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Alicia Drake

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Alicia Drake I keep writing. The more time you spend sitting down and writing, the more writing you get done. And I try free-writing in my notebooks. I don't stop …moreI keep writing. The more time you spend sitting down and writing, the more writing you get done. And I try free-writing in my notebooks. I don't stop and read other people's novels as that just makes me want to cry. Well, I guess sometimes I do if I am feeling particularly self-indulgent in my writer's block, then I read other novels and I look at reviews and I look up how long it took them to write their novel. That is why it is really best to just keep writing and not looking up. Wear blinkers.(less)
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I was living in Paris in the 6ème arrondissement, near to the Jardin du Luxembourg. I have five children, which meant I spent a lot of my days walking. I walked back and forth across the jardin every day, several times a day, through the different seasons. I saw children coming out of school, hanging out in the jardin. I saw them playing football on the dalle, I saw them getting dropped off at the Read more of this blog post »
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“Corey was hanging out down by the port one afternoon with Karl and Jacques when a bus-load of american tourists drove by, and in a moment of clarity Corey suddenly perceived Karl in the light of reality rather than through the kaleidoscope of fashion: the tourists were staring open-mouthed through the bus windows, ice creams held in mid-air, gawping at the apparition that was Karl. Jacques was driving the mobylette and Karl sat behind riding side-saddle dressed in hot pants, long strands of pearls and dark glasses; he was wielding a raw frankfurter straight from the packet in one hand and a bottle of coca-cola in the other. I remember thinking "I am with this total freak," says Corey.”
Alicia Drake, The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

“It deified a certain posture: static, cream-shouldered, jutting hips, cigarette poised between lipstick and eternity.”
Alicia Drake, The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

“And opposite Jacques sat Karl Lagerfeld, German ready-to-wear designer, lavish in wing collar and monocle, a fashion force in the making.”
Alicia Drake, The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

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