Bless Vogue! With their amalgamation of the Style.com site comes some wonderful trips down memory lane, with collections dating back to 1991 – from the years of the supermodel domination to the simplicity of the early nineties; from the slick Tom Ford glamour of the the 00s to the buff Brazilian bodies just a couple of years later. Just a word of caution – pencil out a whole morning for this little peruse – as once you start you can’t […]
I don’t normally blog about fashion week (let’s face it the world is bursting with them) but today, the first day in Milan, was such a hit of eclecticism, so far removed from the rather austere cocoon shapes, clean lines or fringed 1970’s nostalgia of the past couple of weeks and past seasons, it just needed to be posted. A mix of thrift shop chic from the 90’s – sheer lace, fur coats – 1940s florals and berets, embellished jumpers and […]
Categories: Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: 1940s, craft, design, dressmaking, Fashion, Gucci AW15, Inspiration, Luisa Beccaria AW15, photography, shopping, Stella Jean AW15, style, Style.com, vintage, vogue
How satisfying would it be to be able to create something incredible using whatever material you just happened to pick up? Aurore de la Morinerie can and I’m very jealous. Here’s the evidence…..
How beautiful are these masterpieces from french painter Carine Bouvard? To create such delicate works Carine uses a mixture of acrylics, printmaking, oils and drawing. “Mes Femmes oscillent entre réalisme et onirisme, force et fragilité, maladresse et délicatesse, explains Carine “elles sont sur le fil et tout reste à explorer”. (I won’t bother to translate – I’m sure you get the picture and doesn’t it sound so much better in french?)
“I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Tim Walker, Vogue Italia August 2012, Vogue 1960, After the Night Tumblr, Anothermag, Vogue Italia March 2013 Miles Aldridge.
How gorgeous is this house in East Sussex? I think it’s quite a favourite amongst homes magazines. You can see it’s entire fabulousness on Light Locations. In fact I am pretty sure that the gorgeous pin up girl in picture 3 is what inspired me to go and find my own J.H Lynch art work (My Own Honey Rider), a few years back. Do I want to hire it? More like move into it!
I found this gorgeous copy of October 1974 Vogue at a vintage fair this weekend – with sequinned peasant-esque dresses, it’s not difficult to see where inspiration for SS15 came from?
Categories: 1970, Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: 1970's, Altuzarra, art, bottega veneta, culture, design, dressmaking, Fashion, history, Inspiration, photography, Saint Laurent, shopping, Spring Summer 2015, style, vintage, vogue
Lashes, shadow and kohl. Who knew midnight eyes could look so good? Harpers & Queen 1976, Richard Avedon Vogue 1968, unknown, Angelique Houtkamp, Stephanie Farrow for Biba, unknown, David Bailey Vogue 1968
Categories: 1960s, 1970, Fashion, Illustration, Photography2 • Tags: art, beauty, Biba, culture, David Bailey, Fashion, fashion illustration, illustration, Inspiration, makeup, photography, Richard Avedon, style, vintage, vogue