Saturday, December 28, 2013

Chloe: Attitudes

I am a Chloe fangirl.  Over the years I've acquired a few Chloe pieces - bags, dresses, ballet flats, boots, sunglasses, a trenchcoat - all of which I wear often and with great love.  I always feel my best in Chloe.  So naturally I requested the book Chloe: Attitudes for Christmas.  The huge tome is true to the brand: high quality, feminine, beautiful and luxurious.  The content is inspiring for both style and photography.

Here are a few of my favorite pages.  



My photos only scratch the surface of what the book offers.  If you like what you see here, I highly recommending picking up a copy for yourself.  

Friday, December 27, 2013

Vivian Maier at the Chicago History Museum

One of my Christmas presents, the new book Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits, reminded me of a trip I took to the Chicago History Museum last winter for their gorgeous Vivian Maier photography exhibit.  Sadly, the exhibit is now long gone, but I remember it vividly: strikingly arranged, huge panels floating in the middle of the room, creating a maze of black and white beauty.     

And some more scenes from the History Museum that day.  

I took these pictures with my Nikon FM and Ilford Delta 3200 - kicking myself for not brining my Rollei.

And here I am having some fun with reflections and Vivian Maier: Self Portraits.

If you do not yet know of Vivian Maier, you are in for a treat.