Maestro Berman

This man is a pop culture connaisseur and he was the big maestro being the creative aspect of one of the most groundbreaking magazine of the 20th century.

The Chronicle

Matt Berman has this artistic eyes and you can witness it on his Instagram account and by rediscovering George’s magazine.

When George came out (still talking about the magazine), I was a curious teenager wishing that she will be a writer while being older and wiser. I’m still in the process of it at 34.

I always had an interest of what is going on around the world but I would find to much of a work reading The Economist at thirteen. And I must admit, I was reading those teen magazine such as Tiger Beat and grab the weekly my mother-in-law Paris Match when I was spending the weekend with my father.

Then came George and I was really intrigued because at the time, I never saw a cover of one of the most gorgeous supermodel being dress as George Washington with such coolness, sassiness and getting a interest on a another way of thinking about politics. Mixing politics and pop culture was a perfect marriage. George was ahead of his time.

Look at today…

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When Matt’s book came out in 2014 JFK Jr., George and Me, I was happy to finally read about the man that gave us those amazing covers and brought that little je ne sais quoi in an artistic way to this phenomenon (with the help of his boss of course).

The two masters

I read his book 2 times (in this spring, I read again like it was the first time) and for a young girl that felt like an outsider when I was younger, I felt like I was having a conversation with a friend that I dealt with a really traumatic incident and that didn’t stop him to conquer the publishing world by a storm. His wicked sense of humour and his dedication for the magazine which I could have work at George and witness it everyday or at least have a summer job there as a young teenager.

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I laughed so much while reading and I cried as much. Truly, one of the best books I read because it was so honest, so real and you can feel he did love his job and like RoseMarie, he is truly a fiercely friend that will defend you no matter what.

RoseMarie and Matt

The chapter about the shooting of Barbra Streisand cover was like you would expect of the diva. Grandiose and so funny. But every anecdotes are well written and you have this feeling that you were actually there.

John was Matt brother. They were brothers in crime ”BIC”. RoseMarie and Carolyn were the sisters in crime too. It would have been a riot to share a happy hour with them.

 

This is a true hymn to friendship. They will always be family for life.

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JFK Jr., George and Me

I’m rooting for another book from Matt. On his Instagram, he post some amazing never been seing pictures of some famous people like Catherine, Sofia, Marilyn, Marlon, Grace and the list goes on. A beautiful photography book with his picks will be amazing! We can witness is maestro skills while browsing the Lucky Brand  website, some really cool advertising campaigns and on his website.

Matt Berman is in my eyes one of the most talented Advertising Creative force Maestro of our time.

Matt Berman

Matt Berman Twitter

http://www.themattbermanstudio.com

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Ready to Start

If I was pure, you know I would… Win Butler sang on the Ready to Start epic song from The Suburbs album of my hometown band Arcade Fire. P.S. The song Signs of Life is the TRACK!!!! Ok back to my Sunday topic.

Arcade Fire 2017

Now, I’m ready.

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Driven to perfection Chronicle Style

For what actually you must ask yourself.

I’m ready to talk to you about a brand new radio show I’m listening on CBC radio from two gorgeous, smart, funny and articulate ladies.

I will tell like it is but Montreal commercial radio station are such a boredom. The song are on rotation and the people on the mic are basically not very fun to listen. With the exception of some university radio station and some really good show on the CBC radio.

Again, one of my prayer has been answered. I always admired Isabelle Racicot for her easy-going interviewing style when I was a younger girl watching her on Flash. I wanted so bad to have the same coolness when she was talking to some celebrities. She have the really authentic vibe surrounding her when she is engaging a conversation with her interlocutor.

Isabelle Raicot

As for Martine St-Victor, I discover this unstoppable woman while reading an article on the La Presse journal of few years back and I was amazed as a young woman that founded her P.R empire and seem like the big sister I could have hang out as a kid.

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Isabelle and Martine inspire me to keep rocking and kicking Chronicle Style. The fact that they are doing a radio show in English is another proof of their audacity since they are know as francophone public personality in Quebec. Like me, they are Haitian-Canadian and really proud to show it. You can see the beautiful friendship between the two of them. You cannot ask for better host actually.

Isabelle et Martine

We had the honour to listen at their radio show some really laid-back but insightful interview with Malcolm Gladwell (his book Blink is one of my most precious book). You can even feel that Mr. Gladwell was enjoying this talk. And they had a very fun talk with Laura Wasser. She is the lawyer of Hollywood heavyweight when the fairytale of a Hollywood marriage is going south.

Let’s not forget that they did talk with Oprah skin guru Jennifer Brodeur. A beautiful interview actually and Ms. Brodeur is a fighter. Those are the kind of interview I really like and find like a breeze of fresh air.

I can’t even wait the next episode like I do listen again the old one over and over again type of situation.

The girls with Malcom Gladwell episode

I will let you discover the new version of Batman and Robin duo. Maybe one day, I will have the chance to chill out with them at CBC studio talking about The C. Hmm, okay girl, keep dreaming!

Seat at the Table CBC

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Chiara

Ma saison préférée, À nous deux, Trois coeurs, Bastards, Saint-Amour et K.O.

Ce sont les films que nous avons vu à l’oeuvre le talent et le charme de Chiara Mastroianni dans un long répertoire de plus de 40 films à son actif.

Miss Mastroianni

Elle est la fille de deux géants du cinéma mais elle a su tracer son propre chemin à sa façon.

I were sunglasses at night

Son jeu d’actrice est d’une simplicité et en même temps d’une complexité comme le personnage de Sophie Berger qu’elle a incarné dans le film Trois Coeurs de Benoit Jacquot au côté de Charlotte Gainsbourg et de Benoit Poelvoorde.

Charlotte et Chiara

Elle est le ying du yang de Benjamin Biolay. Vous pouvez en être témoin en écoutant la chanson Encore Encore! Je la trouve géniale comme chanteuse. Être actrice était quasiment inévitable pour elle mais la chanson, quelque chose me dit que c’est là qu’on découvre Chiara.

 

Pour Chiara comme Charlotte, à mon avis, elle dégage ce côté ultra cool que j’adore. Oui elle a  une telle passion pour le 7e art que son père Marcello, sa mère Catherine et sa tante Françoise respiraient également.

On pourra revoir Chiara en 2018 dans le long métrage de Claire Darling Le Dernier Vide-Grenier. Vivre le Cinéma Beaubien afin que je puisse voir ce film à Montréal.

J’ai un profond amour pour le cinéma français et italien. Je suis contente que des actrices comme Chiara me permet d’apprécier et d’aimer davantage les films européens. Elle sont réalistes, parfois très ”in your face” mais vrai. J’ai toujours l’impression de retrouver une partie de moi-même dans leurs personnages.

Madame M

Chiara continuera à m’amener dans d’autres voyages à travers ses rôles et je crois que nous serons plusieurs passagers à la suivre.

Chiara Mastroianni à l’émission C à vous

Grazie Chiara!

Chiara

So Far, So Good

I couldn’t wait the six months anniversary of The Chronicle to do this little video.

This spring has been very enlightening and new collaborations and friendship has been made.

The best is yet to come for The C. Let’s continue to have fun and to discover new bands, new artists, talking about the world of Pop Culture, living and breathing our passion for sports ( yesss Golden States are the champs).

Ok back to the main topic. Here a nice throwback spring moment.

Enjoy!

 

Everlasting Light

What a weekend in Montreal.

The weather was fantastic, The FrancoFolies Festival started and rocked the city. We are lucky that it will still be at the Quartier des Spectacles until June 18th.

The FrancoFolies Website

You know I will talk about the  F1.

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Lewis Hamilton

We are the best crowd for every occasion. The best there is!

The Crowd

F1 for life 

On a sad note, this weekend, a legend left us. Mr. Adam West was my first and most memorable Batman.

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Everyday on the TVAchannel  at 1 pm during the summer vacation, I was there in front of my tv to watch at the same batchannel and battime my favorite Cape Crusader. BING, BANG, POW!

How can we not remember Batman dance  moves. It is still on that day my got to go rocking this dance floor move.

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And he was my favorite Mayor.

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Ok, he was a little neurotic as a mayor but damn, Adam West has one wicked sense of humor.

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We must be so grateful for all those wonderful memories that our loved ones left us.

This week on the C, I will talk about the FrancoFolies for sure, the NBA finals, this week Maestro and everything in between.

Hope to see you at the same Chronicle time and Chronicle channel.

Toudoulou

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Friday!

What a week!

May 1st week

Wu-Tang, The Santa Teresa Festival, Jaanika Peerna Montreal exposition and Ayrton Senna w

I can’t thank you enough my faithful readers for your consistency and your positif vibes.

As the world may seem a little crazier, some people have not so good intention with healthcare and decency  (we all know who there are), let try to keep our smile upon our faces and concentrate on happy thoughts, peaceful resolution and laughing moments.

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On that note, here my little buddy starting his day The Casamigos way.

Next week or maybe this weekend, I will do a little Chronicle about Casamigos! I am a big tequila fan and why not writing about this award winning tequila.

Salute

Bily the tequila connaisseur

L’enfant amoureux du rock

Sandro Fogagnolo est un jeune homme rempli de rêves, de curiosité musicale et de sagesse.

Dans un très sympa café qui se nomme ironiquement l’anti-café qui se trouve au cœur du quartier des spectacles, je me suis entretenue avec ce jeune homme en quête de son évolution musicale et de ses ambitions.

Sandro est songeur

Retenez ce nom car je suis persuadée qu’il fera sa marque en tant que guitariste . Beau, charmant, un petit regard mystérieux et talentueux. C’est le mariage parfait!

Il ne se gêne pas de parler de ses influences musicales que ça soit par l’entremise de longues promenades en auto avec ses parents ou par cette propre découverte, il nous partage tout!

Je vais vous laisser charmer par cet être que je trouve extraordinaire et qui continuera à nous émerveiller dans son univers.

Voici le lien de sa page Instagram:

http://instagram.com/ghostfamepunx

Je vous présente Sandro Fogagnolo!

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