Month: October 2008

Alexandre de Betak Birthday

First of all many many thanks for all your positive and encouraging comments on the new layout. It means the world to me!

Then I’ve added a picture of Marion Cotillard who attended a birthday party for Alexandre de Betak last Sunday at the end of the Paris Fashion Week. A lot of travelling back and forth from the English Isle and the continent, I dare say.

Paris’ king of runway productions, Alexandre de Betak, said he was “so lucky” to have “Happy Birthday” sung to him by none other than Kylie Minogue at his party Sunday at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week.

“Kylie’s sexy ‘Happy Birthday’ gave me the kick of energy for the next 10 years,” said de Betak. “I was speechless.”

Guests included Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Audrey Marnay and Joana Preiss.
source: WWD.com

Gallery back & New Layout!

We have a beautiful new layout by the insanely talented Lucile from Lie Awake Inc. What do you think? Please comment. I hope you like it all as much as I do.

Best display is in Firefox or Internet Explorer 7. However, I’ve really tried to make the layout work in all kinds of browsers. Please let me know if you come across any bugs. Thank you!

And the Gallery is back! A HUGE thank you to Gertie from Fan-Sites.org for hosting our extensive gallery & video archives. I’ve been extremely busy transferring all the files to the new server and I hope you won’t come across missing files. If you do please let me know. Over the coming hours also the Television category should be filled with pictures.

Junoesque

Artist Biagio Black (www.biagio.tv) announces the inclusion of his “JUNOESQUE” collection at the 2008 little black dress pop-up boutique. The series was created specifically for the philanthropic event and features 6 foot tall portraits of celebrities including Keira Knightley, Eva Green, and Marion Cotillard in little black dresses. Sales from Black’s exhibit support the Junior League of Los Angeles.

A fashion-forward who’s who of Los Angeles will attend the opening reception of the “JUNOESQUE” exhibit on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm at the little black dress “Canvas and Couture” event at The Sunset, 8570 W. Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. The artwork will be viewable and available for purchase until Sunday, October 12th.

“Every painting in Biagio’s exhibit captures the essence of being a woman. Their bold colors and expressive complexions showcase every aspect of a woman’s personality: from the sexy vixen to the girl next door,” said Emmy Cortes Kasten, little black dress’ founder. “I feel that his artwork echoes the range of the classic ‘little black dress’ from the formal gala to the casual dinner with a friend.”

“These pieces range from cool to dark dreams. Iconic, distant, soulful. These women are pop culture royalty. The fact that these classism killers are fashionable is inevitable. These iconographic works offer images in simple hi-contrast forms that follow essence,” notes Black.

The buzz around the JUNOESQUE series from private showings has already resulted in numerous commissions for portraitures. Black is currently working on a new series that explores the relationship between celebrity, royalty, and prostitution.

In other news, I have found a solution for the gallery on Friday evening. Ever since my computer hasn’t been turned off, constantly downloading the files from the server and uploading to the new one. Stay tuned!

“Théo la Tendresse” on TV tonight

TV alert from Marion Cotillard Web: One of Marion’s first roles airs on French TV tonight:

Watch Théo la Tendresse tonight on Direct8, part of TNT, at 8.40 pm.

London dinner for “Nine” ladies

Ms. Cotillard is back in London. London’s Cipriani restaurant hosted a dinner for the upcoming movie musical Nine cast members last night. Harvey Weinstein the producer gathered together Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard and Fergie for dinner. They will start to shoot in a few days time.

See pictures at LaneyGossip.

[edit:] Added the pictures to our gallery here.

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