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Month: July, 2010

Lusty Laetitia

A post by the bloggers at Fashion Gone Rogue reminded me of the HUGE file I have on French stunner Laetitia Casta. She is the epitome of womanly beauty…right up there with Crystal Renn and other international, curvy, supermodels. I’m not suggesting that she is plus sized (actually she still walks runways as a sample sized model), just that she was blessed with the perfect proportions of a developed woman, rather than an awkward teen. She did a (several year) stint as the face of Victoria’s Secret and Guess, then took a well deserved break from the American fashion scene. Over the last few years she has once again begun to grace the covers of top fashion magazines; such as “Elle”, “Vogue”, “Mademoiselle”, “Cosmopolitan”, and “Glamour”. I won’t even try to count the number of times she has starred in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues… The point is, this Femme Fatal is desired by men and envied by women world-wide. Here is a collection of some of my favorites throughout her illustrious career. Enjoy!



And FYI…This is here baby sister: Marie Ange Casta

Could they look anymore ALIKE!?!?! Freaky huh!?

Ashley Smith Nude In DEdiCate June 2010

‘Dark Habits’
Model: Ashley Smith
Greg Gex
Stylist: Yoko Myake
DEdiCate Magazine June 2010

Know Compassion

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.
Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you every where
like a shadow or a friend.
Naomi Shihab Nye

Fire Cracker Baby

Sometimes a babe needs to go bold!

The Transsiberian Express

As the great Golden Eagle winds its way around the infinite ribbon of steel between Moscow and Vladivostok, a syrupy jazz ballad floats across billows of smoke and laughter. Passengers draped over silken and velvet covered benches sip aperitifs while sharing detailed accountings of  nights at Le’ Ange Rouge and long languorous summers in Martinique. As the sun begins to sink below the Urals, the dining car fills with the evening hustle and bustle of guests in decadent attire, gazing through crystalline windows, out upon the vast sanguine expanse…preparing to engage in a bit of vagabond romance, or a harmless round of poker…
Magazine: Vogue, December 2008, Germany
Models: Marina Jamieson, Solange Wilvert, Kate Bock
Photography: Phil Poynter

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

‘Child Women’
Models: Katrin Thormann, Julia Hafstrom
Photographer: Lachlan Bailey
Magazine: Vogue China April 2010


Magazine: Vogue, August 2010 (8-2010), Japan
Model: Anna Maria Jagodzinska
Photographer: Hedi Slimane