Gene Kelly Dancing

Gjon Mili photographed for LIFE from 1939 until his death in 1984.
He photographed many celebrities from Gene Kelly to Pablo Picasso.
Mili trained as an engineer and was extremely interested in technology. He was actually one of the first people to use the electric flash for photography.
I think his work reflects his love for technology because it truly captures movement and is so dynamic and expressive..

Nora Kaye Dancing

Picasso Drawing

Girl Skipping


A quote from Coco Chanel…

February 3, 2012

Photo of Chanel by Cecil Beaton

‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’ – Coco Chanel

If you are not already familiar with him, Tim Walker is a fashion photographer who has worked for various magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
His pictures let you see a whole other world, which he completely creates himself, without use of computer manipulation (for example, in the picture below, he actually had a giant swan cardboard swan constructed!).
In his photos, he shows adventure and playfulness as well as beauty and mystery..

Tim Walker Photography

A Bit of Vintage Dior…

January 17, 2012

Dior released his ‘New Look’ in 1947.
These dresses featured a typical hourglass silhouette and often used metres of luxurious, elegant fabric.
They were a form of indulgance after the second world war and in my opinion, they are the definition of vintage, classic glamour.
The above two pictures are photographed at the time, showing a dresses from 1948/9.
I love these, yet I also love the two photos below, which show more glitzy designs..

Venus Dress 1949

Junon Dress 1949