Inspiration

Musical Bliss: The second Elegant Weekender

Music, dear reader lurking in the dark depths of the Interweb, is an essential tool to understanding and appreciating the many wonderful facets of beauty and art and Camp of the world: Say you fancy some Moroccan mint tea this very second, you boil some water, you sprinkle dried leaves in your cup, you pour, […]

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Daily

Milva: Absolute Icon

Milva. Milva, Milva Milva and Milva again. At The Lujon Magazine we just adore Milva. We rarely ponder on a chanteuse’s natural disposition to crystal-clear diction, but if this has to be considered one of the many reasons why Milva is a huge Camp phenomena, then so be it. We are not going to indulge […]

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Fashion, Photography

Ryan Skelton’s Men in Pink

Here at The Lujon Magazine, we are big fans of Ryan Skelton’s photography, and that’s a fact. As we gently stalked his extremely well put-together Instagram, we just could not help but ask him to collaborate and let us publish some of his pictures: Photographies of people and bodies and clothes doted with that poignant delicacy […]

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Art

Jean Gabriel Domergue and the invention of the pin-up

“Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up“. He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. From 1955 until 1962 […]

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Fashion, Review

Lujon’s top 5 shows from Fall-Winter

Isn’t Fashion too much? No, we mean it: Isn’t Fashion just tooo much? Thousands and thousands of shows piled up on top of each other from all the most glamorous cities of the world, displaying delightful frocks for any imaginable weather condition all at once. For example, any style-savvy individual knows that this is the […]

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Photography

Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon

Lionel Wendt (1900-1944) was born in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, in 1900 the son of a Supreme Court Judge. He was educated at St Thomas’s College, Colombo but as a young man spent time in England studying piano at The Royal Academy. Coming from such a privileged background it was assumed that he would become a lawyer […]

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Musings

The all new Lujon Magazine: The Editor’s letter

So this is new. Beside the novel redesign of this humble International Style Publication, this is new because of the diversity of the contents we collectively decided to cater to our famished audience: In a world where girls on Instagram are busy taking self-portraits wearing £700 worth of DHL uniforms, we decided to cheerfully stop being […]

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Editorial, Photography

The Triptych: Classe

Classe is the Italian for class, and the lady portrayed in the below photographies just has so much of it. The last instalment of The Triptych: A post-modern beauty story, set against the desperate glamour of the Tuscan riviera. If Lujon the Magazine was to be a person, it would probably look not so very […]

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Inspiration

Eartha Kitt – Timbuktu Medley

  Taking more than ninety seconds to even bother appearing in her own show, Mme Kitt employs a full troupe of gilded dancers dancing the dance of the seven veils to give her a proper introduction and yet another set of muscular, glittering men to literally land her on what looks like a subservient homosexual, […]

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Inspiration

The Triptych: Gusto

The Triptych continues with a definitive compendium of objects one just must have and collect for the sweltering summer ahead. The gusto and appreciation of beauty shan’t stop over the warmer months. Especially over the warmer months! Robert’s Rose Water If a childhood on the continent ever taught anyone anything, then it must be that […]

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Fashion, Inspiration

In praise of Natalia Pavlovna Paley’s legendary glamour

A professional fag-hag if there ever has been one, today we raise our glasses to the inimitable Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley Countess von Hohenfelsen, first cousin of the Tzar Nicholas II and one-time wife of couturier Lucien Lelong. Born in Boulogne-sur-Seine (in a house formerly owned by Princess Zenaide Ivanovna Youssoupoff, nonetheless) on the 5th […]

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