back to the drawing board….metaphorically speaking (although a real drawing board would be Nice)

darlings

*farofflooktothemiddledistance*

sometimes Things just Don’t Work Out.

but that’s ok.

even when it’s a book promo video shoot.

(pauses)

you see – the Industry (whomever they Are) decreed (is that the same as the sort of Tweet that King Herod might have put out? oh dear, can you imagine being His digital consultant……) – that a Talking Head is the way to sell a book.

mais non.

not when we saw it.

although who-we-are-in-RL did a valiant job but it just Didn’t Look Like a teamgloria production (because it wasn’t one – #notetoselves)

and the director did her (how modern) best. and the MUP (remember? make up and hair artist) did her best too.

but in the end, really, it’s about us (not who-we-are-in-RL).

so we’re Taking this baby over (there’s not really a baby, we just got a bit mobster’s moll for a second then).

back to the drawing board.

a cute teamgloria productions with a twinkle and inter-titles-like-a-silent-movie will arrive within the next week or so.

*chews_pencil*

now we just need the Right outfit to Direct this.

something in satin (naturally) and yet which emits deep Authority.

we’ll get back to you (although if you have a link or two – perhaps one with Ms Joan Crawford, or Collins, we adore both, do Send).

and in other news:

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we woke up before the dawn.
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because the Hollywood Trades had arrived. 5469c7fa7a1111e3af0c12857895c600_8

and it was going to be another one of those mornings that comes under the heading of:

“gosh, yes, this is Exactly how we thought it would Be!”

because we had a 7AM (our time) call on the princess-phone with our Publisher (such a delicious word) in england (hence the early hour and location) about promotional copy for the book launch for messrs apple and amazon (for ms. kindle and miss. iPad) 99614cc8799111e3863312af00698892_8

of course the call went well because we are still *swooning* from the walk down 3rd street promenade last evening when we gazed deeply at the chandeliers in the Shop that starts small people (aka children, not people of shorter stature although we’re sure they Adore chandeliers too) Early on their journey into blingcc84f398797811e391e112f156a0a67f_8the chandeliers gave us even more pleasure because we had already spent a quiet hour in the Library.

after a delicious morning (yesterday) at – well – we think we can tell You.

you see who-we-are-in-RL was asked (very nicely, with a lovely Scottish accent actually) to join the Committee (always a dubious hono(u)r but this is a very smart one) for the Innovation Awards at Brit Week and so we tagged along and hung out near the photocopier and waited and enjoyed the view (no pictures allowed on Government Property) and thought more clearly about our Directing task for her book promo 2.0.

a thought to leave you with:

July 18th 2011

before you-know-what happened we spent a quiet night pondering what-might-happen and where-would-we-end-up (hopefully Los Angeles, but it looks Ever so Unlikely at that point) and whenever we got down (which happened quite a lot more in those days) we decoupaged (doesn’t everyone?)

and we made this.

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imagine.

it was a sultry day (because Manhattan does a sultry summer July very convincingly) and we got covered in decoupage clue in a most wistful way.

and now LOOK – we LIVE IT***

This year’s weekly column Where Shall We Meet by Sophia Stuart was one of the site’s biggest attractions. Where should you go if a friend and you want to go shopping? Check this out. Where do you go if you want to house a meeting? Check this out. Where do you go if you just want a casual place to hang out with someone? Check this out. All of the entries in this series are fantastic but here are a few of our favorites from this year.

and, well, we’ll be meeting Anjelica Huston next week.

*blush*

right.

time to Concentrate.

we need to start looking back at some of our “previous work” to get inspiration for a teamgloria productions book promo of our own.

like, well, this one:

***careful with the Vision boards and decoupage – it might just come True *shivers_deliciously*

now where’s our AD and grip? (vocab alert: assistant director and the biggish chap with the sticky tape who moves large objects and the camera around)

Los Angeles Stories – and one of them will be performed in a nice british accent @LAImYours

well.

darlings.

we’re a tiny bit shy to share this with you.

but we Just had a run-through on the Princess Phone with our Editor-in-Chief, Mr. K. Fitzpatrick, and it seems all is On Track for us to perform *squeal* at the new story-telling event (yes, live, and in the flesh – well – probably draped in something soft and black with pearls and Doctor Martens; the shiny patent leather ones) called Los Angeles Stories:  

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Oh.

sorry.

of course.

September 26th.

are you in Town then?

would you like to come?

here’s the link to get tickets online (very Modern, as William would say).

just to give you tiny Taste of what we’ll be weaving as our magical (but very true) Tale – here are a couple of lines…….

The French windows (which had looked so nice in the pictures online) were cracked and looked straight out onto the street. I sat down on the shag-pile carpet and made a list. Whenever I get worried about things, I make a list.

A friend suggested I moved – temporarily – into someone’s spare room in silver lake.

we’ll publish the whole story (it’s about 6 minutes to read) online after we appear on stage.

and if Mr. Fitzpatrick records it (which he might well do, he knows how to do that sort of thing, he’s Terribly Clever in a young Charles Ryder sort of a way – but with tattoos and an American accent) – we’ll even link to that as well.

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gosh.

so exciting!

ACTING.

haven’t done *that* for a while.

*lookstocamera*

actually that’s not Strictly True.

we did have a job in Corporate America.

lingering with fellow europeans in beverly hills

darlings

we write to you mid-sip of a freshly squeezed melange of fruits and vegetables – it’s been a delicious day but we’ve been quite frankly rushed off our (with lovely Work) size 9 doctor marten originals and completely forgot to post!

the fruits of lingering with europeans in cafes is most definitely paying off.

here’s another Record(you knew that was coming didn’t you?)
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Talking of Post (in another Context) both william And george sent missives today.

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We do adore a glimpse into the pastoral beach scenes of the garden-of-england and we do Hope william will be reporting from both the Oyster festival and Ladies Bowling.

Delicious.

gelato with jessica denay @HotMomsClubBuzz and (another) incomprehensible french film.

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our sweet little piece about gelato and Jessica Denay just hit the virtual newsstands so we Had to share it with you!

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and here’s a Helpful Link (because we do like to be Helpful) to Jessica’s books (we adore knowing other Authors).

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and when the day’s work was done (earlier than expected – it’s summertime here – which is confusing because it’s Los Angeles which means it’s Always Summer Time – but people still get Summer Scheduling issues Here) we went to the Movies (because we like to do that).

what did we see?

to be honest we’re Not sure (what it was About).

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THIS JUST IN: our review Hot Off the Interweb Press

back to today

*yawnsgently*

(only through the first few sips of coffee thus far)

we HOPE we’re going to meet one of our Hollywood Producer (business) crushes today – but one never knows – it’s been rescheduled *thinks* a Lot.

so we’ll see.

but we’ve read the book and are ready with-the-questions so here’s hoping, darlings.

see you later?

oh, that’s lovely.

yes, wear that one.

it suits your eyes and fair complexion.

those boots?

gosh.

where Are you going today?

do. tell.

well hello, helmut (newton).

gosh.

darlings.

yesterday, who-we-are-in-RL went to the Press Preview (we ADORE a Press Preview) of Herr. Helmut Newton’s exhibition and we tagged along (because it was in the CAA building and we’re sending Ever Such Intense Vibes in their direction for our movie scripts).

back to the Pictures.

*gasps*

blimey.

bit saucy.

*coversEyes*

but who-we-are-in-RL seems to have some Experience writing about such things and got an Arts Piece Published here:

we have No Idea where on earth she picked up such allusions and illusions and other things.

no idea At All.

*lookstocamera*

we took some very nice pictures at and around the CAA building and (*shhhhh* don’t tell anyone) Inside the Exhibition.

would you like to see them?

you are terribly Kind.

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thank goodness they laid on a lovely calming Lunch for Members of the Press (even chocolate-covered strawberries – yum – and a sandwich with multi-grain bread – with a fruit salad – delicious).

let’s look at that article again

blimey.

who knew?

and we thought she was just a Suit all those years.

still waters run deep.

just saying.

coffee and a column and a rainbow.

darlings

we had a most glam (and slightly overwhelming) day yesterday (due to the nature of the Helmut Newton Press Preview – we adore a press preview – more on that later – piece goes Live at 2PM!) and in the middle-of-it-all, we checked our digital device and said

hurrah!  our column just went live at noon

which is ever such a nice feeling.

would you like to read it?

oh. you are Most Kind.

Screen Shot 2013-06-27 at 7.21.43 AMwe also heard of some Legal news from our friends who are awaiting such things yesterday.

several of our friends are married (more of them are d.i.v.o.r.c.e.d but we live in difficult times, darlings) and some of them are married to men and some are married to women and some of them Are men (who are married to men) and some of them are middle-aged hollywood executives who have trophy wives (and yes, are women themselves but it seems a mid-life crisis of fast cars and faster blondes can hit anyone, love).

it’s not something we’ve ever done (marriage or d.i.v.o.r.c.e) – and we’ve not Yet reached a midlife crisis although our Friends of who-we-are-in-RL have raised an eyebrow at Some Of Our Choices……

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so when we heard of the Jubilation in the Streets of West Hollywood, we knew that the learned Judges in Washington had made a good decision.

our friends at the Guardian have a nice piece here if you’re mystified by the discursive nature of our dialogue.

so that’s lovely.

can we be a Little Controversial for a moment?

*coughs*

here-we-go

we have to say we are disappointed that everyone felt the need to be so Acceptably Corporate and dressed-for-the-middle-cubicle in their Attire – *sighs* – we get the point – they don’t want to shock the horses but really?

we wanted to be Different.

we never wanted to Fit In.

Ever.

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don’t let your beauty fade.

the reason we went to calabasas, darlings.

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this week’s column is here!

so exciting.

well.

*pauses*

actually.

yes.

it IS exciting.

we love meeting all these glorious new people with who-we-are-in-RL (some of them not-so-new-to-us but equally precious a meeting-of-minds-and-aesthetics) and writing about them.

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yup.

*lookstocamera*

That’s why We Were In Calabasas the other day……

isn’t life delicious?

postscript: we went to a certain place for lunch today and sat at the same table where we wrote this piece previously (and *coughs* actually ordered exactly-the-same-thing) and the lovely waiter said:

are you familiar with our menu?

(note to europeans: they say that sort of thing in Los Angeles)

and we smiled (prettily) and said (demurely)

why, yes.

yes.

we were DYING to say –

actually we wrote a rather lovely piece about this place for Los Angeles, I’m Yours

but we decided against it.

so what we did say was:

a pot of tea (P G Tips is fine) with milk on the side please (cold, skim – you have to ask – Angelenos don’t really do hot tea) and the lovely salad with the green goddess dressing.

then we opened up a selection of poetry (thank you Los Angeles County Library Request Materials Service) and proceeded to dream of far-off places and Adventures.

scenes from wednesday: burbank, warner bros, nickelodeons and milkshakes on the other table

darlings

we Must get Ready – we’re working at the photographic studio today and we need to apply the mascara-to-the-lashes and slip out into the morning traffic over Laurel Canyon.

but first – very quickly – a few scenes from Wednesday –

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we had a meeting-with-Potential not far from here with regard to Something New and deeply interesting for who-we-are-in-RL
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a glimpse at the table opposite as we had a very LA lunch (chicken salad sandwich on toasted sourdough with a cup of chicken noodle soup) – *sighs* – yup – no milkshake for us right now and we’re looking slimmer already (in a non-diet-way)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

put another nickel in the nickelodeon…….(we once did an audition and had to follow a fellow 9 year old who belted this out in hot pants – we were Mortified – she had a stage mother – we did not ;-)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA*sighs*

the heartbreak melodies. #perfection.

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and the column came out at noon!

so – all in all – a very good day.

WAIT!

the evening was also excellent.

there was a long(ish) walk to a friend’s house, past abandoned copies of Wired (Somebody Just Kicked Out A Geek?) and twinkle lights at twilight and a sense of deliciousness while strolling past Spanish style balconies and stopping-to-smell-the-roses (they were very fragrant – note to self – avoid thorns – at all times).

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is THAT the time….?

see you later darlings.

*smilingviatheinterweb*

lovely hair cut – is it new?

flirty curls. always a winner.

a moment of reverie in a gallery called #FaheyKlein

darlings

we’ve Very Busy Working right now but just wanted to let you know that our latest column Just Went Live (don’t you adore the interweb?)

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwe took this picture outside the gallery while we were Gathering our Thoughts, slightly nervous (actually) about meeting the great David Fahey…….can you tell?

*shylooktocamera*

more. to. come.

#rushingOff.

do forgive >xx

 

cafes, galleries, purple blossoms and the column

darlings

a few snapshots from today – another magical set-of-moments – revolving most deliciously around cafes, meetings-with-deeply-interesting-people, galleries, writing, more photographs and the purple blossom *looksvaguelytocamera* which must have a pretty name but we can’t recall it right now (do you know? you do? do tell!) which is covering los angeles with its inky fronds.

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oh yes.

and we met one of our Artistic Heroes today – we interviewed David Fahey for next week’s column and *swooned* at seeing the originals of The Greats on the walls.

most Especially this one. 

oh god.

the stories, darlings.

the Tales of photographers and travel and the Eye and the spirit and everything.

we are going to enjoy writing next week’s column.

what’s that?

oh.

you are delicious.

thank you for asking.

this week’s column?

An art supply store and a pie shop from the early 1970s. 

you are Most Kind.

*wavingfromlosangeles*