Gene Wilder (1922-2016)

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Of course we all loved him in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (as pictured above!) but my absolute favorite Gene Wilder memory is my earliest one: his appearance as The Fox in “The Little Prince.”

Click here to view a short scene from the film (1974, directed by Stanley Donen and based on the classic story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry).

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Thank you, Mr. Wilder. Farewell.

 

Dressing Tables of the Rich and Fragrant: Stephanie Seymour

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Seymour photographed by Mert Atlas & Marcus Piggott for Valentino, 2009.

I honestly can’t remember why I was searching for photos of Stephanie Seymour’s dressing table a few nights ago. There was some train of thought (probably connected to her son’s recent arrest, or to the memory of the time I met her husband at his art foundation?) that led me to wonder what perfume(s) she might wear.

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Passing Fancies ~ August 2016

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Reading: Jean-Claude Ellena’s The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur

Video: The final season of “Lewis” on Channel 13

Audio: During the current heat wave, lots of cool- and shady-feeling music…Cat Power, Holly Cole, Elliott Smith

Art:  I’m hoping to see the Stuart Davis show at the Whitney this week.

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