January 1950 Irving Penn, among the most gifted of photographers, has reconstructed with imaginative insight a series of fashion landmarks: the clothes, the accessories, coiffures, make-up, settings – and, in this net of physical properties, has caught the mental attitudes of past times."
Christian Dior's New Look, 1947. As a reaction to the rationing of World War II the new look, using many metres of fabric, came into fashion. It was a return to the classic feminine shape, emphasising the bust and hips, with a tiny waist. I love how glamorous this looks with the tiny jacket and voluminous skirt.
With her sharply cut fringe and penchant for Doc Marten boots, Jean Woods is no one's idea of a frail old grandmother - and the glamorous septuagenarian says she has absolutely no intention of changing. 'I have always been interested in fashion, but more so as I have got older,' explains Jean. 'I like to dress as I want to dress. When I put something on, I don't think "will anybody think I look good?" I just decide in my own mind whether I look good - I don't really care about other people.'
Amanda Seyfried Stuns in Glamorous Looks for ELLE China
Luma Grothe is shot by Urivaldo Lopes for the cover and inside spread of L’Edito magazine‘s Spring/Summer ’12 issue. The shoot styled by Ritch Madlein sees a jewellery-laden Luma channeling her inner Marilyn.