Psycho (1960, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Psycho (1960, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
the cover of this month’s issue of italian vogue features only plus-sized models and, for the fashion industry, this is ground-breaking. though i’m not the biggest fan of franca sozzani and her very opinionated opinions, girl knows what to do to cause a stir and bring some much-deserved attention to a group of gorgeous, average-sized women.
the cut spoke with sozzani about the decision — i’ve summarized her quotations:
we were talking about doing, let’s say, a normal person — not only models who are skinny, the normal prototype of beauty of today…every woman can be beautiful, and especially curvy women can be beautiful and very sexy. if you think today of elizabeth taylor or sophia loren, they could be in the curvy issue. that shows you how it’s changed, the idea of the body for the woman…in the eighties, beauty was very sporty, very healthy, and we arrived at the supermodels: they had hips and butts, and they were really women, and that started this long wave of teenagers whose bodies are still not shaped, most of them. and immediately they thought the skinnier you are, the more beautiful. all in fashion are victims — the media, even myself, even the runways — of the beauty of the moment.
marquita pring, one of the models, kept a diary about her experience during the two-day cover shoot and expressed extreme pride and shock over being chosen. she called it “one of the most incredible experiences of my career/life.”
as a girl with her own set of curves, i found all of this to be terribly inspiring.
i LOVE a celebration of la femme!!!
a) I am away from my kitties so this is the perfect medicine
b) this is the cutest thing EVER
bit of a space cadet? I am. luckily I’m a crafty one. if you happen to find yourself make-up less and need to spruce up - Chanel Coco Rouge is a do all. lippy and cheeky. i’m good to go and looking not half bad.
Bathing suit va. 1905-1908 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
so cute!! rather fitting as I am on the road to the beach!!
I’ve not been posting much and my only excuse is that I’m fixated on my wedding. with a very female focus that should probably be harnessed by the government. (for only good use). we are going to the location today (the Xmas lights will presumably be down now) to do food tasting. what does this have to do with fashion you may ask? well my dears - I do have to fit in my dress, do i not? and there seems to be no limit to the amount of food I can ingest… luckily for all of us I have a couple months more of yoga to work it out…
Catherine Deneuve in Benjamin (1968, dir. Michel Deville)
one of the most beautiful women of all time
two things you may or may not know. ONE. i am getting married in October. among the obvious joys of this is styling myself for the best day ever. it took all of about 4 seconds to find the dress. the jewelry,boom, fell into place. no brainer. shoes were tricky as i am picky, but i managed thanks to Milk & Honey to have exactly what i wanted made for me (check out previous post - they are AMAZE). then i hit a stall - head decoration…. this brings me to number TWO. i am not related to the Queen. (if i dug deep perhaps i could find a relation, but as of yet nothing.) thus i don’t have a loaner of a 1936 Cartier tiara at my disposal. ah well. so off i went in search of the solution. i am not a fan of bridal shops so i didn’t even bother. not surprisingly, a heck of a lot of “tiaras” out there are “awful”. but i wanted something… on a whim i popped into Henri Bendel and lo and behold i found what i was looking for. Lelet NY makes these GORGE headband/tiara pieces that are just perfection. i wanted to stay simple, and this piece sums up every single sparkle-boho-princess desire i have in my bones. you can adjust the suede bands to sit it in a variety of positions on your head - i will be wearing this WAY beyond my wedding day. a bit more practical than the royal vintage Cartier, so it all worked out perfectly!