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?)
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!
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
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