Tuesday, January 8, 2008

LA VIE EN ROSE

"Life in Pink"
The English translation of "La Vie en Rose", signature song of French singer Edith Piaf, ........ It sounds to me like a wonderful way to begin my year.

If you have not yet seen this incredible film, please do not hesitate. Chronicling the tragically short life of French icon Edith Piaf, it will make you want to travel more, do more, live more because you don't know when life can be cut short. Edith surely fit a large life into her 47 years. You really have no excuse not to indulge yourself, as the film is now on DVD. The story is heartrendingly beautiful, funny and sad. The acting is brilliant. The Music is, well, incomparably and classically French. C'est magnifique!

In honor of my new favorite movie, a few images to start your year off "In the Pink":

Home of artist Judith Hudson. Painting above chaise by Judith Hudson. Chaise draped in early 19th century French and Spanish embroidered textiles.

House and Garden October 1996

Marrakesh Home of Interior Designer Alessandra Lippini.

House and Garden, December 1996

Home by famed Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta

House and Garden, September 2000

Home of Friends Executive producer Kevin Bright and his Family. Interiors by Meg Joannides.

House and Garden, January 2007

MLK Studio's custom resin bathtub tub. Interior Design by Meg Joannides.

House and Garden, January 2007



Home of Mathilde Agostinelli of Prada. Daughter's bedroom design by Jacques Grange.

House and Garden, May 2006

33 comments:

Lisa & Alfie at The Pickled Hutch said...

I just mentioned this on my New Years blog! I absolutely loved this movie and am now an Edith Piaf fanatic. Great movie recommendation.

The Peak of Chic said...

Thank you for the movie recommendation- sounds like a great film! And I love the images here, particularly the Agostinelli room. One of my favorites!

Patricia Gray said...

Thanks for the tip. I must see the movie...I love her singing.

Arch at Rang said...

I am loving all the pink photographs:-)

Happy New Year 2008:-)

Will be back to chk on all the lovely posts:-)

Arch

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Gotta see it, Mrs. E is, of course, a big fan after finishing high school in France.

Don't forget the Kay Thompson's "Think Pink" homage .

And, interestingly (to me at least) pink was once thought too strong a colour for women to wear as it derives from red-- Mars, the God of War's color. Pink, was strictly for men...

katiedid said...

Hello lisa and alfie! I am so glad you dropped in! I love a good antique blogger.

katiedid said...

Hello Jennifer and Patricia- definitley worth renting! :)

katiedid said...

Hi Arch! Thanks for the visit and I will drop by your blog to catch up too!

katiedid said...

Hello arch! Thanks for the visit and I look forward to catching up with you too! :)

katiedid said...

Hello Mr. E!
Thank you for the visit! And also for the interesting tidbit about pink. Just more ammunition for me to get my husband into a pink oxford. He looks great in pink!

Jennifer said...

I love these pink rooms (especially that bathtub!!), and will definitely rent the movie. Thanks for the tip.

Bayou Contessa said...

I love the tufted pink beds! What dreams these would inspire! The chaise draped in gorgeous textiles is also dreamy. Thank you for this pretty pink post.
Julie

Mélanie said...

This movie is gorgeous And to see " la vie en rose " surrounded by rose is the best time in life .
Lovely post

Sheri said...

Wonderful film! I have a thing for seeing foreign films alone at this little art house theatre here in Houston. I saw this one and has to take my husband back to see it with me again. Merci!

katiedid said...

Hi Jennifer! I love that bathtub too! I can see it filled with rose petals. Sigh.

katiedid said...

Hello Melanie! Thanks for the visit! :)

katiedid said...

Hello Contessa! I have loved that bedroom for a long time! Can you beleive those beds were from a flea market?! I think I must move to France! :)

katiedid said...

Sheri! Thank you so much for the visit! I love your blog and the Edith Piaf music! HEY ALL! GO VISIT SHERI'S BLOG!

dianamuse said...

Oh, what a beautiful, romantic, inspiring post. I always enjoy a visit here! Piaf's life was (and is) such a gift to us all. And this performance is perfection.

Brilliant Asylum said...

That is a powerful film. Great post!

Alkemie said...

Hi Katie, Thanks for the recommendation. I'm definitely adding it to my netflix. My jaw dropped when I saw the last photo with the pink, completely tufted head and footboards. Wow!! I am addicted to tufted furniture and I haven't really seen a fully tufted footboard before. Plus it's Pink! Very cool!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Oh Katie ! these are delicious! I especially love the last one!! YUM!!!

michelle said...

I have seen the dvd, I have to go rent it now...I wouldn't have but now I have to! great pink finds too

Bhavna said...

Oh..its such a beautiful and touching movie! I watched it the first time on a 9hour long flight (of all the places), and then saw it again on DVD at my home!

Topsy Turvy said...

The image with the large pink Frida Kahlo is one of my favorites. As well the Jacques Grange girls room in quilted pink. Nice blog!

katiedid said...

Hello all! Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you all enjoy the film.
I think it may win a few Oscars!

katiedid said...

Hi Topsy!
Thanks for the visit! I am off to check out your blog! ;)

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Hi Katie! Hadn't seen a post in a bit so I thought I'd comment anyways! Happy weekend!

Melissa

halcyon said...

Oh no...nuh-uh. Those "PANK" beds look like Frank E. Campbell's Funeral Parlor. Who vacuums those tufts? Love everything else.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Katie - hurry up and come back to us!!

katiedid said...

Hi Melissa!
Sorry I've been gone so long. Life has way of getting very hectic around here. I miss ya! Thnaks for the visit. :)

katiedid said...

HA! Halcyon, you are crackin' me up! I guess it would be a chore to get the lint balls out of those tufts. I hadn't considered that. :D

katiedid said...

Hello all things!
I am trying to keep up with everything in my way o busy life. I will try to be better and post more...I promise! You made me smile today with your comment! :)