This just in from Jason in Australia –
Jean Laporte was among the first to offer an alternative to mass perfumery by founding L’Artisan Parfumeur in 1976. He made it famous, then left it in an attempt to revive the true art of perfumery. In 1988, Jean-Francois Laporte founded the house of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, inspired by the great French perfumers of the 17th and 18th century. Perfumes and perfumed gloves is what he sold in his boutique on Rue D’Opera, Paris. He used a secret antique process that permanently embedded an enduring fragrance into the fine skins which he made his gloves from. Amazing. The house of Jean Laporte is owned now by Jean-Paul Millet Lage, who was taught by Jean Laporte. After leaving his second successful project, Jean Laporte continued his way futher to the roots of perfumery. He founded Le Jardin du Parfumeur in Burgundy (according to Denyse Beaulieu).
Jean Laporte couldn’t abide the compromises between art and comercial perfume-making. He narrowed the meaning of niche perfumery until he came to its very source- a blooming garden. Jean Laporte, as a true artist, made his way without advertizing…ever! His talent didn’t need the attention of the masses, but being so bright, he always enjoyed it. Thanks to him, we now enjoy great L’Artisan Parfumeur creations, the most celebrated of them being Mure et Musc, popularized in New York City by “the Elsa Maxwell of the East Village,” the late John Badum.
Jean Laporte. The finest fragrances available, quite simply.
What are YOU working on? What am I working on?…None a ya business. I’ll tell you later. What’s this?
While many enthusiastic runway hopefuls are happy about the program, a certain group of retired, semi-retired and never-going-to-retire-ever models are warning against the possibility of being hit by a bus.
“For God’s sake, girls…puh-lease don’t model across the white safety line!” advises former New York City fashion model, Billy Beyond.
Last year I had a great coat at a bargain price. This year I have a freshly washed coat with one arm and a poly fluff issue with my lint filter. After several hours of scrolling and clicking and pop-up windows and pop-under windows I just can’t decide. I’m wondering about the unbranded full length hologram puffer as opposed to the “radical in Manhattan” Michelin Man look from somewhere in China?
I can’t decide. I might just sew the arm back on, re-stuff a baffle and add a new fake fur trim to the collar.
This is about as deep as my thoughts go tonight…which is strange because normally don’t really get personal on my blog…hmm.
Well, the truth is…the only coat I really want is one of these…
After four failed attempts at retailing in Boston, Rowland Hussey Macy tried again. This building in NYC on 6th Ave amd 14th St was originally that attempt. R.H.Macy and Company opened here in 1853.
Fifth time’s a charm.
Christy Minstrel wants you to know about this Target redux. Buy two and put them both in storage. Click the pics for the link.
ORTTU. Our West Coast Reporter has just wired this urgent/not urgent fashion update to our Trend Alert Center. These, “swishy versus tight” garments definitely an Internationale Male flavor and just as “Yes/No” as the original catalog collections. Daring and draped, I Love/Hate all of them. CHECK IT OUT.
If you think you look like Doris Day, congratulations and why not show it off? Enter the Billy Beyond Doris Day Look Alike Contest and you could win over 70 hours of Doris Day digital entertainment! To enter, look, feel like or channel Doris Day, take a pic and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will receive a folder of 37 Doris Day movies with hours of rare shorts and trailers. (Theatrical trailers, not like mobile homes.) This contest will be running until there is a winner.
Look like Day? Enter today!
Feel like Doris? Who doesn’t?
Channeling Doris? Prove it.
I expect this contest will be pretty easy to win because let’s face it…nobody is going to enter.
Click right on his abs to read all about in Paige K. Bradley‘s entertaining article.
Better than POSE I mean. This series is real. It’s interesting because life is so damn interesting…WHEN YOU ARE IN IT, DARLING! Catch, this show is cyoot to a taste. You may see some of the girls from ovah dare up in this program and you can see Dashaun in it too. Oooh Dashaun. Kissy.
Check it, it’s from Viceland and it’s cawled MY HOUSE
This series is approved for viewing by The Legendary House of Beyond which is brand new and legendary at the same time…uh huh. You want information about the house? – you know the number… 917-397-0759 – We are currently recruitering members of all experience levels including older than me…IF YOU CAN STILL TAKE IT between your daily Geritol and Metamucil doses! (can I get a Senior Coke with that and do you recognize AARP discounts? – cluck )
click away now, you’ve got other blogs to blink at, Binky. oh. see? uh huh. This is how it is now. We are The Legendary House Of Beyond and we are so far ahead that when we attend a ball…WE COME EARLY.
The T has been released. Prepare for the coming conflama.
this is done.
Come and celebrate Josh’s new zine with us!
MAKE NICE PARTY
You should be.