Saturday, 23 June 2012

Picasso my friend (by Lucien Clergue)


un beau témoignage du génie de l'artiste.

Lucien Clergue me raconta son histoire, chez lui à dîner, en Arles

Alors qu'il était un simple commis-boucher, livrant de la marchandise, il rencontra Pablo Picasso pour la première fois en bicyclette, et "tout de go", il lui demanda de pouvoir prendre sa photo, Picasso accepta.

Et ce fut le début d'une longue collaboration entre le peintre et le photographe improvisé.Clergue "inventa" le festival les Rencontres d'Arles, en 1970 avec Michel Tournier.

Les premières Rencontres furent dédiée à Edward Weston, autre génie, de la photo et américain.

on sale at eBay/le livre est sur eBay:

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

HongKong-Tokyo, carnets de voyages et notes éparpillées (memorabilias scattered around)


grand hyatt hkg,peninsula hkg,shinjuku tokyo japan,air france first class

ticket de Air France first class Paris-HongKong, un vrai rêve d'enfant réalisé, blocnote du très chic et "colonial deco" Peninsula Hotel à HongKong sur Kowloon la presqu'île, l'immense piscine-lac du Grand Hyatt comme suspendue au-dessus de la baie et située sur HKG central Victoria, et à Tokyo le quartier très hype de Shinjuku en hiver : sublime!

ph.Roberto Fabris

Thursday, 14 June 2012

#I see design as art...she said

pearl lam,art in china

林明珠 Mrs Pearl Lam, a lady cum grit!

       I met Pearl when I was 20 years old in my stately offices near Opéra in Paris, she was probably about the same age.

At this stage of my career I was beginning an international success and she was unknown on my agenda, my partner called me at home, I used to go home very early I still do to this day and never go out, he told me I should get dressed and come over to my offices it was at nite after hours :"somebody from Hong Kong would love to meet..."

Just retruning from New York where I lived for an entire year, Hong Kong was fascinating me, my family travelled for years around the globe but never to HKG, Pearl was from HKG.I was already successful in HKG, thanks to Mrs Joyce Ma, the most powerful lady of fashion in Hong Kong in that period and I didn't know why I should change that for somebody else

But because she was young and brilliant, I accept to the great dismay of all the top professional people, the international fashion pack, to open a new business in the Swire House at that time with Pearl, I quitted the top to enter adventurous episode, she would definitely remember those good times...I lost many reknown stores linked to Joyce Ma, it was a disaster for my starting business, but I "gained" along the way a new friend in HKG.Anything of value has a price?RMF.

181号 Jiangxi Middle Road Huangpu, 黄浦区 Chine, 200002

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

s xtrvgnz pssbl? ys wth hts!

ebay,hats, greta garbo,china emperors, humeurmodeparis

left ph.roberto fabris, right vintage stage picture

à gauche chapeau chinois en paille d'Italie, à droite Garbo's 

"est-ce possible d'être extravagant? oui, en portant un chapeau!

Tuesday, 05 June 2012

la beauté est rassérénante...parfois


garbo, la divine, greta garbo, rasséréner

greta garbo by clarence sinclair circa 1941.

the divine! probably when someone has this enticing beauty one may sense what gods wanted to create with human kind...may be