Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FEMME FATALE - CHINA MACHADO

CHINA DOLL

RUDI GERNREICH
B.H. WRAGGE
RUDI GERNREICH


Loosened Chiffon and Crepe: the new revelations
Harper's Bazaar May 1961
Photography: Richard Avedon

... all things femme fatale

Monday, February 27, 2012

FEMME FATALE - DIETRICH

Marlene Dietrich
 AVEDON
Paris 1955

The Big, Beautiful Hats of Paris
Harper's Bazaar October 1955
Photography: Richard Avedon

...all things femme fatale

Saturday, February 25, 2012

FEMME FATAL - 1950

Poirette

Bergdorf Goodman

"Sarong" Girdle
Marja

"Vanity" Girdle
 Negligee - Iris


90-Day Sustaining Program
Vogue June 1950
Photography: Diane and Allan Arbus


... all things femme fatale

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FEMME FATALE - WALLACE SIMPSON

DUCHESS OF WINDSOR
The Ultimate Femme Fatale

The Duchess and Her Man
H.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor with pugs


The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Paris
Vogue April 1964
Photography: Horst P. Horst

... all things femme fatale

Friday, February 17, 2012

FOX FATALE

SOPHIA LOREN
Gold-Glinted Saga Blue Fox Scarf and Muff
Revillon

SUZY PARKER
Tawny Golden Fox Hood
Lilly Dache

JACQUELINE DE RIBES
Golden Fox 10 Foot long boa
Georges Kaplan 

BARONESS FIONA THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA
Misted Greige Natural Sunbeam Fox Cape
Ritter Brothers

... all things femme fatale

FEMME FATALE - KIM NOVAK

Kim Novak
The Legend Of Lylah Clare

"SHE HAS THAT RARE MIXTURE: ICE AND FIRE. PERHAPS THAT WAS HER UNDOING."
Director-Producer, Robert Aldrich

... all things femme fatale

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS

...so I want to warn you laddie,
Tho' I know your perfectly swell,
That my heart belongs to daddy,
'Cause my daddy, he treats it so well.
'My Heart Belongs To Daddy,' Lyrics by Cole Porter

So, daddy please remember this,
That tomorrow starts a life of bliss,
Let me show them what they're gonna miss,
Kiss the boys goodbye,
'Kiss The Boys Good-bye,' lyrics by Frank Loesser

GRAFF
Unmistakably
April 1979

Monday, February 13, 2012

FEMME FATALE - JOSEPHINE BAKER

Josephine and pet cheetah
1925
Josephine baker
May, 1926

  Josephine Baker recently gave a series of high-glamour performances at Carnegie Hall, in Harlem and across the country.  Appearing in everything imaginable from pearl-dripped leotards, feathered headresses and fur boas, to blue jeans, t-shirts and sneakers, she got ovation after ovation for her sexually sentimental renditions of old favourites like "Begin the Beguine" and "I'm just wild about Harry," current classics like "People," and "Love Story."

  Today she lives in Monte Carlo with twelve adopted children from a potpourri of nations, in a villa donated by Princess Grace of Monaco.

A Fan for Josephine Baker
Andy Warhol's Interview August 1973

... all things femme fatale

FEMME FATALE - BRIGITTE BARDOT

Maurice Ronet and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Don Juan 1972

... all things femme fatale

Sunday, February 12, 2012

SECOND SKIN

Poirette

Warner's

Lady Marlene

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Warner's

Contessa di Roma

Peter Pan

The Seductive Silhouette: Brave Beginnings
Harper's Bazaar October 1961
Photography: Francesco Scavullo


... all things femme fatale

Saturday, February 11, 2012

FEMME FATALE - ELSA MARTINELLI

AT NIGHT:
The lightly clinging Silhouette


Harper's Bazaar October 1961
Photography: Louis Faurer

... all things femme fatale

Friday, February 10, 2012

FEMME FATALE - GARBO

GRETA GARBO
Edward Steichen


Cecil Beaton


Cecil Beaton


Harper's Bazaar 
100 Great Beauties of the World
Harper's Bazaar 100th Year 1967


Vogue Italia January 1969
GG 
Photography: Cecil Beaton

... all things femme fatale