It seems summer has at last arrived in London, and I was just becoming accustomed to seeing the autumn collections in the shops, but I refuse to succumb when there is still a chance for some sunny days ahead. Photos for Muse magazine by Tim Barber make me smile! And there is a movie to go along with it too!
I never fully understood the appeal of Erin O’Connor until I watched the Chanel 4 documentary ‘This Model Life’. She has the most grace and elegance I have seen on a model and I dont think any model can show couture as she does. She reminds me of the great ballerina Sylvie Guillem, another of my favourites. I think If I were to ask her to model any of the pieces in Nina Polli Vintage, it would be the ones below… Chanel necklace bold and beautiful, just like Erin and amazing crocodile handbag.
Tasha Franken, with her fine features and delicate beauty is a new model to watch.
I have long been a fan of Nan Goldin’s photography, her breathtakingly honest photographs blur the boundaries between art and photography. Seeing her making more and more of a mark on the world of fashion, is so inspring, her gritty realism attaining a softer edge in the process. Above is a gorgeous campaign for Bottega Veneta SS 2010, a recent campaign with Erin Wasson, an editorial with Lara Stone for French Vogue Feb 2010 (styled by Anastasia Barbieri) and finally one of her non fashion photos.
Below is the most gorgeous vintage Bottega Veneta bag from Nina Polli Vintage Shop.
Anastasia Barbieri, is one of the those stylists that you suddenly realise is responsible for many of your favourite editorials without ever knowing it. I adore the whimsical look and faded colours of this beautiful 20 page editorial in November 2010 Paris Vogue. Photographer Mikael Jansson.
Below are a couple of scarves from Nina Polli Vintage Shop, which would not look out of place on this shoot, by Hermes and Jaeger respectively!
One of my absolute favourite editorials of the year so far, from 10 Magazine. Photographer Andrea Spotorno and Fashion Editor Jodie Barnes. Here we have Haute Couture, Givenchy, Dior, Staphane Rolland and Chanel respectively. I love the washed out colours and edgy poses.
Below, from Nina Polli Vintage Shop we have Givenchy, Dior and Chanel.
Apparently, according to this weeks Grazia, a ‘new’ trend is born. Headscarves! Bali Barret, art director of Hermès’ silks stated: “The headscarf is intimate, personal, an accessory you have a relationship with, in the way a woman doesn’t even have with a pair of shoes. It’s very feminine, textural, carries your fragrance, allows you to wear colours and patterns that you might not dream of wearing in your clothes. Its association with style icons makes it almost mythical.”
Here are some of my favourite Hermes scarves that have been in the shop recently:
Always new scarves coming… have a look here! Love Nina x