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Chloe Spring 1990-Linda Evangelista by Max Vadukul 
I am definitely under the Roland Garros influence these days (it happens every year actually), so this 1990 Chloé campaign shot makes perfect sense. Right? Right. Here are my latest finds and news from fashion, style, film, photography and beautiful living.
• My film recommendation this week: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), directed by Jim Jarmusch. The entire atmosphere in this movie has drawn me in completely. Otherworldly, sometimes overwhelmingly sad and sometimes very funny. Immortals are depicted as supreme, literate beings too good for the mundane, watching over a decaying city and the world of the 21st century. The music (perfect, just as in all Jarmusch’s film) takes you in entirely, and the leading actors (Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston) are so very, very, very good and I loved them so as a couple – they are very much in love, but very detached, too, in their relationship, close even when continents apart.
• Another Resort collection to my liking: Gucci, especially this look and this look.
• The style of Sidney Poitier:  a study in motion.
• Suzy Menkes challenges the ugly face of fashion criticism.
• Fendi for Fountains: another Italian fashion house is giving back, by financing the restoration of the Trevi Fountain and other fountains in Rome.
• A Kevin Spacey interview is always entertaining: he says that celebrity is “a disgusting word”, and that “if there is one thing I object to it’s actors talking about how tough their jobs are. My job is a joy and […] if I hear one more actor saying “I had to prepare physically for the role” I want to hit them.” And there is a lot more humour where this came from.
• Gray Malin has a unique way of photographing.
• I want to spend my summer evenings here.

photo: Max Vadukul, Chloé Spring/Summer 1990 ad campaign

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