Berlin Fashion Week 2014 – Friedrichstraße Station Bowie film Berlin

Berlin Fashion Week

There are a number of reasons to be in Berlin this week in July. The David Bowie Is exhibit is here for the summer, and Berlin Fashion week also kicks-off, and what a great backdrop to film in Berlin the David Bowie Is Around The World, scene ‘Friedrichstraße ‘.  The scene set to music and is based on a poem I wrote few years ago.

At Friedrichstraße she sat,

her legs glowing in almond oil,

the prospect of tasting her in my mouth, eerie, terrifying, and enchanting,

she parted her exquisitely sculpted legs,

the scent of surrender,

a cool mist swept my face, reverberating,

not against the retina, or the ear drum, but the nasal epithelia, 

her explosive screams fill the air,

the smell of gray, of worn concrete, a light perfume of drab industrial stench, a hint of smoke and stale air,

her body hurling, as if helium and hydrogen in space,

her scent on my face, is awesome,

she is instinctively powerful art-form,

almond oil glowing on my face, 

awaiting a train at Friedrichstraße 

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Cipriani Yas Island Food and Films in Abu Dhabi

There are thousands of great places to go to eat in  Abu Dhabi.  The variety is endless and the chefs some of the best in the world. Where do you go if you are in the mood for Steak tartare?

Paris would be the first city that would come to mind if you wanted Steak tartare with all the bistros but if your from Hollywood at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival then the Beverly Hills Hotels, Polo Lounge serves up a great Steak Tartare over a bed of mesclun or served with toast points or french fries.

The fact is you are not in Paris or Beverly Hills so off you go to Cipriani Yas Island. If you dine at any of the Cipriani’s then you will probably run into staff that have earned their stripes in London, New York or even Harry’s Bar in Venice. So it feels like home.

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Food for Films in Abu Dhabi at Yotto

If you have twenty-four hours to go till showtime and the ten days of films in Abu Dhabi you best scout out all the places you will want to eat. So upon landing where would I go first, it would have to be Yotto at Yas Yacht Club it’s a must-try on your list!

Cipriani’s only Japanese restaurant, Yotto is small yet perfectly formed. With only ten tables at most, the small, circular dining room instantly transmits a sense of intimacy and exclusivity. Literally meaning yacht or boat, the décor at Yotto follows a similar nautical theme to the rest of Cipriani, with huge floor-to-ceiling windows, soft wood tones and bright yellow and red accents adding a hint of oriental charm.

Ordering the food here, tell the chef, or tell the waiting staff you want it to be a delightful journey, and you will not be disappointed.

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Cipriani Yas Island Abu Dhabi Baby! The Kitchen

Is there is film to be made about Cipriani? yes, there is a script around, and it’s a great story. The Abu Dhabi Film Festival would be the apporipiate venue to talk about such a topic after all Yas Island is a luxury stop in Abu Dhabi where Cipriani is a destination stop. Arrigo Cipriani who’s father started Harry’s Bar in Venice takes center stage in this film story about a blind art critic, who meets Budha and God at Harry’s Bar. Will this film ever get made? it take time, and I hope that it does, as it is a personal project set in a Woody Allen manner at the resteruant Harry’s Bar.

The stage play production by the National Theater, The Kitchen has been the inspiration behind making the Kitchen center stage during film festivals and Formula One. As Abu Dhabi host both the film festival, and Formula One here is a look at the Kitchen of Cipriani Yas Island Abu Dhabi. The steak tartar is my favorite then again at Cipriani it’s not just about the food.

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Modeling- how Young is Young !

Valerija Sestic, she walked the catwalk in New York for big labels and in Milan did if for D&G, and she is just 15. Everyone has heard the stories, she was 13 when she was discovered, at a coffee shop, she was 12 when she was discovered. I was in a relationship with a girl who had been a model and was discovered at 15 and she took off to live in New York at 16 where she began her modeling career. The girl with whom I had a relationship once admitted to me herself that she had been her own worst enemy at that age as she had no one guiding her, at the age of 25 I asked her to travel all over with me and she told me she just wanted to stay in one place, as she had lived all her teen years in a suite case and hotels doing shows in Milano, New York, Paris etc, etc, you get the picture. It’s one very tough business, and then there is the sleazy side to it as well. A few weeks prior to London and Milan Fashion week at the Toronto International Film Festival and later in October at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival Girl Model a documentary tackles the question of young models. The film Girl Models is an excellent film if you will be in Abu Dhabi I highly recommend this film. The film follows a complex supply chain between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S. within the modeling industry. It is a compelling story told through the eyes of a scout, agency and a 13 year-old model. It is directed by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin who I will chase up and get you an in-depth story from Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

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