Sunday, March 23, 2008

Fashion Inspiration: Anais Nin

Well, the photo shoot styling session has been postponed, so instead I'm going to talk about Anais Nin.

And FYI - the clothes horse isn't the only blogger whose photo-hosting service just added new features. Just look at that nifty frame! Go Photobucket!

I, of course, first discovered Anais Nin due to her books, which were so nicely recommended to me by Miss Gala Darling. But that chic-yet-eccentric serenity which Anais displayed on her book covers, as well as the fact that she used to be a model, led me to think that her personal style might be quite inspirational.

As you can see, I was right! She has this timeless beauty about her, a kind of mysterious glow that makes anything from a hooded cloak to a be-ruffled gown to a patterned maxi dress suite her to a "T." Gorgeous, no?

But these photos aren't just a source of open-mouthed adoration; I intend to glean some styling tips from them! Anais seemed to enjoy playing with contrast; her pale skin gleamed alluringly against her richly-hued clothing, raven tresses, and that quintessential dark lipstick. Also, it seems, she favored head adornments, whether they were flower-topped hats, sloppily-tied scarves, or a tightly-wound spiral of her own hair.

I will take that into consideration when getting dressed.

Now if only I could have that bewitching moon-shaped face and the ability to string words together so that they delve into equal parts dream and reality. . .


AlicePleasance said...

Nice collage :-) I know, she wa beautiful, really.

Kori said...

Thanks:) Yep, gorgeous!

lady coveted said...

ah, anais, she's such a fascinating woman... and a beautiful writer.

susie_bubble said...

Her books made me blush when I first read them (and I was WAAAY too young...) but she was is her writing (after further appreciation!)

susie_bubble said...

Her books made me blush when I first read them (and I was WAAAY too young...) but she was is her writing (after further appreciation!)

Kori said...

lady coveted - Agreed!

susie_bubble - I could see how they might induce blushing:)

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