Saturday, 31 October 2009

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

A Thoughtful Gesture


Someone has thoughtfully draped a woollen jacket around a statue of the Dutch writer Arthur van Schendel. Just right for the chilly autumn weather.
Photo: Annie

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Swashbuckler


Caught amidst a swirl of reflections is the latest in swashbuckling fashion from Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester.
Photo: Annie. Click to enlarge

Saturday, 17 October 2009

The Aunts


Like the stylish maiden aunts you should have had in your childhood, these two mannikins pose prettily in Comme des Garçons.
Photo: Annie. Click to enlarge

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Triumph of Style Over Substance


For 30 years Lou Lou de la Falaise was muse to Yves Saint Laurent and reputedly inspired him to create the legendary 1966 tuxedo. Now she has a shop in Paris, Maison de Loulou, and her own line of cheap but chic accessories, which she sells through the American HSN shopping channel. A surprising move for someone once married to the Knight of Glin, and perhaps even to LouLou herself, who was heard to remark during a recent broadcast 'I always used to say I'd rather be run over by a car than do this'.
Photo: Richard Avedon

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Sam One Sleeve


As I reported recently, photographer Annie Leibovitz is going through a tough time with a threatened bankruptcy and assorted court cases. Maybe that why she (or her people) made the above gaffe. When photoshopping director Sam Mendes, she forgot to include his left arm, which is wearing a dark jacket, while the rest of him is clad in a nice blue shirt.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Saturday, 3 October 2009

One for the Collection?


The Hands Resist Him was painted by California artist Bill Stoneham in 1972. Click the image and you will see countless little hands pressed against the glass door behind the boy and the doll. Spooky? Well, that's not all. In 2000, the painting was put up for sale on eBay with a very strange description. Apparently the two figures move freely around the painting at night and may even disappear without trace. Clearly a case of caveat emptor or "let the buyer beware"!