Bobbins: Photographer John Rawlings

John Rawlings was one of the most prolific fashion photographers of the Mid-Century. In a career spanning from the 1930's through the 1960's he shot over 200 covers for Vogue and Glamour. He experimented with light, color, and shadow much like his contemporaries at the time (Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, and Hoyningen-Heune) but unlike them, he brought a truly American sensibility to his photos. This became one of the smartest moves Conde-Nast would make helping define the American look in fashion over several decades. 

These are some of my favorites. It was really hard to choose! 

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Miu Miu Resort 2013

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.


I love the 60's vibe on the sets of the Resort 2013 Miu Miu campaign. The collection and accessories are wonderful too. Love the hair bows! 

Shot by Steven Meisel. 







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Retro Looks In The Modern World: World Class

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

I love the classic retro ladylike looks in this spread from SCMP Style. Luxe retro looks here that will always be in style. 

Model: Natalia Krauchanka
Photographer: Nikolay Birukov





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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Swell Belle

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.


More retro swimsuits, this time from How to Spend It Magazine. I love this spread and want all of these looks! 

Model: Naty Chabanenko
Photographer: Kevin Sinclair






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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Retro Dalgalar

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.


I love this spread from the May 2012 issue of Vogue Turkey! Retro swimwear is shot 1940's style. I love all of these looks! Which one is your favorite? 

Model: Juju Ivanyuk
Photographer: Luciana Val and Franco Musso







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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Finer Points

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks In The Modern World.

China's SCMP Style Magazine takes us to the streets with sharp 1940's inspired looks. 

Models: Wang Xiao, Annabelle Tsabouka, Seijo Imazaki, Vladimir Ivanov, and Ryan Kennedy
Photographer: Blair Getz Mezibov




I love those stockings with those shoes!

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Retro Looks in the Modern World: Sweater Girl

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
Model Lara Stone is perfectly cast in this fashion editorial for the September issue of Vogue titled Sweater Girl.
Photographer: Mert & Marcus













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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Louis Vuitton Fall 2010

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
The Fall 2010 ad campaign for Louis Vuitton features Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianove, and Karen Elson in pretty Classic Era style frocks with gloves and gorgeous handbags. I love this ad campaign!
Photography by Steven Meisel.










I also now want to wear a pretty curled pony tail!

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Bobbins: Photographer Henry Clarke

In 1945, inspired by Cecil Beaton at a photo shoot for Vogue, Henry Clarke borrowed a Rolleiflex camera and began taking pictures.

In 1949 he moved to Paris. Within a year he became a renowned fashion photographer in his own right. He collaborated with French, English, and American Vogue for the next 25 years.

Henry Clarke loved to capture the elegance of women. He worked with the top models of his time like Suzy Parker, Bettina, and Ann Sainte Marie.

He bequeathed his historical collection of photographs to the Musée de la Mode et du Costume in Paris in 1996.