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?)
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
Denim inspiration can’t get any better than Current & Elliot’s “Denim Story“. The book, published by Rizzoli, features cut offs, boyfriends to bell-bottoms, dungarees to skinnies – it’s denim heaven! And if your a retro queen, never fear, there are some fabulous images of James Dean, Marilyn, Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot. The only thing missing is Nick Kamen in his boxers! (David Gandy take note, less is definitely more 😉 ) All photos by Hilary Walsh
Categories: Book Reviews, Fashion, Illustration • Tags: bell-bottoms, books, Boyfriend jeans, culture, Current and Elliot, Denim Story, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, illustration, Inspiration, marilyn monroe, photography
Judging by this autumn’s editorials, hosiery is back! Overjoyed! – what a great way to update the wardrobe without disturbing the bank balance. You could take the Harper’s Bazaar route and opt for all sizes of fishnet from whale net to ringo hole (are we still talking about hosiery??) or even a risqué fishnet body stocking. Or you could take the more demure Vogue option of open work cable. The choice is yours! Photography: Harper’s Bazaar Sebastian Faena, Vogue […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration • Tags: Claudia Schiffer, Fashion, fashion illustration, Harpers Bazaar September 2014, Inspiration, Monica Belluci, photography, Stephanie Seymour, vogue, Vogue October 2014
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