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Film | Actor Debrinna Mansini To Play Georgia O'Keeffe in 'Awakening In Taos'

Sasha Pivovarova By Mikael Jansson For Vogue US February As ‘Portrait Of The Artist’

Vogue’s February issue honors the American southwest from Georgia O’Keeffe to the handworked embellishment of the Navajo Indians. While Anne has always wanted to study the female-centric culture of the Navajo people, we can say that Georgia O’Keeffe, a consummate smart sensuality painter, has been an Anne love forever.

Checking in on the artist, we note that New Mexico actor Debrianna Mansini was selected to play O’Keeffe in ‘Awakening in Taos”. From PR Web:

“Awakening in Taos” is being produced by an independent Santa Fe based film company headed by an amazing woman in her own right, Kathleen Peters and her partner Mark Gordon. Just the kind of company that fits with Mansini’s vision of promoting the roles of women. The film itself explores the story of Mabel Dodge Luhan’s transformational life as a writer, salon hostess, art patron and catalyst for change, fostering the way for Modern American Art and culture to evolve into the early twentieth century. “Not only is the story one that needs to be told, it is fundamentally important to continue to pave the way for young men to see strong women as role models. Most people, men and women, i would bet, don’t know the importance Mabel had on our art history. It is exciting to be part of this film and this team. What else can I say? Marsha Mason and Ali MacGraw? I feel blessed and my own dedication to my craft is coming to fruition.”

Narrated by Ali MacGraw, “Awakening in Taos” features Marsha Mason as the voice of Mabel. Zoe Zimmerman is slated to play the young Mabel and Mansini will portray Georgia O’Keeffe in voice over and on camera dramatic scenes. Gordon says, “We were invited to the Georgia O’Keeffe museum to see Debrianna Mansini perform in a reading of the letters between O’Keeffe and her husband Alfred Stieglitz. My concept of O’Keeffe in our film was based upon documentary films of the artist in her 80’s, I really wasn’t seeing her as a young woman. Debrianna’s characterization of Georgia was beyond my expectations. She portrayed a passionate young woman in her 40’s, in love with Stieglitz yet struggling to come to terms with his infidelities. The emotional intelligence she brought to the role was refreshing. She took the artist from the 1920’s and 30’s and made her a contemporary character sorting through issues as a woman and artist that many women today are just coming to terms with. I could see how Debrianna’s interpretation would appeal to contemporary women and make O’Keeffe relevant today. We are proud to include this beautiful, talented young actress in on-camera re-enactments and as a voice characterization in concert with Narrator Ali MacGraw and Marsha Mason as Mebel, whose voices bring the story of Mabel Dodge Luhan to life.”

About Debrianna Mansini: Debrianna Mansini (represented by O Agency) is an actress who combines her talent with activism. She is deeply concerned with using the voice of her craft to shed light on women and social justice issues. Her NY roots and training live with her in New Mexico, her enchanted home base, along with her husband, accomplished artist David Forlano.

From the AOC Archives

‘Waterfall’ by Georgia O’KeeffeGeorgia O’Keeffe | Art, Sensuality, Orchids, Divinity

‘Red Canna’ by Georgia O’KeeffeO’Keeffe to Chicago | Women’s Liberty Not Won


Kate Upton Does Keep Her Clothes On, Lensed By Inez & Vinoodh For V Magazine #87 Spring 2014

Kate Upton is rarely at a loss for words. Consider that when Upton presented to Carine Roitfeld at the recent FGI Fashion Awards in New York, that she thanked the style powerhouse for actually featuring her in clothes. (See Upton’s CR Fashion Book #1 cover story.)

Kate fronts the new issue of V Magazine, dishing on ‘the ladies’ while admitting that she is doing the ‘cha-cha-cha’ with Maksim Chmerkovskiy from ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Lensed by Inez & Vinoodh, Kate is styled by Nicola Formichetti wearing Diesel Tribute handcrafted denim, sexy lingerie and nothing at all in ‘Why Can’t Kate Upton Keep Her Clothes On?’.

Formichetti describes Kate, saying she has global appeal.

To me , she is more than fashion. She puts the clothes on and she’s still Kate. In fashion we try to force these head-to-toe looks on the girls and turn them into these characters, but she is always Kate. It’s actually very rare, and only the supermodels transcend fashion in that way. It’s almost like she’s an actress. She’s an actress playing a model.

No Kate Upton interview can be conducted without a reference to Sophia Neophitou’s infamous commentary on why she would never use the model in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. We learn that the slicing and dicing of Upton by Neophitou came the very day that Kate learned about her first Sports Illustrated cover.

V Magazine writer Horacio Silva calls Upton a straight shooter if there ever was one. In April Kate will debut with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in ‘The Other Woman’. “I was completely out of my leagure,” says the model/actress.”I make no bones about it. But I just listened and paid attention. Cameron and Leslie were the most amazingly friendly and helpful people — very inspiring (and not at all like Sophia Neophitou, we add). It sounds hokey, but it was a dream come true for me to work with them on my first real movie.”

Silva muses that Kate has no delusions about playing Hedda Gabler anytime soon. We say, don’t count on it. The girl is an inspiring mastermind of self discipline and womanly ambition. ~ Anne

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Smart Sensuality Ulrika Lundgren of Rika Brand Fashion, Magazine & Maison

Writing about Charlize Theron’s important work in Africa caused me to reflect again on Anne of Carversville’s main mission of telling women’s stories from fashion to flogging. Under intense pressure in the launch of my GlamTribale jewelry and gift collection this year, it seems that some of our critical writing on women’s issues has suffered.

AOC’s voice remains among the strongest ones out there, but not quite as loud as in prior years. I’m on a mission to address that challenge in 2014.

One of the simplest ways to create context around my main focus of the Smart Sensuality woman (sexy, smart and with great heart) is to call out these women worldwide. A reasonable goal rolling into 2014 is one woman a week, released on the weekend.

In the case of Ulrika Lundren, she is a new find, uncovered in posting this editorial Amber Anderson As ‘Amber Darling’ By Jen Carey For Rika Magazine #9 Fall 2013. Fact-checking myself on Rika’s location, I erased Britain and wrote Amsterdam before reading Rika web copy that fascinated me. Swedish-born Ulrika Lundgren fits the mold perfectly of AOC’s Smart Sensuality woman.

Rika is part of Noble Project, a charity brand supported by artists, musicians, actors and designers worldwide.

Lundgren’s vision of the Rika brand, its voice and mission create a perfect story of creating a Smart Sensuality brand. The remaining text has been copied from the Rika website. Enjoy Rika! ~ Anne

Rika was founded on the strong personal taste of Ulrika Lundgren, the style fuses rock ‘n’ roll and a timeless feminine silhouette – with a sprinkle of pared down, Scandinavian aesthetic. Rika’s trademark symbol is the star, “A star reminds us of that vintage touch of French bohemian as much as of a contemporary hue of rock ‘n’ roll,” said the designer, which sums up what Rika is about. Today, Rika includes a beautiful selection of handcrafted, chemical-free leather accessories together with a ready-to-wear collection of fashionable but season-less wardrobe staples with an edge. A feminine pencil skirt in leather paired with an ultra soft baby mohair striped sweater, or a star cashmere cardigan matched with a rock chic leather biker jacket are amongst Ulrika’s favourite items to wear all year round.

Rika Magazine

The Rika Magazine is another project dear to the label. Created by Lundgren and New-York based design director Jacob Wildschiodtz, the independent, bi-annual publication acts as a manifesto of Rika’s philosophy: each issue features women in the arts, whose personality and vision are inspiring to readers worldwide. Rika looks at women as muses, creators, fighters and lovers in the fields. Each issue picks a theme, which is freely reinterpreted by an array of established and up-and-coming contributors. Blessed with editorial contributions ranging from Helena Christiansen, Maison Michel-Chanel to Anton Corbijn and exclusive features of Yoko Ono, Caroline de Maigret or Milla Jovovich. Rika embodies the philosophy that “a magazine should be a meeting point for a creative community, and a source of inspiration to each and everyone’s daily life.”

Rika Boutique

Rika’s collection is showcased in the ‘Rika Boutique’ located in Amsterdam in the area of ‘The 9 Streets’ known for its independent retailers and unique boutiques. Alongside the Rika collection, Ulrika mixes in carefully selected brands that compliment her own personal style philosophy to create a fashionable but season-less wardrobe. Rika Boutique has stocked a mix of brands from Porenza Schoulder to LaLa Berlin and currently Alexander Wang and IRO, with accessories from Maison Michel, jewellery brand Shaune Leane and collections by Linda Farrow Eyewear (including The Row and Alexander Wang) Each season the Boutique is refreshed with new pieces discovered by Ulrika on her travels from handmade gold bracelets to beautiful rings and clothing accessories.

Rika Maison

Designed with style and ambiance in harmony with Ulrika’s Scandinavian sensitivity, the petite guest house offers two rooms on two floors, with a view on the historical Amsterdam canals with decoration composed of unique, meticulously chosen objects from Ulrika’s personal travels. Art, design and fashion books along with fresh flowers and custom designed furniture add to the charm and style of the guesthouse which was acts as an extension of Ulrika’s home, a place to welcome friends of the brand. Maison Rika is located in the ‘9 Streets’ of Amsterdam across from the Rika Flagship Boutique. The Gallery & Gift space of Masion Rika stocks products from scented candles and perfumes to pieces by artist John Derian along with jewellery by designer Holst + Lee (NY) and hats and head pieces from Maison Michel (Chanel, Paris)