What is it about cars?
They are the one of just a few things that manage to transgress genders in childhood play. The best ones are angular – forget bubble cars. I love a boy racer, the classics that make you swoop your head round till you can no longer see it, a jeep, or anything in matt black. Cars can make brilliant adverts and this is especially true of the vintage posters, sometimes witty, sometimes corny but always beautifully conveyed. They make me think of road trips and freedom. They can double up as homes too.
Models. a] Eva Herzigova by Terry Richardson for Harpers Bazaar magazine.
b] Vogue UK, 1991, by Arthur Elgort
c] Naomi Campbell
d] Kate Moss
Broads. a] Self Service magazine
b] Tuesday Weld in Los Angeles, 1965.
c] Jacquemus campaign a/w 2012. L’usine
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Tagged Arthur Elgort, behind the wheel, BMW 3 Series, cars, Citroen Karine, driving, Faith Evans, Harper's Bazaar magazine, Ice T, Keith Haring, motion, Notorious B.I.G., Porsche, Priscilla Presley, Self Service magazine, Terry Richardson, Volkswagon
more is more because less is a snore
Arnie’s days of flexin’.
Helen Levitt. New York, 1988. Why not have 3 instead of 1?
Helen Levitt. New York, c.1940. Why not play on top rather than down below?
Sippy Mask by Jennifer Maestre.
An Afar bride from Djibouti.
Naomi Campbell. Vogue Italia, July-August 1990.
Oxford Market. 1968.
Fruits by Luis Venegas. Madrid. 2010.
Condiment Magazine. Issue 1. 2010.
Edward Burtynsky. Factory Worker Dormitory. Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. 2005.
Ryan O’Toole Collett. Barcelona, Spain. 2009. Go HERE.
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Tagged 90s, Afar, Arnold Schwarzenegger, beach, Condiment, Djibouti, flats, fruits, Gianni Versace, Helen Levitt, Jennifer Maestre, more, Naomi Campbell, paxton road, quantity over quality, Ryan O'Toole Collett, Vogue Italia
Making moves. She was the first female pro skateboarder and was the first woman to be graced with the title of Women’s National Skateboard Champion in 1965. She is also the first female to be included in the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. Born in Santa Monica, California (1945), and starting out as a surfer she moved on to more concrete planes in 1963. She may not have been surfing but she certainly made some waves for females in the skating world and sport in general – especially at a time where such a sport would have been considered as a not-so-appropriate pastime for women. Also, as skateboarding had only just arrived on the mainstream scene, boards were incredibly small in width and the wheels were made of metal with little grip – making skating that much more difficult. Check her out. Patti the G!
Cindy Crawford = a Cindy that could easily give Barbie a run for her money.
by Herb Ritts.
Stills from her presenting days for House of Style. A show about supermodels around the time of their heyday, and fashion. Wish there was a way to watch them but I can only seem to find ten minute clips from jumbled episodes 😦
‘Cindy in shades!’
by Marco Glaviano. For Vogue Italia.
‘Cindy smiles with her eyes!’
by Patrick Demarchelier. For Vogue US.
‘Cindy kicks back!’
by Michael Comte. 1992.
‘Cindy drinks cola!’
‘Cindy does Baywatch!’
‘Cindy has sisters!’
Not much to say about Audrey Hepburn that you probably don’t already know…she was amazing!!! So I will leave you with some of my favourite snaps of her instead.
Photos By Bob Willoughby
Reading a letter from home.
On the set of ‘Green Mansions’.
With James Garner on the set of ‘The Children’s Hour’.
On the set of ‘My Fair Lady’.
The Audrey Hepburn rose.
She adored gardening and has a rose named after her.
A poem by Sam Levenson, that was a favourite of Audrey’s. Brilliant words of advice to live life by.
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run your fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows,
and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!
Photos by Mark Shaw
1953. On the set of ‘Sabrina’
1953. LIFE magazine.
1954. ‘Sabrina’. Hepburn regularly bicycled from the movie studio’s make up department to the set.
1953. ‘Sabrina’. Used in LIFE magazine.
Both photographers have their own printed collections of the amazing Hepburn, I badly want the Mark Shaw one.
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Tagged 50s, Audrey Hepburn, black and white, Bob Willoughby, Green Mansions, Hollywood glamour, La vie en rose, LIFE books, LIFE magazine, Louis Armstrong, My Fair Lady, poem, poetry, rose, Sabrina, Sam Levenson, The Children's Hour, vintage glamour
‘Meshes of the Afternoon.’ 1943.
Swallows by Vladimir Tolman. 1930s.
by Ellen Von Unwerth.
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Tagged 30s, 40s, dancers, Ellen von Unwerth, hair, jump, Jumping fox, Meshes of the Afternoon, Ryan McGinley, Vladimir Tolman
Collection of i-D winks
Marilyn on the set of ‘The Misfits’
Tina Turner on Grammy winning politically-charged cover for ‘Outta Season’
Vogue. Erwin Blumenfeld. January 1950.
Christina Lindberg. ‘Thriller’ poster
Best best friend duo, Kate and Naomi, magazine unknown.
Good ol’ Prince Charles!
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Tagged 50s, 60s, 90s, black-eye, Erwin Blumenfeld, eye-patch, i-D magazine, Jean Patchett, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Moss, Meryl Streep, Naomi Campbell, Outta Season, Prince Charles, The Misfits, Thriller, Tina Turner, Vogue magazine, watermelon, wink