Saturday, September 28, 2013
Vogue's Master Sensualist, French Photographer Denis Piel's minimalist eye is rich in emotion and luxurious details.The image of a multi-tasking power exec mommy with baby in bed helped establish the Luxe Power Glamour aesthetic of Donna Karan in the late 80's.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Helmut Newton's fantasy of Iman may have been inspired by my favorite French "Orientalist" painter, Jean Leon Gerome.
The top pics are by Michel Comte, Norman Parkinson and below by Bruce Weber & Scavullo.
The "BLOND" 21 century Iman leaning towards a Gwyneth Paltrow straight haired look strikes me as "WHY?". Sadly many know the answer.....
Stephanie Seymore on the gardener's day off.....
Who knew Barbie could be so CHIC!?lol
Iman serves up 80's decadent excess with a well practiced, totally insincere, frozen movie star grin for Helmut Newton...and Vogue.
It's been said a zillion times:ATTITUDE creates style & fashion. Gutsy Self Confidence and a Strong Sense of knowing what you can pull off WELL is key. And wearing it with JOY, with FEELING.
When it's INSTINCTIVE, everyone knows it....but that, unfortunately, can be threatening....maybe because one cannot BUY IT.
This illustration, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York, was inspired by the mega-glitz & glamour of the early 90's when the Chanel aesthetic dominated fashion media, & was specially embraced by the mega success/excess of the Hip Hop scene.
Barbie Doll Glamour for DAYS!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Bruce Weber presents (modeling hopeful) Mr. Tatum's smoldering appeal to the world.....and watches him become a full blown movie star....who can dance!lol That's a serious triple threat.
Steven Klein tosses Mr. Tatum into the D&G spread, where he steals the show.....
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
These three painters, Reginald Marsh, Paul Cadmus and Richard Lindner delighted in capturing the grand "carnival" of life. Celebrating everyday, ordinary people in all their fleshiness, color, patterns and ZEST for LIFE! A population that gives many designers who worship at the alter of CHIC, nightmares!lol