Smell

What a lovely morning: another snow during the night! But I will not accept it, no! The winter has to stop and make room for the spring. Until then, I will admire hundreds of flowers photos on your blogs! I don’t have a particular preference of flowers, all of them are amazing! But I love the smell of peony! And I am sure I will love the smell of these couture Dior dresses, too.

1&3 – Vogue, 2 – Pinterest

Lillian Bassman

Among the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century, Lillian Bassman transformed her photographs published with Junior Bazar and later with Harper’s Bazar (1940-1960) into works of art that have a unique effect: mystery and glamour in black and white images.

Blowing A Kiss, Barbara Mullen, 1950

When I first saw her works, I thought the images were sketches because before becoming a photographer  and working with Alexey Brodovitch at the Harper’s Bazaar, Lillian Bassman was a fashion illustrator, but no! I found out that  she has some darkroom techniques in which she blurs and bleaches the images, investing them with such a poetic and mesmerizing effect!

Mary Jane Russell, 1950

I am almost sure that she has a thing for hats! Aren’t we all? Starting with Garance Dore and her story about the borrowed YSL hat! (read here, it is so hilarious, so Garance). And when one wants to transmit mystery, the hat is a mandatory piece!

And my favorite below! A lovely polka dots dress and a pair of elegant gloves. I think I can see Ada’s train in this image, wink.

Barbara Vaughn, 1956

Barbara Mullen, 1950

After bleaching, blurring and/or burning the photography in the dark room, the artist is usually adding some details by hand (as in the photo above, hand-painting all the polka dots back in! isn’t that amazing?). One of the most notable qualities about her photographic work are the high contrasts between light and dark. Do you see that in the picture  below?

Model in Gloves and Pearl Earrings, 1950

This last image is a recent photography of Lillian Bassman presenting a Dior gown, can you believe it? Even if she is in her 90s, the artist continues to work, using digital technology and photoshop to manipulate and make something new out of her old photographs.

Night Bloom, Annaliese Seubert, 1996

Lillian transcend the moment, capturing the individuality and universality of women the world over.”  (this is how  Donna Karan greeted the exhibition of Lillian Bassman’s works in its stores).

I would love to have such a photography in my new house! And you? (source here and here).

Sunglasses

Inca de anul trecut, Prada a readus in trend ochelarii “ochi de pisica” specifici anilor 50 si 60!

 

Parerea avizata este ca acest model de ochelari este potrivit in special persoanelor cu fata patrata sau in forma de diamant, categorii in care eu nu ma inscriu. Dar am incercat si eu niste “ochi de pisica” roz si chiar veneau bine, deci as indrazni sa afirm (neavizat :P) ca daca ne plac foarte mult, trebuie sa ii achizitionam indiferent de forma fetei. Anul acesta, ochelarii de soare “ochi de pisica” au fost pusi in evidenta de: Dior, Jeremy Scott, Tommy Hilfiger si Giles Deacon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dar lasand la o parte forma, eu m-am indragostit iremediabil de ochelarii cu rame albe, care accesorizati cu o esarfa albastru metalic cu buline mari albe sau roz 😉 ar crea o imagine retro – chic senzationala !!! Am ales cateva modele care imi plac (Ray Ban, D&G, Gucci si Prada).

 

 

 

 

 

Croseta si macrame

Nu am mai scris in ultima vreme, fiindca am fost extrem de prinsa cu un concurs de fashion editor, care se desfasura pe pagina de facebook Vestimentaria (pe unii i-am innebunit cu postarile, stiu).

Una dintre cerintele concursului era sa redactam o mini-revista de 4 pagini, fara o tema anume! Asa ca am ales ca o pagina sa fie dedicata unor tesaturi care mie mi-au placut foarte mult si care sunt in trend: croseta si macrame! So, please see below my last week work 😀 :

Pornind de la franghiile innodate in mod grijuliu de catre marinari si pana la diversele piese vestimentare crosetate de bunica si primite cadou cand eram mici, tuturor ne sunt familiare macrame si croseta. In sezonul acesta, ambele texturi au revenit in atentia marilor designeri, revenire care se datoreaza „renasterii” stilului anilor 70. Astfel, croseta si macrame au fost utilizate in colectiile de primavara 2011, in special, pentru accesorii. Totusi, unii designerii au indraznit sa creeze si alte piese vestimentare, in culorii pamantii, maro, galben, crem, dar si alb si albastru.

Dior (sursa aici), Gucci (sursa aici) si Salvatore Ferragamo (sursa aici)

 

Haideti sa renuntam la esarfa de plaja si sa alegem aceste doua texturi care sa ne puna in evidenta pe plaja! O rochita de macrame sau croseta combinata cu o palarie cu boruri largi in culori neon (cum e cea din imaginea de mai jos de la H&M) sigur va atrage privirile nu doar pe malul marii!

Si de ce mai avem nevoie? De o geanta! Am descoperit un nou brand din State, The Sak, care are genti din croseta pentru toate gusturile! Din pacate nu fac shipping in Romania direct, dar daca ne dorim foarte mult, putem sa gasim modalitati de a le achizitiona ;).