A Tale of Lipstick

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             An extract from the diary of Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett Gonin DSO who was among the first British soldiers to liberate Bergen-Belsen in 1945. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX “I can give no adequate description of the Horror Camp in which … Continue reading

Susan Sontag on LOVE

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“Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom” Susan Sontag Jan 13 1933- Dec 28 2004 Earlier this year, a volume of writer, filmaker and literary icon Susan Sontag’s diaries were released called As … Continue reading

Chanel M-Up/Warhol Mash-Up

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“As we look evermore closely at Warhol’s portraits, we see that he was making people ready for the photo-graphic age. This is the true moment of image society, in which human subjects henceforth exposed to bombardments of up to a … Continue reading

In The Mirror

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I wrote this personal piece for Amanda De Cadenet as part of the community of women contributing to ‘The Conversation‘, Amanda’s insightful new TV programme for Lifetime TV in the US (coming soon to the UK). In The Mirror “It … Continue reading

Eva Herzigova, a beauty story

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Eva Herzigova was discovered at a Czech beauty pageant and went on to become one of the most memorable models of the nineties with the Guess Campaign and that traffic-halting billboard Wonderbra campaign-both shot by Ellen Von Unwerth, for whom she … Continue reading