isabella blow.

June 30, 2010

isabella blow was the fashion director at tatler, the designer’s muse of philip treacey, and a discoverer of famous british fashion models. 

she suffered from depression and killed herself by imbibing some weed killer in 2007. i wish that she was still alive so that i could meet her.

a la schiaparelli.

then there are the pics of the inside of her flat….i swoon.

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j’adore schiaparelli!

March 8, 2010

this is the apartment of elsa schiaparelli. she was an early 20th century fashion designer.  she used ‘blistered’ rayon as her upholstery fabric in her bedroom pictured here.

i really need a new raincoat, and i’m having trouble coming up with a silhouette. i think i found the fabric, but still…no silhouette. i always like this kind, but it seems better for a winter or fall coat.

when i was in paris and visited the extension of the louvre that is specific to fashion, i was elated to find that the exhibition was that of my favorite designer. i picked up so much stuff in the gift shop and totally didn’t ever want to leave. i wanted to try on all the clothes! beautiful exhibit. anyways…one of the things i picked up was a little blank book with the above image on it…but i still can’t bring myself to use it. it’s soooo cute!

pretty.pastel.ladies

February 24, 2010

i found this lovely illustration in a recently acquired neat, old book.
if i wanted to get a tattoo, this would be a neat one.