Fragrance, Musings

Last night I wore Musc Ravageur

“You smell divine” the host said while opening the door of his apartment to this cold wreck of a man. A waltz of raised eyebrows on my face and a quick detour to safer topics to avoid any comment on the fragrance I was actually wearing. I simply did not mean to smell divine. I […]

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Fragrance, Musings

Last night I wore Tsar

As I roll myself in bed, equipped with the pungent kind of headache that only gin is able to deliver as well as the sinewy rasp of an evening faultily spent in a smoking area somewhere in the far east of London, elegant whiffs of powdery soap levitate drowsily from my wrists: Last night I […]

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Daily

Milva: Absolute Icon

Milva. Milva, Milva Milva and Milva again. At The Lujon Magazine we just adore Milva. We rarely ponder on a chanteuse’s natural disposition to crystal-clear diction, but if this has to be considered one of the many reasons why Milva is a huge Camp phenomena, then so be it. We are not going to indulge […]

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Art

Leonardo’s Proposition: The finger of St. John the Baptist

Before approaching John’s audacious gesture, it is worth considering sexuality as a modern addition to human kind vocabulary, as mentioned by Michel Foucault. Although the Renaissance could easily suggest some high libertinism, it is rather depicted as the rebirth of sensuality. As a synonym of carnal desires and pagan temptations, the ancient transparency did not re-appear for the intelligentsia’s sake: Christian […]

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Art

Jean Gabriel Domergue and the invention of the pin-up

“Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up“. He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. From 1955 until 1962 […]

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Fashion, Inspiration

In praise of Natalia Pavlovna Paley’s legendary glamour

A professional fag-hag if there ever has been one, today we raise our glasses to the inimitable Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley Countess von Hohenfelsen, first cousin of the Tzar Nicholas II and one-time wife of couturier Lucien Lelong. Born in Boulogne-sur-Seine (in a house formerly owned by Princess Zenaide Ivanovna Youssoupoff, nonetheless) on the 5th […]

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Inspiration

Zsa Zsa Gabor exercises: It’s Simple Darling!

Yes Zsa Zsa, but how simple exactly? Apparently extremely simple Darling. In this precious gem of a Youtube clip the one, the only Zsa Zsa Gabor stretches a bit with the help of two gentle-looking hulks that smile and giggle. While literally being put in position by said gentle giants, Miss Gabor just never shuts […]

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Photography

George Platt-Lynes: Pictures of men

George Platt-Lynes was born on April 15, 1907 in East Orange, New Jersey. But it is after his move to Paris in 1925, where he then met artists such as Réne Crevel, Man Ray, Gertrude Stein and others, that his artistic spark was originally ignited. Inspired by the effervescent Paris of Cocteau and Bérard, Platt-Lynes returned […]

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Fashion, Inspiration

LOL: A portfolio of 50 Fashion caricatures

Fashion satire. Try to imagine a concept as such: Nowadays a professional risks to be blacklisted forever only for not shooting a full-look as designer intended, imagine if someone would illustrate fully fledged satire for some of the outlandish fashions we see parading down the runway.

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