i’ve been looking for a reason to do another one of these posts. truth is they’ve been featured on some of my favourite blogs lately, and i’ve received many kind emails from readers saying how much they like them. man, people on the internet are nice! so i dipped into my folders of saved vintage photos (all from doctor macro) & paired them with portraits that i love. ended up making way too many for one post… more to come later.

marilyn monroe / al greco – a lady in a fur wrap

susan haywardivan g. olinsky – serviceman’s wife

james dean / charles w. hawthorne

janet leigh / leigh louise gadbois

natalie wood / picasso – la toilette

sharon tate / félix vallotton – la liseuse


  1. i really don’t think i can tell you how much i love your blog! you have great taste in pretty much everything, and i’ve been listening to a couple of your mixes on repeat lately. keep it up!

  2. yes, these are brilliant! they were all made for each other. and i love the vintage fashion/photography in place of modern—they are so much fun to compare. totally love it

  3. I cannot even begin to say how cool I think your posts on art and style are. I was so inspired that on my (new) blog, I featured what you had culled for us! Credit was given from the start, of course. I’m looking forwards to going backwards now and reading more of your posts.

  4. I just discovered your blog through Malvestida, and I’m completely blown away by the beauty of it. I’ll most definitely be following now. :)

  5. Miss Moss you are brilliant. I love EVERYTHING about your space and am so inspired by you and the way you see things. Thanks for sharing!

  6. these arethecoolestthingsever! coolest things on the internet. my favorite. fascinating. perfect. your blog is the best. there, i said it.

  7. I’m a bit late on this, but your entire blog has engrossed me for the last hour. You are brilliant, and you do brilliant work. I spend many a happy afternoon browsing the Smithsonian here in DC, and I feel like I was just in the Portrait Gallery again. Thanks for sharing.


    (PS. My captcha was LVMH. Just thought you should know.)

  8. Hi, I loooove these! I am a painter and would love to help with a story on up-and-coming artists’ work paired with classical fashion or other photos just like in your “Colour Comparisons”! If you would like to see my paintings, check out artbymegan.com. Look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

  9. One can tell you are really artistic…I just found your blog and i have to say I LOVE IT. This idea that you have had with matching art with streetstyle pictures can only come from a talented, truly art-inclined person- that is you missy! Thankyou SOO much for posting these! It reminds me that everything we encounter on our daily basis is as beautiful as art.
    Your blog makes me smile.
    Well done!
    I’m a new follower ofcourse :)

  10. @EVERYONE – thank you so, so much for your kind comments & compliments. you really are too nice. x

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