Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Peggy Guggenheim's Butterfly Sunglasses

Sunglasses will always have a dual purpose of disguising and revealing; both at once. To be incognito or to be rather the opposite? That is the question. There are those who choose to wear their kooky cat eyed sunglasses proudly, and there are those who choose to wear their JC Penny sunglasses as a mask, wherever they go. Indoors or outdoors, walking the streets or riding the subway... Curiously using them as a secret weapon to peer out at the outside world from behind their shield. Sunglasses really are funny things.

Peggy Guggenheim (1898 – 1979) was a American art collector and friend to the surrealists who chose to wear her butterfly sunglasses like a badge of honor. A vision of power; inspiring, shocking, and leaving others in complete awe. Most of these photos were taken around the late '60s.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Candy and a Currant Bun

Edie Sedgwick in Warhol's Poor Little Rich Girl. Soundtrack is Candy and a Currant Bun by Pink Floyd.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Favorites from the September Issues

Ah, September! The month of magazines packed with as many advertisements as they can fit... Each trying to out-do each other in number of pages as well as "Newness". September in fashion marks the month which symbolizes the time when we're really supposed to pull out our Autumn/Winter wardrobes... It's the time when the magazines start to style the models in warm fur coats, luscious leathers, and slick boots. However, it is at the same time Spring/Summer Fashion month. Collections in New York, London, Milan, and Paris are being presented for the seasons that seem so far away, in the middle of September. The fashion world will always be ahead of itself.

Numero China-

Vogue Italia-

Vogue China-

Vogue Portugal-

Vogue Paris-