Friday, June 21, 2019

Italian woman: Sophia.

Italian Beauty: Sophia Loren | Allegory of Vanity

Sophia Loren.
Born: Rome, Kingdom of Italy, 1934.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Helmut Lang Lucite Ball Slide


via The Dreslyn

Futuristic '90s shoes... which sadly seem to be sold out everywhere. :(
But they're good inspiration all the same. :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tawny + red lipstick.


*Images taken from my Tumblr.

The extremely photogenic Devon Aoki in:
→ "Two Tone" by Tom Munro for Vogue UK, April 2001
→ Hugo Boss SS17 Campaign by Harley Weir

Friday, October 27, 2017

Details

Details | Accessories inspiration | Allegory of VanityDetails | Accessories inspiration | Allegory of Vanity
Details | Accessories inspiration | Allegory of VanityDetails | Accessories inspiration | Allegory of Vanity
Variations on a theme: making a simple outfit "sprezzy*."


*"Sprezzy" is the anglicized slang term for sprezzatura, an Italian word that means studied nonchalance.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

St. Paul, Albrecht Durer (1514)

St. Paul (First State), 1514, Albrecht Durer | Medium: engraving | Allegory of Vanity
St. Paul (First State), 1514, Albrecht Durer
Medium: engraving


"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends... So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." -I Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

These very famous words on the attributes of true love which true Christians were and are to emulate, were written by St. Paul in his First Epistle to the church at Corinth.