Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just what the world needs.

Sylvester Stallone is to launch a clothing line

The Guardian, By Imogen Fox, March 27

Here's what we're hoping for from the Rocky and Rambo star's menswear label.

This autumn, Academy Award winner Sly Stallone faces his greatest challenge yet: the film legend is launching his very own clothing line. Stallone's menswear will be based on his two most iconic characters, Rambo and Rocky, and will feature – in the words of the designer – "looks for the rebel and the gentleman". Here are the key pieces we're desperately hoping for.

• A deluxe headband. Sly reckons that the line will be "premium", so we're holding out for something in six-ply cashmere that says "soldier-chic".

• An olive-green vest. Scoop-necked and a bit military. A menswear cliché perhaps, but the Stallone interpretation could be styled with a gold pendant. One for Cristiano Ronaldo this.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Marianne has a new album out...

Marianne has a new album out, Horses and High Heels, released in mainland Europe January 31st, and March 7th in the UK.

Fun fact:

Faithfull's maternal great great uncle was Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the 19th century Austrian nobleman whose erotic novel, Venus in Furs, spawned the word "masochism". In regard to her roots in nobility, Faithfull commented in March 2007 prior to beginning the European leg of her tour, "I'm even going to Budapest, which is nice because I'm half English and half Austro Hungarian. I've inherited the title Baroness Sacher-Masoch—it comes from one of my great uncles who gave his name to masochism."

Let's have a look back, shall we?