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 […]
Totally in love with Massimo Dutti’s apres ski collection. But with the weather almost balmy in the UK, it might require a real visit to the slopes – what a shame! Next stop…. Verbier!
I went to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican yesterday and it was incredible. Funnily enough, my friend Jo and I had both been to see the Bond exhibition in the same exhibition space, and both of us said how off-putting the mannequins were. Just faceless black moulds of, what looked like, sponge. It was Bond for God’s sake – the great champion of glamazons. Well these mannequins were something else – they blinked, they talked and could […]
Categories: Dance, Fashion • Tags: art, arts, Barbican, burlesque, culture, dance, design, Dita Von Teese and Jean Paul Gaultier, Entertainment, Fashion, film, films, Glamour, Inspiration, Jean Paul Gaultier, photography, shopping, style, vintage
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
So here she is. My major project. ‘The Showgirl’ magazine which I’ve been working on for the last month. Now you know why I’ve been so quiet. If you click on the image it will take you to the magazine! I hope you like it. Big thank you to Amanda, Annia, Linda, James, Kevin, Lee, Miranda and Sarah for the photoshoot. Boy do I need a drink! Cxx
Categories: Dance • Tags: art, arts, beauty, burlesque, culture, dance, design, Entertainment, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, Glamour, Inspiration, movies, music, photography, style, vintage
Since writing the trend report on the Ziegfeld Follies, I’m starting to see the Alfred Cheney Johnston magic everywhere. Take a look at this cheeky photoshoot by Ellen Von Unwerth, featuring Camille Rowe, for Grey Magazine, it’s almost as if she’s taken a Follie girl into the backyard! The Pushettes are back in business this Saturday so fingers crossed it all goes smoothly. Hopefully I will have some pics to share next week.
Categories: 1920s, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: 1920s, alfred cheney Johnston, art, arts, beauty, burlesque, Camille Rowe, culture, dance, design, Ellen Von Unwerth, Fashion, Glamour, Grey Magazine, history, Inspiration, photography, style, The Ziegfeld Follies, vintage
Delving into Marc LaGrange’s “Diamonds and Pearls” is a bit like delving into Anais Nin’s “Delta of Venus”. Anything is possible! Part eroticism, part burlesque and part grunge, his work has touch of Helmut Newton meets a Maharaja’s Folie Bergére. Sepia shots of kohl-eyed, diamond adorned, voluptuous bodies against gritty or theatrical backdrops. A particularly magnetic combination. Personally, I prefer the single portraits like the ones below, but some of the scenarios LaGrange cooks up are more than a little intriguing and, […]
Categories: Book Reviews, Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: burlesque, craft, culture, dance, design, Diamonds and Pearls, Entertainment, Fashion, Glamour, Inspiration, Marc LaGrange, photography, style, vintage