A Direct Hit.

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Ah, the seventies: Indulgent drugs and disco-decadence…and Dior. Model Lisa Taylor’s shot by Chris von Wangenheim (that is, unless she shoots first) for Christian Dior sunglasses in 1976.

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Noemie’s New Year.

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And how did your New Year’s Eve work out? Myself, I brought a cold-that-feels-like-more back with me from a holiday-over-the-holidays, so my midnight toast was a second shot of Nyquil.

As for model Noemie Lenoir in this Helmut Newton homage photo shot by Sergei Pons, it’s unclear if she’s already given up on having a Happy New Year at all, or is recovering from the aftermath of the post-midnight bacchanal. Lets just say she’s enjoying a moment alone to reassess her 2020 New Year’s resolutions.

What Do You Wear To A Break-In?

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A sleek black jumpsuit, soft sole shoes and hair tucked under a knit cap would seem like optimal cat burglar attire. Of course, if your name’s Selina Kyle, you could go with night vision goggles and cat ears instead. Couture frocks, patterned hose and heels might be a suitable ensemble for a boutique clerk’s job, but destined for ruin if burglary’s your trade.

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Not so for Rianne ten Haken, apparently, who’s shot here by photographer David Burton in a 2012 Elle Russia photo suite. Maybe Haken’s adhered to that old saw about dressing for the position you aspire to, not the one you’re currently in. And who knows? Maybe she’ll have her own opulent digs…once she fences all that loot, that is.

And don’t ask what the editorial’s title is. I don’t speak Russian.

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Spy Story

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If you’re foolish enough to be wandering around a dark subway tunnel, and more foolish still to approach the woman in black lurking down there, then you deserve whatever happens to you. This is Shalom Harlow by Ellen von Unwerth from a fashion editorial titled “Spy Story”.

 

Erik Almas

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San Francisco area photographer Erik Almas came from Norway to the U.S to attend the Academy of Art University and then ended up staying. Almas is perhaps best known for his cinematic styled fashion, advertising and editorial work, much of it done with his unique compositing techniques. Take a look for yourself at erikalmas.com or the photographer’s blog at blog.erikalmas.com.

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Were You Whistling At Us?

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A word to the wise, fellas: Maybe think twice before you make with the catcalls and the whistles at the next car full of women. Just sayin’. This convertible’s packed with Valeria Mazza, Michele Hicks and Carla Bruni, from a Vogue Italia shoot in 1995.

Bonnie And Clyde, 1991.

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Revisiting the work of photographer Peter Lindbergh, who passed away last week on 9.3.19. Shown here is his 1991 shoot with models Karen Mulder and Linda Evangelista as Bonnie And Clyde. The Depression era gangsters more or less mimic scenes and the ‘feel’ of the groundbreaking 1967 film Bonnie And Clyde produced by star Warren Beatty and directed by Arthur Penn, with Burnett Guffrey in charge of cinematography. Okay, neither Mulder or Evangelista look like the real Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, or even like Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway for that matter, but I could argue that Peter Lindbergh’s fashion editorial homage is no more historically inaccurate than screenwriters David Newman and Robert Benton’s story was in that iconic film.

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R.I.P. Peter Lindbergh.

Gerusova Gave Her A Gun.

By Tatiana Gerusova

So lets guess about this one…

The landscaper needs to be prodded to keep the lawn mower rolling? The pool boy’s been told to finish up by noon or there’ll be trouble? Or perhaps the second floor bedroom window provides a perfect perch to pick off hubby on his way to the Mercedes in the driveway? Who knows, even if L.A. based photographer Tatiana Gerusova’s just whimsically shooting girlz with gunz for a fancy lingerie fashion pictorial.

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