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.

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