Monday, November 29

Sweater Weather: Close Knit

Issue: Elle September 2003
Story: Close Knit
Photographed by Gilles Bensimon
Stylist: Isabel Dupre
Makeup: Thierry Mauduit
Hair: Diego Da Silva

Sunday, November 28

I Am a Magazine Collector

This is Visionaire #58, Spirit. A Tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen.

The outer case is wrapped in embroidery used in McQueen's SS 2010 collection. So beautiful.  I don't have to open it to understand the value of this issue.

Devon and Nick Knight, 1997

My issue, 402/1500

McQueen by Steven Klein, 2002 and Lady Gaga by Matthew Williams

The above lryics, sung by Lady Gaga, play each time Spirit is opened.

Steven Meisel, 1998

McQueen by Sean Ellis, 1998

The Last Collection by Mario Testino, 2010

Kate swinging in 3-D by Nick Knight, 1999

The editors of Visionaire, Cecilia Dean, Stephen Gan and James Kaliardos, made the issue even more exceptional by mixing wildflower seeds in the pulp used to create the paper to print Spirit.
Will I grow my own page?  Yes. 

Raquel Zimmerman by Mario Sorrenti, 2010

It is an honor to own Spirit. Magazines are what I turn to in times of tribute, celebration or memento. And although I would also be honored to own a closet full of McQueens creations, Spirit mirrors my emotions regarding the public life of McQueen I was exposed to these past 14 years. His shows may have stir up commotion, but his clothes inspired stillness, just simply because they took my breath away.
Long. Live. Print.

Monday, November 22

Sweater Weather: Funky Chunky VS.

Common denominator: gorgeous sweaters for the foundation of any winter wardrobe.

Issue: Harper's Bazaar October 1998
Story: Funky Chunky
Photographed by Craig McDean
Stylist: Brana Wolf
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Eugene Souleiman


Issue: Harper's Bazaar November 1998
Story: Sweater Weather
Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Tonne Goodman
Makeup: Brigitte Reiss-Anderson
Hair: Didier Malige

Saturday, November 20

Sweater Weather: Sweater Happy

I love when Terry Richardson was doing fashion stories, and he wasn't so distracted by naked people as he is today. There is such a prudish appeal to these early Richardson photos. If it wasn't for the gorgeous leg shots, I wouldn't have believed he had taken them.

Issue: Harper's Bazaar August 1997
Story: Sweater Happy
Photographed by Terry Richardson
Stylist: Tonne Goodman
Makeup: Francisco Valera
Hair: Johnnie Sapong

Monday, November 15

Sweater Weather: Wild Shores

So, so luxurious!

Issue: British Vogue November 2007
Story: Wild Shores
Photographed by Cedric Buchet
Stylist: Miranda Almond
Makeup: Samantha Bryant
Hair: Lyndell Mansfield