NYFW Fall 2015 – Red Valentino

February 14th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

So far New York Fashion Week’s been the underwhelming snore fest that it usually is, but the newest collection from the adorable label Red Valentino’s been a rare bright spot.  Though not as exemplary as their past collections, this one is full of 90’s nostalgia, with lots of flannel and floral, white tights and platforms plus some super cute vintage circus performers embroidered on coats and poodle skirts.

Vintage Ellen von Unwerth Editorials

January 9th, 2015|Categories: Erotica, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

These 4 new-to-me EVU edits beautifully display how her high contrast, vintage-y style was so aesthetic defining for fashion in the mid to late 90’s, and includes an appearance from Jenny Shimizu, who infamously dated Angelina Jolie and is now married to fashion icon Michelle Harper.

Jenny Shimizu & Unknown by EVU for Vogue Italia, March 1995

Meghan Douglas by EVU for Vogue Italia, March 1995

Shirley Mallmann by EVU for Blumarine S/S 1997

Unknown by EVU for Vogue Paris, August 1994

Photographer Arthur Elgort

December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Arthur Elgort is an American photographer primarily known for his work with US Vogue.  His photographs celebrate the classic look of femininity, emphasizing glamorous elements like make up and styling.  He’s also done extensive portraits of young ballerinas, capturing the grace and poise of a dancer.

Molly Ringwald then by Bert Stern and now by Ellen Von Unwerth

December 5th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I recently re-watched the sadly overlooked Molly Ringwald movie For Keeps? and was reminded yet again just how beautiful this red haired, pillow lipped teen queen was, and still is now.  Let’s all bask in her beauty in these two beautiful photo-shoots of her, by two extremely talented photographers.

By Bert Stern for ELLE Magazine, October 1985

By Ellen von Unwerth for Interview Magazine in 1999

Makeup Artist and Photographer Francois Nars

October 18th, 2014|Categories: Erotica, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Francois Nars is an icon in the fashion world.  He’s done the makeup for such photographers like Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, Ellen von Unwerth and more – he helped establish the 80’s big brows and earth tones by doing covers of Brooke Shields and early Cindy Crawford.  His makeup line, NARS, has consistently ranked best-selling since it was established in 1994.  The picture above is from NARS’ Fall 2014 campaign of the ethereal and wondrous Tilda Swinton, taken by Francois Nars himself.  When I think of him, I always go to this great editorial from Jane Magazine in 1997 of some of the Supers in costume, photographed and made up by Nars.  The Shalom Harlow pictures still make me swoon.

Amber Valetta , Carolyn Murphy , Stella Tennant , Linda Evangelista and Shalom Harlow by Francois Nars for  Jane Magazine, September 1997