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Thursday, March 31, 2016

EVENT UPDATE : CATALOGUE 80 BOOK LAUNCH .. MUSEO DE LA MODA ..SANTAIGO CHILE .. MARCH 31ST 2016 .

Joan enjoyed a tour of the Museum of Fashion / Museo De La Moda in Santiago Chile yesterday as guest of Museum owner millionaire Jorge Yarur. Joan was also invited to launch a new book dedicated to fashions of the 80's, many of which are exhibited at the museum, including several costumes of Joan's from 'Dynasty'.. Joan also attended a press conference at the Museum earlier today...
Joan with Jorge Yarur
Joan with a classic Dynasty gown by Nolan Miller
Joan browses the Catalogue 80 with Jorge

PRESS UPDATE : BIOBIO CHILE.CL .. MARCH 31ST 2016 ..


Joan Collins in Chile: "If it's fashion, would have 
liked to live in the eighteenth century"
Joan Collins, the diva of the 80's, was present at the Fashion Museum for the launch of the book "Cátalogo 80". Actress icon of the "Dynasty" series on her visit, highlighted not only the fashion of the eighties, but confessed that she does not know the look of Chileans, but was impressed by the landscape of the city of Santiago that currently is not respected for it'a natural beauty".
Arriving in a limousine, Joan Collins, showed the press that she has lost none of her style and elegeance.
"I' care about my hair, makeup, clothes and accessories "she said laughing.
When she was asked about the changes she has seen over the years to the present, she did not hesitate to say that in the eighties everything was natural. "At that time the technology was not as advanced as today, women were conspicuous by their natural beauty. There was no Photoshop. "
At the start of her film career Joan confessed to the press that at the beginning there was doubt of being an actress, she would have loved to been a costume designer because she always showed interest in fashion and trends of the time. "It was a difficult decision, she always had a penchant for changing the trends of beauty and fashion.
Under this context, Collins said she would have loved to have been born in past centuries. "I would have loved to live in the eighteenth century, only because I love the dresses of the century".

Catalog Jorge Yarur 80

Fluorescent colors, pastels, stripes, polka dots, rhinestones, sequins and extravagant accessories are part of the fashion icons of the eighties. Nothing was left out and everything added. The breakdown, eccentricities and even provocation, are unforgettable characteristics of this era, reflected in the "Catalogue 80" at the Museum of Fashion.
This motivated Jorge Yarur, chairman of the Museum Foundation of Fashion, to make the heritage rescue of the vast collection currently preserved from this decade, through painstaking research presented today through the "Catalogue 80".

The result is a portrait of eclecticism of this decade and not only in the areas of clothing, but also the design. Through photographs of the extensive collection of the Museum of Fashion -catalogada as one of the best in the world, telling the story with interviews conducted with major Chilean and international personalities.
"For me, this catalog represents the culmination of five years of research in which I relived my youth and discovered the tremendous legacy of those years in technology, art and fashion," said Jorge Yarur Bascuñán.
An important part of the texts and stories are renowned curator Lydia Kamitsis, internationally renowned specialist in the fashion world and museums, which details the graphic universe of the period, the game shapers. "The 80 is the last decade in which fashion trends proposed before the emergence of retail. Those years, until today, still will be a key reference and source of inspiration, "he said.
The look offered is from the point of view of Chile as the epicenters of fashion as Japan, London and Paris.
"I am very impressed with the depth of research" Catalogue 80 "and having had the opportunity to see the amazing collection of 80 that houses the Fashion Museum Chile, is something really spectacular," concluded Joan Collins..

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

PRESS UPDATE : TELETRECE 13 .. SANTIAGO CHILE .. MARCH 30TH 2016 ..

Joan Collins: Diva "Dynasty" series is in Chile

The interpreter of the villainous "Alexis Carrington" is visiting our country and on Thursday will host an important event.
Joan checks out the exhibitions at the Museo De La Moda
One of the most memorable characters of the series 'Dynasty', Joan Collins is in Chile .
It is the actress who gave life to "Alexis Carrington" in the series "Dynasty" , which aired between 1981 and 1989.
The British actress, arrived yesterday in Chile in order to participate in an important event at the Fashion Museum , which will take place on Thursday at noon.
The Fashion Museum will present tomorrow it's "Catalogue 80"  together with the renowned actress Joan Collins , who is on her first visit to Chile exclusively for the launch of this important fashion research guide to the 80's.

The "Catalog 80" is a portrait of eclecticism of this decade and not only in the areas of clothing, but also the design. Through photographs of the extensive collection of the Museum of Fashion including costumes from 'Dynasty' worn by Joan Collins -'Catalogue 80' will spin the story of those years with interviews conducted with large Chilean and International personalities.

PRESS UPDATE : DAILY EXPRESS .. MARCH 30TH 2016 ..

For one night only… Joan Collins to perform at Norfolk holiday village

A GLITTERING 60-year showbiz career has taken Dame Joan Collins to many exotic spots – but, until now, not Hopton-on-Sea.

Dame Joan Collins on stageGETTY/ITV
Dame Joan is to bring her one-woman-show to a holiday village in Norfolk
The legendary star of Dynasty is booked for a one-night stand at a Hi-de-Hi! style holiday village overlooking the North Sea in Norfolk. 
Dame Joan, who normally divides her time between homes in London, LA and St Tropez, will be the main attraction at a £139 one-night dinner break at Potters Resort on October 2. 
The date has been added to her  and will include a question and answer session. 
Guests will enjoy her recollections of five marriages and romances with some of Hollywood’s finest – as well as other attractions like line dancing, bingo, a quiz and a Segway Challenge.
It seems unlikely that she will appear at breakfast, shouting: “Hello, campers.” 
The 65-acre resort, which offers bungalow and hotel style accommodation, is eagerly promoting Ms Collins’ appearance online: “Potters are delighted to present global icon Joan Collins in her brand new one-woman show Joan Collins Unscripted. 
“Get set for stories and secrets from Dame Joan’s long career including a Q&A session.” 
Potters lies at Hopton-on-Sea, midway between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth and was the UK’s first permanent holiday camp in 1920. 
Joan Collins as Alexis CarringtonREX
The actress' most iconic role was Dynasty super-bitch Alexis Carrington
Potters ResortPH
The holiday village in Hopton-on-Sea is a five-star resort
It has been run continuously by the Potter family and is Britain’s last privately owned holiday village. Most visitors come from nearby Essex. 
We are very proud to be hosting Joan Collins. She is a legend.
John Potter
Current owner John Potter insisted last night: “We are not a holiday camp. We are a five-star resort and the RollsRoyce of holiday centres. 
“We are very proud to be hosting Joan Collins. She is a legend.” 
Dame Joan’s website says: “This all-new show for 2016 provides fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening in the company of a true Hollywood legend. 
“Dame Joan will visit 13 towns and cities in September and October.” 
Other venues lined up include Brighton, Birmingham Edinburgh and the London Palladium.
Audiences can expect racy anecdotes from Dame Joan, whose film career included adaptations of her novelist sister Jackie’s best-sellers like The Stud and The Bitch. Jackie died last year aged 77. 
Her life off-camera has been as dramatic as it was playing super-bitch Alexis Carrington in Dynasty. 
Joan CollinsGETTY
Dame Joan will take her show to 13 venues across the country
Her second marriage to singer Anthony Newley was in 1963. They had a daughter and a son before divorcing in 1970. 
She had daughter Katy during an 11-year marriage to the Apple Records president Ron Kass, which began in 1972. 
Her fourth marriage, to Swedish pop singer Peter Holm, ended after just 13 months in 1987. 
She married her current husband, theatre company manager Percy Gibson, in 2002.
To Book check out the following link...


PHOTO UPDATE : JOAN FINDS PERU RIGHT UP HER STREET!

Joan & Percy glam up for dinner in Peru
Joan enjoyed a wonderful last night dinner in Peru after a funfilled few days exploring the place where Percy's family grew up, they also paid a visit to Percy Gibson Street, named after his Grandfather. Joan's adventure continues in Chile, where among other things she will launch a new fashion book dedicated to the 80's..and who better!
Joan wonders where she heard that street name before!

PRESS UPDATE : STUDIO CLUB BLOG .. TIMELESS BEAUTY .. MARCH 28TH 2016 ..

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It’s as if the whole world has suddenly woken up from its winter slumber. The days are drawing out. The sun is shining brighter. Strawberries are in season… Life is good!
With vibrant colours brightening up our days again and a glorious spring in our step, it occurred to us that our makeup bag would appreciate a new splash of colour. Being such beauty addicts, we discovered that the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Range have just launched some lovely new shades. So, it was time to put the colours to the test!
We just had to get our hands on Bella and Lara; two of the new fun, fresh and flirty shades in the collection, which are available as lipsticks or nail varnishes. There were never two colours that were this perfect for Spring.
Bella is a soft, natural pink shade which is perfect for those who like pale lipsticks with a difference, while Lara is a luxurious, warm coral shade that simply screams summer lovin’. Both colours are really hydrating and give lips an irresistible shine, which is why they deserve their place in our spring makeup bag.
For those times when a lady wants to go all-out glamour puss, it’s only sensible that she has the same shade nail varnish as she has lipstick. Like the Divine Lips Lipsticks, the Nail Lacquer Bella and Lara varnishes give fantastic, glossy colour, which looks amazing after two coats (the colours are fairly light after the first coat). They’re really easy to apply and leave a smooth, streak-free finish.
      Left: Bella                                                                   Right: Lara
So, if you’re looking for vibrant, new colours to add a bit of Spring glamour to your beauty regime, look no further than the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Range. 
Divine Lips Lipstick £18
Nail Lacquer £13
Available at Urban Retreat, Harrods.

Monday, March 28, 2016

PRESS UPDATE : EL MERCURIO .. SANTAIGO CHILE .. MARCH 28TH 2016 ..


Joan Collins: " I was often told that when I turned 28 or 30 years, my career would be finished" Go to The Mercurio.com

The iconic British actress arrives in Chile on Tuesday 29, invited by the Fashion Museum to present a book about the costumes in the 80's , closely linked to Collins decade thanks to her role of Alexis in the popular TV series "Dynasty."  

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Joan Collins  comments on the fact of her status as  icon of television:
 "I think it's a wonderful thing, it flatters me a lot." However, the actress passionately defends the character that gave her that title, Alexis Carrington (later Alexis Colby Dexter Rowan, because of their multiple marriages) in the popular television series "Dynasty"  between 1981 and 1989. "She was not a villain, no way,.  she never hurt anyone" she says.
Collins continues:... "You know the story of Alexis is that She married Blake Carrington when she was very young, at age 17. They had a son, but he was never with her, he was busy creating his oil empire she was left alone in a huge house, so she had an affair. he killed the guy and threw her out of his life, forbade him to see their children and not allowed to set foot in Denver, where the series is set, so she became embittered and decided to take revenge. Alexis was a business woman, very strong, ruthless, yes.. but her behavior was no different than many men. but she was not a villain. "
"Dynasty" and its specific characters go down in history as symbols, not only the television of the 80s, but also its culture. She says: "I think the 80's came during a time of great prosperity it was the era of Reagan & Thatcher, people made a lot of money and had a lot of hope, at least it seemed that we did not have the same level of violence and terrorism we have now. and I think that television reflected that optimism and showed very rich people living miserable lives, with much drama and tragedy. "
Joan Collins made her mark in the '80s, no doubt. Therefore, the Fashion Museum invited her to Chile to attend, on Thursday 31, She arrives on Tuesday for the launch of a book dedicated to glamor and fashion at that time. With the curatorship of fashion expert and museums Lydia Kamitsis, the book entitled precisely "The 80's" includes the eye of renowned personalities such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, José Cardoch, Luciano own BRANCOLI and Collins, among others. "After  the 80's, the fashion changed, no longer as it was known until then and suffered a resounding turnaround as an artistic phenomenon," said Jorge Yarur, president of the Fashion Museum Foundation.
In this regard, Joan Collins offers her experience: "Fashion undoubtedly experienced a renaissance in the 80's. Before 'Dynasty'  we had programs like 'Dallas' or 'Charlie's Angels' in which women wore so much simple, with silk skirts, pants, blouses, nothing particularly glamorous; no fur, veils or hats and in the early 80s, this was when I went to Paris shortly after starting the program, I realized that I had an oppurtunity to start a revolution in women's clothing, one that left Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Balmain, who created a completely different silhouette, with a small waist, tight and big shoulders skirts, which was taken from the 40's and the truth is that this new figure caught on like fire. and the women knew that fashion watching shows like 'Dynasty'. we were the first to show that look and immediately  other programs like 'Knots Landing' and 'Falcon Crest', even 'Dallas' copied us . they began to show all big hair, big dresses, but I think it was the emphasis on the shoulder pads that created the look ".
-How Important was that look to create your character?
"Well, as an actress, I think the look is very important in a role and you must dress to represent your personality. Alexis was strong, powerful, immensely wealthy, and so was able to go to the best designers. Now because my character came to the series in the first episode of the second season. However, the end of the first season ended with Alexis coming to court to testify. for that they hired an actress, I never knew who she was, dressed in a white suit, hat, sunglasses and a veil, without showing her face. so I had to wear the same dress, it was remade for me, but it was the same. that has always given me a laugh, because they have talked a lot about ' the look of Joan 'and I was just wearing something that had already been created when I put it on. "
Had you seen the first season of the series before starting on it?
"No, not at all. In fact, that season was dealing mainly with the oil business Blake, the character played by John Forsythe, and only in the last episode talking about the ex-wife, Alexis. In fact, they did not know who to hire. they offered the role to Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, but they did not accept it. it was the producer, Aaron Spelling, with whom I had worked on 'Fantasy Island', who insisted that I be hired, but the network did not like the idea at first. "
Recently, You participated in several episodes of the series E! "The Royals" program clearly influenced by 'Dynasty' ...
"You think? I do not know, really, because the program speaks basically of the British royal family and transforms it into a fiction. But I think my character , the Grand Duchess Alexandra of Oxford, is probably what Alexis would have become 25 years later. She was very ambitious with a desire to get a place in the world and get as far as possible, so I think the idea of ​​becoming a noble ... She would have loved! (laughs) ".
As today remakes and reboots are fashionable, was it not discussed the idea of ​​the return of 'Dynasty'?
"Well, the truth is that for years, several actors who were cast have talked about it and it would be interesting to do a modern version, with the children, who would now be in their twenties and thirties, they would be the protagonists, but we would also be in it . However, the rights issue is complicated, it is a mystery. "
In addition to her television work, you also have a long career in film.In fact, you came to Hollywood at the end of the "golden age". How do you remember that time?
"It's very difficult to be an actor now, too many people entering the business, it is very crowded. I was lucky, and the truth is that I was given everything very easy. In England I was hired by a firm called The Rank Organization and then Fox bought my contract and I came to Hollywood during the rule of the studies. at that time I was 20, it was like been 14 because I was very innocent and did not know much of the world. and the truth is that it was a very glamorous era. I remember every Saturday there was a fantastic party at peoples houses very powerful people, like Jack Warner, Darryl Zanuck and Billy Wilder, and saw people like Lana Turner, Clark Gable or Gary Cooper. But it was the end of that golden age, at the end of the 50s , but I was very lucky, I was paid and had constant work. I made ten films in the seven years I was under contract. "
'How do you feel about the sex symbol tag?
"Oh, well, I really do not think about it much."
But you were one of the figures, Jane Fonda is another, which consolidated the idea in the 80's that a woman over thirty years could be sexy. I imagine that you are aware of that ...
"Yes, it is true, and that's something I pride myself. When I was a young actress, often they told me that when I turned 28 or 30 years, my career would be over. That was the prevailing attitude of the actresses at that time, we started our careers when we were twenty or so and always found something very sexist. and it was not that I set out to do something about it, but I always seemed a ridiculous idea and knew that women could look good over the years. so I have written several books on the subject of beauty ".
Besides your goddaughter Cara Delevingne, you have nieces and even a granddaughter who want to be actresses. Do you support your decisions?

"Well, in fact, recently, I told them it's very hard ... Very, very, very hard. But it has always been very difficult. There is a lot of competition and the likelyhood of succeeding, even making a living, they are one in one million".

ON THE COVER FLASHBACK : CHAMPNEYS MAGAZINE .. WINTER 2004..

This stylish cover is for exclusive health spa Champneys magazine from 2004..

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : LUNCH IS ALWAYS A HOTSPOT FOR JOAN!

Joan's got the Look as she steps out for lunch at a local hotspot on her secret adventure!

Friday, March 25, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : JOAN IS ALL GEARED UP FOR AN ADVENTURE!

Joan stylish as ever as she gears up for another sun filled adventure, before she returns to London to launch the paperback version of her bestselling novel 'The St Tropez Lonely Hearts Club' which is out on May 5th.. Watch this space for forthcoming events!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE: IT'S A DESIGNER DINNER FOR STYLISH JOAN!

Joan enjoyed a wonderful dinner at friends Alan Nevins home with Mark Zunino, Rene Horsch and the fabulous Morgan Fairchild..

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : JOAN'S ALL MADE UP FOR A SAFE LANDING!

Joan is always picture perfect and ready to meet her public, in this photo from 1986 she touches up her makeup before landing on a flight to London..  Check out the following for Joan's very own bestselling range of beauty products ..
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Monday, March 21, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : JOAN LIMBO'S UP FOR ISLAND LIFE!

Joan demonstrates the art of the limbo dance while on location in Barbados for the 1955 Fox release 'Island in the Sun'.. Joan Fontaine is holding the pole!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : IT'S A DINNER A DAY FOR JOAN!

Joan now back in LA after a relaxing break in the Caribbean caught up with good friend Nikki Haskell at a private dinner given by Kelly Day..

Saturday, March 19, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : VIVIENNE LOVES JOAN'S LATEST VENTURE!

This shot features Joan at the launch of her second novel 'Love & Desire & Hate' at The Ivy in 1991 with good friend Vivienne Ventura.. Joan latest novel 'The St Tropez Lonely Hearts Club' will be out in paperback on May 5th!.

Friday, March 18, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : JOAN'S THE TOAST OF HOLLYWOOD!


Joan's the toast of Hollywood in this 2014 shoot for 'Freizit Revue' at her LA apartment...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY 2016!!

Joan goes green in this classic shot from 1983 as she attends the launch of Jackie's now classic bestseller 'Hollywood Wives'..
Happy St Patricks Day to everyone!!


ON THE COVER FLASHBACK : STORY .. DECEMBER 1983 ..

This cover is for Dutch magazine 'Story' from 1983,,,

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : JOAN'S THE WOMAN OF THE HOUR FOR THE LEGENDS WHO LUNCH!

When it comes to Legendary Ladies you wont find a better bunch than the gals in this classic shot taken after the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast honouring Joan in 1984... With Joan is Anne Baxter, Phyllis Diller, Angie Dickinson & Zza Zza Gabor...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

ON THE COVER FLASHBACK : TELE INDISCRETA .. 1988..

This cover from 1988 is for Spanish magazine 'Tele Indiscreta' features Joan with James Healey from the season finale of 'Dynasty' for that year...

Monday, March 14, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : WHEN IT COMES TO BEAUTY.. JOAN IS ALWAYS HANDS ON!

Joan as ever stylish at a book signing for her 1980 bestseller ' The Joan Collins Beauty Book' at London store Liberty.. Don't forget Joan current novel 'The St Tropez Lonely Hearts Club' will be out in paperback on May 5th..
Preorder here!!  The St Tropez Lonely Hearts Club

Sunday, March 13, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : JOAN FINDS THE SUN & SEA PURE GOLD!

Joan & Percy are enjoying a relaxing break in the Caribbean, catching up with good friends Johnny & Jan Gold along with brother Bill and wife Hazel..

Saturday, March 12, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : ONE SET JOAN GETS INTO THE SWING OF THINGS!

This is one of my favourite promo shots from the 1999 restoration comedy 'The Clandestine Marriage'...

Friday, March 11, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : IT'S AN IMPERFECT PAST FOR JOAN!

This rare shot from 1978 features Joan at the launch of her bestselling 1st autobiography 'Past Imperfect'.. It was also her 1st book.. Joan's 15th book, 'The St Tropez Lonely Hearts Club' is out in paperback on May 5th.. Order your essential summer read now!
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