Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli 

Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2014-2015

 Paris Fashion Week


" But strange and marvelous as she was, a wisp of silk in a forest of black wool, she was not the fragile creature one would have her seem. "

-Donna Tartt,  The Secret History

Mariacarla Boscono by Peter Lindbergh 
Alberta Ferretti, Fall/Winter 2014-15 Ad Campaign.

Paul de Longpre,  Poppies and Bumblebees1899

"Ready-To-Want" by Ishi 

" I always had the deepest affection for people who carried sublime tears in their silences. "

-Virginia Woolf, The Diary Of Virginia Woolf Volume III

Great Egret

"Fa la folie" by Craig McDean 

Boucheron Wave Tiara, c1910

Jane Willis Taylor,  Red Dahlia,  2004

"Be Reasonable, Demand The Impossible" by Tim Walker 

Anselm Kiefer - The Hierarchy of the Angels (Die Ordnung der Engel), 2000 
via: casadorada-sa.blogspot

" My first impression of Sofia was that she was quiet and graceful. And that she had taste, and when I say taste, I mean judgment in really subtle things. She always knew the feeling she wanted to convey in everything she did. "

-Spike Jonze on Sofia Coppola

"A New York Blizzard" (1890), Childe Hassam (1859 - 1935)

" She was not happy—she never had been. Whence came this insufficiency in life—this instantaneous turning to decay of everything on which she leaned? But if there were somewhere a being strong and beautiful, a valiant nature, full at once of exaltation and refinement, a poet’s heart in an angel’s form, a lyre with sounding chords ringing out elegiac epithalamia to heaven, why, perchance, should she not find him? Ah! How impossible! Besides, nothing was worth the trouble of seeking it; everything was a lie. Every smile hid a yawn of boredom, every joy a curse, all pleasure satiety, and the sweetest kisses left upon your lips only the unattainable desire for a greater delight. "

-Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

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