OVER MY SHOULDER



 

 This has been long overdue.

Two of A-Gent of Style‘s favourite things combined into one:

Hamish Bowles and ‘The Over the Shoulder’ look.

Vogue‘s International Editor at Large, the ultimate modern dandy and A-Gent‘s style icon.

That superlative and oxymoronic ‘sophisticated yet casual’ look that makes one/A-Gent look chic and cool in St Tropez or Margate Positano but self-conscious and pretentious even in London.

In the great words of Cecil Beaton: “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

Long may they  both reign!





























Happy Friday everyone!




BLUMENFELD AT SOMERSET HOUSE





Barbara Palvin, the 'doe eye', 1950

Barbara Palvin, the ‘doe eye’, 1950

 

A show called Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941–1960 held at Somerset House until September 1 focuses on Berlin-born photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969), one of the most internationally sought-after portrait and fashion photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. America’s leading magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar hired him for his imaginative and highly individual shots. 

Around 100 colour photographs and originals of Erwin Blumenfeld’s works in fashion magazines provide insights into this key artistic phase in the life of the artist from his photography studio at 222 Central Park South in New York.
 

Self-Portrait, 1961

Self-Portrait, 1961



Next time you are by the Strand, make sure you pop in to have a glimpse at the dazzling world of this little known but iconic photographer.

Lilian Marcusson for Vogue, January 1951

Lilian Marcusson for Vogue, January 1951

 

Evelyn Tripp in Dior, 1949

 

Nancy Berg, Cadillac, 1954

Nancy Berg, Cadillac, 1954








1953

1953

 

Grace Kelly, 1955

Grace Kelly for Cosmopolitan, 1955

 

Decollete, 1952

Decollete, 1952

 





City Lights, 1946

City Lights, 1946

 

Ruth Knowles for Vogue, May 1949

Ruth Knowles for Vogue, May 1949

 

Vogue, 1953

Untitled, 1947

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn, 1952


Untitled, 1950


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3 Profiles, 1952

3 Profiles, 1952

 

Untitled, 1944

Untitled, 1944

 

Girl with Gloves, May 1949

Girl with Gloves, May 1949

 

Erwin Blumenfeld by Gordon parks, July 1950

Erwin Blumenfeld by Gordon parks, July 1950






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