September 10th, 2013

andrew potter

Baptiste Giabiconi & Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt on 10 September 1933 in Hamburg) is a German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris. He has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art related projects, most notably as head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel. Lagerfeld has his own label fashion house, as well as the Italian house Fendi.

Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg. He has claimed he was born in 1938, by Elisabeth (born Bahlman) and his Swedish father Otto Lagerfeldt. He is known to insist that no-one knows his real birth date: Interviewed on French television in February 2009, Lagerfeld said that he was "born neither in 1933 nor 1938." His older sister, Martha Christiane (a.k.a. Christel), was born in 1931. Lagerfeld also has an older half-sister, Thea, from his father's first marriage. His original name was Lagerfeldt (with a "t"), but he later changed it to Lagerfeld as "it sounds more commercial."

Lagerfeld grew up as the son of a wealthy businessman from Hamburg who was introducing condensed milk (Glücksklee-Milch GmbH) to Germany; his mother is from Berlin. According to Alicia Drake, Lagerfeld's mother, Elisabeth Bahlmann, was a lingerie saleswoman in Berlin when she met her husband and married him in 1930.

After attending a private school, Lagerfield finished his secondary education at the Lycée Montaigne in Paris, where he majored in drawing and history.

At the time, he had also been maintaining a design contract with the Japanese firm Isetan, to create collections for both men and women through 30 licenses; had a lingerie line in the US, produced by Eve Stillmann; was designing shoes for Charles Jourdan, sweaters for Ballantyne, and worked with Trevira as a fashion adviser.


Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris. He has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art related projects. In February 2011, there was the breaking news that Lagerfeld, age 77, was set to marry his long time boyfriend, 20 years old Baptiste Giabiconi, in summer 2011 at Karl’s 10 acre estate he purchased in 2008 on Grand Isle, Vermont. Later it was reported that Giabiconi was dating Kate Perry, but they apparently broke up in June 2012.


Evening Ensemble, House of Chanel, fall/winter 1990/91


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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Lagerfeld

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Randall Fostvedt (1953 - September 10, 1994)

Randall Fostvedt was a concert and record producer and artists representative. His corporate clients included Amnesty International and the Glenn Gould Foundation. He died on September 10, 1994, at St. Vincent's Hospital. He was 41 and lived in Manhattan.

The cause was AIDS, said Vincent Wagner, a friend.

Mr. Fostvedt represented many well-known performers, including Ivan Moravec, Albert Fuller, Rosalyn Tureck and Stephen Hough. His company, Randall Fostvedt Publicity/ Personal Representation, also had several major corporate clients, like Dorian and Nimbus Records, Amnesty International and the Glenn Gould Foundation. He was the producer of some award-winning recordings, by artists including Mr. Moravec, Julianne Baird and Robert Stallman.

Mr. Fostvedt was born in Marshall, Minn. He attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., and the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan. Before forming his company in 1985, he worked at the public relations firm Ernest Gilbert & Associates. He also produced concerts at Carnegie Hall, the 92d Street Y and the Kennedy Center.

He is survived by his companion, Robert Shelton; his mother, Lucille A. Hay; stepfather, Donald Hay; a sister, Janeen Taveirne, and a grandmother, Mathilde Fostvedt.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1994/09/13/obituaries/randall-fostvedt-music-producer-41.html

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: M.A. Church - Shadows in the Night

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Atlanta in October (http://gayromlit.com/grl-authors) a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: everyday I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments!

And the ebook giveaway goes to Lena

Today author is M.A. Church: M.A. Church lives in the southern United States and spent many years in the elementary education sector. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two children. Her hobbies are gardening, walking, attending flea markets, watching professional football, racing, and spending time with her family on the lake. But her most beloved hobby is reading. From an early age, she can remember hunting for books at the library. Later nonhuman and science fiction genres captured her attention and drew her into the worlds the authors had created. But always at the back of her mind was the thought that one day, when the kids were older and she had more time, she would write a book. By sheer chance she stumbled across a gay male romance story on the web and was hooked. A new world opened up and she fell in love. Thus the journey started. When not writing or researching, she enjoys reading the latest erotic and mainstream romance novels.
Website: http://machurch00.blogspot.com
Most recent title : Perfect
Publishers: Dreamspinner Press, Storm Moon Press, Changeling Press, Romance First Publishing

Shadows in the Night by M.A. Church
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623806410
ISBN-13: 978-1623806415
Amazon: Shadows in the Night
Amazon Kindle: Shadows in the Night

When Chip Riley's beloved granny passes away, she leaves him all her money, her land, and a house that needs some tender love and care. She never mentioned the legacy comes with a Native American shifter who intends to claim Chip as his mate.

Jason Sky has lived since buffalo roamed the land. When his totem spirit, a black cougar, saves a little girl, he doesn't realize that generations later, her grandson will become his mate, leaving him to take on a modern man with modern ideas. But that's the least of his problems.

Garon, another shifter with a long-held hatred for Jason, plots to kidnap Chip and lure Jason to his death. Soon Chip finds himself in an untenable position between a rock and a hard place. A leap of faith may be the only way to save himself and the man he's learned to love.

Kindly offered by Dreamspinner Press


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Gay Romance Challenge: September 2013

Here is the Bestsellers List on Amazon I'm referring to for the challenge:

Bestsellers in Gay Fiction

And here is the actual situation (in bold the books I read with link to the review and marked as New the books entering the Challenge this month):

1) Lessons Learned (Assassin-Shifters 19) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EX4UIV0/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
2) Strong Enough (Family Series) by Cardeno C.
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EVI70UA/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
3) His Roommate's Pleasure by Lana McGregor
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CC68G7Y/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
4) The Omega and the Assassin by Stephani Hecht
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F21KXAO/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
5) The Mountain Man's Mate by Charlie Richards
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F22NSP0/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
6) Learning Curve (Life Lessons 4) by Kaje Harper
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F0WQNHM/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
7) Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water 1) by SE Jakes
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F1XU31W/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
8) Strength of the Wolf by Kendall McKenna
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F0WX4QA/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
9) The Haunted Heart: Winter by Josh Lanyon
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ES54BZ8/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
10) And Manny Makes Three (Gay Romance) by Trina Solet
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EZC3XJO/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:

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