Photography © Polly Borland and used with her kind permission
This is one of my favourite pictures. I think it's beautiful and I love Polly's glittery backgrounds. Alison is wearing a red hooded cloak by Mrs Jones which sort of follows on from yesterday's post.
Polly Borland is a fantastic photographer and always breaks new ground. I did a piece about Polly HERE. Polly's work is as I've said before "simplistic, truthful, sometimes disturbing, often sexual but always humorous". Polly's latest exhibition Smudge is at the Other Criteria gallery in London W1 until 7th April 2011, do check it out if you get the chance. There's also a book to accompany it with a foreward by Nick Cave. Details HERE.
Photography by Irving Penn
The fabulous Wilhelmina Cooper, 1964
My budget version £8 from ASOS from a few weeks ago
Cher in sequins
And I love everything in this picture of Twiggy
And now for something random. I've had this picture knocking around on my desktop for ages
Dolores Del Rio
Isn't this a brilliant picture? And her leopard hat is fabulous. I'd love to go to a fancy dress in this! Maybe with something more catsuit-like at the bottom.
I love leopard print but I've never thought it suited me, I've always thought I looked a bit too Bet Lynch in it. After seeing a furry leopard hat on Penny Dreadful Vintage I looked on Ebay and bought this faux fur trapper hat for £6 at Christmas. I wish it had ears on it like Margaret's.
This is hardly my most successful look but I think it's quite funny on and it will keep my ears warm when it's freezing. I haven't actually been out of the house in it yet.
I've thrown a sheepskin stole over my pyjamas and cardigan to take a snap of it. It wasn't quite working with the PJ's. It's actually a PJ jumpsuit from M&S Autograph weekend - Ebay £8.99
I have lots more hats and odd bits and bobs that are inspired by old pictures - I shall blog those another day.
I'm catching up on blog reading and TV tonight. I have an almost full Sky+ and a list I probably won't get through - Masterchef, The Model Agency and Jamie's Dream School. And although I know a lot of it's set up I still can't resist The Only Way is Essex. It's compulsive viewing. I really like Lydia, James (even though he's hopeless) and Mr Darcy. And Kirk's quite hot, what do you think?
Hope you have a great evening xxx