Thursday, December 31, 2009


I'm for sure not the only one who wants to just cover myself in velvet when it's windy and snowing outside. The velvet is a royal, the most elegant fabric for me.Without any regret (ok, maybe small...) I would swap all my clothes to the velvet ones. I wish everyone a happy new year and to find a lot of inspirations at my blog.

waistcoat - Day Birger et Mikkelsen
coat - Dorothy Perkins
skirt - Chloe
knickers - Top Shop
flats - Miu Miu
handbag - Top Shop
headband - Asos

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


odern-day Brigitte Bardot takes romantic trip to the beach. I'm thinking about song 'I'm dreaming of a white x-mas hot summer'. Damn, these pictures are pure sweetness. I love the make-up, the clothes, the colours, the hair. I want summer...

Source: Vogue Germany, January 2010
Photographer: Camilla Akrans
Model : Toni Garrn
Stylist: Nicola Knels

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Côte d’Allure

Everything what's best in 50. fashion. We have here beautiful feminine cardigans, lovely head-scarves, cat sunglasses, gloves, red lips and classic hair style.

Source: Vogue Germany, January 2010
Photographer: Horst Diekgerdes
Model: Madisyn Ritland
Styled by: Julia von Bohem

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sophisticated Carla Bruni

The current French First Lady. Previously a model and a singer. She comes from Italy but grew up in France. In the 1990s she was one of the top models. Her song was used in one of my favourite movies - (500) Days of Summer. There was a lot of rumours about her relationships and a love affairs. Before she met her present husband, French president Nicolas Sarkozy, she was dating a long list of a rock stars, a writers, a politicians, a film directors and an actors. At the moment she devotes her time between a state visits and a philanthropic work. She didn't suspend her career as a singer - she's currently working on her 4th album.
Below are Carla's pictures taken by Javier Vallhonrat in 1996. One woman, many different faces. They remind me about Tori Amos and the series of photos for her album Strange Little Girls (2001) where she shown 12 different male visions of women.

Source: Vogue Italia, 1996
Photographer: Javier Vallhonrat
Model: Carla Bruni

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry X-mas!

Are you sure you've been good this year?

picture by Ellen von Unwerth

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Barren Wasteland by Helena Kvarnstrom

Tell me what you see and I'll tell you who you are. 
Helena Kvarnstrom is a Swedish photographer living in Canada. According to herself, she's interested in trees, water, bodies, ghosts, loneliness, stillness, secrets and hidden threats. She's a writer too, her novella and photography book, Violence, was published in 2005. Her words are the same as her photographs - honest, authentic and powerful. Below you have a black&white pictures of the nature absorbing a naked women's bodies. Still and powerful against soft and small.

You like her pictures? You might like her blog too.

There is nothing better than being in a forest or a lake.  I think maybe I am especially drawn to photographing them because I grew up with all this Swedish folklore in which forests and lakes are these kind of magical places, but also dangerous and unknown.   When I go to other places I seek out other natural environments, partially to photograph and partially just because I love being in them. 

 interview with Helena here

pictures by Helena Kvarnstrom

Monday, December 21, 2009

French Open

In the leading role - a beautiful Parisienne. Some of the pictures could easily come from the beginning of 20th century. Only these modern mini skirts...
Karlie Kloss was very successful in 2009 - she has appeared in almost every Vogue issue in that year. In this editorial she can be seen in couture designs next to the tennis star Gaël Monfils. Well, I've chosen only the pictures where she's alone...Before her 2007 debut at the spring Calvin Klein show in New York she was studying at Caston’s Ballet Academie. She just 18 but has already walked for top designers all over the globe and is the face of the Marc Jacobs fragrance Lola. 

Source: Vogue US, October 2009
Photographer: Arthur Elgort
Model: Karlie Kloss
Styled by: Grace Coddingto

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer

I've watched this film a while ago. I think that everybody who had the pleasure to watch it will agree that it was a real feast for eyes when you think about Summer Finn's clothes (played by Zooey Deschanel). I couldn't take my eyes off beautiful girly dresses in the 1950s style, vintage accessories, romantic hairstyles and Zooey's beauty. I like her private style too. I was also good to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as Tom Hansen). He played in my favourite tv sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. His role in the movie Mysterious Skin made a great impression on me. I'm really looking forward for his next roles.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dita von Teese by Jimmy Backius

Sweet, smooth pictures.

Photographer: Jimmy Backius
Model: Dita von Teese
Source: cameralink

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bec Winnel

I love these foggy, romantic works by Bec Winnel. She uses pencil, graphite and pastel. Everything is so soft and delicate like a dream. There are only females on her pictures and I cannot imagine a male in such form. It wouldn't be right for me. You can check out her blog here.

source: RedBubble and artist's blog

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Summer Time...

Very non-winter pictures. A few inspirations by maritime style.

Source: Vogue Brazil, November 2009
Lost In Rio
Photographer: Fabio Bartelt
Model: Flávia Oliveira

Source: Harper's Bazaar, June 1993
Editorial: The Bigger Hat
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Model: Amber Valletta

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Inspired by Greek Mythology Mariano Vivanco & Swarvoski Light up the Silver Screen

Mariano Vivanco and his behind-the-scenes pictures about the making of his short film based on soultry Greek goddess trio The Three Graces. 

Editorial: Inspired by Greek Mythology Mariano Vivanco and Swarvoski Light up the Silver Screen
Source: Dazed & Confused, September 2008
Photographer: Mariano Vivanco
Models: Anouck Lepere, Lyoka Tyagnereva, Katrin Thormann

Saturday, October 10, 2009

In the Marie Antoinette's World

Aren't these pictures just magical? It's like fairytale story.

Photographer: Jimmy Backius
Source: cameralink

La Belle Epoque

Art - Impressionism, Expressionism, Art Nouveau

Eduard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir
Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas
Berthe Morisot, Gustav Klimt
Alfons Maria Mucha, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
James Tissot


most of the pictures:


René Lalique


Victor Horta, Émile Gallé, Tiffany, Hector Guimard, Henry van de Velde