While I was on the West Coast last July, I went to see ‘L.A. Style’: an exposition of the late photographer Herb Ritts’ work, at the J. Paul Getty Museum. What I noticed is that although I didn’t know Ritts, I definitely knew his work. I think everyone who was alive during the 80’s and 90’s has seen his celebrity portraits, his advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein and Armani, and music videos for the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson, to name a few.
Madonna’s Cherish. Also view a short documentary on YouTube.
Ritts’ work was inspired by architecture and the classical nude, and his style was quintessential L.A., often using the natural Californian light and landscape. Once your attention is drawn to this distinctive style, you realize how much of Ritts’ amazing work you actually already know.
Herb Ritts was HIV positive. He died almost ten years ago, in December of 2002.
Sandra Suy’s delicate and alluring illustrations have appeared in countless magazines and ads, including the January 2012 issue of Dutch Elle. Naturally, she’s also been a fashion bloggers’ pet for years. For a list of the 60 most important artists of fashion illustration (among which Suy), head over to Fashionary.
Thankfully, it hasn’t really gotten cold in the Netherlands yet, but I always enjoy seeing people who dress nicely during winter and actually look sophisticated doing it, whereas I usually end up looking a hot (cold) mess, crazy bag lady-style, including red (okay and sometimes also runny) nose and all.
(By the way, the summer equivalent of this is: Me at the airport in my oldest, pajama-est-looking clothes, a purse, a tote and then about twenty plastic bags; Some people at the airport in high heels, with ONE classy leather carry-on and an Evian spritzer (or so I imagine.))
For those who aren’t familiar with Monki Television: it’s a weekly clip made by Monki about ‘girls whose creativity and personal style inspire us’ (and incidentally help sell some clothes, too). I can never get enough of lurking at people’s homes and lives, especially if I don’t know them (is that weird?) and they have an envious wardrobe.
xoJane went on a tour of Courtney Love’s house in New York (the one she allegedly is being kicked out of). In all its feminine, old world, witch-y etherealness, it’s exactly what you would expect Love’s house to look like.
And then, as a bonus, Stylelist.com takes us inside her closet. It’s too good!
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