Serge Gainsbourg

Death becomes her

To look at her, you might not think Charlotte Gainsbourg is a provocateur. With her quiet-as-a-mouse voice, pallid skin and neatly brushed long brown hair, she seems as fragile as the china cup of green tea that sits in front of her.

Sunday, 10 April, 2011, 12:00am

Annie Gladys Chan, make-up artist

1. Don't Stop the Music - Jamie Cullum

This is the coolest remake of a dance song. He put the original dance beat into a cool jazz groove.

2. Get Everybody Moving - G.E.M.

This song always gives an energy boost in the make-up studio, no matter how tired we all are.

3. 5:55 - Charlotte Gainsbourg

31 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

style meter


Structured handbags

They have a charming, old-school appeal. Be wary of granny styles though.

Skinny belts

The must-have accessory for the autumn.

Jazz shoes

Go for Christian Louboutin's high-heeled style or Repetto's white pair (above), favoured by Serge Gainsbourg.


8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Various artists

Various artists

Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited


He was many things to many people, the French singer-songwriter-poet Serge Gainsbourg.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Birkin in black - forever the bohemian

Jane Birkin

Grand Theatre, Cultural Centre,

Tsim Sha Tsui

Ends tonight

French-language chanteuse Jane Birkin and her Moroccan four-piece ensemble - all clad in black - repaid an appreciative audience with an extended encore of recently 'orientalised' arrangements of her repertoire.

15 Feb 2004 - 12:00am


IT'S a bit of a mixed bag this week, starting off with an excellent album from a little known outfit called Moodswings. Live At Leeds (Arista), at the Back To Basics Club to be precise, is an excellent example of just what can be achieved with synthesisers and a lot of creativity.

8 May 1994 - 12:00am

A show of pyrotechnics

IF you're determined to get the best view of the New Year fireworks but don't relish braving the crowded waterfront or even the elements, you could do a lot worse than watch them from your living room.

22 Jan 1993 - 12:00am