Tag Archives: Catherine Deneuve

La Tête Haute

I recently watched La Tête Haute (lah tet ote), on Netflix, starring Catherine Deneuve. Deneuve plays the role of a judge who becomes involved in the life of a young boy whose mother is incapable of properly caring for him. Malony … Continue reading

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Un Original

If you’ve ever imitated the fashion choices of a friend or a celebrity, you’ve had a style mentor. Mentors in business are very in, and for the same good reasons that they make sense for the important choices we make … Continue reading

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I can’t buy a Renoir or a Caillebotte. Only museums or oil Sheiks can afford such important pieces. Contemporary art is the way for lesser mortals to buy original works. The artist/author behind Persepolis and other graphic novels, Marjane Satrapi … Continue reading

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Rive Gauche

French fashion designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent was born on August 1, 1936 in Algeria when it was still a French colony. Saint Laurent’s lineage was as long as his full name; in fact, one of his forbearers presided over … Continue reading

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Le sang-froid

Catherine Fabienne Deneuve, née Dorléac, born October 22, 1943, is one of France’s most widely known actresses. Deneuve is her mother’s maiden-name, which she took to avoid confusion with her actress sister who used their father’s name. Deneuve has been … Continue reading

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Qui a bu boira

During my first trip to Paris, I stayed in a hotel right across from the Café de Flore on Saint Germain-des-Prés, one of the mythic literary cafés in Paris. The café dates to 1887 and quickly became THE literary hangout. … Continue reading

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Se faire la pluie et le beau temps

French film director Jacques Demy was born on June 5, 1931. He was associated with the Rive Gauche (Left Bank) directors, an offshoot of the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave). His most famous film is Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas … Continue reading

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