were the main occupations of the court. she had a hard job ahead of her, in fact: securing the power of the French state (and the alliance with her homeland) by giving birth to a future dauphin. King Louis discouraged her from taking an interest in politics, but gave her up to all other pastimes. Where Marie Antoinette and her handsome younger brother, the Count d'Artois, organized nightly game parties. In 1775 Louis presented her with the Petit Trianon, a jewel of a neoclassical castle of intimate and perfect proportions, located in the park of Versailles, a fifteen-minute walk from the palace. The interior was, bright and comfortable, with wildflower boiseries, corn cobs and roses. “You who love flowers, I give you this bouquet,” he said. In alliance with creative people-its architects, landscapers and, above all, the seamstress Rose Bertin and the hairdresser Léonard-she made the Trianon and her own person as exquisite as it could be.  She had a great passion, it was for fashion. She dressed to be fashionable, she was indebted to fashion, she was witty. She liked to dazzle in the best outfit at her own costume balls; she liked the buzz about her tall hair when she appeared in her box at the theater in Paris. She and her friend Princesse de Lamballe were the talk of the town when they showed up at the Bois de Boulogne for a winter sleigh ride—two blondes, all in white, with diamonds and furs. Silks and velvets for court dresses, muslin ,with leaf drawings, for the new casual dresses that matched (with Gainsborough hats) the English garden. Fans, lace, silk flowers. The wheel of fashion, turned by the queen and Mlle Bertin, her “minister of fashion”, turned faster and faster. The world of modern fashion was born at this time. Bertin (whose story resembles Coco Chanel's in her business acumen and her rise in society) was the first seamstress; Léonard was the first superstar hairdresser. Of Gascon peasant descent, he rode for his ladies in a noble carriage and (like Bertin) was given to making snobbish pronouncements. (“The great Léonard doesn't get his hands dirty with the bosses of the middle classes.”) Other women, looking at fashion magazines and having no choice but to follow the queen's example, risked bankrupting their husbands. France's own coffers were empty after she fought the British in the US War of Independence. When the Bastille fell on July 14, 1789. The Queen found extraordinary reserves of will and character. Her husband had kept her out of state affairs, but now, when he seemed unable to decide what to do (once he didn't say a word for ten full days), she found herself acting for him. She became, they said, the best man he ever had. She consulted with her ministers, spent hour after hour writing letters to people who could help them. She turned out to be her mother's daughter and very good at political intrigue. She used her charm to turn several revolutionary leaders, including the Count of Mirabeau, into the king's secret agents. Finally, in 1791, it was decided that the family should try to escape - not into exile like most of their friends and relatives, but to a fortified palace not far from the border. In the verdict, she had dressed all in white, as carefully as possible in her circumstances. She faced death with absolute self-control and dignity, and walked gracefully, even with her hands tied, to the scaffold. This amazing woman was deservedly honored in this wonderful Movie by Sofia Coppola. (To read more articles, Click Article Archive Above, Click, Scroll Down, and just read!)  

O que é Elegância? É fato que algumas pessoas já nascem Elegantes. Mas, não se enganem! Sabe a frase "O hábito não faz o monge, e há quem, vestindo-o, seja tudo menos um frade. François Rabelais." Bom, mas para quem quer aprender a ser Elegante, o ditado, funciona ao contrário. Elegância também se aprende. E aprende-se praticando. Experimente, se vestir diferente do de costume. Caprichar, "no visual," se vestir, com um pouco mais de Elegância do tem se vestido ultimamente. Faça um teste. Você vai, se auto perceber, mudando naturalmente de atitude. Será, mais ponderado, nas atitudes, nas maneiras, etc Quer um exemplo: quando, você se veste para ir a um casamento. Pode notar, que naturalmente, mudamos de atitude, seja no comportamento ou nas maneiras. Ou quando você, se veste para ir a uma entrevista de um emprego novo, também nos comportamos diferente. Se vestir, de uma maneira totalmente NOVA!Diferente do de costume!Experimente, NUM DIA COMUM, para sair da rotina! Tire um tempo, para você, e faça esse teste! Depois, reflita, se auto observe. Veja se muda um pouquinho, o seu comportamento. Bom, mas Elegância, também é um campo vasto. Pois, temos; Elegância nas maneiras (que seria bom), Elegância no Andar (jeito de caminhar), Elegância no vestir (regra - menos é mais,"minimalismo", mas se gostar do "rococó", se atente aos detalhes, não exagere!). Elegância nas Atitudes (que seria, fundamental). Em todos os artigos que tenho escrito, sutilmente, está inserido um pouco de Elegância, exemplificada. Nesse artigo em específico, fiz uma pequena definição.

Chameleonic Musician David Bowie Is Constellation Near Mars. David Bowie had several phases and styles in his creation as a musician: MOD (60s) - HIPPIE (60s) Space Oddity - GLAM (1970 - 1974) The Man Who Sold World (1970) Diamond Dogs (1974) - PLASTIC SOUL ( 1975 - 1976) Young Americans (1975) Station to station (1976) - BERLIN (1976 - 1979) Low, "Heroes" and Lodger - NEW ROMANTIC (1980 - 1988) Let's Dance (1983) and two more albums and back to rock with the band Tin Machine - ELECTRONIC (1995 - 2001) Outside (1995) Earthling (1997) - NEOCLÁSSICO (2002 - 2016) Hours (1999) - The Next Day (2013) and Blackstar (2016). His entire Creation as a Musician was guided from the beginning by his continuous quest as a man to attain Divine Enlightenment. And Bowie left all that, duly documented in his vast musical oeuvre. His Life Trajectory was ALL Inscribed in His Musical Work. David Bowie devoted himself to modern occultism. His own definition of himself: "I'm closer to the Golden Dawn Immersed in Crowley's uniform I'm not a prophet or a man of stone Just a mortal with the potential of a superman." - Quicksand. Everything documented from start to "end." With Great Style and Great Elegance. And for ALL that, he was honored with a lightning-shaped constellation. Bowie is now made up of seven stars: Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAO 204 132, SAO 241 641 and Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis. Just as it was drawn on his face on the cover of the album Alladin Sane (1973), and the location chosen for the lightning-shaped constellation, it was very close to Mars, as in the song Life on Mars from the album Hunky Dory (1971). At the request of a radio station in Brussels, the observatory for space studies MIRA (Institute for Astronomical Research of Monterey), registered the constellation in honor of the musician. As Said, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare: There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. That's why David Bowie, will forever be in my Gallery, as an example of one of the Most Elegant Men. (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 Click Article Archive, Click the month, scroll down, just read!)

Grace Jones Model Actress Singer, From Fashion to Music, Full Artist, Producer and Bond Girl. Many were inspired by it, but few can rival the fierce grandeur of this icon. Raised in Jamaica in Spanish Town in the 1950s in a Pentecostal home, it makes this nothing short of surprising. Jones' early years were her revolt, but it was the formation of an intrepid and defiant spirit. Her parents sought their fortune in America, leaving their children in the care of their maternal grandparents. All pastors, grandfather, father and brother. The grandparents ruled the offspring with an "iron fist" and a lot of conservatism. Grace refused to be intimidated. Years later, when she played the character May Day in the James Bond film A View to a Kill, she channeled the merciless gaze of the Grandparents. Parents took their children to Syracuse, New York, Grace already 13 years old. In his late teens, Jones embraced the 1960s American counterculture, moved to New York, immersing himself in a world fueled by music and drugs. She studied Theater at the State University of New York. At 18, she caught the eye of a Model scout, signing a contract with an Agency in New York. In the 70s, after being told that she would only succeed as a Model in America, if Europe first adopted her striking looks, she flew to Paris. She shared an apartment with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange, frequenting the trendy Le Club Sept nightclub, became the center of attention. She has become part of the fashion elite, with friends like Karl Lagerfeld and model Pat Cleveland. At this time she appeared naked, except for a necklace of bones, at a party given to French politicians. The first time she tried ecstasy was under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Leary. She danced and sang with Cleveland at the clubs she frequented. Cleaveland insisted that she sing. She finally got a producer. Jerry Hall said, it was obvious her talent was outside the fashion world. "You can't be famous for long unless you keep changing," Andy Warhol wrote in his diary. 'Grace Jones is an example of this'. She signed to British label Island. Albums, 'Portfolio', Nightclubbing, three albums, disco evolution to a fusion of funk, reaggae and Rock New Wave. Her appearance underwent a surprising transformation under the direction of her then lover, Jean-Paul Goude. Born in Paris, Goude trained as an illustrator and worked in advertising. He moved to New York to be the Art Director for American Esquire. It was there that the reticent Frenchman met Jones. They frequented Studio 54. She became an obsession for him, and they did everything together. 'At a time when everyone loved to dress up, Jones and Goude took it to the extreme,' said Paula Reed, author of the Design Museum's Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed, in which the duo appear. Goude as an art director and photographer, was the handler of the bow. Jones' appearance was unlike anything anyone had ever seen before. Her skin was darker and brighter... Her physique was more toned. She had that catwalk haughtiness but the growl of a street fighter. She was a spectacular contradiction: unique. For the cover of Nightclubbing, her body and face were coated in brown paint and she wore only an Armani jacket. Renowned stylist Christiaan Houtenbos, who lived in the same apartment block in New York, created her flat-tipped haircut using a men's razor. Under Goude's direction, Jones became a star. "It could equally be said that he could not have achieved status without her," Read said. 'Individually they were awesome...together they were atomic'. Jones appeared on Russell Harty's chat show. Feeling offended when she turned her back on him to interview another guest, she slapped him. Jones' reputation for being scary, but that was just her public posture, to close friends she had a soft side. Fashion designer and collaborator Philip Treacy said, "Her name was synonymous with danger, but she's really sweet." Jones described Goude as the Only Man who ever "made me bend my knees." She became pregnant by him but they split up, their son Paulo was born in November 1979. The baby shower was held by Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry at Garage, an exclusive club for Soho members. She took her baby to all the jobs she did. He played a role in "Conan the Destroyer", "A View to a Kill". Had a relationship with Dolph Lundgren, a six-foot-high Swede she met at a concert in Sydney, whom she hired as a bodyguard. A physical and intellectual ideal, majored in chemistry and chemical engineering, IQ 160 and speaks seven languages. After Jones landed him a role in 'A View to a Kill', they became in-demand celebrities in New York. Warhol described them as 'fabulous' and Helmut Newton filmed them nude as a modern Adam and Eve for playboy. As Lundgren's fame grew, the relationship ended. Jones continued making movies. She married Chris Stanley, producer of Bulletproof Heart, divorced within two years. She fell in love with another bodyguard, this time a Belgian named Atila Altaunbay. They got married in Rio, he was 21 and she was 48. The New York Times reported that, after the ceremony, they went straight to the Academy. The marriage lasted eight years. She has performed at unique shows around the world and appeared at red carpet events. In 2008, she returned with the acclaimed album "Hurricane". Produced by her then-fiancé Ivor Guest, the 4th Viscount Wimborne and relative of Princess Diana. They parted amicably a year later and she has remained single lately. In 2012, she was invited to perform the classic Slave to the Rhythm for the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace. The performance brought her back into the public eye - she is currently recording new songs - and stars like Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Lorde cited her as inspiration. 'There's no one I love more than Grace Jones,' said Gaga. Jones declined a request for collaboration. 'I prefer to work with someone who is more Original and who is not copying me.' She is living in southwest London. She is Athena's grandmother, daughter of her son Paulo. For the past four decades, Jones has been a beacon for designers who need a muse to channel fearlessness, androgyny and sheer sex appeal. Jones is not just a fashion icon - she is also Cultural. Jones' beauty look codes; the flat geometric top, intensely contoured cheekbones and Keith Haring's body paint were mentioned by makeup artists and designers. Every now and then Jones will even lend his presence to a designer and take the journey full circle, stepping onto the catwalk with his bombastic signature and reminding the world that she's not just a point of reference to be listed in the collection's notes, but one of the most important performers and one of fashion's most timeless muses. Stylist Azzedine Alaia said, "She has something inside you that draws you," a close friend Jones met in his Paris days. 'She has a lot of energy and vitality''. Jones said, "I'm not a normal woman, that's for sure." And to me the admirable, beautiful and strong-willed woman Grace Jones is Josephine Baker Moderna. (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 Click Article Archives above, Click the month, scroll down, just read!)