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
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!
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
I’m currently writing a feature on why fashion illustration is making a comeback in the industry and I have been digging and digging for all kinds of info. In fact, so much so, that my kitchen table is now littered with clippings, print outs, magazines and books. I don’t think I’m in the domestic good books right now! Anyway, I came across this great little video by H&M about illustrator Sara Singh and it’s pure inspiration for anyone wanting to […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: art, arts, beauty, craft, culture, design, diy, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, H&M, illustration, Inspiration, movies, photography, Sara Singh, style, YouTube
I recently did a trend projection for LCF on the Ziegfeld Follies and I came across this beautiful collection of images by Angela and Ithyle using the traditional method of collodian photography. There’s such a fragility about them – almost eerie, like you’ve walked in on a moment that you shouldn’t have! Their talents don’t stop there either. You may remember this little video, for Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, which went viral a couple of years ago: Bit […]
Categories: Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: alfred cheney Johnston, Angela and Ithyle, art, arts, beauty, collodion, craft, culture, design, Fashion, films, Inspiration, movies, photography, style, vintage
I was on the Yoox site, looking for a jacket (nothing new there!), and I came across this gorgeous framed print for sale, of Jane Birkin by Ian Berry. Clearly I couldn’t leave it at that, so I had to take a peak at the rest of this intimate collection. Taken in London 1970, it features a very natural Serge and Jane, with her daughter Kate Barry. They look like any other couple wandering the streets in the 1970’s. Only […]
Categories: 1960s, 1970, Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: art, arts, beauty, culture, Fashion, film, films, history, Ian Berry, Inspiration, Jane Birkin, lifestyle, movies, photography, style, vintage
I experienced a real stab of nostalgia while watching Mad Men this week. When Megan appeared in her indian hippie dress, it really took me back to my school and university days (an indie trend you understand, I wasn’t born until the seventies!) and a whopping great infatuation with all things bohemian. In sixth-form I had a huge girl-crush on a friend called Polly. She was in my English class and knew her literature like noone else, particularly poetry. She […]
Categories: 1960s, Fashion, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: 1960s, art, arts, beauty, Bohemian stye, craft, culture, design, dressmaking, Entertainment, Fashion, film, films, Hippie style, Inspiration, lifestyle, movies, music, Pamela Courson, photography, style, The Doors, vintage
“A Hurrell portrait is to the ordinary publicity stills what a Rolls-Royce is to a roller-skate”. This is how George Hurrell, MGM’s main man, was described in Esquire magazine in 1936. Marlene Dietrich Veronica Lake George swept into town with the intention of becoming a painter, only once he started photographing heiresses, with his signature dramatic spotlight, creating sculptured cheekbones and glowing skin, he never looked back. Carole Lombard By 1929 he had a contract with […]
Categories: 1930s, 1940s, 1970, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: 1930s, 1940s, art, arts, beauty, celebrities, culture, Entertainment, Fashion, film, films, George Hurrell, Glamour, history, hollywood, Inspiration, Jane Russell, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, marlene dietrich, movies, photography, veronica lake, vintage