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Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Louise Ford is a fashion stylist based in London. Find her here.

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I studied Shakespeare at university and fell in love with the costume rather than the language (which was meant to be my focus). Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet was so sumptuous you wanted to reach into the screen and touch the Elizabethan velvets and Jacobean brocades. I have since through fashion styling, been drawn to contemporary aesthetics that draw on 16th century design, colour palettes and of course, romance.

Olivia Hussey in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliette, 1968. Found here.

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My Grandmother was my hero. She was a kind soul and had impeccable taste! Usually found in hand-painted silk dresses and walking boots exploring as many new cultures as she could fit into one lifetime. She lived all over the world and accumulated a delicious melting pot of recipes, leaving behind a treasured cookbook. I’m rarely not cooking one of her dishes. In this photo, my grandparents are driving from the Middle East to Norfolk on their wedding day.

Personal photo. 

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I felt very akin to Frida Kahlo growing up. My mother possessed a similar zest for colour, painting, appearance, and strength of character. I spent a long time in hospital at 21 years old, like Frida, and felt frustrated by my (temporary) disability. Art was my only outlet which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I refined my cultural references, read about fashion history and leaders in taste-making. I started to build a library of dog-eared photography books which I rely on today when building moodboards for shoots.

Frida Kahlo’s prosthetic leg. Found here.

à la recherche du temps perdu

by guest contributor Justine Menard

Gertrude Stein with Basket, Horst P, Paris 1930. Found here. Explore: portraits
Leonor Fini, by Doara Maar, 1934. Found here. Explore: photography, portraits
Leonor Fini. Source unknown. . Explore: art, portraits
Source unknown. Explore: interior
Explore: portraits
Apartment of Madame de Florian. Found here. Explore: animals, interior
Kate Phelan. Found here. Explore: art, portraits
Found here. Explore: art
"Among women", Padre Amaro, 1977. Found here. Explore: art, people
Ella Eronen, by Jodi Cobb, Helsinki, Finland, 1980. Found here. Explore: portraits

Justine Menard is a stylist based in London and Paris.

Find her here.

summer wear

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Columbine Smille

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2

Ilona Hamer

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Lisa Corneliusson

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4

Nike

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Aziza

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Say Lou Lou

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Earthly bodies

by guest contributor Clara Giaminardi

Sasha Waltz, Körper, (2000). Found here. Explore: body, dance, photography
Eikoh Hosoe, Hijikata Tatsumi. Found here. Explore: body, dance, flowers
Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Blood and Feathers), (1974). Found here. Explore: art, body, nature, water
Martin Gusinde, Tierra Del Fuego, (1923). Found here. Explore: art, photography
Man Ray, Juliet with Mask, (1948). Found here. Explore: accessories, art, fashion, photography
Phyllis Galembo, Kambweti (Walks with Sticks) Likishi Masquerade, Kaoma, Zambia, (2007). Found here. Explore: art, photography
Remedios varo, Uranga, (1957). Found here. Explore: art, people, photography
Margrethe Mather, (1925). Found here. Explore: flower, hands, photography
Cueva de las Manos, Santa Cruz (Argentina), (c.a. 7300 BC). Found here. Explore: hands, red
Irving Penn, The Bath (O) (Dancers Workshop of San Francisco), (1967). Found here. Explore: body, dance, photography

Clara Giaminardi is a photographer based in London. Find her here.

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Lena Pogrebnaya is an architect and photographer based in Odessa, Ukraine. Find her here.

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I am in love with the photographs of Aleksandr Rodchenko. As a representative of New Vision movement in photography he turned simple fixation of the moment into art. Almost hundred years ago he saw the world in the same way as me. There is something magical in this.

Alexandr Rodchenko, found here.

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This is one of favorite paintings of Alekandr Deyneka. I love sport motives which are widely represented by constructivist art. The aesthetics of movements are unusually geometrical but at the same time natural. Incredible composition, color compilation, a man and a woman freezed in interesting poses, that small horse toy, all these proves how a genius artist he was.

Morning exercises, Alekandr Deyneka, 1932, found here.

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As you noticed before I am not indifferent to modernism. I admire simple forms and virtues play with colors and textures which Reguliani uses in this project. Of course architecture inspires me the most because it is my main profession, it inspired me to shoot photography long time ago and to never stop doing this.

Entryway in Milan, Pierluigi Reguliani, 1960, found here.

After the rain comes sun

by guest contributor Kate Carnegie

Brett Whiteley art, source unknown. Explore: art, beige, body
Alina Negoita. Found here. Explore: body, dance, photography
Peter Granser photography. Found here. Explore: people, photography
Ricardo Bofill, The Residence. Found here. Explore: architecture, interior
Jo Spence photography, 2014. Found here. Explore: body, photography
Christo and Jeanne Claude surrounded islands, 1983. Found here. Explore: art, ocean, pink
Helmut Newton. Found here. Explore: fashion photography, photography
Helmut Newton. Found here. Explore: city, photography
Cy Twombly, Rome, 1966. Found here. Explore: art, interior
“Jill and Polly in the Bathroom", Tina Barney, 1987. Found here. Explore: photography, pink

Kate Carnegie is an artist and stylist based in New York. Find her here.