Tag "Lara Stone"

Hedi Slimane
Sometimes making a few changes does not only seem like a good idea, it seems like a necessity. As 2012 came to an end, that was how we felt when it came to our appartment. And since we don’t like to do things halfheartedly, more and more ideas came up and we started right away with some executions. Part of the plan is to get rid of all the stuff that had gathered over the time and that we don’t really need (anymore). Weird as it is, I don’t really bother. There is a part of me who finds it quite satisfying to get rid of things and making space for…space. In that spirit I went through the big piles of magazines which have gathered over an unacceptable amount of time. Luckily I could part easily with a good amount of them since I couldn’t see myself flicking through them one more time. Those which stayed, in turn, are true keepers which I will see myself come back to over and over again in the future. Anyway, in the middle of the sifting process I came upon this beautiful black and white shot of Lara Stone. The magazine: Vogue Paris, 2009. The man behind the lens: Hedi Slimane. I remember how much I liked it the first time I turned the page and how it ended up to be part of my illustration portfolio (if you are curious the see the result, just hit the Read More button). Needless to say that my opinion hasn’t changed a bit.

Happy weekend everyone!

Image: Hedi Slimane Illustration: Definitely Golden

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Since the last post was about minimalism, I figured that this portrait would be a perfect follow-up. It really is simplicity at its best. And yet, although this shot is bare of any extravaganza, all those delicate and powdery shades remind me of one of the most visually extravagant movies out there: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. All sorts of pictures are bubbling up in my mind and all of them are exquisite: horse-drawn carriages and over-the-top perukes, embroidered silk slippers and opulent gowns. Amidst all of that, cheekbones heavy with rouge and hair lavishly dusted with powder.

Image: Cuneyt Akeroglu

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