The de-cluttering as promised in my last post continues. I’m now tackling the vast amount of work related stuff accumulated over the past ten or so years since the last major purge. For some reason I’m unable to boldly toss out the large quantity of magazine tear sheets I have stubbornly been hanging on to without first looking at each one. This took a ridiculous amount of time though it did reap some rewards. Case in point, this amazing editorial styled by Brana Wolf and shot by the great photographer, Melvin Sokolsky, for Harper’s Bazaar US. This brought me down the rabbit hole of investigating Sokolsky, best known for his fashion photography with a surrealist bent from the 1960’s, most notably his bubble series. Remarkably this marvelous, late career editorial is not online. It covers the Milan collections in, I imagine, the early 2000’s.
Favorite Fashion Editorial
Also worth noting is the impeccable styling of Brana Wolf. Her editorials for Bazaar are among my favorites as I noted while going through the aforementioned tear sheets. Wolf is well represented in the two tear sheet folders I managed to winnow down to. I’ve always favored the clean lines and low-key lux clothes she chooses. Though she prefers understated fashion her brilliant styling always has high impact and a sense of casual elegance which can easily be applied to real life. Something I find sorely missing in most magazines today.
Wolf’s down to earth styling and Sokolsky’s floating fantasy, shot in and around an evocative Italian villa, inspires one to dream, as all great editorials should. So I’ll save this to my folder and now my PD’s Favorite Fashion Editorial board on Pinterest.
Harper’s Bazaar US
Photographer Melvin Sokolsky
Fashion Editor Brana Wolf
Model Erin Wasson