“This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.” Peter Lindbergh
How do you define the ‘Lindbergh’ look? I think I summed it up quite well here; soulful, expressive, with a slightly red-eyed, poetic vulnerability. The Lindbergh look “speaks of emotion and individuality, always letting the natural skin shine through.” (more…)
I’ve had Margaret Howell tailoring on the brain, after spotting a version of the above image on my favourite editorial throwback Instagram account, @Magazine_Fan. It’s a UK Vogue shot of Jeny Howorth by Peter Lindbergh from 1986, featuring a double-breasted jacket with structured power shoulders. Interestingly, thanks to the small houndstooth check and subtle colour scheme, it hasn’t aged too badly.
Thirty-ish years later, Margaret Howell is still turning out excellent suiting (more…)
My distaste of Instagram brows and ‘flawless’, matte-finish foundation can be traced to my early-90s initiation into beauty rituals. Although it was the decade of Kevyn Aucoin and his haute supermodels, it also saw the parallel (and arguably more influential) rise of Bridget Hall’s outdoorsy glow and Annie Morton’s morning-after-the-night before undereye shadow. (more…)
I was talking to a friend last week about my fashion fatigue and he said I should stop ranting and write a blog post instead. “I can’t!” I wailed. “I don’t want to sound negative!” But he was right. The whole point of this blog is that it’s a space to mull things over, and hopefully by doing so, I’ll resolve my woes and can move forward.
One of the issues is I don’t feel inspired by fashion brands and partly that’s because the brands don’t seem to know what they are. (more…)