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TUESDAY ANECDOTE: REMEMBER PAZ?

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Looking back at some memorable moments of creating I Love You Magazine. We shot multitalent Paz de la Huerta on the streets of New York for The Princess Issue back in 2010.

“I wouldn’t do it!“
“Shooting her was my worst shoot ever!”
“She’s crazy!”
“We had a lingerie shoot and she’d even take that off.”

“Oh great, I really hope she keeps her clothes on, give me at least a bit of fashion excitement.”

I’m actually not keen on having celebrities in this magazine. Pardon my bias. There’s just too much attitude, too much carry on, mega catering to blow our modest budget and then they don’t even want to wear the outfits offered to them. I don’t need comments like “only wants white towels“, “wants bagels and only drinks Pepsi Max (the one from France)“, and “needs white lilies on set or she’ll get a bad mood“ “oh, and m&ms, only the blue ones..” nope, keep that shit away from me. My favorite line from a top model when required to take stairs leading to the catwalk: “oh no, sorry I don’t do stairs.” Can you imagine?

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Paz de la Huerta, who?
Oliver Zahm is the first thing that comes to mind. A quick look at his blog, oh yes I remember: Oliver Zahm and two girls in black and white, at “the Standard Hotel” doing stuff, got it. Oh and then there’s the latest Jim Jarmusch film, she’s completely naked throughout the entire movie. “Nudity is her favorite wardrobe, her way of confronting her own fears head-on. And that’s what makes her a great actor.” says Jarmusch. So I push the “like button” on Paz’s facebook page, let’s see if something comes of it.

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I came across a great article on her in the New York Magazine (nymag.com), written by her ex-boyfriend Jay Bulger:
“…María de la Paz Elizabeth Sofía Adriana de la Huerta was born in New York City in 1984. Her father, Iñigo de la Huerta, is the Spanish Duke of Mandas and Villanueva; her mother, Judith Bruce, works as an authority on women’s issues in Third World countries. They were early Soho pioneers, moving to 421 West Broadway in 1980, when the neighborhood was the heart of the city’s arts scene. Mary Boone’s gallery had recently opened downstairs, and Larry Gagosian lived above them on the fifth floor. They vacationed in the Hamptons and the De la Huerta family ranch near Toledo, Spain…”

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Paz’s parents split when she was 12, and her father returned to Spain. Her mom increased her workload to support her family, consulting with the u.N. and traveling internationally. So Paz grew up more or less unsupervised. At 15 she starred alongside Tobey Maguire in “The Cider House Rules”, then lessons with an acting coach and at 20 she already completed 3 other movies including Ethan Hawke’s “Chelsea Walls”. With the role as Lucy in the upcoming TV series ”Boardwalk Empire”, directed by Martin Scorsese to be released on October 3 in the uS, her big breakthrough is planned.

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I browse the reader commentary below, and of course there are few outraged ones in frenzy over this exhibitionist who gets all the attention for all the wrong reasons. Sound sfascinating. She’s perfect for our project, the daughter of a duke and yet she doesn’t portray the classic royal type. An extremist, unafraid to give things a go, doesn’t conform, stays herself.

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Marcus had the opportunity to photograph her and spend 6 unbelievable hours with her. Now they’re friends.

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