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Fashion Editorial | Helena Christensen

Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine

Silencio is tinged with cinematic flair!  Dramatic lighting, mirrored reflections and seduction have made this one of my favorite fashion editorials for 2014.

Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine

Karen Collins photographed Helena Christensen for Vs Magazine Spring/Summer 2014.  Styled by Vibe Dabelsteen.

source: Vs Magazine

 

The Better Angels

THE BETTER ANGELS TRAILER from Amplify on Vimeo.

I have a confession to make.  I no longer enjoy, therefore, rarely go to the movie theaters. Instead, I prefer watching films on DVD in the privacy of my  home.  Whether I’m comfortably sprawled out across the sofa, or snuggling with hubby, I love to watch movies in my pajamas, although if I’m honest, I’ll admit that more often than not, I’m simply dressed in a tank top and undies.

I love being able to pause the movie midway through, make Root Beer soda floats or Hot Chocolate, while hubby pops corn then drizzles melted organic butter over the popped corn and tosses lightly with a smidgeon of sea salt.  

However, I don’t think I can wait until The Better Angels is released on DVD. The Better Angels, produced by Terrence Malick, directed and written by A. J. Edwards tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in rural Indiana and the love and tragedies that shaped his remarkable life.  

Beautifully filmed, cinematically lush, and breathtaking, I can’t wait to see this film!

Fashion Editorial | Lil Buck elevates Jookin’ to a new art

photographer Daniel Jackson

I enjoy photographing dancers and I’ve been quite fortunate to take dance photography workshops with Lois Greenfield.   Imagine my glee, when I discovered WSJ Magazine paired Joan Smalls and Lil Buck in a glamorous dance inspired fashion editorial.  

photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson

photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson

Yo Yo Ma and Lil Buck perform Camille Saint-Saens’  The Swan at The National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, China in 2011.  Born Charles Riley, Lil Buck was raised in Memphis and practices Jookin; a street dance that combines the illusion of floating gracefully in slow motion, fluid footwork, and gansta walking.

source:  photographer Daniel Jackson for WSJ Magazine; video via WSJ Magazine.

Saturday Loves 19

Hello November!  Yesterday was the first day in six months that a light jacket was required during the day.  And my heart flipped cartwheels at the prospect of rain as thick gray clouds loomed overhead.  

Late last night, I drank mulled apple cider and sorted through photographs from my recent vacation in Paris, as rain drops fell..

Here are a few links that caught my eye and made me smile.  Wishing you the loveliest of weekends! 

Halloween Pumpkin Punch

I realize this is a tad late for Halloween, however, I’m intrigued by the ingredients—spiced rum paired with pumpkin puree.  In a cocktail, no less?  Perhaps this will make a great cocktail (minus the dry ice) for Thanksgiving?  And as always, the food styling and photography are top notch, via Honestly Yum.

Jenni Kayne California Home

One Kings Lane tours fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s home in Los Angeles.   With sweeping ceiling to floor windows and use of reclaimed barn wood, Kanye has created the house of her dreams. 

Barbara Palvin photographed by Nico

A beauty editorial featuring Barbara Palvin.  Photographed by Nico for Madame Figaro via VO and FGR.

Chic Glamorous and Splendid | Angelina in Paris
Lifestyle  photographer  Leela Cyd  shares  5  Tips  for  Better Travel  Photography. Prior to traveling to Paris,  I  created  a  very  similar  list and  I  am quite happy with the results. 

photography by Jason Alden
I’m quite taken with pairing delicate pink roses with dramatic chocolate dahlias. London florist Robbie Honey,  inspired by the Yorkshire Moors,  shared with  The Wall Street Journal  how to make a Brontë-esque Autumn flower arrangement.   Photography by Jason Alden.