photography

The New Garconne contributor: Elise Toïdé



The New Garconne photographer Else Toide

Fashion Month is upon us and one of my favourite elements is all the backstage photography. So much more atmospheric than the front-on catwalk shots we’re used to, no? Elise Toïdé is one of the photographers who excels in this reportage style. (And she took the photos for the Paris-based women in my book.) Elise is great at capturing a sense of intimacy, even in chaotic surroundings. (more…)



Dior SS17 ad campaign – hair goals



Dior SS17 ad campaign

Gotta love this ethereal-with-attitude Dior ss17 ad campaign featuring twins Ruth and May Bell shot by Brigitte Lacombe. Although as good as the clothes and photography are, I mainly have eyes for Ruth Bell’s fluffy elfin crop… (more…)



On my book shelf



Grace - The American Vogue Years

I seem to buy more books and clothes these days. Not that I have anywhere to put them but they offer the perfect respite to the Mac or phone screen. Admittedly I’m more of a reference book girl than a novel-reader, I just don’t have the attention span for fiction and I always seem to be researching something. (more…)



Quote of the day: Bruce weber



Portrait of Bruce Weber. Courtesy Little Bear Films.

“It’s always humourous to me that publicists want to know what the photos are going to be. How do I know if I haven’t met the person yet? I think you have to fight, dig deep, to find it. And I think you get yourself into situations where, you look for an experience, and, if you’re lucky, you have one. You put that experience into your work, and then it’s special for you.”
Bruce Weber, The Business of Fashion (more…)