Thursday, 30 September 2010

At home with Adam Ant


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Adam Ant's lounge.

The design team of Powell-Tuck, Connor and Orefelt gained noteriety in 1981 when they redesigned McLaren and Westwood's shop at 430 Kings Road (the original location of SEX and Let It Rock) into World's End, a Lewis Carroll-esque surreal world of sloping floors and backward spinning clocks. This innovative design led them to be hired by 'the most beautiful man ever' ®, Adam Ant, to redecorate his new flat in London in 1982.

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His bedroom.

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Pooling draperies, which were padded in the hems, made from Timney-Fowler fabric.

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"David Connor's drawing style marked a move away from more precise presentation work and became influential in the early 80s, for example in the work of architect Zaha Hadid."

Scanned from: McDermott, Catherine. Street Style: British Fashion in the 80s. New York: Rizzoli, 1987.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Blood Lips


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Lindsay Wixsen's lips. Photo by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott, from W Magazine, August 2010.

Why can't my lips look like this? It supposedly only takes five lip colours-Clé de Peau Extra Rich lipstick in Black and Crimson, MAC Clear Lipglass, Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Forbidden Burgundy- but I doubt I could ever re-create it (though I do have the gap).

Photos of the Day: Bordello


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All photos by Vee Speers. From Bordello, 2005.


“From my window I can see the girls waiting downstairs in the doorways, and it has always fascinated me how these women display their bodies up and down the street like gaudy trinkets in a second-hand shop.

Although I created my own interpretation from historical references and old images, I primarily wanted to use the idea as a gateway to something more profound.

The art of seduction fascinates me. I love the game — you can dress yourself up and act out a role, and that sets you free to create your own stories, your own mysteries. And it gives you power. I tried to capture all that when I photographed these women, none of whom are models, as such."

-Vee Speers

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Photos of the Day: Dreamtime with Elephant


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Tierney Gearon, Frame 68 (Explosure Series), 2008.


Monday, 27 September 2010

Photo of the Day: The Doorway


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Dwight A Davis, The Doorway, 1920.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Photos of the Day: Carmen having tea


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Lillian Bassman, Carmen having tea, c. 1950.


Saturday, 25 September 2010

Photos of the Day: Maria Bach and friend


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Maria Bach and Andrea, left, late 1980s.

You can see why Sebastian Bach married her, right?

Friday, 24 September 2010

Photo of the Day: SAVAGE


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Savage make-up, 1930s.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Photo of the Day: Claremont Inn, Riverside Drive, 1915


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Karl Struss, Claremont Inn, Riverside Drive, 1915.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Photos of the Day: Bon Scott


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Bon Scott, Moorabbin Town Hall, Melbourne c.1974.

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Bon Scott backstage, Atlanta, Georgia 1978.

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Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia 1978. All photos by Rennie Ellis.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Badlands 2010

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All photos by Derek Henderson for Russh 2010.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

Photos of the Day: All About Patterns


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"All About Patterns." Photographed by Serge LeBlon and styled by Camille Bidault Waddington. From Self Service Fall/ Winter 2001.

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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Photo of the Day: Jil Sander, 1978


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Jil Sander ad from Vogue Paris, October 1978.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Photo of the Day: Alberta Ferretti, 1983


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Alberta Ferretti ad shot by Eddy Kohli. Scanned from Linea Italiana, March 1983..

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