Friday, 21 January 2011

Out and about....framed by light

From Fashionistable
Look at the light in this shot. Their faces are being lit by a reflection from a window in a building behind me. Otherwise just look at Gordon and Envy they are so beautifully turned out. Most of you know by now that I really admire people who can put a vintage look together well. Gordon and Envy have certainly done that, I am sure you will agree. Gordon is also a photographer. He shoots studio portraits in the style of the original Hollywood movie stars, when glamour meant beautiful and wasn't the dirty word it is associated with now in photography. He also draws inspiration from portraits taken of soldiers before they went off to war and the wedding photography of the same era. You can see his work here. Envy is a hair and make-up artist (mostly make-up though). She will also give vintage styling tips if you are going to an event. She can recreate make-up looks for you from the 1920's to 80's. Her own personal style inspiration is taken from the 20's, 30's, 40's and early 50's, with her favourite being the 1940's and with 1947 being a great year. Gordon also draws his inspiration from the same era's, "anything pre 1960". He loves early aviation and as you can see aviator wear from the 30's. He has fond memories as a child of having the experience of flying in a couple of planes from the 1930's. They both like to dance and regularly attend vintage parties in Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain. Envy doesn't go into shops instead buys her clothes from trusted private sellers. Her coat is from America and her dress is a 1951 Grace Kelly.

12 comments:

Old Cow said...

Oh Dvora!

Aren't they a picture. I think this is my most favourite post of yours ever! They seem like such a thoroughly and genuinely interesting couple.

Make Do Style said...

Beautiful photograph, they look great but you have captured the light and them most wonderfully!

Penny Dreadful said...

What a gorgeous couple. Obviously this is just my kind of thing, off to look at Gordon's website now x

That's Not My Age said...

They're gorgeous - wonderful clothes, wonderful photo!

The Photodiarist said...

I love the light! And what a couple! Totally from the 40s.

the nyanzi report said...

Sigh! Where to begin? There is so much going on in this picture that I do not know where to begin. I think it might be wise to just admire your wonderful D.
Have a superb weekend!

Mat said...

just brilliant

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Dvora, fabulous post. What a fabulous couple! Have a great weekend xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

The light is a dream! I've been staring outside the whole day into the dull grey... Not good. Love their styling; & is her name really Envy?

Pina Colada Kisses said...

Love his old leather weathered bag absolutely awesome
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Roz said...

This is another one of my favourite posts of yours! I love that moment in photography where everything falls into place and the lighting looks perfect, as though it has been professionally lit.
What an inspiring pair they are - from that incredible vintage coat, to the aviator style outfit, it really looks like you've captured something from the past.

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Coach Factory Online said...

I am a novice, your success is my inspiration.Indeed, it is wonderful

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