Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

FEMME FATALE - SOPHIA LOREN

SOPHIA LOREN
PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRL  - AGE 72

Photography: partners and photographic collaborators, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

"We are in a bedroom with just a bed, sheet and headboard, we wanted to make it as personal as possible, as if we were shooting pictures with friends."- Inez Van Lamsweerde

"It was my intention since a long time ago to be depicted in the calendar ... I was happy to do it and I had a lot of fun. I am also very photogenic." - Sophia Loren

"Pin-up means to have your picture hanging on the wall. Most likely many of my pictures have been pin-ups on walls for a long time." - Sophia Loren

AT HOME WITH CARLO - 1966
"Our relationship began in no blinding passion. Real Love, I believe...develops slowly."


"Your face fascinates me," Carlo Ponti said. "Would you like to be in pictures?"

"Neither before nor since I met Carlo have I belonged to any other man. I knew he was married.... 
Much as I loved him... my impulse was to break off  forever. But I knew it was no use."

"I will probably never get over the wonder of being able to order anything I want, when I want. I often cook for Carlo when we are home alone ... My grandmother taught me the indispensable ingredient of all good cooking: love... for those you are cooking for."

Villa Ponti 1966
Carlo's gift of love
Photography: Robert Freson

1961
1966
Sophia Loren
THE REAL DEAL

...all things femme fatale

Friday, January 27, 2012

FEMME FATALE - COURTNEY LOVE

"It was a bad time to get pregnant and that appealed to me. Besides, we need new friends."

Strange Love
Vanity Fair September 1992
Photography: Michel Comte

... all things femme fatale

Thursday, January 26, 2012

FEMME FATALE - JULIE NEWMAR

Lucie Ann Peignoir

Iris Nightdress

Edouard Ruffled Nightdress

Trillium Dotted Nightdress

Photography: Bert Stern  1962

...all things femme fatale

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FEMME FATALE - THE DIAMOND THEIF



Wool Jersey - Bertrand Marechal
Boots-Trussardi
Jewelled collar - Chaumet

Harry Winston
Van Cleef & Arpels
Boucheron
Hermes

Mauboussin

Cartier
Van Cleef & Arpels

Harry Winston

The Passionat Thief
Piaget
Trench - Yves Saint Laurent

Voleuse de Diamants
Vogue Paris September 1997
Photography: Matthew Donaldson

... all things femme fatale

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FEMME FATALE - DOVIMA

DOVIMA
dacron...not a pressing problem

Harper's Bazaar July 1952
Photography: Richard Avedon

...all things femme fatale

Monday, January 23, 2012

CHRIS VON WANGENHEIM'S FEMME FATALES

Lighter - ST. Dupont
Silk lurex bandeau-mask - Leonard
Perfume entourage Lanvin...Nina...Ricci... Rochas...Caron
Boutique Givenchy Haute Couture
Tribute to Marlene Dietrich
Vogue December 1973/January 1974
Photography: Chris von Wangenheim


...all things femme fatale

Sunday, January 22, 2012

LILLIAN BASSMAN - FRANCES PELLEGRINI

Kickernick
Lillian Bassman
Yolande
Lillian Bassman
Fischer
Lillian Bassman
Perma-Lift
Frances Pellegrini
Madame Adrienne
Frances Pellegrini
Peter Pan
Frances Pellegrini
Exquisite Form
Frances Pellegrini
Bali
Frances Pellegrini
Formfit
Frances Pellegini
Luxite
Lillian Bassman

Summer Airways
Harper's Bazaar May 1953
Photography:
Lillian Bassman
Frances Pelligrini

...all things femme fatale