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Whether or not you consider yourself a Valentino girl, you have to admit to one thing: The brand does pretty, and it’s been doing pretty almost better than anyone out there since its debut in 1962, five years before this photo was taken. Finding an exquisite vintage Valentino piece can be a lifelong affair. Start yours today.
(Photo courtesy of Franco Rubartelli. Text by Jenny Bahn)
David Sedaris’ New Book
For anyone unfamiliar with author David Sedaris, I highly recommend purchasing a book of his… and then going back and buying the whole catalogue. As you’ll likely find with many Sedaris diehards, the first book they read of his is usually their favorite (personally, I’m partial to Me Talk Pretty One Day). His latest accomplishment, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, is another example of pitch-perfect Sedaris — which is to say self-deprecating, hilarious, and oddly heartwarming all at once.
(Image courtesy of Rachel Hartwell. Text by Jenny Bahn)
In Development: Maria Borges
Model up-and-comer Maria Borges’ career kicked off in early 2012, when she walked in the Theyskens’ Theory Fall/ Winter show. By next season, she kicked it up a few notches, booking shows for Givenchy and securing an editorial in British Vogue. Soon, Marc Jacobs took notice, as did Tom Ford. If you’re not already, make sure you keep your eyes on this one.
(Photo courtesy of Supreme. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Trend Spotting: Jean Jacket
Jean jackets are the perfect addition to a transitional season wardrobe (think less dead of winter/height of summer, and more spring/fall). Get your hands on the perfect denim cover-up on eBay, where we found some great pieces by one of our favorite denim brands, Acne Studios. Oh, and here’s a hint: Don’t forget to search for “denim jacket” in addition to “jean jacket” just to cover your bases.
(Photo courtesy Christian MacDonald for Models.com. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Graphic We Love: Generation
Talking about my g-g-g-g-genration! Here’s a few facts illuminating these unique times. This typographic was produced for a dissertation by Sarah Maitland. Check out some other typographic posters on eBay to jazz up your room.
(Photo: Courtesy of goodtypography. Text by Jauretsi)
French photographer Jeanloup Sieff got his start — unofficially, of course — at the age of 14, when he was given a Photax plastic camera as a birthday gift in 1947. Thirteen years later, Sieff was traveling to the United States for his work with Glamour, Vogue, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar, shooting images like the one seen above. Sieff managed to capture beautiful women not merely posing, but existing in the world for a moment. There is much to learn about Sieff, and if you’ve got a craving to dig deeper, we suggest checking the link below.
(Photo courtesy of Jeanloup Sieff for Harper’s Bazaar. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Since the beginning of his career in the early ’60s, British photographer David Bailey has been considered one of the best in the business, shooting everyone from Sir Michael Caine to The Beatles to Mick Jagger. His work was so impressive, in fact, he was contracted by Vogue at the ripe old age of 23. Though he is best known for his work capturing “swinging London” at its height, as well as his countless images of model Jean Shrimpton, Bailey is still around today, shooting for the likes of i-D Magazine and GQ.
(Photo courtesy of David Bailey. Text by Jenny Bahn)