Friday, October 29, 2010
Since Halloween is around the corner I got to thinking about who I consider to be the most stylish women in spooky films and came up with this list. Side note: I thought of a few others but decided to keep it to only films I have actually seen and enjoy.
Mia Farrow, Rosemary's Baby, 1968
Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist, 1973
Claire Bloom, The Haunting, 1963
Susannah York, Images, 1972
Tippi Hedren, The Birds, 1963
Simone Signoret, Les Diaboliques, 1955
Audrey Hepburn, Wait Until Dark, 1967
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
No doubt by now you have caught wind of the upcoming Balenciaga exhibit opening in New York at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, November 19th. If I hadn't used up all my vacation days for the year, and had tons of leisure money, I would seriously consider making a quick trip out to the big apple! The exhibit gets back to his roots and highlights the Spanish influences on his designs, displaying over 60 pieces, many of which have never been exhibited before.
It seems that Balenciaga is really popping out at me these days... The other day at lunch I was skimming through AnOther magazine (the one with the fabulous Bjork on the cover) and came across this cool layout, photographed by Venitia Scott. I liked the general vintagy theme but normally prefer the over-the-top '70s as opposed to the beachy laid-back '70s... However, certain prints were really standing out to me and upon closer inspection I noticed they were all Balenciaga!
Now we all know that Cristobal is no longer the face behind Balenciaga, but in the Resort 2011 collection, Nicolas Ghesquiere plays with the designs Cristobal created for the airlines. I didn't even know there were Balenciaga airline uniforms... (new research project!) but wouldn't have you loved to be on that plane??
Check out the rest of the collection here.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Read the full article here on her blog /
Photographer: Juergen Teller
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thanks Palm Springs, for giving me that R&R that I really needed!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I am finally going away with the boyfriend to Palm Springs this weekend and it could not be happening sooner!! I've been researching some possible thrift stores to scour and am making it my mission to see the Richard Avedon exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum... but mainly I am hoping to just lounge poolside. I wish I could do so just like in the photos above, but it's not the '60s and I'm not rich. But still - that is what I'll be doing in my head.
Top two photos are by photographer, Robert Doisneau and the latter two are by the wonderful Slim Aarons.
See you all on Monday!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A few posts back I gushed over Rachel Weisz's photo spread in VS. Magazine.. well in the same issue, there is another great layout featuring Eva Mendes. I guess it's been getting some flack for making light of mental illness.. which isn't cool on some levels, but I dunno guys - I think the photos are pretty great. To me it looks more like a crazed Hollywood actress running wild in her villa... and I am always on board with that scenario.
Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth.
ps- Blogger tells me they will be performing maintenance to the sight so that may eff up my photo uploads.. we'll see.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Hopefully to your nearest video store to rent Mahogany starring the incredible Diana Ross. What a film - and what a wardrobe!! This 1975 film depicts the journey of Tracy, an aspiring fashion designer who only wants to showcase her Japanese-influenced designs, but continually must put her dreams on hold to help Billy Dee Williams run for office, become a top Italian fashion model and constantly rebuff advances made by photographer, Anthony Perkins (who is way creepier than he is in Psycho) Anyhow, the film is worth a watch for the incredible costumes, many of which were designed by Ms. Ross herself!! Also there is an amazing montage of when Tracy's star is rising - I'm talking some major fierce looks that Diana rocks the hell out of... So grab a glass of vino, curl up and enjoy the glamour of Mahogany!