editorial love _ the lady is a tramp

this pair of earings would make a nice and easy diy project.

some furs paired with printed pieces and vintage plastics.
i like the result!

model sarah whale photographed by toby knott
for the editorial "the lady is a tramp"
in the september 2011 issue of vogue portugal.

slightly edited.
via fgr.

click images for actual size.


my heart beats a tad faster as i look at this.
to me it epitomizes an era that i revere and adore very much.
an era of beautiful, handmade garments
that were pieces of art onto themselves.
the era of fortuny, gallenga, chanel and vionnet.

stenciled label hand sewn onto the silk lining
of a mariano fortuny jacket.
so very good to look at, don't you think?


it's just that i like this. so funny.
and an orange-pink color combo looks always great.

via loveknotted.

sharing previously: here.

i like the idea

pet piggie... will readily double as a chair...
or is it  but a piece of artwork?

i've long been toying with the idea
of making this dog for myself.
so cute. can be used as a pillow, too. 

 another delectable space with
a nice pet elephant.

i really like the idea of having a pet
waiting for you in your home.
but for me it should be one that
doesn't need feeding. :P

1, 3 _ via open house.
2 _ snapped by me from marie claire idées, issue may 2010,

volume for fall

this is very ninties...

i really love the "sleeves" of this coat.
it's also fun, that in an editorial you don't have to dress like in real life.

preppy cool.

i like that bag.
and i love those culottes (split skirt of whatever)...
they were a big hit in the eighties as far as i remember.

nice color combo.

oh, fur!
and another nice bag!

heh, this doesn't seem to be really flattering (a celine coat)
but i still like it.
i also like the color.

it's still quite warm over here,
even tho we had a heavy drop
in temperature last night,
but it was coats washing day for me,
so, why not!

alana zimmer photographed by jason kibbler
for the editorial "a todo volumen"
in vogue spain august 2011.

(i love spanish magazines, but they are
ridiculously expensive over here,
something like three time the cover price, or so...
one of my exes just returned from spain
so i told him to pick up some at the airport,
but he does'n speak languages so
he returned with a french vogue
and an italian elle... he is still a cutie
for bringing me any but it seems
i'll have to do without spanish mags for some time.)


i've browsed my old inspirational files.
so here's some inspiration from 2008 and 2009.
i still ike these.

how to climb in style:

birds of all kinds:

living outdoors:


moroccan interiors:

back then i didn't think i would use these in a blog,
so i don't know sources, but i'll try to find and credit the owners.

unleash your creativity...

...and the child that lives in you.

art supplies are one of my weeknesses.


off to visit my parents for a few days,
but i'll try to keep posting.

side note: i did today's challenge.
(of which i suppose every hungarian
household owns at least one)
turned out to be a difficult subject.
the drawing took me forty minutes,
and i still couldn't get it right.
but it made me think.

(image from good nite irene)

on the flip side

i like these a lot.
i think that their stillness,
anonimity and forms make these into
some abstract pieces of art.

all images from the editorial "verso"
in the gentlewoman, issue 3, spring/summer 2011.
slightly edited.
various models photographed by
jason evans.
styling by raquel franco.

scans from


i'm rather sure this necklace is a couture piece.
click for a colser look.
via vineet kaur

soo, this seems to be marni.
i thought it was a vintage.
but i still find it amazing.

this was made by fashion designer j'amy tarr

rough edges are so nice.


this is a millais.
i would never have guessed.
okay, maybe the red hair...
why did he paint all that cheesy crap
if he could paint like this?
okay, i'm too harsh on him.
i love his ophelia and blind girl and isabella and stuff...
but i find this to be so much better.
it might be just me.
to be honest, i don't really like the pillars,
but look at the embroidery!
and the blue-yellow contrast.
and the orange and red.
no kidding, my heart really skipped a beat
when i spotted this.
okay i'll stop.

i'm only posting this to let you in on a plan i got.
i plan to transform the way i see things.
i'd like to tranform it by drawing everyday.
just a little, not much.
of course it has to be after life, not doodling.
ten minutes at the least.
(suppose if you can transform your body
by working out ten minutes a day, than maybe
you can transform your seeing
by drawing ten minutes.)

starting (ummm) today (ummm).

okay, let's say i'll make this
a 30 day challenge.
(i posted this little ted speech some time ago
that i really loved, so now i'll give it a shot.)
i'm a bit scared of course, because i'm not
very good at keeping promises,
but now that you got my word,
maybe i'll be more able to stick to this.
whaddaya think?

i'll keep you posted.

you're welcome to play along,
if you want to.


(image found at patsyfox)

that thing

maharajah jewels by chrisitan dior haute couture, 1997.

1, 3 _ scans by me (sheesh, i couldn't remove the moiré)
from the couture supplement of vogue italia september 1997.
photos by mr. peter lindbergh.
 2 _ kate by annie leibovitz, 1999.
via murmurs.

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'90s couture previously:
here (fragile faries)
and here (naomi x testino x versace)