Rene Gruau…

April 3, 2012

Probably the most well-known fashion illustrator, Rene Gruau worked for many companies including Dior, Givenchy and Vogue.
He uses strong lines and block colours creating bold, dramatic pieces.
I love how his illustrations reflect the time and the era in which he created them..

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Fashion Underwater…

April 2, 2012


Mermaid – 1939

Photographer Toni Frissell liked to experiment with new method and techniques in her work.
She worked for both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in her time, as well as photographing parts of the second world war.
Even though she has taken a whole array of different, stunning images, she is probably most well-known for her underwater images.
They are a very modern style and look very ahead of their time.
I think there is something incredibly moving about them..


Weeki Wachee Spring – 1947


World War II – March 1949


Vogue 1950


Vogue May 1942


Vogue 1940

Capturing Beauty…

March 3, 2012

Probably the most iconic fashion photographer working at the moment, Mario Testino has worked for a huge range of magazines and publications from Vogue to Vanity Fair.
He is perhaps most famous for his portrait, which he has taken of countless celebrities, always capturing them at their best.
I love how his pictures always exude femininity and beauty..

‘My pictures are my eyes, I photograph what I seeā€”and what I want to see.’ – Mario Testino


Emma Watson


Kate Moss in a fashion shoot


Keira Knightley

Cecil Beaton

February 4, 2012


Nancy Beaton as a Shooting Star 1928

Cecil Beaton is regarded as one of the greatest photographers ever.
He photographs fashion and portraits and has taken pictures of some of the most well-known celebrities and icons of the last century.
I love the beauty his portraits bring out and the way he captures private and more touching moments..


Marilyn Monroe


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew 1960


Cecil Beaton designed the costumes for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady 1964


Vogue – June 1948


Vogue


Audrey Hepburn


Marilyn Monroe

Eugenio Recuenco

January 28, 2012

A bit of photography by Eugenio Recuenco.
Eugenio Recuenco is a fashion photographer and has shot for many big magazines including Vogue.
I love how quirky his pictures are and the creativity behind them..
My particular favourites are the fairy-tale based photos.


Something to watch…

January 28, 2012

If you haven’t already seen it, I strongly recommend that you watch We’ll Take Manhattan. It’s a BBC Four drama set in the sixties and is based upon when photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton visit New York on an assignment for Vogue.
Karen Gillan plays Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey is played by Aneurin Barnard. It shows the progression of fashion in the sixties with the development of a youth culture and it is a truly inspirational piece..

We’ll take Manhattan is currently available on BBC iPlayer.

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