The bobby pin as a barrette
The requisite bouclé piece- Moschino Dress and Celine Kitten Heels
|The Peter Pan Collar- Louis Vuitton|
Via Self Service No. 35- More images here
Since we're on the subject of inspiration and so many of you have been sharing what inspires you (keep them coming, I love reading them), I had to share this shoot from Self Service Issue No. 35. Full disclosure- one of my childhood friends holds a very fancy title at the magazine, so perhaps I'm partial. There's just something about this editorial that I keep coming back to. It's all very subtle, but there are so many little things that I find utterly charming. The bobby pin as a barrette. The heavy eyeliner. The windswept hair. The requisite bouclé piece to guard against autumn's chill. The peter pan collar. The diaphanous sleeves. The sculptural and voluminously shaped coats, suits and dresses. I could go on and on.
This shoot evokes the melancholy and mystery of long autumn afternoons. While crossing Central Park en route to the "Wonder of Age" exhibit at the Met* I was instantly reminded of my love for this shoot. While this editorial includes several of my favorite designers of late (Celine, Chanel, Lanvin, and Miu Miu to name a few), it's the spirit of the shoot that speaks to me. Can't you just imagine everyone having too much fun on set? I usually find nostalgic shoots to be a bit too staid, but this one hits the mark.
* I highly recommend "Wonder of the Age." It's such a treat to see so many superb masters in one exhibition and to finally dispel the long held western notions that these great works were made by unknown artisans.