brief encounter

most of the time i skip past editorials in fashion magazines because they simply don’t interest me all that much. it takes a lot to make me pause, and this ed from us vogue certainly did. what an odd pairing in daria werbowy and david straitharn, playing the journalist + artist in a ‘brief encounter’ on what is presumably his southwest ranch getaway slash artistic love nest. if you don’t get it yet, this is why grace coddington is so beloved. i mean, i still think ah fashion it’s really all so silly isn’t it – how many outfits does this chick wear for one interview? regardless, it made me smile.

images from tfs

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These Things No. 06

today has felt like a wrapping up the year kind of day. i’m recovering from an office party (last night) and am officially on holiday as of today. just over three weeks of no work, no plans awaits. so i slacked on posts today (sorry) and probably will do so for a little while as i take advantage of sleeping late and trying to get away from my computer. basically the aim is to not sit at a desk for 8 odd hours a day for the next few weeks.

you know what these things is all about, so without further ado.

this loft

these vintage book covers

this blouse i stumbled upon at etsy

this beautiful photograph by nicholas mcelroy

the simple + old school packaging of these sunglasses

this book

this photo = summer

this baboon pitcher (hehe)

this gift guide (too awesome)

shabd f10-silk collection found via shiny squirrel

very cool design work by sarah mick & christopher paul

such a magnificent collection

penelope + coco brogues

and i haven’t seen black swan yet (no spoilers please!) but i love that winona is making a ‘comeback’

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Les Demoiselles D’Hamilton

david hamilton is a british photographer best known for his dreamy photographs of young women. much of his work has been criticised for being ‘pornographic’ and is particularly controversial because the women in his photographs are seemingly rather young. i wouldn’t say his work is any more risque than stuff coming from terry richardson or many modern day photographers (and it’s far more subtle for that matter) … but then again, i’m not the porno police.

he actually has a background in fashion, having worked as a graphic designer at french elle in the fifties and later became the art director of printemps in paris. if you ever happen to come across one of his books in some dusty second hand shop or market somewhere i’d encourage you to buy it, they seem to be pretty popular on ebay. before you sell it though you might consider giving it to me as i find his work to be exceedingly beautiful.

these images are from one of his books entitled les demoiselles d’hamilton (1973) – you may scan through the book here and see all the images here. fair warning: lots of nudity.

images courtesy of targophoto

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