Neave Bozorgi, or Sir Neave as he commonly refers to himself is based in LA, and he likes Nutella. That much I do know about this photographer.
His work is graceful, I find the photograph with the dancer on her toes is a perfect way to sum up his work. You can see the grain of the wall behind, the rawness of it, and the perfect detail and lighting on the body. It’s casually organized but perfectly simple. Also, his use of stunningly beautiful models definitely helps his work.
A lot of the photographs are in black and white, the bio on his website says “Dream in color, shoot in black and white.” This is a good choice Sir Neave.
Photo source: Neave Bozorgi | www.neavebozorgi.com
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Some photographers get it. They get colour, they get fashion, they get frame, they get style, they get mood, they get love.
Guy Aroch gets it. His photographs have a personality of their own. They speak without an introduction. They capture your breath before you know what has just happened. His website, on the other hand, I don’t like.
His work is featured everywhere. His models are also featured everywhere.
I like his work for it’s brown/yellow feeling it gives. I also like how most of his photographs have something in the frame that blurs the photograph a little bit, making it just that much more dreamy. I guess it also has a 70s feeling to it because of this. Imagine big leafed tropical plants and shag carpets and wood paneling…
Photo credit: Guy Aroch | guyaroch.com
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Ellen von Unwerth has a style that makes you want to get down and tighten the oil plug on an old ’54 Mercury while wearing 6 inch stilettos and pinstripe skirt with a corset and matching hair piece. She’s dirty but classy. She’s epic in her scenes, and she’s filled with passion.
Ellen was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1954. She started her career as a fashion model herself for 10 years before she decided it was time to get on the other side of the camera. Now she produces her own variety of… well… erotic fashion oozing with femininity.
I first became fascinated with Ellen when I had a peak at the book Revenge she published in 2003, an epic battle between heirs, playgirls, and playboys entirely in black and white.
(Women) are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed. – Ellen Von Unwerth
Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth
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Take photographs, sure, but lets do it in such a way that it creates swirling dreams that dance around your minds eye and whispers little secrets into the overwhelming expanse of that which invites drop jaw and stare. NOW we have creation. Now we have tapped into what it is to create and to inspire.
Behold Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva. Possibly some of the most outstanding examples of fashion photography available.
Andrey and Lili create an experience for the viewer. They dissect the landscape and place models into the scene, making what can only be called a romantic dance dream.
The wardrobe choices, the accessories, the makeup. This, it is easy to say, is inspiration.
In this work, Andrey Yakovlev is the photographer, and Lili Aleeva is the art director and MUAH.
Photo source: Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva | Tropicana Unity | http://www.behance.net/gallery/TROPICANA-unity-/4697015
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The naked back is about as daring an evening gown can get. The raw edges of a shoulder-blade, the sweet line of the spine, and the tender curves of the latissimus dorsi muscles simply cause eyes to stare and jaws to drop.
Be warned though, an open backs with the bra showing through, unlike the sleeveless crop top, is a waste of the open back. Just let it go. I’d rather see a Motley Crew concert tee than an open back with the bra showing through..
The event is fairly elegant. There are chandeliers and slicked back hair. There are pearls and long black gloves that carry slender bags that shift effortlessly throughout the night. There are long legs and ties that cut through the glare. There are toes so pointy that the meat cutter gets jealous and even then, there is refined edge on everybody’s mind that keeps the red wine flowing through crystal glasses.
And no, this ain’t no high school prom..
Can you picture it?
Photo credits: Georgina Stojiljkovic in Givenchy Haute Couture. Photo by Giulia NoniRussian Vogue June 2011
Photo credits: Etro Fall 2012
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Photo credit: Chanel
Photo credit: Elle UK July 2012 / Alexander McQueen
Photo credit: Jovani (http://www.jovani.com/short-cocktail-dresses/1283-110294)
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As a follow up to my previous post on sexy mens fragrances, yesterday I had to run into Sephora and took the time to smell a few of the mens fragrances they had available. I found two that I really liked, one of which I’m wearing now: Gucci’s pour homme woody spicy fragrance.
I can’t smell enough of this stuff, and it’s rather intoxicating. I’m very curious to hear what girls have to say about it. I really can’t begin to explain how it smells, for its a mix of very sensual smells, so from Gucci’s website we get:
- top note of ginger
- heart note of papyrus
- base note of olibanum
…if that explains anything. I have one more to try, which I also liked at Sephora, which is John Varvatos’ Vintage. I will keep my interested reader informed on how I enjoy that smell.
What are your thoughts on Gucci’s pour homme?
I have taken the liberty to put together a hot and sexy list of fragrances that will not only make you feel like a million dollar man, but also get you the attention you deserve!
DANGER Note: All of these fragrances have been recommended to me by women, gorgeous women with intense sexual prowess. If you wear this stuff, you risk being more attractive to them, and things could get steamy.
- To start off the list is Blue de Chanel. Off of their website it goes for $59.00 for 1.7oz. This fragrance is described as a woody, citrus’y, and fresh scent, “defines convention, and resists the ordinary every day.”
- Next is Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di gio men. From their website, it goes for $57.00 for a 1.7oz. They claim it as a woody marine freshness for a natural and authentic mood. “This aquatic, aromatic fragrance opens with a splash of fresh, calabrian bergamot, neroli and green tangerine.”
- Le Male, by Jean Paul Gaultier is a fragrance they claim to balance the life of yin and yang. It goes at Sephora for $42.00 for 1.3oz. The website claims it to be “A verile man who accepts his sensitive side will appreciate this strong yet sensual eau de toilette.”
- Issey Miyake out of Paris has a wonderful fragrance called L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme. This goes for $58.00 for a 2.5oz at Sephora. They claim it to be a “vibrating freshnes of Yuzu meets Sandalwood.”
- Play for Him by Givenchy is an interesting little package. 1.7oz goes for $53.00 at Sephora. They claim it to be a “perfectly balanced concoction of elegance and hedonism.”
- The One by Dolce & Gabbana is an intriguing fellow that comes in at $57.00 for 1.7oz from Sephora. They claim it to be for the charismatic, seductive, elegant, and sophistic man. This one has hints of tobacco in it.
Of course there are a tonnnne more fragrances out there, but these are just some of the more popular ones. Of course, some people do not like going after a fragrance that everybody has, so I’ll leave that up to you to report back to me! I’m interested in any other fragrances that you may have that you think blows these 6 out of the water.
A few notes that I have learnt along the way.
- Seasons should dictate which type of fragrance you are wearing. In the spring and summer more fruity and bright fragrances are a better choice. In the winter and fall months its a good choice to go with the heartier fragrances that have more earthy and wooden, even tobacco scents.
- Don’t go crazy with spraying it on your clothes, its meant and designed for your skin.
- The best way to apply it is a tiny bit in one (or some) the following places (not all, dont put to much on!): wrists, back of knees, or even the back of the neck. Applying it to the sides of the neck is a bad place because your skin is extra sensitive there.
- After about 5 minutes, the smell should be blended with your body, so you shouldn’t be able to smell it anymore. This is a good place.
Good luck and I hope you’ll recommend some more fragrances I’ve missed!
So, to go along with my candy apple Audi S5 I’ve previously picked out I’ve decided my next best thing to have would be a Ducati Sport Classic 1000 SE. It comes in a few different styles, but my favorite is the Special Edition seen above with the gold highlights.
They made these bikes on a pretty short run from about 2006 to 2009, but boy are they a beautiful thing; its a damn shame they don’t make them anymore.
The engine is a L-Twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic with air cooled technology with Morelli electronic fuel injection, displacing a total of 992cc’s. This works out to around 92hp @ 8000 RPM. The torque on this sucker is 67.3lb-ft @ 6000RPM. Thats punch.
Its a 6-speeder and weighs ~ 394lb/179kg in the shop. The wheel base comes in at 1402mm, with 120mm of front wheel travel, 130mm in the back. The seat height on the stock ones comes in at 825mm.
The instruments on this thing are decent, hosting a speedometer, rev counter, high beam indicator, turn signals, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, LCD clock, immobilizer.
To me, this is a thing of beauty. Its got the classic look to it with the traditional type headlight and taillights, and the open heart to see whats making the lovely sounds. I love these bikes that strip things down an leave it out in the open, but no doubt it would quickly get very dirty, thus requiring a lot of detailing, a lot of the time!
What do you think of it?
So, my newest rave is an Audi A5 Coupe. I’ve decided this is a reasonable car to dream about. Currently I drive a VW Jetta, which of course we all know VW owns Audi. But, thats besides the point.
This beast has 354 Hp at 7000rpm, and 325lb-ft of torque at 3500rpm. Nothing else matters. Seriously, 250km/hr? Approx 12.1 L/100km.. Quattro All Wheel drive, with a 6 speed manual transmission. Ok, this car is simple off the hook. German engineering simply will not fail.
The exterior on this car simply looks beautiful with the factory spec 19″ wheels, and the interior looks just as amazing. Navigation system, state of the art sound system. Just looking at the inside of one of these beasts reeks of world class engineering not matched by any other cars in the world.
I’m just waiting for Audi to offer me a test drive in one of these to get the real grease of these beasts!