Wednesday, 29 April 2009

I was mesmerized 'till you said I was positively free

Pretty much my favourite band to listen to (other than Fleetwood Mac) is Felt, so here is their only music video I could find and a video of them live. Enjoy!


Monday, 27 April 2009

Flora by Gucci

I've been meaning to write about Chris Cunningham's video for Flora by Gucci for awhile, but life has been a little hectic. He's an incredibly talented director, but since his work usually skews more to the bizarre it is really interesting to see what he has done with a perfume ad. It is totally and completely gorgeous- a vision of floral Ecstasy. Abbey Lee is a perfect choice of model for the spot and she is wearing one of the most ravishing dresses I have seen in eons.

Several years ago I met Chris Cunningham at a New Year's Eve party in London- we had instant sexual chemistry together (well, he is totally gorgeous) and one of my regrets for a long time was choosing not to go with him to a party he invited me to. Not that it matters now that I have a wonderful boyfriend, but I'll always have a soft spot for him.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Givenchy

All of the Givenchy pieces for sale on Luisa Via Roma are so gorgeous it is hard to describe.
This has to be the perfect LBD- gorgeous cut with interesting straps to add a little more edge to the bodycon mini.
This blouse with leg of mutton sleeves makes me swoon! I have a thing about interesting sleeves and leg o' muttons have always been my favourites (probably due to my life long love of Laura Ingalls Wilder).
This is just amazing- I wish I had the body to wear it with nothing underneath, but it would also look fantastic with a chiffon blousey top underneath.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

werner schreyer


Love this photo of Werner Schreyer from the early '90s- look at that phone!

He still looks hot- go to COACD and look at the post from March 30th. I was so in love with him back in the day.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Models, Then and Now

I always thought I got why the supermodel era was so important in fashion, but it is dawning on me that I really had no idea. Lately I've been spending a large portion of my day writing up the posters of information that will be on view at the Met/Costume Institute's Model as Muse show, and for some reason or other I have been given all of the late 80s/early to mid 90s models to write about (those and the seventies era party girl hotties, of course). Even though I knew tons of information about them and could have written the bios without a thought, I have to do research and have several sources for every single thing I say so while doing this research I saw so many pictures of these girls- all the famous ones and so many others besides. It was quite remarkable to me how strong these girls look. I'm not talking about physically (even though many of them have gloriously strong, lean muscles) but in terms of their auras- women won't take shit from anyone and who are ecstatically happy to be alive. More than that they all seem to have personalities- each individual girl was her own person and not just one in a line of many (I'm not talking about just the girls who became famous but all the models I've seen in old editorials).
Yesterday I worked on a photoshoot for a Fall 2009 campaign. I didn't recognize any of the model's names when I looked at the call sheet in the morning, and, honestly, now that I've met them I still wouldn't be able to remember them. They all looked the same- innocent young faces, long brown hair, completely and utterly boring. I watched the famous photographer shoot them and they were completely lacking in any personality or inspiration, and the client and producers seemed very happy with this. I guess I miss the era when designers wanted their models to be more than simply coat hangers, when they wanted them to act like this.

P.S. How amazing is this dress? It would be perfect for now, except this is from a 1988 German Marie Claire.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Two more Ebay...

Vintage 1940's Burgundy Wool SuitBetsey Johnson Floral Stretch Dress

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