Pink Fire Pointer 2011

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Geniuses photographers

By some magical means few days ago I came across two photographers that I fell in love with.
My words can not describe how much adoration I hold for these pictures.

Lillian Bassman is in first place in subjective opinion ;) She was a fashion photographer from 1940's till 1960's and mostly published in Harper's Bazaar. After 70's her interest in pure and feminine form unfortunately got out of fashion ; she explained it that this happened when models started getting so young, she said ''it's hard for me to imagine $20,000 dress on a 14 years old girl''. Like many photographers of this times they decided to abandon their profession, but Mr. Bassman's approach was much more aggressive, she had enough of fashion, she destroyed some of her work and the rest placed in a bag and tossed it somewhere. However because fashion is just like a boomerang, it always come back, so she looked for her tossed and forgotten bag of photographs , and world fall back in love with her. 

Deborah Turbeville
When she was twenty she moved to NYC to work with a designer Claire McCardell. Soon she realized that her heart lies in photography.
''I say yes to style,'' she said, ''yes to mood, yes to ambiguity.'' I just love that quote,  so sophisticated.
The fashion in her pictures come either from 1890's or 1930's. They are delicate but also bizarre and distinctive.  Deborah divides her time between New York and St. Petersburg, the city that inspires her the most, we can almost see that in her pictures, the atmosphere of Russia, cold, distant, silent despair and angrily calm.
I don't know why but in most of her photograph the models eyes seem empty, there's something creepy about her pictures, and that weird neck angles...

Thursday, 13 October 2011


    I think this impressionism is a very relevant subject for those short gloomy days and long dark evenings of autumn, which unquestionably and unrelentingly knocked on our door.
I personally discovered it recently, which may seems bizarre or as if I'm from another planet because apparently it's everywhere. It's the most widely known art movement, because it's so commercialized, that changed the perception and function of art... well to be honest creativity began with impressionism.

   I myself wasn't sure where the big deal was, impressionist paintings look pretty and are pleasant to look at, but  was that enough to be a such a remarkable a highly valued art movement? I couldn't see the real , breathtaking painting skills.

  My mistake couldn't be bigger. If we take into consideration that all art before Impressionist came to this world looked like this: 

and along those lines, that may show why impressionism was such a vision and in some way rebellion.
Most of the impressionists attended elite art schools, where artistic education was very restricted. There were very clearly set out expectations that every student had to grow up to, and in fact the where the group of students was leaving a school they all had similarly shaped perspectives and perception and produced nearly identical art. 
    However, there were few individualistic characters that were inspired by the simplest things, they believed that art should be joyful and that more important was capturing the fleeting feeling and atmosphere of moment rather then precision and details. 

   Monet, the most famous of impressionists, was fascinated for example with the Industrial Revolution that was taking place in Paris. His painting weren't appreciated and he met a lot of obstacles on his way and cruel criticism by the rulers of the old salon art system. 

Therefore when you look at an impressionistic painting you have to look beyond the simplicity of it. The play of color and just an atmosphere, which is the main focus of this ground breaking movement. 

Berthe Morisot - Child among Staked Roses 1881

JMW Turner


Pierre August Renoir

Camille Pissarro

Saturday, 3 September 2011


When the summer days are becoming only memories, the explosion of colours and smells in our lives,  makes a transition for far more nostalgic and calmed atmosphere.
That's the only thing I like about autumn, fashion falls in love once again with the classics, black and white compilation, greys and all the natural colours of autumn like a dirty yellow, browns and burgundy.

However this season it's the domination of black that get's me all excited ;) 

and because autumn brings simplicity not only to colours but to cuts and shapes, in recent years it resulted in too much of a geometric shapes and unfeminine cut, but hey! This season is much more feminine , still not as much as I'd liked to haha, but fashion is on a good way to embrace an envy ,with all it's passion that's available, the femininity that is still simple :)










Emillio Pucci

Emillio Pucci

Emporio Armani

 Emporio Armani

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Iconic Dresses

Through out the history of fashion there is a uncountable amount of amazing dresses, however there are few that sticked in our memory more then others. Here is my countdown of the most Iconic Dresses

1. Diane Von Furstenberg in her wrap up dress. She have been the most influential women in fashion after Coco Chanel.

2. Audrey Hepburn at Breakfast at Tiffany's. Probably the most widely known dress. although still iconic dress that is an essence of an elegant woman. 

3. Coco Chanel's Little Black Dress. It's such an invention by the most Legendary woman in fashion. Little Black Dress is an essential piece of every woman's wardrobe in the world, and a piece that you just can not go wrong with.

4. Princess Diana at a Vanity Fair party dinner wearing Versace. Diana was always a woman that knew fashion and also knew how to communicate by it, and she's an icon of British fashion at her time.

5. Rita Hayworth's sting gown in Gilda. Jean Louis was her designer and he had a contribution to a famme fatale image that Rita was always striving for. 
 6. Kiera Nightley's beautiful deep green gown in Atonoment. Made by Jacqueline Durran. It's the most modern of the dresses in the list, however I think it will hold the status of an iconic dress in years to come. Even that in the move dress appears only for a short period of time, there is a great amount of emotions and event associated with it.

7. This is a Marylin Monroe's dress in which she sang Happy birthday Mr.President. It was made by Jean Louis and recently it was sold in an auction for $1.150.000.

 8. Grace Kelly's wedding dress by Oleg Cassini. This was called a ''wedding of century'' and the dress was for certain the dress of the century. There is a high observable similarity to Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

 9. Yves Saint Laurent Mondrian day dress. This dress was inspired by Piet Mondrian's painting that were very simplistic in shape forms with colour blocks. YSL made a historical statement of artistic sensibility, modernism and breakthrough of his time in one dress. It was featured on the cover of French Vogue in 1965.

 10. Jackie O in Oleg Cassini at Inaugural Gala (1961) . She starter the trend of being a fashion icon and first lady of a White House at once, and she certainly will remain the greatest of them.