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Peregrine Heathcote (born in London in 1973) paints a world of the past in which both travel and women were truly glamorous.
I really like the best of his work - this picture, for example, and also this.

"Brick Wall" by the Russian photographer BRoman (Brom)

This is one of nice sequence of portraits that (I think) starts here - and I also particularly like this one. Thanks, weepingbeauty!

"Peregrine Heathcote's paintings conjure a world of intoxicating glamour and intrigue, slipping across the boundaries of time to fuse iconic pre-war design with modern conceptions of beauty and silverscreen-era romance."

I snaffled this gratefully from Les's extraordinarily beautiful SU pages, where treasure is to be found no matter where you look.

Thankfully, Les is now here on Categorian!

A lovely image, copyright by the Russian studio ArtWom

BBC TV 'Mistresses' with Orla Brady and Sarah Parish
(Original post: August 25th, 2010)

I didn't see the previous two series of Mistresses, but I am greatly enjoying the third one.

The glam image to the left conveys a typical sex-and-shopping romp for the chicks, but (like the name "Mistresses") it doesn't convey anything of the current series, which is an excellently produced, fascinating working-out of tangled relationships with very little glamour.

I like all of the actresses who play the "Mistresses", but IMO the two who make it as good as it is are Orla Brady and Sarah Parish, shown below.

Hollywood moguls, apparently, consider that any woman over 40 is no longer attractive (an attitude that the typical Frenchman, for example, would consider barking). Orla Brady (who gave Wallander a brief interlude of happiness in the English-version episode called "Firewall"), is currently 49, and Sarah Parish is currently 42.

And then there is Sarah's screen mother, the still absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley, now 64 and wearing her age with beauty, dignity and grace.

Those Hollywood moguls need to wake up.

BTW: another multi-season BBC series featuring a fabulous collection of oldies (in this case mostly male, but including the wonderful Amanda Redman) is New Tricks. This still startles the BBC with record audiences whenever it slips a single episode of a past series into an inconvenient gap in its schedules.

Orla Brady and Sarah Parish

A very appealing photo by Yuliya Shevchenko

Thanks to Deanie for finally tracking down the author for me!

"The Shroud" by Brett Hochkins - from his album Kharu - A New Leaf

A beautiful subject and beautiful colours!