Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I have been completely Captivated by her Refined Classic Style for many years
American born Wallis Simpson also became A historical women
of global controversy when the future King of England abdicated his throne to take her as his Wife. In so choosing Edward eschewed his Royal responsibility and honor for A simpler life....and they became known as The Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Today there is a much anticipated Film called "The King's Speech" starring Colin Firth based on the true story of Edward's Brother, King George VI, who was forced onto the thrown and into history as England's next King.
I'm also thrilled to know Madonna is producing a new feature film about Wallis Simpson's life, which is yet to be released. Regardless of it's commercial success or HYPE...I am positive it will be a must see for anyone and everyone in the world of fashion.
The following quote best describes why Wallis Simpson remains a rare fascination for Fashion Historians and A Muse to many generations: "The dresses are decadent in their extravagance and beautiful in their simplicity. But just climbing into them would not have been enough. A woman needed insouciance and dash to bring them off." - Frances Osborne
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
I asked for permission to show a very small group of photos I felt showed her eye for telling unique stories of Women. They capture something beautiful to view, but also so much emotion and most important I think they invite questions. Why is she holding her head that way? Why is her face missing? Why is she sitting on her suitcase? Why is the pink light halo glowing at the peak of the lovely umbrella? Why the firm open legged stance in such a beautiful red dress with combat boot? I love images that pull me in with beauty and questions.....A powerful combination for a fine art photographer to master.
I'm excited to see her portfolio continue to grow and I hope to own some of her amazing work in the future. Find out what she is up to and contact her for commissions, collaborations, and purchases by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Photo by Chris Jones
I've been impressed with the work of Adriana Pavon for a fascinating mix of reasons. It's visionary, smart in it's execution and presentation and keeps growing in it's range and beauty. There is nothing homogeneous about her body of work and that is extremely exciting.
I'm quoting a good friend ( Latin Model and Actress Denise Carrasco) who said "She's Big Talent" as we discussed Adriana's work recently.
Adriana's work has been showcased at "Fashion In Detroit", and just last week at the "Style" event hosted by B.L.A.C. Magazine who's guest speakers were Robin Gihvan ( Fashion Journalist for the Washington Post) and Michel Martin (NPR Talk Show Host). There is no doubt Adriana is rubbing shoulders with and ruffling feathers amongst other established and well respected designers here in Detroit. However her clients and projects are much broader in scope than most Fashion Designers I've met.
She works tirelessly on building business partnerships and travels often to collaborate with other industry professionals on unique projects. Those hybrid encounters help to keep her creative energy high and her personal networks growing.
Her past professional accomplishments are too many to cover here in my short blog post, but the important thing to know is Adriana has definite plans to make big things happen in Detroit Fashion. Pavon Atelier is on her schedule to launch in the next year: http://www.pavonatelier.com/ .
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
These few photos I snapped are but a slice of the photo archives to find their way around town and into the spotlight.
Great Work team Aveda (Hair & Makeup), Matt Richmond, AJ, all the Models, Style Assistants, and Photographers. The fruits of our labor will be distributed in the near future at a small reunion party to be announced soon. See you then!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I'm not sure how old I was when I began to carry a handbag on a regular basis. Do you recall when that took place in your life? It's kind of a murky transition isn't it.
Like any other fashion collector I have an eclectic mix of handbags in my closet and am always on the hunt for another special addition. Each of the above bags would certainly be on that list if I could afford to acquire them that is.
At this point I'm content however to study, admire and write about my favorites.
These bags provide the right mix of utility, beauty, and glamour for my active lifestyle.
If I had to choose only one of the bunch the Celine Bowler Bag gets the nod. I'm a sucker for hip, smart and fabulous. I'm also an admitted "Bag Lady" but ordinary is a No No!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Should I be allowed to curate a show on Fashion Photography for a Museum these pics will be included. Until then here they are on the walls of FreeStyle In Detroit for your veiwing pleasure. I do declare Urban Fashion is not lost in Detroit!
Congratulations Sean Doerr and Dan Austin on your first published book...I'm happy to have my very own autographed copy and will enjoy it's splendor and Inspiration again and again.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I recently entered a "Show Me The Polyester" fashion contest for a chance to win tickets to see Jackson Browne and David Lindley in concert. It was a fun thing to do...and took some guts to put myself out there with hopes of getting noticed. Well of course I did not win...my pic was kind of boring in the end, but I'm glad I did it. Follow the link to read more about the contest...and Cheers to the winner and my Heros Jackson Browne and David Lindley for adding a little fashion fun to their amazing cultural careers! http://www.showmethepolyester.com/winner
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
What is Time?