last night jean-charles de ravenel had his art exhibit of his chic collages in L.A. at hollyhock– what an amazing evening!!!

i’m completely obsessed with jean-charles’ collages, especially with the idea that you can commission him to create one just for you or for someone special as a gift, after all the season of giving is right around the corner….

i’m so thrilled and honored to have my ‘mds interviews’ with jean-charles coinciding with his exhibit. another thing coinciding with all this is is a ‘spotlight’ feature in the new december issue of vanity fair, see here– now that’s really amazing!

here is part two of my interview with the dashing, talented and handsome jean-charles de ravenel. i got to ask him about all of his favorite things…looks like we love the same color and more importantly, the same shoes. enjoy!

MDS- Currently, what is your favorite what is your favorite Color?

JC- Blue, any blue, but more than anything the different shades of blue of the Bahamian sea and of the Bahamian sky, at any time of the day.



MDS- What is your favorite Flower?

JC- Peonies, as in these two latest collages for which I used as central elements, original prints from the early 18th Century by German Naturalist and Artist Johann Weinmann.

2.2 a 2.2 b

MDS- What is your favorite Book?

JC- Leon Tolstoy’s  “ War and Peace “



MDS- What is your favorite Restaurant?

JC- Wilton’s on Jermyn Street, London



MDS- What is your favorite Accessory?

JC- A basket full of antique coins bought while travelling. Each one reminding of a happy moment spent with my wife Jackie. I keep them in a basket on my worktable and use them for keeping in place the elements of collages in the making.

 2.5 a space


Such as here below…

2.5 b



MDS- What is your favorite gift to give or to receive?

JC- To give and give again, my grandfather’s book “ Legendary Parties – 1922–1972 “


To receive, “ Eau de Toilette, Vetiver de Guerlain “

2.6 b



MDS- Who is your favorite Artist?

JC- Raphaël and his portrait of Balthazar Castiglione at the Louvre.



MDS- What is your favorite Indulgence?

JC- The second Dry Martini…




MDS- What is your favorite Store?

JC- Belgian Shoes on 55th Street, New York



MDS- What is your favorite Vacation spot?

JC- Having travelled around the world, I have now become an armchair traveller, taking faraway trips while in my Lyford Cay studio overlooking the bay, revisiting Greece and Italy on my own personal “ Grand Tour “.


Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 9.59.12 PM



All posts and content on this blog are created solely for Mark D. Sikes and are a copyright product of Mark D Sikes, Inc. Please do not use posts without written permission or without linking back and crediting the original source. We do our very best to give credit where it is due. However, if an image is credited incorrectly, please contact me at [email protected] so that I can properly credit the image as soon as possible.


Mark D. Sikes reserves the right to moderate comments and remove any comments that are deemed as spam or are inappropriate or offensive without notice.


Any personal information collected on the site will never be sold or disclosed to third-parties.

Affiliates Disclosure

From time to time, I may feature a sponsored post or affiliate links from which I earn a small commission or fee. These posts will be disclosed as such. All opinions are truly and genuinely my own.