Inspiration

Camp Conversations

Infuriated by a time where mankind has decided to replace God and play with lives, past literary dandies and musical vestal virgins have had enough of just rolling over in their graves. These camp figures won’t save the cause – making a satire of it already keeps them all busy and is far more delightful for us – but […]

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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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Art

Leonardo’s Proposition: The finger of St. John the Baptist

Before approaching John’s audacious gesture, it is worth considering sexuality as a modern addition to human kind vocabulary, as mentioned by Michel Foucault. Although the Renaissance could easily suggest some high libertinism, it is rather depicted as the rebirth of sensuality. As a synonym of carnal desires and pagan temptations, the ancient transparency did not re-appear for the intelligentsia’s sake: Christian […]

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Daily

Brexit in Cartoon: Barbier’s after party

Our first post-Brexit post! As we get used to the (nothing short of) post-apocalyptic panorama here in London, Cindy Fournier provided us with a biting re-interpretation of George Barbier’s glamorous illustrations: An elegant party nearing its inexorable end. In Miss Fournier’s words: “As today’s air almost seems frozen, even more precious to European creatives still breathing […]

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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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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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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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Art

Portraits by Yuri Annenkov

Today, we are going to ponder for a little while on the portraiture art of Yuri Annenkov. Although his style was profoundly rooted in the Constructivist forms of his time, Annenkov managed to create a most personal stylistic interpretation: From painting to graphic arts, from theatre designs to film sets, Annenkov spread himself confidently, adapting his […]

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Art, Daily, Inspiration

Fashion in the posters of Leonetto Cappiello

Within his oeuvre, Italian poster art designer Leonetto Cappiello often managed to inject a certain degree of fashion to his work: Whether it is a close up of an intriguing frock or a fantastic pattern, it’s not hard to picture his posters comfortably sprawled on a designer mood-board, right at the beginning of a season. […]

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