Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On the Street……Vintage Dressing Italian Style, Florence

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vintage Photo

Gijon, Spain, summer 1950. A photographer used to shoot there. Then, if you were interested, you could go after a few days to the studio and buy the picture.

 

- Cristina

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On the Street…..Chinatown, New York

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Sartorialist Dinner, Florence

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Introducing the “Backless” Tag

 

Today’s post reminded me of all of the photos I’ve taken of women wearing backless dresses. Looking at the photos you can really feel the heat of summer!

 

We’ve added a “backless” tag, so you’ll now be able to search specifically for these images.

 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On the Street….Thompson St., New York

Monday, August 27, 2012

On the Street……Second St., New York

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Sartorialist Dinner, Florence – Video Premieres This Thursday, August 30

Monday, August 27, 2012

Another Shameless Plug for Garance’s New Column in Vogue Paris!!!

 

Finally, I get to announce Garance’s new column in Paris Vogue! It premieres in the new, redesigned September issue.

 

Some of you may remember that Garance had a chance to work with Paris Vogue a few years ago, and she struggled with whether or not to accept the position at that point. She was still creating the voice of her blog and we were both afraid that stepping away from it in any capacity would have hurt that development in the long run.

 

However, good things come to those who wait, and Garance now will have her own column, and is allowed the freedom to write, shoot, illustrate, really use all of her creative forces, to share her very honest point of view on fashion and life as she lives it.

 

It’s been so rewarding to see Garance struggle and achieve over the last three years to grow at the rate that was right for her and fine tune her artistic voice to become the most unique and precise on the internet, and now in print!

 

Click here to see Garance’s post about it.

 

Monday, August 27, 2012

WINNER: You’re Coming to the Party!

I know this man.

 

He’s older now, but I’d recognize his proud walk anywhere; his old-fashioned cap, his slightly short pants. I bet that when you look at him, you cannot guess he is an artist. Yes, an artist. Not the kind you’d think, but nonetheless.

 

Every summer, while a child, my mom would get a knock at the door.

 

“Mornin’, ma’am! Any jobs for me this year?”

 

And like that, he’d become part of my family for a month or so. Every day, he’d varnish the mahogany beams of our ceiling with the same care you’d caress a baby.

 

I’d observe him from behind a door, wondering what hidden pleasure he derived from his steady, repetitive work. Sometimes I’d catch him singing softly, almost as if cooing the beams with every brushstroke.

 

Swish, swish.

 

Back and forth.

 

Soothing and hypnotizing.

 

One day, I gathered the courage to ask him, “Why do you do this? Don’t you want to do something else?”

 

He looked down, eyes twinkling.

 

“No, Susie, I don’t. I’m an artist. These walls and ceilings talk to me. They have a story to tell and need me to help them tell it.”

 

I never doubted him, but it was much later that I came to understand him: It was passion that made his work a work of art.

 

P.S. The first time I saw this picture on the blog, I immediately thought of the painter on which this little vignette of a story is inspired. He really would show up every summer to paint our ceiling, and was a lovely man who looked very much like this one in the photograph…

 

Story by Susana