September 17, 2018

Toni Frissell

Toni Frissell Prima Darling

As I recently mentioned in A New Chapter, I’m de-cluttering in preparation for selling my apartment.  In the process I unearthed papers regarding the history of my building and was thrilled to learn that the groundbreaking photographer, Toni Frissell, once lived here. In honor of this discovery I’m reposting my story on her, which originally ran in July of 2016. Continue reading “Toni Frissell”

June 17, 2016

Mid Century Killer Covers

2 vogue cover may '45

Recently I was looking back at the covers of Bazaar and Vogue from the 40s, 50s and 60s and was struck by how fearless they were in composition and art direction.   There was a reductive quality to the images and very little text. It was the message that mattered, delivered with wit and long on glamour. Collages, hands, silhouettes and heads cut off at the nose were possible then. The tides began to turn in the 60s when the model’s face became the focal point as it still is today except the models have now been usurped by celebs. It was fun while it lasted, here some of my favorites. Continue reading “Mid Century Killer Covers”