Jeannette Montgomery Barron began photographing her mother’s clothes and accessories to trigger her fading memories. Often the pictures were taken against backgrounds that had as much personal relevance as the garments themselves. And even as the Alzheimer’s progressed Eleanor could still recall when and where she wore her clothing. When Ellie passed away these images became not only an ode to her refined taste and vivacious personality, but meaningful and evocative still lifes in which she continues to live on.
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People have been submitting vintage snapshots of their mothers to Piper Weiss since early 2009. The author publishes them on her blog of the same name in homage to fashionable mums from across the globe. Her first book features two hundred colour photographs of mums sporting the styles of the times with pizzazz – pixie cuts, glamorous updos, hot pants, jumpsuits, mod frocks and retro accessories galore. Each photo comes with a personal anecdote; proof that our mums often led quite eventful and adventurous lives, and very stylish ones at that.
Ari Seth Cohen started his street style blog to pay tribute to a large, often overlooked, age group: stylish ladies and gentleman over 60. “To show that beauty, style, and creativity don’t disappear at a certain age”. From designer outfits to thrift store finds, from simple elegance to movie star glamour, from eccentric over punk to avant-garde… his real-life models celebrate individual style with confidence and joie de vivre. Now, the Advanced Style book combines the best of the blog “with all-new material featuring wardrobes, interviews, stories, and advice from a cadre of his most chic subjects”.
The essays in this anthology represent a decade’s worth of the famous “Nostalgia” series in Vogue. The concept has remained unchanged over the years. Artists, models and celebrities select a picture from the magazine’s astonishing photo archive – fashion images with an impact that inspired them to share coming-of-age stories and personal musings on life’s big themes. Edited by Eve MacSweeney, Features Director at Vogue, with contributions from Patti Smith, Joan Didion, Manolo Blahnik…
Designers and other fashion industry professionals are constantly surrounded by the most sumptuous and exclusive frocks. Hundreds of them must pass through their hands over the course of a year. So which dress do they pick when they are asked to select their favourite of all time? And what’s the story behind their choice? Find out how big names like Heidi Klum, Valentino, Paul Smith, Gwen Stefani, Anna Sui and many more lovingly talk dresses in this book chock-full of eye candy.