There are a bunch of shoots that I styled over the past few weeks, lovely new faces that I’ll post on the blog soon. This editorial has been up on my inspiration board for each story, I just love the gray on gray and sweaters tied around the waist.
November 17, 2014
One morning in the summer of 1952, Matisse told his studio assistant that “he wanted to see divers,” so they set out to a favorite pool in Cannes. Suffering under the “blazing sun,” they returned home, where Matisse declared, “I will make myself my own pool.” Matisse then cut his own divers, swimmers, and sea creatures out of paper painted in an ultramarine blue. The blue forms were pinned on white paper, which helped define the aquatic ballet of bodies, splashing water, and light.
I’m really looking forward Wednesday when Andrew has the day off (which is coincidentally our 11th anniversary together) and going uptown to see Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs. I missed out on the chance to go while in London – it was showing at The Tate and we could only choose one London exhibit to stop at. Happy to get this second chance, especially after visiting some of his haunts in Saint-Paul de Vence which I’ll post about soon.
November 16, 2014
Sometimes the girls we photograph for the blog have a beauty that is subdued in person. They instantly transform once they are in front of the camera with proper makeup, hair and lights. This wasn’t the case with newcomer Aya Jones. She is a real life beauty. Andrew shot her bare-faced with just natural daylight and it was impossible to take a bad photo.
Raised in Paris, she has all the style (I went out and got the same & Other Stories brogues that she wore to our shoot) and poise you’d expect from a French girl about to make it big.