Friday, June 27, 2008

TGIF

Ana Mihajlovic, ph: Jonathan Leder





Today is is 86°F/30°C and Partly sunny with a stray thunderstorm in New York. Jonathan Leder photographed Ana Mihajlovic early this morning, using a vintage Polaroid land camera.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hope

Today is Hope Sandoval's birthday. Hope was the lead singer of Mazzy Star. I love how sincere & beautiful her voice is. The visuals for Fade Into You are very mysterious - Hope is either shot in tones of blue & black, or with glasses on. She sings while gazing at her shoes. The eyes are the window to the soul, and she hides them from the camera & the crowd. However, through her voice, she bares her soul. This contradiction is intriguing, and part of why her music is classic. "Fade Into You" was a big hit on 92.7 WDRE during the summer before I entered high school, and I will always remember it that way.

I wanna hold the hand inside you
I wanna take the breath that's true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life, you go in shadow
You'll come upon and you'll go black
Some kind of night into your darkness
Close your eyes with what's not there
Chorus:
Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew
The strange light comes on slowly
A stranger's heart is out of home
You put your hands into your head
And your smiles cover your heart

Friday, June 20, 2008

TGIF

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Jourdan Dunn - July 2008 Italian Vogue Cover


Steven Meisel photographed Jourdan Dunn for the cover of Italian Vogue on April 28, 2008 at Pier 59 Studios (studio 6 & 7) in New York.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Masha Tylena by Heavypencil


Masha Tyelna illustrated by Heavypencil.

Beauty


All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by
a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for
a work comes to him.
- W.H. Auden

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Prada Resort 2009

Vlada:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Heatwave


At 8:58 am is is currently 84°F (29°C)and sunny. This is the fourth day of the heatwave in NY. the NY Times predicts it will reach 96°F/36°C today.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2009

Narciso Rodriguez called his Resort show "an homage to Hélio Oiticica"—the Brazilian artist who had a mad passion for color even as his work morphed from modernism in the vein of Mondrian to a more organic form of found-object art.
Vlada:

Kasia:

Hélio Oiticica


Hélio Oiticica (July 26, 1937March 22, 1980) was a Brazilian painter, sculptor, plastic artist and performance artist.
Color became a key subject of Oiticica's work and he experimented with paintings and hanging wooden sculptures with subtle (sometimes barely perceptible) differences in colour within or between the sections. The hanging sculptures gradually grew in scale and later works consisted on many hanging sections forming the overall work.
In the 1960s, he produced a series of small box shaped interactive sculptures called Bólides (fireballs) which had panels and doors which viewers could move and explore. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s he made installations called penetrávels (penetrables) which viewers could step into and interact with. The most influential of these was Tropicália (1967) which gave its name to the Tropicalismo movement. He also created works called Parangolés which consisted layers of fabric, plastic and matting intended to be worn like costumes but experienced as mobile sculptures.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Michael Kors Resort 2009

Vlada:


Kasia:

"It's Babe [Paley] and Tony [Duquette]," Michael Kors announced at his Resort presentation today.

Babe Paley


Babe Paley had only one fault,” commented her one-time friend Truman Capote, “She was perfect. Otherwise, she was perfect.”

Natasha - Vladimir Nabokov


On newsstands today is the June 9 & 16, 2008, Summer Fiction Issue of The New Yorker which features the story "Natasha", by Vladimir Nabokov, published for the first time in English. Written around 1924, when Nabokov was in his mid-twenties (five years after his family fled Russia, and two years after his father was assassinated in Berlin), it was discovered in the writer's archives at the Library of Congress a couple of years ago, and was translated by his son, Dmitri. "Natasha" tells the story of a young woman who cares for her ailing father, in their ramshackle one-room apartment in Berlin while he mourns their exile from their Russian motherland.

The entire story can be read here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Stella McCartney Resort 2009

Jourdan:


Kasia:


Georgina:


Vlada:

beauty


Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
-Francis Bacon

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Versace Resort 2009

Georgina

Sheila

Kasia

Vlada

Monday, June 2, 2008

Natalia Chabanenko, ph: Jonathan Leder






Yesterday I styled a shoot with photographer Jonathan Leder and model Natalia Chabanenko in Prospect Park. Natalia is a real beauty. She is totally comfortable in front of the camera, and in nature. We all love animals -we saw chipmunks, squirrels, geese, ducks & robins in the park. Jonathan shoots using 35 mm film & polaroids taken with a vintage Polaroid camera. I admire Jonathan for sticking to film - it has a sincere quality that can not be manipulated. He is staunchly commited to aesthetic excellence & realness - he types the labels for his print boxes on a vintage typewriter, he does not have cable TV & maintains an extensive library of 1970's French Vogue's.

Yves Saint Laurent- Rest in Peace


Yves Saint Laurent, Portrait by Kenneth Paul Block.

Yves Saint Laurent's 1965 Piet Mondrian dress, illustrated by Kenneth Paul Block

Yves Saint Laurent's 1976 Ballet Russes collection, illustrated by Kenneth Paul Block

Yves Saint Laurent died on Sunday at his apartment in Paris. He created a whole world. His fashions, colors, patterns, silhouettes will live forever. His fragrances, such as Opium & Rive Gauche will always remind me of what a genius YSL was.