Archives for June 2010

June 28, 2010 - 4 comments


Vilhelm Hammershoi


'Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones,

as the wind blows out a candle, and blows in a fire'


François de la Rochefoucauld


The past few months have been wonderfully chaotic. My life has been taken over by exciting commissions and projects which are in the making and yet to be made. I have felt an overwhelming guilt that this blog has taken a back seat in the priorities of life and that I must explain my rather infrequent posting. I am still quietly visiting all my virtual friends and I try to say hello when I can.

But it has been very hard to keep up with the dedication required to be  part of this online community. My brain is in need of as much quiet time as it can get, as it is in over drive with ideas for my 'non virtual' activities.

I hope life will get back to some normality in the next few months and my posting will become as  dedicated as is has been since I started in September last year.

I miss you all but will be back every now and then..have a lovely summer!

x Eilis Boyle

June 22, 2010 - 2 comments


"The Reign of Terror"  from the picture by Percy Macquoid

The Graphic, June 30, 1877



'My love is of a birth as rare

As ‘tis for object strange and high:

It was begotten by Despair

Upon Impossibility'


Andrew Marvell


June 21, 2010 - 4 comments


  Photograph by Lili Roze which I discovered at beautiful blog Abundance



The world burst out
Of its own maps
And gods changed their names
People talked till Babylon fell
While my heart grew
Into a bitter rose
That bled for you.
I handed you that flower
We did not feast on its perfume together.
It was given to me
By the winged master of Muses
To celebrate a most terrible union
That is called seperation
And is red torment to the
Hundreth power
That is purest and blackest of all

Judith Mok

(poem sent to me  by an angel)

June 15, 2010 - 5 comments


Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move.
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.

Just when I'd stopped
Opening doors,
Finally knowing
The one that I wanted was yours,
Making my entrance again
With my usual flair,
Sure of my lines,
No one is there.

Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want -
Sorry, my dear.
But where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Quick, send in the clowns.

What a surprise.
Who could forsee
I'd come to feel about you
What you'd felt about me?
Why only now when i see
That you'd drifted away?
What a surprise.
What a cliche'.

Isn't it rich?
Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late
In my career?
And where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns.
Don't bother - they're here.

Stephen Sondheim

June 14, 2010 - 2 comments

The Salt Desert by Geman Collins


A few months ago I received a phone call offering me the opportunity to be part of a shoot in the Salt Desert. It was one of those very unusual occasions, similar to getting the invitation to the Mc Queen show last October, where  a few weeks before I had mentioned to a friend my wish for this to happen,... but I never ever ever dreamed it would.

German Collins,  photographer originally from Argentina and now based in Ireland, pooled a group of Irish designers and resources to make this shoot a reality. With very little time and many elements against him. ..including distance and altitude...he managed to come back with this wonderful shoot which was featured by Constance Harris in the Independent yesterday.







All photographs by German Collins

Styled by Dolores Varela

Production Andrea Giardina

Make up and hair Jaun Manuel Cativa

Model Paula Gandolfo @ Pink Models

Shot in the Salt Desert, Jujuy Argentina.

Thanks to Jujuy Tourism and Culture Secretary, and special thanks to Lic. Gustavo J Arevalos

June 12, 2010 - 1 comment.


'In my long and difficult and mature life, I have come to learn that the less I know about acting and the more I know about everything else,
 the better I`ll be at both acting and living.'
Jean Seberg

June 10, 2010 - 2 comments

Beautiful Blogger Awards

Bette davis

Last month Kendra Boutell, author of the exquisite blog Porcelains and Peacocks nominated Silent Storyteller for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

 It is such a wonderful gift to be included in a list with such inspiring destinations.

 Her blog is such a visual feast and is one of my daily reads.

 So it is now my turn to pass on the Beautiful Blogger Award to a  few of my favourite blogs:


 Beautiful Art




Beautiful Food




Beautiful Books



Beautiful secrets



Beautiful Marrakech



Beautiful Inspiration



Beautiful Friend



June 8, 2010 - Comments Off on Degrees of separation

Degrees of separation

I have never met, in person, the victim of this post. As I write this I really can't believe it though. Christine Lucignano has become so familiar throughout the years. She works closely with many of my friends and was such a sweetheart when I called her five years ago asking for help on my first shoot. Such an example of how one phone call can encourage or discourage a newcomer, and I will be always grateful for her kind words and patience, whilst she was probably paying huge roaming  charges from her Swiss shoot location.

Self described as a mad Aquarian who must paint faces in order to breathe. She has travelled all around the world doing it for 27 years and will not stop until her last dying breath.

Her popularity in the industry is proof of what an incredibly talented professional she is. I can't wait to work with her someday, and I have a feeling it will be sooner rather than later... ; ) 



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Christian ammann

 Christine Lucignano