Summering with Patti and Keith

30/07/2012 § 2 Comments

This summer, Keith Richards and Patti Hansen invited Vogue to visit their private retreat at Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos, and the photos (taken by Bruce Weber, who is one of my favorite photographers) detail a lovingly chaotic Caribbean summer full of  sun, sarongs, kids and grandkids — with a decidedly bohemian flare.  But really, what else would you expect?

So. Much. Fun.
I’m hopeful my invitation is forthcoming…

All images via Vogue.

Mid-century Glamour

20/07/2012 § 2 Comments

In an editorial that reminds me a little of her role as Della Bea Robinson in Ray (2004), the gorgeous Kerry Washington turns up the Mid-century glamour for the July 2012 issue of Vogue Italia.  Really over the moon here for the makeup and hair — strong brow/smokey eye and a bouffant flip will get me every. time. — and the vintage Los Angeles feel.  This house is amazing, no?  Lovely.

Photos by Mark Seliger via Vogue Italia.

New Vintage via Vogue Turkey

16/07/2012 § Leave a comment

After discovering the vintage beach-y treasures in the archives of Vogue Spain and Vogue US, was rather pleased to find these photos from the May 2012 issue of Vogue Turkey.  It’s almost hard to believe that these photos of Juju Ivanyuk don’t date from decades past.  Perfection.

Images via FGR.

Summer Classics {Bridge & Burn Spring/Summer 2012}

02/07/2012 § 3 Comments

The spring/summer Bridge & Burn girl is little bit preppy, a little bit tomboyish, but she also fancies having a few pretty dresses on hand.  With a healthy serving of stripes and a dandy pair of red camp shorts, I’m loving the collection’s easy breezy classic feel for the warmer months, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise.  You might recall I’ve talked about how much I like Erik Prowell’s menswear-influenced designs for women in the past (exhibit 1, exhibit 2), and this solid offering of timeless, wearable pieces is no exception to that rule.  It all needs to get in my closet with a quickness…

Rae Linen Shirt Dress.

Columbiaknit Cardigan in Navy Stripe.

Grebe Linen Navy Pin Stripe dress.

Warbler Khaki jacket
Finch Navy linen shirt
Kite Twill Crimson camp shorts

Castle khaki jacket.

Kinglet shift dress.

Photos by Natasha Estelle Djuhandi.

Speechless {Americana Manhasset Fall 2012}

13/06/2012 § 1 Comment

Was pleasantly surprised to discover the fall campaign of Long Island’s luxury shopping center Americana Manhasset: “Speechless.”  They’ve tapped one of my favorite models, Karlie Kloss, to star in an editorial and accompanying short reminiscent of one of my favorite films of 2011, The Artist — it even features a cameo by Uggie the dog.  Love!

Anyone else recognize this gorgeous fireplace?
I’ll give you a hint: head here.

All images via WWD.

Deco Decadence

19/04/2012 § 3 Comments

The Prabal Gurung silk charmeuse gown in the first picture.  Full. Stop.
There are no words to describe that kind of perfection,
or how much Scarlett Johansson does it justice.

And when you add in a liberal dose of deco, old Hollywood glamour, a leopard,
Red Lip, Mark Ruffalo and then put Mario Testino behind the camera,
you already know you’re right up my alley and banging on my door.

Quite well done, Vogue.

Hey, Red! {Jessica Chastain for Vogue Italia April 2012}

09/04/2012 § 1 Comment

Well, now.  I realize I haven’t posted about an editorial in almost three months.  Is it because my interest has been elsewhere?  Or perhaps because I just haven’t seen anything that has caught my eye?  In any event, I have actress Jessica Chastain and Vogue Italia to thank for reviving my love of the editorial with an amazing set of images that hearken back to classic Hollywood and were coincidentally shot in one of my very favorite places in Los Angeles: the Fred Harvey Restaurant in Union Station — an art deco masterpiece that has been closed since 1967.

You can see my photographs from my last visit here.

Chastain giving her best Hayworth…

Please believe me when I say I know I will be married here — and I am not at all like that about weddings.  Now all that’s left is to pin down the groom.

Details, details.

Photos by Michelangelo di Battista for Vogue Italia, via FGR.

Which Dreamed It?

06/01/2012 § 4 Comments

Can I please live here?

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream —
Lingering in the golden gleam —
Life, what is it but a dream?

Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

This amazing editorial shot by Chris Craymer for the December 2011 issue Italian fashion and lifestyle magazine Amica seems to have taken all of my favorite things, put them in a blender and served it up nice and frothy with teeny pinch of oddity — just the way I like it.  At once modern, Victorian, and Edwardian, this quirky family portrait makes me long to be added — Cousin Marilyn style — to all their gloriously fabulous adventures.  Such a dream.

Of course, what seals the deal here is the appearance of the ever lovely Carmen Dell’Orefice.  At 80 years old, Carmen is currently the oldest working working model in the fashion industry.  Completely apropos when you consider the fact that she covered Vogue at the age of 15…in 1947.  She also covers this issue of Amica, with an accompanying article inside celebrating her amazing career.

Carmen Dell’Orefice, Daiane Conterato, Grace G and Matthew Avedon
photographed by Chris Craymer for Amica December 2011

Images via TFS.

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

16/12/2011 § 1 Comment

There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t sit still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain’s crest; Their’s is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don’t know how to rest.
–Robert Service.

Impossible to look at these pictures and not start scheming my next escape.

Valentina Zelyaeva and Ben Hill for the January issue of Vogue Australia.
Photographed by Lincoln Pilcher.

Via FGR.

Call in the Cavalry {Arizona Muse for Vogue US November 2011}

30/10/2011 § 1 Comment

Inspired by Steven Spielberg’s upcoming WWI drama War Horse, the November issue of Vogue US features lead actor Jeremy Irvine, model Arizona Muse and a gorgeous horse in a brooding, military-inspired editorial.

So in love with this Dior coat.

Also love this look, but you knew that already.
Ralph Lauren Blue and Black Label, Hermes boots.

Photographs by David Sims.
Images via Vogue.com.

Speaking of War Horse, I’m having trouble fighting to the end of the trailer without tearing up.  With the sweeping music, the rolling countryside, a boy’s love for his horse, the backdrop of the Great War and the valor of the men who fought in it, I’m guaranteed to be a complete mess when the lights come up on this one.


“…he’s my horse, sir!”

DONE.

War Horse arrives in theatres on Christmas.

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