Category Archives: French artists

Givenchy & Valentino

Givenchy (Clare Waight Keller) Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/2020.   Monochromatic, feathers, and all that silver… to say nothing for the headpieces.   _____________________________________________ Valentino (Pierpaolo Piccioli) Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/2020.   Everything about this show was simply masterful…  from the music, Ennio Morricone’s … Continue reading

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CAMP: Notes on Fashion Met Gala 2019

Anna Wintour Vogue Editor-in-Chief; because there would be no Met Gala were it not for her.   Dowager Duchess (Joan Collins) in Valentino… there is something to be said for staying power.  Alexa Chung; always stylish and those shoes!   Cardi B… … Continue reading

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Otello: Race and the Arts.

    After having pored through an interesting OperaCanada article that featured the opera Otello‘s lead, Russell Thomas, and a predictably snide review in The Star – look there is no black lobby in Canada, so one can always be expected … Continue reading

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The Markle Sparkle.

Meghan, HRH Duchess of Sussex in Valentino Haute Couture in Morocco.   Many moons ago, in the 80s when living next-door to designer, Alfred Sung on Cabbagetown’s Amelia Street, I was more obsessed with fashion than I now am.  Back then, … Continue reading

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At Last, The Day Has Finally Arrived.

With a spring in my step, I came up for air at Piccadilly Circus Station, whistling Ludwig Minkus’ glorious recurrent melody from La Bayadère with thoughts of the astounding Natalia Osipova uppermost in my thoughts.   I was returned to the … Continue reading

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The Remains of Armistice Day.

Strangely, though the major part of Armistice Day celebrations were long concluded, there were still more persons moving westward towards the Cenotaph than easterly towards Trafalgar Square.  My companion, a spectacled, freckled guy in his early 30s, was keen on … Continue reading

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Les Femmes d’Alger (Version “O”).

Oil on Canvas 114 x 146.4 cm © February 14, 1955 Pablo Picasso Speculative Provenance: Likely the Al-Thani family.  I would like to think that Sheikha Al Mayassa Al-Thani has acquired this masterpiece for her family’s burgeoning collection.  Possibly the most … Continue reading

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You are not alone.

Short and sweet, there is only one dream shared here of that day’s dreams.  At the time, it was Sunday, December 3, 1989, less than a month after Merlin’s passing.  Also at that time, the Moon transited both Aquarius and … Continue reading

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Ceux qui savent.

Lithograph 42 x 60 cm Edition: 30 © Yannick Germain http://www.yannick-germain.com/site.php?menu=reproductions&lang=en _______________________ © 2013-2019 Arvin da Brgha.  All Rights Reserved.

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Les Guerriers/The Warriors.

Oil on Canvas © Yannick Germain http://www.yannick-germain.com/site.php?menu=reproductions&lang=en ___________________________ © 2013-2019 Arvin da Brgha.  All Rights Reserved.

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