Friday, February 27, 2009
Diana Vreeland: (born Diana Dalziel on July 29, 1903 in Paris, France – August 22, 1989) was a noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion. She began her work in fashion at Harper's Bazaar and later became the editor of Vogue. She inspired everyone from debutantes to drag queens with her mark on fashion. Or perhaps it was the other way around. With her heavily rouged cheekbones, mile-long lashes and red lacquer everywhere - trademarks that identified her for decades - one could imagine they were in the presence of a modern Watteau, reality presented to the viewer with a gentle caress. In terms of her personal style, Diana loved simple elegant clothing with splashy accessories. Exotic jewelry, hats and wonderful shoes were among her favorite fashion items.
(corbis, warhol look)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tina Aumont: Maria Christina Aumont, best known as Tina Aumont (14 February 1946 – 28 October 2006) was an American actress of French, and Dominican descent.
She was born in Hollywood, California, the daughter of actors Jean-Pierre Aumont and Maria Montez. She married actor and film director Christian Marquand in 1963, at the age of 17. An actress of the 1960s and 1970s who appeared mainly in international films. After making her big screen debut in the movie "Modestry Blaise" in 1966, she had notable performances in the films "Texas Across the River", (1966) with Dean Martin, "A Matter of Time", (1976) with Ingrid Bergman and "Holocaust II", (1980).
(corbis, Moon in the Gutter)