Ruche & The Notebook

okay, i’ll admit it… i actually loved the notebook when it came out. 99% because of ryan gosling (obviously) & it is also quite aesthetically pleasing to watch. i could never watch it again because it seriously makes me cringe now and the story is pretty awful, but perhaps i can fast forward & just watch the gosling bits? anyway – had a bit of a trip down memory lane when i saw the Ruche 2011 Lookbook which took inspiration from the southern romance of the movie.

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The Seeberger Brothers

Modern fashion photography was born when three brothers, Parisian postcard photographers, shifted their lenses to the upper echelon of French society in the early twentieth century. As impromptu portraits of beautiful women in inimitable finery at racecourses, resorts, and cafes began to appear in magazines, courant designers such as Chanel, Hermes, and Madeleine Vionnet rushed to send their models to posh watering holes to be photographed with the beau monde.

so says an excerpt from Elegance: The Seeberger Brothers and the birth of fashion photography. i was on my usual google image searching misadventures when i came upon the first pic in this post, and i instantly started scouring around for more. i vaguely remember the sartorialist talking about this book once upon a time and the pic of that wonderful lady in the menswear perched on top of that fence has been saved to my computer for years… this book seems like a must have. how’s that sofia coppola doppelganger in the second pic? can’t believe this was the thirties.

matching your outfit to your dog? magic.

images found all over – including here, here and here.

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Environments

Environments is a book of photographs documenting studio spaces of eleven creative people, most of them working in and around Melbourne. the photography is by the talented Olga Bennett with interviews by Sarah Caldwell. you can buy the book here along with beautiful prints of the individual spaces.


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