Monday, 30 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Hippies at Home

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William Gedney, Hippies at Home, San Francisco 1966-67

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Theda Bara's Gown

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This gown was once owned by the inimitable Theda Bara- it really doesn't get more spectacular than this. Only a star could be worthy of such a gown!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Louise Goldin for Topshop Spring 2010

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I'm not usually one for wearing spikes, but I can see these being particularly impressive on the right girl. They kind of seem like the ultimate DIY project, don't they? Somewhere I'm sure to have some spikes left over from my years of teenager discontent...

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Photo of the Day: Claudette Colbert

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Probably the most perfect vanity ever.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Wizards, Witches & Magic


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Bleached out and layered with dabs of watercolours, these images by Ellen Rogers in the Winter 2009 issue of iD are the ultimate solace for my muddled thoughts today. Drawing on mythology that surrounds witchcraft, these images are like snapshots of an interrupted ritual by the Second Order of the Golden Dawn. School and work have been so overwhelming that I've had little time to think of or read about subjects that interest me other than fashion history, like the occult. Hopefully once I have completed my finals I will be able to take a couple weeks to sink my brain into a broader array of subjects before next semester.

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Photo of the Day: An Officer and A Lady

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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Photo of the Day: The Candle Shop

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The Candle Shop, Westbury Square, Houston, TX

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Carol Jerrems

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Mozart St, 1970

A much longer post on her to follow.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Photo of the Day: McCardell & Chagall

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It doesn't get any prettier than this dress, a collaboration between Claire McCardell and Marc Chagall. Is it awful that I'm planning on copying this for myself when I have some time off in January? Obviously I won't have any Chagall designed fabric, so it will only be a vague approximation- I just adore the whole look.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Valentina

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Valentina Schlee, the American couturier, 1928.

One of my favourite things about my job is that I get to sort through and scan original photographs, notebooks and sketches like this one that I scanned yesterday. The look and feel of the paper, the faded handwritten notes on the back- research doesn't get much better...

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Friday, 20 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Tina Chow

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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Poiret

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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Photo of the Day: The Magician

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By far my favourite deck, the Aquarian Tarot by David Palladini.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Jane Forth

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Ingrid by Parkinson

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If anyone ever finds this dress please, please, please get it for me- my love knows no bounds!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Photo of the Day: On the Beach

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Anyone want to go to Margate or Rye over Christmas?

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Grilled Cheese

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Even though grilled cheese sandwiches are off limits for me I've always loved this photo. Whenever I see poorly staged and taken food photos on the web I think of this photo, and the other photographs of meals in Uncommon Places- probably a rather unfair comparison as no blogger is frequenting diners with an 8 x 10. Totally commonplace, everything in this photo is not unique but when lit with such a soft glow the effect is rather soothing and comforting. This must be, in part, why I keep coming back to this image regardless of my allergies.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Photo of the Day: Jacqueline Bisset, 1972

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Perfection from head to toe.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Plague on the Stairs

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Theodor Kittelsen, Plague on the Stairs  (Pesta i trappen), 1896

Photo of the Day: Karl Lagerfeld

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Karl Lagerfeld in his Memphis designed apartment.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

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