gibson girl

i don’t know who this lady is, but she absolutely stole the show in all the paris fashion week pics.

edit: i know who she is now, it’s uliana sergienko. yes sir.

{ all pics from mr. newton }

in case you’re wondering about the title, the Gibson Girl was the standard for feminine beauty in the late nineteenth / early twentieth century in the US…

First appearing in published illustrations in the late 1800s, the Gibson girl was the creation of American artist Charles Dana Gibson. Gibson’s art depicted the fashionable upper-middle-class society of his time, particularly a certain type of modern young woman. Independent, athletic, and confident, the Gibson girl was also pretty and feminine, illustrating some of the contradictions of modern womanhood at the turn of the twentieth century.

{ fashion encyclopedia }

some of his drawings:

an editorial from life magazine:

gibson girl paper dolls:

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grace

net-a-porter has a nice little get the look magazine feature on grace kelly right now

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whiskerino

i found cary norton‘s collection of beard photos on flickr… … which lead me to the official website of whiskerino: Beards used to be glorified as signs of virility and manliness… In early America, men that could not grow facial hair were demeaned less advanced and uncivilized. Now we have come full circle where our own […]

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kate slater

aaaah, cut outs! love the work of illustrator kate slater. but what really, really swayed me (besides her talent) is this pride & prejudice poster she did for her sister’s birthday. it’s my favourite quote too! i laugh just thinking about it. (think the 1995 BBC, not the keira knightley version… )

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yosemite

i want to go to there! it looks like what i imagine summer camp to be… photos by sean marc lee

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oliwka

as far as i can decipher from google translating this blog, is that her name is oliwka (olive), her blog is called variacje (variations) and she lives in poland. she also has great taste – part lady like, part vintage, part masculine.

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