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My Instagram

from my Instagram page: A Photogenic Lifestyle   related: How to Pose for Instagram (and make your life photogenic)

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Verano Monumental Cemetery

One Sunday morning, Ute and I finally got together for a coffee at Marani’s. We mentioned our need for more physical exercise.  She does yoga and I walk. Ute, unlike a flâneur,  said she didn’t like to walk unless she … Continue reading

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Droit d’image

The French have a not so photogenic privacy law that prohibits you from photographing anyone, even in a public place, without their written permission.  Had the law been activated before 1970, we would not have had the pleasure of seeing … Continue reading

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Exercises in Style

He had a degree in  philosophy.  However, Raymond Queneau is known as a writer.  For awhile, he hung out with the Surrealists but questioned their fixation with the subconscious since he preferred mathematics and rational reasoning. Queneau’s best known work … Continue reading

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Coco Chanel

Undoubtedly, Coco Chanel is known for her elegance, personal mystique and glamorous lifestyle. But, as with Dorian Gray, just how photogenic is a hedonist? Gabrielle Chanel’s mother died when she was twelve. Her father abandoned her and her sisters at … Continue reading

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Truffles and Toulouse-Lautrec

A truly beautiful person is one who is good at discovering beauty. Daisaku Ikeda For my birthday, on my FB timeline Franca posted a Daisaku Ikeda essay entitled “The Flowering of Creative Life Force”.  One phrase in particular really struck … Continue reading

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Inspiration or Appropriation?

Paris Day 4 In the past few months I’ve come across various articles where known fashion designers have been accused of “cultural appropriation”.  Below are a few examples: Shetland Islanders, known for their Nordic style fishermen’s sweaters,  claim that Chanel … Continue reading

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