Post Tagged with: "Valentino"

Arts & Culture, Books

Pocket Venus – The Rise, Fall & Rise Of A Hollywood Starlet

Pocket Venus – The Rise, Fall & Rise Of A Hollywood Starlet

Mildred Shay was an American film actress of the 1930s. Although never a Hollywood leading lady, this never stopped Mildred living like one. The eldest daughter of a wealthy lawyer, Shay came from a comfortable background of West Palm Beach old money, and when she was 19 years-old, the family […]

by × December 17, 2018 × 0 comments

Conversations

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

Tim, you were Ms. Taylor’s Executive Assistant for more than twenty years, what a great honour that must have been for you. Can you tell us a little about how this role came about, and how you were first introduced to each other? Working for Dame Elizabeth for all those […]

by × September 7, 2016 × 0 comments

Travel

The Alpina – Gstaad, Switzerland

The Alpina – Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad is no stranger to luxury and glamour, in fact it’s synonymous with both. It has always been the ski resort of choice for high-class society and the international jet set. Elizabeth Taylor, Valentino, Roger Moore, Roman Polanski, Julie Andrews, Grace Kelly and Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone have all owned homes […]

by × March 15, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Hearst Castle: A Californian Fairy Tale

Hearst Castle: A Californian Fairy Tale

Every time I visit California, I always have good intentions to visit the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, but for one reason or another, I never seem to make it. This time however, I was determined to behold the romantic vision of the publishing magnate whose lifestyle, eccentricity and art collection influenced the film […]

by × February 24, 2012 × 0 comments