As you might know, the most successful club in the world, AC Milan (18 international trophies), was created by a group of English and Italian people (the main one was Herbert Kilpin, an Englishman from Nottingham), who used to meet in a tavern, a wine shop called Fiaschetteria Toscana (in via Berchet street no.3, now there isn't that bar anymore), just like today we Italians meet English people at the Football English pub here. So, there are some Inter Milan fans who mock us because tavern = being drunk. But at the tavern they just used to meet, as it was normal. The official foundation was at the Hotel du Nord et des Anglais (Hotel of North and of the English), and this place still exists today, called Hotel Principe di Savoia (near the main station, the photo I posted some days ago, with the AC Milan-England symbol, the Christian cross of Saint George, also symbol of the whole Milano city). This is where Oasis used to stay many years ago and we were meeting them there.
Photo: it's that palace behind Liam Gallagher, on 30 May 2000, the first "Beady Eye" gig, because it was the first one without Noel. (AC turned 100 years old just a few months before).
You should also know that if AC Milan didn't exist, not even the second team in Milano, Inter Milan (9 international trophies) would have existed, as they were born 9 years later from some AC fans... Inter was born because of people arguing, as if they were the Gallaghers. In fact, still today there's always some...internal confusion in that team.
In the '90s we used to meet Oasis in Jesus street at the Four Seasons hotel (also David Beckham used to stay there), beside the first fashion street in the world, but then it seems they didn't want the Gallaghers anymore (in those years they were really mad).
Of course, the city of Milano is also the first football city in the world, 18+9= 27 international trophies.
Se state ad ascoltare le baggianate che dice l'interista Gianluca Rossi (su TopCalcio24-Telelombardia-Antenna3), prima o poi vi farà credere che la terra è piatta.
Milanisti e juventini se ne sono accorti da tempo, perchè persino molti interisti cominciano ad accorgersene.
Tempo fa riportavo molte di quelle che diceva, completamente false, parziali e tendenziose, ma erano talmente tante che mi sono poi stancato. D'altronde come si fa a parlare di calcio con una persona del genere, che quando la provochi ti dice "ti prendo a calci"... complimentoni. Non vedevo l'ora, lo aspettavo con ansia. E con una mazza da baseball, lol. D'altronde lui ha sempre sostenuto che nel calcio la morale non deve esistere e quindi "chi se ne frega se ci si comporta male"... ah beh, bell'esempio, calcolate solo il fatto che la gente vive di calcio, e giusto qualche milioncino di persone ha in mente solo quello.
Poi l'altro giorno, parlando di Simone Farina quel giocatore che ha denunciato il calcioscommesse, Rossi ha fatto uno dei suoi discorsoni: grande esempio di moralità nel calcio bla bla... ma allora bisogna comportarsi bene o male?
Per non parlare delle sue previsioni, tutte andate alla malora, del tipo: "passeranno molti allenatori prima che Balotelli se ne vada dall'Inter". Se n'era subito andato, pure buttando la maglia per terra e rispondendo agli insulti degli interisti (solo perchè - a quasi freddo - Mourinho l'aveva fatto entrare e aveva sbagliato un passaggio alla fine di Inter-Barcelona già ormai vinta grazie ai soliti aiuti arbitrali, quando la sua presenza era ininfluente, insultato da tifosi e Mourinho).
La più bella è stata la "Grande Sfida" (spesso mi sembra un bambino) che Rossi ha lanciato nella scorsa stagione: vediamo chi vincerà di più tra Milan e Inter nei prossimi 5 anni. Detto fatto e il Milan ha subito vinto lo scudetto, battendo l'Inter 0-1 e 3-0, e la Supercoppa, 2-1 proprio contro l'Inter. Il motivo per cui ha lanciato la sfida è perchè è stufo di rosicare sul passato, che è chiaramente a favore del Milan.
Speriamo che continui con le sue previsioni, potrebbe essere la nuova Teodora Stefanova (che lui prende sempre troppo in giro, ma lei ci azzecca enormemente di più).
L'ora dedicata all'Inter è di un'ignoranza talmente crassa... Parlano di tutto fuorchè di calcio, una marea di stronzate.
Riguardo alla nascita del Milan, lui come sempre con tutto campa su qualche sua battutona (peccato che non faccia così il brillante quando in studio c'è Mauro Suma, che lo fa rigare dritto). Ripete fino alla nausea che "voi siete nati in una fiaschetteria" e che "i milanisti vengono dalla periferia con il pullman, gli interisti dal centro"... A parte il fatto che questo categorizzare i tifosi come razze a zone è completamente senza senso, e molto interista, e quando Emilio Bianchi gli ha ricordato che il Milan in realtà nacque all'Hotel du Nord (oggi Principe di Savoia), Rossi fa: vedi, Stazione Centrale, quindi periferia... E a parte il fatto che non è proprio periferia, anzi piazza della Repubblica viene spesso considerata centro, ma così dicendo si contraddice, perchè se pensa che il Milan sia nato in una fiaschetteria, era la Fiaschetteria Toscana di via Berchet n.3, pieno centro, attaccata alla Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (dove ora hanno fatto un negozio dell'Inter). E poi: il Milan storicamente è la squadra non solo del popolo, della classe operaia, ma anche degli aristocratici, dei nobili (ne conosco qualcuno, anche purtroppo, e sono milanisti), l'Inter dei borghesi. La nobità non abita propriamente in periferia, anzi ha qualcosa a che fare con quei bei palazzi che vedete passeggiando per il centro: è roba loro.
A sentire le sue stronzate, nella fiaschetteria ci è nato lui. Non ci fosse stata la fiaschetteria, non ci sarebbe poi stata neanche l'Inter.
Tra l'altro, ecco il motivo per cui Rossi dice queste cose, cioè perchè è un rosicone, c'è un altro "piccolo" particolare da ricordare: se il Milan non fosse nato, non sarebbe nata l'Inter 9 anni dopo, nata da una costola, nata da un litigio (infatti ancora oggi hanno sempre qualche casino...interno), da sempre e per sempre la seconda squadra di Milano, per storia e risultati.
Poi il Rossi, che dice di essere berlusconiano (un interista berlusconiano è un po' come un milanista comunista), afferma che "però Berlusconi dice delle cose che non stanno nè in cielo nè in terra". Si riferisce al fatto che Berlusconi dice di aver vinto più trofei di Bernabeu. La cosa che Rossi non capisce (o fa finta di non capire) è che si riferisce ai trofei INTERNAZIONALI... capisco che per un interista è difficile da capire... Bernabeu ha vinto 6 Champions e 1 Intercontinentale, Berlusconi 5 Champions, 3 Intercontinentali, 5 Supercoppe Europee. Come avrebbe potuto il Milan partecipare alla Liga spagnola? Sapete quel campionato in pratica senza difese... Impossibile. L'unico modo per confrontarsi con squadre straniere è ovviamente guardare i trofei dove possono partecipare tutti, che tra l'altro hanno molto più valore.
About Milano in 2011, it has been a very bad year, with the change of mayor (a communist one, so of course no progress), everything got worse and the people, even many of those of voted him, are not happy with him.
He raised the price of transports (+50%) and the service has not been improved.
About the "Ecopass" to pay, people are even angry.
Recently he even stopped the cars circulation some days, to solve the high level of air pollution, and the pollution even raised (hilarious). Clearly cars are not the main problem, but it's the heating boilers.
I forgot the girls who wanted to pay me to stay on the front row, me bitch, lol. They wanted to shoot photos with me, as if I was a landmark :). With my videos around I'm a media darling, not like Noel but like AC Milan :) (just kidding).
Here are some images we won't forget about 2011, definitely marked by Italy protagonist (150th anniversary).
Unforgettable Liam Gallagher wearing the Italian flag, the decline of Noel Gallagher, Mario Balotelli historic 1-6 to Manchester United and unforgettable "why always me" shirt (someday he will join his favourite team AC Milan), Manchester City with Mancini winning a cup after 35 years, Tevez already in red&black :), AC Milan winning league&supercup, Jenson Button winning the most incredible race ever seen in decades (from last to first), thanks to Italian pasta provided to him ;) (many Italians work for McLaren).
I think there shouldn't be anything more this year... ah by the end of the year there should be that thing Liam said: "calling the kid Beady Eye" :). Maybe an English model fan of Oasis is coming to Milan... maybe. Oh but this is part of the "personal things".
Song of the year: Beady Eye, "In a bubble with a bullet", Noel could never write that, too happy.
2012: the year starts with 2 derbies, Milan and Manchester, there will be Beady Eye 2nd album (and Noel's), Liam's Beatles film, Manchester City trying to win the league (Milan the same), Button to win the world championship, maybe Tevez@Milan, Euro 2012, Olympic Games in London.
Noel always said he would have written a song for football events, but of course he never did. Classic Noel. A lie from him? How rare, lol.
Kasabian in Milan, featuring Italian origins Sergio Pizzorno on guitar (some people think he's french...'cause "it's the same"... no, it's opposite. Just like the "pommes frites", the french fries... french. No, they're Belgian. Mayonnaise...french. No, it's from my island Minorca. Etc. classic french thieves)). The original video is here
We could make a Pretty Green New Year night (Capodanno) on 31 December, the awards-winning fashion brand that started in Milan. 2012 will see our clothes in a film (about the Beatles), womenswear (plus kidswear) and a shop in Milano, we can decide about it. Dress code: hmm..let's see.. Pretty Green :).
Noel Gallagher tried to make a film with his videos, but featuring Russell Brand (Oasis' Yoko Ono, making them split, one of many reasons :) it looked like a bullshit (I wonder whether in England there's anyone who likes him... everybody always tell me everybody hates him... as Noel says: everybody hates the English people).
The other day there was (Newcastle supporter :) Sting to meet in Milan again, the mods leader, the Ace Face in Quadrophenia, Liam's favourite film (I met him wearing my parka and telling him "we are mods" :). He produces wine and food in Italy, that's why he comes so often. His similar Italian scooter in Pretty Green stores (photos of Liam riding it).
Opening scene, (beautiful) song: On days like these, Matt Monro.
trailer - also starring Benny Hill. The final scene was quite enigmatic...
The remake, featuring the most beautiful woman in the world, Charlize Theron, was obviously of a different year, still speeding :)
...also Stereophonics' Pick a part that's new video was inspired by this
Bullit, another one with a famous car chase scene, feat. Steve McQueen, one of Liam's idols, inspiring the Pretty Green GP jacket
It would be nice a mix between Blow-up and the Italian Job, 'cause it would be: the blow job ahahaha
by Michelangelo Antonioni
psychedelic Wonderwall film for Beady Eye's psychedelic Wigwam x2, plus George Harrison music, inspiration for Beady Eye's 2nd album...
feat. the mods leader Sting, Quadrophenia alley sex scene, Beady Eye music Two of a kind
I wonder why there's no Noel Gallagher, the one singing in falsetto... ah, he's on Grazia magazine... they say it's a bit gay, isn't it. Don't get me wrong: nothing wrong in that, lol. Sometimes I noticed he moves a bit like a homosexual. It's because, just like his fans, they're delicate... the easy-crying type (in fact, he found so many excuses for the Oasis split, the victim). When they hear that "moving", poignant music, they feel "touched" and find consolation in it. I just prefer rock'n'roll.
I only said things like: you'll never know a real man in your whole life, lol ("you'll never know, unless you try" :) - Beady Eye's The Morning Son). And things like: you models live in an easy world of appearances, where looking good = it's nice and lasts a lot of time, I've known loads the same as you. I could never love one as you (Oasis' "my heart will never be your home", lol - Stand by me). You're so thin that you look sick. I mean, I'm very thin too, but I eat a lot (of good things, Italian food). All the boy models are at least bisexual, sign of insecurity, they didn't find their identity themselves yet. How can you say you love one when there are millions in the world you can love more, the fact is just that you don't meet them, etc. lol
Liam is not a model and he's much more cool and stylish than them, he's a real man.
Noel Farinelli Gallagher , il castrato (the castrated, without penis)
Gem said that also the idea to form Beady Eye started here, when Liam was in Milan for Pretty Green.
And when another time Liam gave me as gift the blue cashmere pullover dedicated to Manchester City, that was easily one of the best days ever.
And when another time he told me "nice jacket", I'm easily still wearing that jacket day and night, lol.
And of course also my "Pretty Green scarf, in an English blue navy colour, a must-have: a soft, lightweight polka dot scarf made from 100% cotton and expertly hand-printed by Italy’s leading scarf producer" :).
My grandmother was a tailor (my aunt too), a dressmaker, and they were working at home, with clothes (she had the famous Singer sewing machine, we still have it, along with those old radios, RadioMarelli). Those were the good old traditional jobs. It seems that today, with the international crisis and all, as in my grandparents war times, we'd all still need to do something similar.
The other day I was writing : nobody wants to be told what to do, both young and adult people don't want. Sometimes it's the old people who want that, because they need help. And they're probably the only people who could really tell others what to do, because they have a lot of experience.
Today I'm missing my grandparents, I don't have any left. The other grandmother was a cook (chef), but she had so many activities, tailor too, and helping old people, going to pilgrimages to Lourdes with the Pope (John Paul II), she was a kind of legend for so many people in her valley. Her husband, my grandfather (boxing fan as the "ex Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher" :), had a hotel, that my family still has, that's where my grandmother was working. Of course, as Liam said, "the food's the bollocks", lol.
- Poland Russia Greece Czech Republic (easy!),
- Holland Germany Portugal Denmark (uuuuuhhh),
- Ukraine England Sweden france (uuuuuhhhh)
Two Italy games are in Poznan... let's "do the Poznan"...
@ South Africa 2010 our Dutch girls of our sponsor from Nederland got arrested (then released), because they had a (very small) brand written on their skirts... absurd. Today my sister goes to Dubai with AC Milan staff... Noel Gallagher's idol Tevez @ AC: 100%.
Good memories of the last Euro / World Cups... 2004 @ legendary Bar Magenta with cute foreign students ;), 2006 @ Football English pub Italy world champion, 2008 at the seaside near Venice with so many foreign people, 2010 @ Football English pub with American & English girls ;). Always the 3 Mediterranean teams winning... (Greece-Italy-Spain) Let's see 2012...
So it's Republic of Ireland with their manager Trapattoni from Milan, vs Mario Balotelli's Italia...
From Zani magazine.
Milano mods & art moderna, the moral capital of Italy, heaven & hell.
They say in Italy every road leads to Rome, well in Milan every road seems to lead to the Duomo, the magnificent gothic cathedral built from 1380 and over five centuries. As a lapsed catholic taught by the Jesuits from junior to senior school (motto “Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man” - Ignatius Loyola - so I must have been a man three times over) this place is both heaven and hell to me, solace and darkness in its most splendid form. Entering the dark gothic interior, the majestic stained glass and vaulted ceilings, the blackened mummified corpse of St Borromeus, trapped in time inside his glass tomb, in full canonicals, mitre and bejewelled gloves, the tiered rows of candles lit in memory of a loved one and the procession of priests and altar boys accompanied by a ghostly choir as swirls of incense waft up into the heights, it’s enough to bring anyone to their knees in prayer.
The exterior however, is the real joy of this monument to religious fortitude and centuries of political manoeuvring. Sculpted and crafted from Candoglin white marble it is really quite beyond compare, and frankly breathtaking. And you simply have to go up onto the roof walking along the length of the church amongst the marble statues of Saints and Kings, Napoleon to the Virgin Mary, and finally climbing up onto the roof you have the whole of Milan sprawling before you and the Alps in the distance on a clear day.
The surrounding Piazza Del Duomo leads off in every direction to the fashion houses and stores of Milan and I can’t help thinking there is a distinct Mod vibe about the clothes and attitude, from every passing scooter to the cafes and bars, people just simply present themselves to a standard lost on the marauding gangs of Chavs of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, fat oafs roaming the streets in their uniform of grey tracksuits and white trainers (having never been in a gym in their lives) stuffing rancid buckets of KFC into their faces and feeding the scraps to the trophy pit bull. The Milano Mods aren’t just a scooter club, it’s a way of life here.
The next day with little time to spare, the concierge at the hotel sends me off to what I thought was going to be the Modern Art gallery of Milan but instead I find myself at the delightful Galleria D’Arte Moderna, a collection of 19th Century art which of course to the average Italian is Modern Art – silly me.
I’m not going to try and pretend I have any real knowledge or education of such art (I’m really a Tracey Emin unmade bed kinda of critic and other such outrages) but I can pass on my joy at this collection.
The ground floor hall features the neo classical marble sculptures by Pompeo Marchesi and hand drawings (uncannily like the works of Leonardo Da Vinci) and extensive works by Milanese artist, Andrea Appiani.
Amongst the sizable collection I was particularly drawn to Massimo D’Azeglio’s ‘Revenge’ and Milgliara Giovanni’s ‘Mortuary Chapel’ and the works of Segantini. There are so many Milanese and Italian artists on display here that it hits home how in visiting international galleries and museums you are only really scratching the surface in viewing the good and the famous and how this gallery (itself a masterpiece of neoclassicism) is a fine example of the background and rich heritage behind the classics and national treasures of Italy.
The other day was 20 years without Freddie Mercury, today is 10 years without my favourite Beatle, also F1 McLaren fan, see an older post on Oasisblues.
Everybody knows John Lennon is Liam's idol, some even say he thinks to be him, but it's not true. When asked about his favourite song, album, etc., it's always something by George Harrison. As album, the triple "All things must pass" (nothing ever lasts forever, lol), and as song Something (Beatles times), the biggest love song ever, also according to the Italian origins legend Frank "The Voice" Sinatra.
A curiosity: the song "Badge", co-written with Eric Clapton (they formed a close friendship in the late 1960s), was released on Cream's Goodbye album in 1969: George also played rhythm guitar on the song, and for contractual reasons, he was required to use the pseudonym "L'Angelo Misterioso" in Italian.
Noel Gallagher probably took the word Wonderwall from the psychedelic "Wonderwall music" soundtrack by George: he was also a film producer, as Liam will be soon, about the Beatles.
When I was a kid my favourite Beatle was Paul McCartney, 'cause he was the first one I've seen (and also met when we organized Literature Prizes, he also wrote poems), from Michael Jackson's duets in the '80s. And Paul had a pretty funny face, the girls liked him, so it was easy for a kid to take him as favourite one.
From George in those years I remember "I got my mind set on you", funny video for a kid.
But since I started to have a deep knowledge of the Beatles, I can say George is my favourite: the vast majority of their songs were "Lennon/McCartney", but his (22 in total) songs with them (also, Here comes the sun, While my guitar gently weeps, etc., and as solo artist My sweet lord, Wah wah, etc.), are precious stones in music history.
Photo: with Pattie Boyd, an Oasis groupie was very similar to her.
It all makes sense as usual, Liam in the places of the Betrothed -> Manzoni.
For us, these places could be even shit sometimes, and I'd rather live anywhere else, but I know for tourists they're wonderful, because you can breathe history. Sometimes it's the tourists "saving us", telling us they like them, when they come to visit and we show the places.
I was posting about California girls, so here is the Beach Boys only one time in Italy (2003), with one difference: I was there :). In those years we were going to loads of concerts, I was really a gig animal, now I'm not even going to Noel Gallagher's - ...unthinkable, time ago.
It was 8 years ago in a November cold and rainy day - not really the California scenery :), more an English one. So you needed a lot of enthusiasm to go there. The venue was the Mediolanum Forum (capacity: more than 10,000), but I've read about only 2,000 people were there. So probably this was also the Beach Boys last time in Italy :), but there were some rumours about them coming again soon. On stage: surfboards, palm trees, it was nice to see. The people were not really young, especially in their 40s or 50s with their wives - so we were an exception :).
"Please welcome...America's band!" There were only 2 original Beach Boys survivors, Bruce Johnston and Mike Love (in Hawaiian shirts and cap, continuously "giving a five" to the people), plus 6 other good musicians, 'cause Brian Wilson, author of their best songs, was touring alone (the other two Wilson brothers are not with us anymore). Johnstone had to sing in falsetto voice that was originally sung by Carl Wilson - not really an easy task (that was probably the best falsetto ever), in songs like the masterpiece "God only knows" (the "perfect song", according to Richard Ashcroft and Paul McCartney, "best song ever written", Pet Sounds influencing the Beatles).
I recorded the concert on a tape, so I've got another little piece of history. They played about 35 songs (!), even if some of them are short, of course almost all of them were big hits (the only famous one they didn't play was "I can hear music").
"California girls", "Surfin' U.S.A.", "Wouldn't it be nice", "Sloop John B", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Fun Fun Fun", "Do you wanna dance?", "Dance,dance,dance", "When I grow up (to be a man)", "Then I kissed her", "I get around", "Surfin' Safari", "Be true to your school", two sweet ones like "Surfer girl" and "Don't worry baby", "God only knows", "California dreamin' " (by the Mamas and the Papas), "Why do fools fall in love" (by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers), "Rock'n'roll music", "Good Vibrations", "Barbara Ann" (big roar from the crowd), "Kokomo", "Help me Rhonda", "Little Honda", "Summertime blues", etc.
A very good performance and the people were enthusiastic and dancing (even onstage, 3 girls with 1 boy per time). Now we can say we've been to a Beach Boys gig :)
Nice coincidence on 11.11.11 at about 11:11am :) at the Eicma I found a stunning model I already knew, from (beer) Plzen, Czech Republic, where AC Milan will play next month.
a tribute video of mine, with the Beatles cover "Across the universe". Songs as this one will be used in the film about the Beatles produced by Liam Gallagher (maybe also actor)
After some hours I noticed there were even the motorbikes, LOL. The photos don't give (never) he idea of how beautiful the girls are, you must go there. My favourite part was of course the legendary mod Lambretta.
Some girls were very "affectionate"... embracing me as Liam Gallagher did. Sorry Liam - I prefer the girls :)
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Oh Jesus, lol. California girl oh yeah :). Ok, end of the article.
Today 11-11-11 the Eicma pays tribute to women, and we do the same, to USA.
Alyssa Miller may be a failed footballer — but she's certainly kept herself in shape.
The American model from Los Angeles always wanted to be a soccer star and thought that she would make it to the top.
But the 21-year-old "born on the 4th of July" has had to contend with showing off her skills without her kit — and left the dribbling to others.
The Californian would have been a handful for any defender as our gorgeous pictures for Italian underwear firm Intimissimi show.
And Alyssa did make her name in the sport this year — after posing for her debut shoot in the legendary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She had previously thought that if she ever appeared in Sports Illustrated it would be for soccer. The football mad babe said: "I thought for sure that I would go pro. But it's still exciting to be in the sports world in my own way." ...agreed.
Hey America, just in case you're still here, Marco-Amerigo Vespucci is available to discover America ^_^
the Beach Boys (close to the Beatles and Beady Eye on the music shops racks :)
I was at their concert (yes incredible, the Beach Boys), Milano 2003, their only one time in Italy
"Tremate, gente"... people, you should tremble :). The autobiography by AC Milan ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden will be published in a few days ("Jag är Zlatan Ibrahimović" - "Io, Ibra", more than 400 pages), but already caused a scandal, especially in Italy and Spain, 'cause, from the previews, he wrote about everyone (if I wrote one about fashion world, for what I'd say I would get arrested, lol), some delicate matters, as Barcelona manager Guardiola (shouting on his face: "you have no balls", lol...maybe also referring to Noel Gallagher haha), Inter and their..internal (sorry for the pun) divisions in "clans" (the Argentinians), etc.
The Swedish striker said he's waiting for Guardiola in Milan on 23 November... not really important game for the group, 'cause both teams already qualified, but important for being Milan-Barcelona. In the first game in Spain, Milan had a good draw, even without Ibra and other players.
I like Guardiola, but I was right this summer: Barcelona will fail soon or later, in fact Real Madrid is first now in Spain. Maybe Barcelona will win the Champions League, but it's not really sure.
Ibra is a "very Oasis" character, "I am Ibra, who the fuck are you?" lol
He's winning leagues every season since 2001, everywhere he goes, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, now said he's staying here until the end of his career.
It seems that AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi is gonna leave politics and dedicate himself more to football, as before 1994 when AC was always winning. Not that we stopped... In fact, he's the most winning president in history.
Sometimes he couldn't buy expensive players because he's the prime minister and so with the international crisis he couldn't show himself spending a lot. If now he thinks about football only, other teams should be even more worried...
Jean Rosemary Shrimpton (also Jean Cox, born 7 November 1942 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world's first supermodels.
Shrimpton graduated from Lucie Clayton's modelling school at 17 and began modelling in 1960. She has appeared on the covers of popular magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle, Ladies' Home Journal, Newsweek, and Time. During her career, Shrimpton was widely reported to be the "world's highest paid model", the "most famous model", and the "most photographed in the world". She was also described as having the "world's most beautiful face".
She was dubbed "The It Girl", "The Face", "The Face of the Moment", and "The Face of the '60s".
Glamour named her "Model of The Year" in June 1963. She contrasted the aristocratic-looking models of the 1950s by representing the coltish, gamine look of the youthquake movement in 1960s Swinging London, and she was reported as "the symbol of Swinging London." By breaking the popular mould of voluptuous figures with her long legs and slim figure, she was nicknamed "The Shrimp". Shrimpton was also known for her long hair with bangs (fringe hairstyle), wide doe-eyes,long wispy eyelashes, arched brows, and pouty lips.
Shrimpton also helped launch the miniskirt. In 1965, Shrimpton caused a sensation in Melbourne, Australia, when she arrived for the Victoria Derby wearing a white shift dress designed by Colin Rolfe which ended 10 cm (3.9 in) above her knees. She wore no hat, stockings or gloves and wore a man's watch, which was unusual at the time. Shrimpton was unaware she would cause such reaction in the Melbourne community and media.
In her article "The Man in the Bill Blass Suit", Nora Ephron tells of the time when Jean Shrimpton posed for a Revlon ad in an antique white Chantilly lace dress by Blass. Minutes after the lipstick placard hit the drugstores, the Revlon switchboard lit up with calls from women demanding to know where they could buy the dress.
Shrimpton was once engaged to photographer David Bailey. They met in 1960 at a photo shoot that Shrimpton, who was then an unknown model,was working on with photographer Brian Duffy for a Kellogg's corn flakes advertisement. Duffy told Bailey she was too posh for him, but Bailey was undeterred, and he and Shrimpton subsequently had a relationship for four years, ending in 1964. During the affair, Bailey was still married to his first wife Rosemary Bramble but left her after nine months and later divorced to be with Shrimpton.
Shrimpton's first photo session with Bailey was in 1960 (either for Condé Nast's Brides on 7 December 1960 or for British Vogue). She started to become known in the modelling world around the time she was dating Bailey. Shrimpton has stated she owed Bailey her career, and he is often credited for discovering her and being influential in her career. In turn, she was Bailey's muse, and his photographs of her helped him rise to prominence in his early career. Shrimpton's other celebrated romance was with actor Terence Stamp. She married photographer Michael Cox in 1979 at Penzance register office when she was four months pregnant with their son Thaddeus (born in 1979). They own the Abbey Hotel in Penzance, Cornwall, now managed by Thaddeus and his family.
Her younger sister Chrissie was also an actress, linked to both Mick Jagger and Steve Marriott of the Small Faces.
In March 2011, the BBC announced that the story of her relationship with David Bailey will be explored in a film, We'll Take Manhattan, with Karen Gillan playing the part of Shrimpton.
(not really looking amazing as Jean...)
There's always something special between England and Milan.
It seems that with the international crisis, only footballers and musicians can afford to have children... well, now also the music industry is in a crisis.
But if you can, remember to call your children "BeadyEye" :) by the end of the year, as Liam Gallagher said.
Let's see who will have the guts (to ride the crocodile :), as the album artwork).
Lie back and think of England, lol.
Funny man Cassano, 29, was taken to hospital shortly after his side's 2-3 win in Roma against his ex team last Saturday.
The Italy international was said to have suffered impaired vision and had problems talking and moving.
Cassano recently stated football has left him exhausted and revealed he intends to quit the game in 2014.
A statement from the Italian giants read: "...the recovery time will probably be a few months." So now there are rumours of Alessandro Del Piero joining AC Milan and it's not sure Cassano can play the 2012 European Championship. Anyway, Italy could have different choices: Manchester City's Balotelli, Di Natale, Rossi, Pazzini, Matri, etc., but Cassano is an unique player and character, also City was interested in him.
The other day the AC Milan legend Gattuso, who is having a serious problem with his eye and maybe can't play football anymore, explained his problem and had an AC shirt with the name of Simoncelli on it.
Photo above: AC just a few minutes after the news of the accident last Sunday. Ironically, as Marco was an AC fan, they had the only match at that hour (and won 3-4 though they were losing 3-0, it never happened something like this to AC).
The event "Eicma international exhibition" will be dedicated to him.
Another event for Halloween: 10 euros for how much beer you want (while supplies last, lol), @ our usual Football English pub where Liam Gallagher and many celebrities have been.
I brought a deejay console there and since then they're making parties aha.
I don't know if I'm going but as usual I'll cook a sweet "risotto alla zucca" pumpkin rice at home, as we "milanese" people taught to Beckham.
There's also a party @ our Hollywood club.
The image is from Heineken, that is one of Manchester City sponsors (on Tuesday they won their first...Heineken Champions League game ;). ...when last year Unicredit bank (thieves who had problems with justice the other day) was the Champions League main sponsor (and Inter Milan sponsor), Inter Milan won the cup thanks to 15 referee "mistakes"... oh just a coincidence eh. Another coincidence: Bayern Munich bank sponsor was associated to Unicredit and Bayern was the other finalist...
By the way: there's some rumour about Tevez, who argued with City, joining AC Milan next January.
Other news: also Paul McCartney got married (about time lol...no, it's the 3rd time :) and he will start his new tour (or honey moon? :) as Noel Gallagher) from Italy, Milan gig is on 27 November.
There's also a party tonight @ Hollywood club about getting married.
And as an Oasis song "Married with children"...
He's the new Italian talent (father from Egypt), last year playing for Padova as playmaker, played a few minutes so far and already scored a nice and important goal @ San Siro, vs strong Udinese, at his first game (a few players can do that), saving the match (1-1). Inter Milan wanted to buy him, but AC was faster. Inter quite sleeping and losing pieces. Manchester City were also interested in him, but he's an AC fan.
I think it's ok, I still prefer Beady Eye.
Total Members of Noel Gallagher site: 34,000.
Don't tell me that Noel's site is newer, 'cause the man is around since 1991 and should have many more fans.. MILLIONS. You can join. Help him, lol. After all, he is GOD, lol...as they say.
(Stranded on) the wrong beach
Stop the clocks
She recently wrote a book about fashion world, "Senza tacchi" (without heels) and works for Sky.
All summed up, she's very complete.
She studied theatre and was also in the film "Ocean's Twelve", featuring Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, George Clooney. Even though I prefer "Ocean's Eleven" :)
this is difficult to organize (as the people are always busy or lazy), but we'd like to do it soon or later, when you want. Not in the summer 'cause it's too hot, not in the winter 'cause it's obviously too cold, not in the spring with pollen, so this is the right season now, and it's still sunny.
If we manage to organize one, then we could make other ones in the future.
For the first one, we'd choose the capital of football: Milan, the most winning one in history (AC Milan 18 international trophies, founded by a group of English&Italians + Inter Milan 9).
I've known girls who play football, and they play better than boys.
The place (Tennis Club Barona) is where we boys used to play football and the girls went to see us.
more details soon
dedicato alle calciatrici Lily ed Emily dall'Inghilterra, e calciatrici Selina e Kristina dalla Germania.
questo è difficile da organizzare (siccome la gente è sempre impegnata o pigra), ma ci piacerebbe farlo prima o poi, quando volete.
Non in estate perchè fa troppo caldo, non in inverno perchè ovviamente fa troppo freddo, non in primavera coi pollini, la stagione giusta è questa, e c'è ancora il sole.
Se riusciamo a farne una, poi potremmo farne altre in futuro.
Per la prima, sceglieremmo la capitale del calcio: Milano, la più vittoriosa nella storia (Milan 18 trofei internazionali, fondato da un gruppo di inglesi&italiani + Inter 9).
Ho conosciuto ragazze che giocano a calcio, e giocano meglio dei ragazzi.
Il posto (Tennis Club Barona) è dove noi ragazzi giocavamo a calcio e le ragazze venivano a vederci.
altre info prossimamente
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