Category Archives: Books

Van Gogh did not chop his on ear off!

According to a book  that is based on the police investigation of the ear cutting drama, Paul Gauguin, a fellow artist chopped Van Gogh ear with a sword fighting outside a brothel. The original story was that Van G was mentally unstable and he choppes his own ear.

BBC:

Witness statements

The book, titled In Van Gogh’s Ear: Paul Gauguin and the Pact of Silence, is the product of 10 years of research by German academics Hans Kaufmann and Rita Wildegans.

They looked at witness accounts and letters sent by the two artists, concluding that the row ended with Gauguin – a keen fencer – cutting his friend’s ear off.

Van Gogh then apparently wrapped it in cloth and handed it to a prostitute, called Rachel.

Mr Kaufmann said it was not clear whether it was an accident or a deliberate attempt to injure Van Gogh, but afterwards both men agreed to tell the police the self-harm story to protect Gauguin.

He said the traditional version of events is based on contradictory and improbable evidence, and no independent witness statement exists.

“Gauguin was not present at the supposed self-mutilation,” he told Le Figaro newspaper in France.

“As for Van Gogh, he didn’t confirm anything. Their behaviour afterwards and various suggestions by the protagonists indicate they were hiding the truth.”

Gauguin later moved to Tahiti, where he produced some of his most famous works. Van Gogh died in 1890 after shooting himself in the chest.

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INFLUENCE; the Olsen Twins

INFLUENCE has two version, one for Ashley and the other for Mary-Kate hence the different covers and slants.

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This book talks about their lives, their talent. It has interviews… “the Olsens undertook all the interviews themselves in cities such as New York, Paris and LA and spoke to fashion’s finest such as Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Von Furstenburg, Lauren Hutton, John Galliano, Margherita Missoni, Christian Laboutin and many many more. Each interview is accompanied by wonderful and vivid images taken by uber photographer, Rankin.”

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This coffee table book is selling on Amazon for $22

Kimora Launches Self-Help Fabulosity Guide

Kimora Lee Simmons:

  • glam model
  • Baby Phat clothing label owner
  • WAS married to hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons
  • Currently dating DJIMON HOUNSOU

Now thats self help!

I wanna know how she did it.. Woudn’t you?

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Book: This Little Piggy Went To Prada

By: Amy Allen

Your favourite nursery rhymes with a fashionable twist.

Here is a good way to teach our children how to pronounce designer names.

(to the tune of Frère Jacques)
“Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton,
Mulberry, Mulberry?
Nappy bag dilemma – Lulu, Kate or Anya?
Shopping spree, buy all three.”