• Red Around the Collar

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: Prince Albert velvet slippers (worn outdoors), perfect trouser break, use of color around her face.

    Feb 23, 2012 | Permalink (16) Total Comments

    Clyde Shuman left a comment on 2/28/2012 at 4:35 PM:

    This is a wonderful look, and I especially enjoy the woman in the background who believes that she is the subject of the shot.  As if.


    stripedsolidarity left a comment on 2/27/2012 at 8:41 AM:

    I’ve always wondered, when are velvet stubbs out of season? Are they ever out of season? I’m getting a pair soon and I’m not sure if they should be velvet or needle point at this time of year


    Rake left a comment on 2/24/2012 at 1:59 PM:

    @Anna - exactly.


    Anna left a comment on 2/24/2012 at 11:43 AM:

    This looks like the mother of every single person I went to high school with.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/24/2012 at 10:23 AM:

    @Andreas—Black shoes are a very smart choice here as it (and her black trouser) anchors the bright colors in her bag and scarf.


    Andreas left a comment on 2/24/2012 at 4:18 AM:

    I can´t see the point in wearing black shoes with the outfit.


    NB left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 10:10 PM:

    Could be wrong, but those appear to be an expensive pair of lambskin hermes gloves as well.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 9:02 PM:

    @AEV—I was referring to the photography—not the war career and celebrity-mongering—and I did write “becoming…” ;)


    AEV left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 8:07 PM:

    Fred - I know…I just thought a reminder was in order. From what I can tell, you’re a great photographer, but the comparison to Mr. Aaarons seems a bit out of whack…


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 7:50 PM:

    @AEV—Which is why I replied with “that’s high praise” ;)


    AEV left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 7:33 PM:

    With a bio like this, I just don’t think Aarons is worthy of the comparison:

    At 18 years old, Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army, working as a photographer at West Point and later serving as a combat photographer in World War II and earning a Purple Heart. Aarons said that combat had taught him that the only beach worth landing on was “decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun.”

    After the war, Aarons moved to California and began photographing celebrities. In California, he shot his most praised photo, Kings of Hollywood, a 1957 New’s Year’s Eve photograph depicting Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear. Aaron’s work appeared in Life, Town & Country and Holiday magazines.

    Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist.


    Saturdays left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 4:29 PM:

    I like how the girl in the back is waving.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 3:10 PM:

    @Laguna Beach Fogey—That’s high praise, indeed.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 3:08 PM:

    I love the way the green and red mix in this photo.

    FEC, you’re becoming the Slim Aarons of our generation. I only hope you don’t become like The Sartorialist, a whore for the fashionista crowd.

    Focus less on the fashionista scum, and more on rich preps, jet-setters, and fogeys.

    I look forward to your first book.


    JNG left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 1:53 PM:

    amazing Celine tote not to be overlooked. She’s fabulous.


    cam left a comment on 2/23/2012 at 1:34 PM:

    black, navy, pumpkin, hunter green, olive green, camel, lime and red…wow, that’s a whole lot going on


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