Rainy day blues

Feeling remarkably uncreative today. Blame it on the weather.

Kate Winslet by Alex Lubomirski, Harpers Bazaar (April 2013). Fabulous as always.

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And then again.

I was told I uploaded duplicates during my previous fanatical Lillian Bassman rant. I remedied the problem, and had intended to replace the two photos with two different ones.

But then I realized I ran the risk of them going completely unnoticed, which would be such a pity.

So I’ve decided to just upload them in a new post. If anything, this helps get me back into a more stable regimen of constant posting.

Translucent Hat, 1950

Translucent Hat, 1950

Blowing a kis, Barbara Mullen, c.1950s

By Night, Shining Wool and Towering Heel. Evelyn Tripp, New York, Harper´s Bazaar, 1954

By Night, Shining Wool and Towering Heel. Evelyn Tripp, New York, Harper´s Bazaar, 1954

More Fashion Mileage Per Dress, Barbara Vaughn, NY, Harper´s Bazaar, 1956

Plus, why bother with a new topic when the old is just so damn good. It’s like they say – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

And yes, I am aware that my two photos, actually turned into four. I couldn’t help but overcompensate a bit, that combined with the fact that I couldn’t narrow it down to two; and spending anymore time trying to decide would result in a complex.

Why?

Because I look positively beastly in hats.

The Bird Crap.


I wrote this whole post, with this whole story and all this other crap… but truthfully it sucked.

So, I deleted it.

My absolute crazy favourite fashion photog obsession. I love her. Love her photos. She is a creative genius. Drum roll.

Lillian Bassman.

A little bit of a brief bio (and I mean brief because 1. I need to be up in like five hours and 2. I’m very important you know):

  • Started off as a textile designer, after a bunch of other career flipping landed a job at Harper’s Bazaar and went into creative photography
  • A majority of her photos are from the late 40’s to 50’s, and she would alter her photos in a dark room, bleaching them, blurring them, hand adding stuff here and there.
  • They’re stunning, elegant, and simply classic.
  • Photos regained popularity in the 90’s and she went at it again.

Unfortunately there’s way too many too upload, so I just picked some of the ones that I like to look at over and over. And even that was hard. I hope you enjoy these babies as much as I do.

The HB Look, Harpers Bazaar c. 1955

The HB Look, Harpers Bazaar c. 1955

It’s a Cinch, New York, Harpers Bazaar, 1958

lingerie series, 1951

lingerie series, 1951

Lillian Bassman, 1947

Lillian Bassman, 1947

The dressing room

The dressing room

The Little Furs, Model: Mary Jane Russell in a cape jacket by Ritter Brothers, New York, Harper's Bazaar c. 1950

The Little Furs, Model: Mary Jane Russell in a cape jacket by Ritter Brothers, New York, Harper’s Bazaar c. 1950

The Spotted Furs, Barbara Mullen, NY, Harper's Bazaar, 1954.

The Spotted Furs, Barbara Mullen, NY, Harper’s Bazaar, 1954.

Carmen having tea, c. 1950

Carmen having tea, c. 1950

Evelyn Tripp, 1958

Evelyn Tripp, 1958

The personal touch, Evelyn Tripp, c.1948

The personal touch, Evelyn Tripp, c.1948

Paris Gala Night, Barbara Mullen in a dress by Patou, Harper's Bazaar, 1949

Paris Gala Night, Barbara Mullen in a dress by Patou, Harper’s Bazaar, 1949

Dior Hat on Barbara Mullen, Ritz, Paris, Harper's Bazaar, 1949.

Dior Hat on Barbara Mullen, Ritz, Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, 1949.

The V-Back Evenings, NY, Harper's Bazaar, 1955.

The V-Back Evenings, NY, Harper’s Bazaar, 1955.

Untitled (Model in gloves and pearl earrings), 1950

Untitled (Model in gloves and pearl earrings), 1950

Across the restaurant, 1949

Across the restaurant, 1949

Fantasy on the dance floor

Fantasy on the dance floor

The line lengthens, 1955

The line lengthens, 1955

Barbara Mullen, Paris, Harper's Bazaar, 1949.

Barbara Mullen, Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, 1949.

Model Unknown, Paris, Chanel Advertising Campaign, 1963

Model Unknown, Paris, Chanel Advertising Campaign, 1963

Anneliese Seubert, NY Times Magazine, 1997

Anneliese Seubert, NY Times Magazine, 1997

The Well Dressed Leg, Dorian Leigh, NY HB 1948

 

 

 

 

wedding Lillian Basman(Disclaimer: I think it’s pretty self explanatory (and painstakingly obvious) that I do not own any of these photos. So obvious that even putting this disclaimer is embarrassingly redundant. Rather, I have collected them from various sites when I went on a, and rightfully so, Lillian Bassman rampage.)