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Fleur du Mal Looks To Spice Up Your Workplace

Freedom of desire is #everything.Freedom of desire is #everything.

So love that Fleur du Mal is branding that #NSFW experience. Helmut would have smiled.

CURRENT READING: NOSTALGIA IN VOGUE: RIZZOLI

"Nostalgia In Vogue" hits stores in early Nov  and that  makes it a quintessential Christmas item"Nostalgia In Vogue" hits stores in early Nov and that makes it a quintessential Christmas item

“I had read too many stories about magazines losing image troves, whether because they were poorly maintained, thrown out by accident, or deemed unimportant to posterity. But you need only visit any designer’s studio and see the vintage portraits and fashion photographs pinned to the wall to understand that these pictures carry weight; that they are points of reference and inspiration, not simply commercial images made to sell dresses.”

Anna Wintour in the foreword to Nostalgia In Vogue.

I recall a brilliant writer , (I believe it was Hilton Als) expressing the discouraging sentiment that in fashion, people are suspicious of words and the people who ply too heavily in them.

REFERENCE LIBRARY: HELMUT NEWTON'S : NEWTON ILLUSTRATED: Issue no 4

There were only 4 issues of Newton Illustrated but each one was pure undiluted Newtonian idThere were only 4 issues of Newton Illustrated but each one was pure undiluted Newtonian id

"Two of the photographer's most sublime images are in this portfolio: The first is a naked woman being photographed up close, rather menacingly by two of Helmut Newton's assistants,

CURRENT VIEWING: FRAMES FROM THE EDGE: HELMUT NEWTON

All those models who were privileged to have an American Vogue sitting with Newton should clutch their tears and weep for joy .All those models who were privileged to have an American Vogue sitting with Newton should clutch their tears and weep for joy .

A certain notorious model once told me the best Helmut Newton story ever.

THE DIGITAL IMAGE AND THE LIMITS OF CONTROL

Photography by Dido Fontana from didofontana.comPhotography by Dido Fontana from didofontana.com

I got an email today from an enterprising young Italian photographer named Dido Fontana who shoots in 35mm and Polaroids. His work is showcased on his eponymous website didofontana.com. His mission statement on the website (which also has a shopping page for his new book) declares :

HELMUT NEWTON: 'Playing WD Paris' (1980)

Paris in 1980 was certainly more...sybaratic .Paris in 1980 was certainly more...sybaratic .

Legend has it that on Newton shoots, if anyone were to ask for one of his polaroids as a keepsake,

CURRENT READING: NIGHT GAMES AND OTHER STORIES AND NOVELLAS: ARTHUR SCHNITZLER

Seriously..every story IS about love or detah or a combination thereofSeriously..every story IS about love or detah or a combination thereof

"I write of love and death. What other subjects are there?"

Arthur Schnitzler

REFERENCE LIBRARY ESSENTIAL: EGOISTE

Egoiste is the ideal design wise, right this minute for TIEgoiste is the ideal design wise, right this minute for TI

The Passion For Peretti

Elsa Peretti PH: Helmut Newton: A picture that made you want to move to NYCElsa Peretti PH: Helmut Newton: A picture that made you want to move to NYC

To have conventional (or even unconventional) beauty and then to have a mind than can craft beautiful objects...it' s the kind of unfair blessing that only makes sense in fashion. Our case study for the theory today? Elsa Peretti, she of the well to do Roman family, educated, according to Wikipedia at the Volbicela School in Rome, with a diploma in interior design. 5' 9" and of course an ex-model, Elsa fled to NY where she fell in with the Halston circle and started designing the landmark jewelry that became inextricable in spirit from the clothes.

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