Last night I was looking through old magazines; flipping through a few trying to remember why I saved them. This New York Times Magazine from Fall 2000 was one I saved because of a beautiful piece about Pauline de Rothschild by Mitchell Owens with photographs of a fav actress I haven't seen in a movie for awhile, Illeana Douglas. She posed as Pauline in some amazing outfits and she's never looked better, more poised, more regal, more beautiful.
Photography by Brigitte Lacombe, styling by Barbara Turk
Mitchell writes, "My closets...burst with file boxes stuffed with love letters and diary entries, creased photographs and grubby engraved menu cards, newspaper clippings, and family reminiscences recorded on tape, even a scrap of silvery brocade from her bed. They are the building blocks of a biography still under construction, a story that beings in the bedroom of a rented flat in the 16th Arrondissement and ends in the lobby of a California hotel...."
"...Pauline de Rothschild was style personified. What she read, whom she loved and where she traveled...how she lived is still part of the vocabulary of stylish living." "She arranged her world like nobody else. She really was an artist, which is why people are interested in style are still mesmerized. It's all about individuality, which today is in short supply."
"...de Rothschild's unconventional mode of living remains the penultimate statement of life as a carefully considered work of art."