Friday, January 21, 2011

50 Years Ago

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
JFK, 50 years ago yesterday.

Words that still ring true.

John F Kennedy Library Online!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of the Kennedy Family.

Jackie O is in a Lilly Pulitzer Dress, timeless!

Have a great Friday!

Slim Aarons Photography

Hey y'all!

I greatly admire Slim Aarons photography. Something about each photo genuinely stands out, and captures my attention.

Slim Aarons was an American photographer noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities.

His most noteworthy photograph was shot in California during 1957.
Kings of Hollywood, a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph that depicted Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear.
(does it get any better?!)

Aaron's work appeared in Life, Town & Country and Holiday magazines.

One aspect of his work that most impresses me, is that Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist.

Aarons claims that his career was simply made on "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places."

What a perfect way to make a living!

Aarons has 4 photobooks that I am aware of, called

* A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life (1974)
* Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time (2003)
* Slim Aarons: A Place In the Sun (2005)
* Poolside with Slim Aarons (2007)

Poolside with Slim Aarons is my personal favorite, the pictures are absolutely beautiful

Here are some of my favorite pictures!

The cover of his first book A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life (1974).

This is a personal favorite of mine!

Slim Aarons’s iconic photograph of the Pendletons entertaining guests beside the pool of their Beverly Hills home, circa 1960. By Slim Aarons/Getty Images.

Brooks Brothers Spring 2011

Hey y'all!
Brooks Brothers has been my store of choice for a long time, they are timeless, classic, and will always be a preppy's top pick!

As Spring approaches, new outfits (and debutantes!) are making their debut into this preppy society, so here are some of my favorite pieces from this Spring 2011 Lookbook!

Some of the pieces I was not as fond of, which is highly unusual for Brooks Brothers, but a few of the mens pants, and shorts featured CARGOS!

No bueno.

However, there are 2 pieces that immediately struck my attention!

When you spot the man in the bright pants with the fabulous embroidery, and the colorful dress on the female, those are my two top picks for this upcoming season!

Have a great Friday!

Also, I want to point out that Social Primer has teamed up with Brooks Brothers, and together they have collaborated a bowtie collection that is to die for!

Priced at just $59.50, every preppy should own (more than) one!

Today Show

If I were George, I would NOT be able to keep a straight face!

Woman Falls Into Fountain


...I think her pride hurts worse than the fall did!

Has anyone else seen this, I cannot believe she is bringing a lawyer into it!