Saturday, February 28, 2009

John Rawlings and Vogue











    The introduction of American photographer John Rawlings to Vogue's visual team
     in 1936 was certainly one of Conde Nast's best strategic moves. 
    At a time when opulence, pretentiousness, and theatrical lighting 
    were prevalent in fashion photography - fueled by the European school led 
    by the British Beaton, the German Horst, and the Russian Hoyningen-Huene - Nast 
    and Vogue's editor in chief Edna Woolman Chase decided they needed a change of direction 
    and placed their bets on a talented but unknown twenty-four-year Midwestener.

    His beginnings were unremarkable. Born in Ohio in 1912,
     John Rawlings attended the local Wesleyan University, 
    and upon graduation in the early 1930s he relocated to New York, 
    where he became a freelance store window dresser. 
    After buying a Leica to photograph his work and show it to potential clients,
     Rawlings discovered that he enjoyed taking pictures and 
    eventually started to photograph some of the aristocratic clients themselves, 
    alone or with their dogs. A few of those shots found their way to the desk of Nast, 
    who decided to offer Rawlings a job at the Vogue studios as prop builder,
     studio hand, and apprentice to the legendary masters Beaton and Horst. 


    The young Midwestener was so dedicated and worked with such unbridled enthusiasm
     that four months later he not only was promoted to first assistant to the masters
     but also got his first photo published in the September 15 issue of Vogue.
     Impressed by his precocious talent and visual style, Nast and Chase rewarded him in 1937 
    with a job at the British Vogue studio in London, where he would train and work 
    until the early 1940s.












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Je me suis par respect humain caché la face de mes deux mains






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Look of the Day.32: MFW

    This is what I wore during Madrid Fashion Week 
    Esto fue lo que me puse durante la Madrid Fashion Week

                                                                         
    Day.1:
     shoes Marc Jacobs
    jumper- Balenciaga
    skirt-Reiss
    bag-Miu Miu
                                                                   
    Day.2:
    cardigan-Dries Van Noten
    tee-All Saints
    jeans-TopShop
    shoes-Kurt Geiger

    pictures by Tatel(TrendyCrew) and Fernando Manhas(ChicTooChic)



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Friday, February 27, 2009

New Years



    Asobi Seksu, New Years (live)



    Plus, their CD covers are wonderful.





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Londres, 3e jour. Hyde Park.









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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Madrid Fashion Week

    I tell you what I've been up to,and I show you what I've been wearing,
    during Cibeles-Madrid Fashion Week HERE
    plus the after parties too!
    Podras ver lo que me puse,donde estuve y la gente guapa  de
    Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week AQUI
    y tambien las after-parties!

                                                                

    All pictures by missatlaplaya.com
                                                                                      

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ohdonna,ohdonna..

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    yen issue 37 '09

    photographer: nick hudson

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ohdonna,ohdonna..


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irinalazareanu

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    "be yourself and don't be afraid to go over the top.."


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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

she'slovingthesimplethingsinlife..

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    while sipping chai latte..
    could we ask for a better afternoon??


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