The Art Deco Society’s Avalon Ball 2010

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles held their annual Avalon Ball over the weekend. Saturday evening, Catalina island was transformed into a time machine where flappers and swells, guys and dolls, vamps, and sheiks put on the ritz and converged upon Avalon’s famous casino ballroom for an evening of old-fashioned fun.  The ballroom once […]

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The Art Deco Society's Avalon Ball 2010

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles held their annual Avalon Ball over the weekend. Saturday evening, Catalina island was transformed into a time machine where flappers and swells, guys and dolls, vamps, and sheiks put on the ritz and converged upon Avalon’s famous casino ballroom for an evening of old-fashioned fun.  The ballroom once […]

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FEKKAI Goes to the Movies

FEKKAI cosmetics is a sponsor of the upcoming TCM Film Festival and, in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, they ran a very lovely spread that celebrates classic Hollywood glamour. The shots are so de-lovely, we just had to share: “To capture the grace and glory of women, FEKKAI, a sponsor at this April’s landmark […]

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Grace Kelly Graces Vanity Fair

Thank you, Vanity Fair, for choosing Grace Kelly as your May 2010 cover gal! I must admit that this gal’s heart swelled with pride that a true movie star and not a phony celebrity finally will be gracing newsstands nationwide. And who better to grace newsstands than Princess Grace herself? Whatever she may have lacked […]

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Poetry in Motion: Jane Campion’s Bright Star

Normally, I am not exactly what you would call a fan of Jane Campion’s films. But a few weeks ago, I went to the theater and gave her latest film, Bright Star, a chance. Mostly because Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times’ resident film critic, gave it a simply glowing review … and Turan is […]

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Poetry in Motion: Jane Campion's Bright Star

Normally, I am not exactly what you would call a fan of Jane Campion’s films. But a few weeks ago, I went to the theater and gave her latest film, Bright Star, a chance. Mostly because Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times’ resident film critic, gave it a simply glowing review … and Turan is […]

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Damian Foxe’s 1940s Fashion Shoot

Today’s Financial Times’ How to Spend It has a, shall we call it, interesting homage to 40s fashion.  I am not entirely sure how I feel about stylist Damian Foxe’s particular approach … but his muted watercolor palette is quiet and soft enough to evoke a romantic Brief Encounter-esque dream of the 40s. Here are […]

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Irving Penn (1917-2009)

One of the 20th century’s truly great artists, Irving Penn, died yesterday. He was 92. His celebrity portraits are the stuff of legend, his work for Vogue reinvented fashion photography and through his lens the ordinary nothings of life became art. But don’t take my word for it. The following shots speak for themselves: Penn’s […]

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Brian Duffy and the Swinging ’60s

London’s Chris Beetles Gallery is one of my favorite art galleries and their exhibitions are always something truly spectacular. From October 12 through November 7, they are presenting a special presentation of Brian Duffy prints—Duffy being the Swinging Sixties photographer iconic fashion shoots and portraits of pop culture icons came to embody the energy and […]

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Brian Duffy and the Swinging '60s

London’s Chris Beetles Gallery is one of my favorite art galleries and their exhibitions are always something truly spectacular. From October 12 through November 7, they are presenting a special presentation of Brian Duffy prints—Duffy being the Swinging Sixties photographer iconic fashion shoots and portraits of pop culture icons came to embody the energy and […]

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