Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pirelli Girls.

Although I'm sure they stock many a thought-provoking tome, Half-Price Books is pretty much my destination for coffee table "reading". The Pirelli Calender 1964-1997 hitched a ride home with me on my last trip out. The Pirelli calender was Pirelli Tires' promotional girlie calendar that superceded your average "hot-girl" calender in terms of its artistic value and zeitgeisty-ness.

Richard Avedon snapped two years in the calendar, but the one that really caught my eye was 1972, shot by Sarah Moon. If you know Sarah's ethereal, water-colored fashion illustrations (want!), then you'll definitely recognize the following Gatsby-esque photos as hers (his).



And here am I today, taking my own soft-focus, vaguely 1920's turn in florals and polka-dots.

Blouse: thrifted. Skirt: thrifted. Shoes: MIA. Belt: Thrifted. Necklace: Thrifted. Hm!

I definitely consider myself a bit more Zelda than Daisy (read: hot mess), so I pat myself on the back for being able to sit so primly on what is more accurately a gigantic, rock-rimmed hole.



Til Next Time,

Elissa.

3 comments:

Sal said...

Wow. Who'd have thunk a calendar put out by a tire company could be so arty? Not I!

Caroline said...

totally disguised hotness.

Spandexpony said...

Sal + Caroline: I did leave out a few booby photos... I recently learned that some young young (like Disney Channel young) relatives are reading this thang...