I’ve been feeling so guilty of late from my lack of posting, so I was delighted when I found Ivy Jacobsen’s paintings on Pinterest, they are so beautiful they just have to be shared. There’s a real sense of underwater tranquility – totally mesmerising! For some reason, perhaps due to the murky backdrops, “The Waterbabies” comes to mind. I’m just waiting for a little mermaid to pop out out of a giant Allium.
Love this photo shoot by Tom Craig for Porter Magazine. Very reminiscent of the photographs Patrick Lichfield took of Talitha Getty, the queen of Marrakesh kool in the early 70s: It was here where he [Yves Saint Laurent] met one of his muses, the ill-fated and impossibly beautiful Talitha Getty (supposedly the only woman Rudolf Nureyev was ever attracted to). Her opulent Moroccan palace, which she shared with her oil heir husband was the setting for some of the decade’s most […]
Categories: 1970, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: Angela Lindvall, art, arts, beauty, culture, Fashion, Glamour, history, Inspiration, Marrakesh, Morroco, Patrick Lichfield, photography, Porter Magazine, style, Talitha Getty, Tom Craig, travel, vintage
Nobody did glamour like Anita Ekberg. Like a slinky silver fox she sashayed her way across the screen. Never will a sweetheart bust-line ever look so good!
Categories: 1950s, 1960s, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: anita ekberg, art, arts, beauty, culture, Entertainment, Fashion, film, films, Frederico Fellini, Glamour, La Dolce Vita, movies, photography, style, vintage
I love this apartment in Madrid, belonging to photographer Manolo Yllera. You’d have to be pretty confident in your freestyle doodling to go to town on your walls though. But I guess thats what white paint is for – let the game’s begin! Images by Manolo Yllera
These 1930’s nudes by Russian photographer Alexander Grinberg very nearly didn’t survive. As a celebrated photographer teaching at the Moscow Society of Photographers he was imprisoned in a labour camp for five years, during the Stalinist regime, for producing work described as “dangerous to society”. Fortunately for us his older brother hid the negatives and his beautiful images live on. Grinberg witnessed the Russian Revolution, the Civil War, two World Wars and the Stalinist repression. He died at the ripe old age of […]
Other Stories have just released their online spring summer fashion story, featuring a bohemian parisian in an amazing apartment…..who happens to be slightly unhinged! But never mind that…look at the clothes. They are oh so good. Apparently there is a subtext, which points to the changes that need to be made to the way in which women are portrayed both in, and by the fashion industry. Hmmm…think I missed that bit – probably too busy looking at the clothes!
From paintings that look like photographs to photographs that look like paintings. Enter the world of Carl Bengtsson. Incredible eh?
Categories: Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: art, arts, beauty, Carl Bengtsson, craft, culture, design, Fashion, fashion illustration, illustration, Inspiration, photographer, photography, style
Captured in such intricate detail, you could be forgiven for thinking Michael Carson was a photographer not a painter! “I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial expression. I spend most of my time on the face and […]
So just imagine having this little appartamento in Rome with views of the Medici palace, the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Ciao bello……. Images: Fabrizio Ciccioni/Living Inside