I took the time to pick some making of shots from the weekend I embodied ANNA de Noailles for Alexandra Vacaroiu and her great photographer talent. Since these could not fit in the pictorial but were also too good to waste, I decided to make a selection and post it here. For the pictorial, jump here.
Also, listen to this amazing tune my friend Felix found tonight:
French aristocrat poet with Romanian origins Comtesse Anna de Noailles has been the most prominent of my recent musings. She wrote three novels, an autobiography, and a number of poems. At the beginning of the 20th century, her salon on the Avenue Hoche attracted the intellectual, literary and artistic elite of the day including Francis Jammes, Paul Claudel, Colette, André Gide, Frédéric Mistral, Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac, Paul Valéry, Jean Cocteau, Alphonse Daudet, Pierre Loti, Paul Hervieu, and Max Jacob. Although she was not so remembered in our country for her poetry and autobiographic work, De Noailles seduced the French with her quirky charm and blunt eroticism, also portrayed by many artists of the age. Her lyrics speak of lustful desire, like a drug for the heart.
Based on this heartsnatcher’s story, this is the first RUFFLES FOR BREAKFAST pictorial (well not the first, but the first I’m proud of) and my first “serious” work as a stylist. We tried to embody this free spirited artist’s feminine savageness and to make her walk in modern, yet seasoned by her taste, shoes.
The artist behind the camera was the very talented ALEXANDRA VACAROIU.
And the shoot took place with the help of the guys from CAROL 53.
*Title inspired by book with the same name by Jennie Fields.
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Yesterday I stumbled upon 2 glorious sites. One is fashionisartbutlife.blogspot.com and the other, more glorious, www.brusday.com. Both are full of super size scanned editorials, some of which RARE and hardly accessible unless you have a subscription for all sorts of Vogues and I-Ds. I picked wisely for this first post, cause I found some astonishing editorials featuring my fav Freja and it was hard for me to decide which one to publish.
First, there’s this one from this year’s October DOSSIER – really many pictures, very autumnal and efervescent, airy and ethereal yet loaded with a persistent, heavy, sensuality. The whole job is very balanced, like a story and she looks like a super creature since she left her hair grow again!
Second is Vogue Korea September 2010 signed by Rafael Staphelin