Saturday, September 28, 2013

Vogue's Sensualist: Denis Piel

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.

Vogue: the Editors Eye

A zillion reasons to believe in one's inner voice and embrace your instincts...and trust your eye.

Chicago Mansion

The Gothic Revival  Francis J. Dewes house in the beautiful Lincoln park area of Chicago is one of the most gorgeous & grand private homes I've ever seen. Built in 1896 and a landmark since the early 1970' should be a stop on any Chicago tour.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Iman's endless transformations.

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.....

Stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele: More is Divine!

A fiercely flamboyant fashion addict with an instantly recognizable style celebrating Chic Glamorous Excess on a Gorgeous, Ultra feminine,Flirtatious Girl decked out for the street. No dark, tortured and depressing spirits here!LOL Optimistic Seduction dripping in logo-luxe is what this look is all  about...and sultry Adrianna Lima brings it to life.Miss Dudzeele could also well qualify to be the only high fashion editor whose styling would very much please your average Johnny Hardhat!lol

Stephanie Seymore on the gardener's day off.....
Who knew Barbie could be so CHIC!?lol

Anna Wintour's first Vogue cover that put the Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele irreverent style of mixing Couture with Casual on the late 80's fashion map launching a high/low contrast look that will never go out of style.
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.Vogue US March 1992 | “Crystal-Clean” | Model: Naomi Campbell | Photographer: Irving Penn | Stylist: Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele
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Barbie Doll Glamour for DAYS!

Cape Fierce

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2012
Philip Lim updates the cape for Fall 2012 (by deleting every old England reference from it).

Wrap n twist.

Once you find the perfect material, it designs itself.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Model Cara Delevingne

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There's a fabulously feral quality to the model of the moment, the smoldering Miss Cara Delevingne.
An homage to ANTONIO's GIRLS of the red hot 70's NYC!

Madonna & her boys...

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Steven Meisel shoots Madonna & her boys working thru some gender issues.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Karl Templer's Gritty Edge.

The Cool by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine September 2013
The Cool by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine September 2013
Brilliant stylist Karl Templer's hot gangsta fashionistas rocks the September issue of Interview....capturing the chaotic state of rebellion & raw hostility.....with amazing chic. He is featuring high fashion, afterall!lol

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Model John Hall has IT...



Model Claudio Monteiro

Chic Spring Menswear options worn with dash by runway star Claudio Monteiro.
This first look is Vivienne Westwood's perfect interpretation of  Exotic Global style & Mr. Monteiro's masculine vibe keeps it sexy.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

When Mr. Tatum was a lean, mean Modeling Machine....

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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

Miss Grace Jones' Magic....

The brilliant and original Miss Jones serves up some Devilish Delight as only she can.......stylish,glamorous & sexy atmosphere at it's best. A true Diva who could easily lead anyone ( happily ) astray.......

Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bill Cunningham's Democratic eye

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Deborah Turbeville for Valentino

Photographer Deborah Turbeville's ethereal & elegant vision of the dark Valentino swans.