Sunday, July 27, 2014

Calvin's Cool Eye

Calvin's eye for Chic, Cool Serenity is evident in every corner of his Miami Retreat, photographed by his longtime image maker, Bruce Weber...the master of capturing sun kissed sensuality...

30Weber, Bruce SS89

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cliff hanger by Helmut Newton

Carolyn Murphy by Helmut Newton for Vogue Italia

Only Helmut Newton could dream up such a twisted & perverse scenario filled with dramatic tension....for Italian Vogue.
The wholesome all-American model Carolyn Murphy never looked chicer than when she posed for Newton. Ever.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fantasy Art Master: Roger Dean.

English Artist Roger Dean's seductive fantasy landscapes graced many Rock Album covers in the Trippy-Dreamy 1970's. His smooth technique and rich imagination created worlds one wished to escape into those magical swirling rock and tree formations....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Elsa Peretti's minimal modernism

Elsa Peretti’s Great Escape

Arriving in New York in 1968 with a black eye from a lover, Italian model Elsa Peretti was soon part of fashion’s in-crowd, becoming known for cocaine-fueled scenes at Studio 54 as well as for her revolutionary jewelry designs. Unlike her best friend, Halston, she made it out alive. James Reginato finds that Peretti, 40 years into a partnership with Tiffany that made her a household name, is in a very different world—one she created.
She was an Italian beauty who moved to Manhattan and became the poster girl for Studio 54-era decadence, alongside her best friend, Halston. So it’s a bit startling when Elsa Peretti swings open the thick wooden door of her new home, an ancient stone manor in Sant Martí Vell, a tiny hamlet in Catalonia, north of Barcelona. “A lot of people died here from the Peste,” she says cheerfully. Peretti is referring to the bubonic plague that cut through Europe in the Late Middle Ages.
At age 74, Peretti retains the vitality for which she is well known, but absent is the lithe figure that propelled her into modeling stardom in 1970s New York, before she launched her wildly successful jewelry line for Tiffany & Co., which this year celebrates her 40th anniversary there.


Peretti's  love for naturally sensual and organic shapes allows her jewelry and table top accessories to remain timeless.....simplicity is  truly for ever.

The most successful designer in the Tiffany stable, testament to Peretti's  sure eye and gut instincts.

Jeremiah Goodman's Interiors

Mr. Goodman's expressive, energetic gouache paintings of opulent interiors showcases both his skilled draftsmanship in technical perspective drawing and his eye for lush, romantic, glamour.