Herode

Photographed by Guy Bourdin for Charles Jourdan.

Scanned from Vogue, September 1977

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Tokyo

bourdin jourdan h and q april 75

Photographed by Guy Bourdin for a Charles Jourdan advert. Shoe is ‘Tokyo’, £20.50.

Scanned from Harpers and Queen, April 1975.


The Evening After Summer’s End

guy bourdin vogue october 1969

Turban £50, skull cap £6, at Thea Porter. Pearls, Paris House. Blouse by John Bates for Jean Varon

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, October 1969.


Vintage Adverts: Barbarella by Bourdin

barbarella bourdin jourdan april 1975

Charles Jourdan advert for ‘Barbarella’ shoes. Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1975


Inspirational Images: Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty by Rebecca Blake

Photographed by Rebecca Blake. Fashion by Albert Capraro. Jewels by Fred Leighton.

Scanned from Rebecca Blake: Forbidden Dreams (1984)

I can’t quite believe it’s been nearly two months since I last blogged. I promise I haven’t gone away for good, I’ve just been incredibly busy working away from Vintage-a-Peel for all this time. The website is still up, I’m still on Etsy, and there will be new listings in July. You can also find me still posting away on Instagram, so please do follow me over there if you’re there too.

Today I stumbled across this dreamy book by Rebecca Blake, a New York-based photographer whose work informed and was used in the cult classic film, The Eyes of Laura Mars. It’s safe to say that I’m smitten, not least because she also directed the music videos for ‘Kiss’ and ‘Cream’ for Prince and photographed Duran Duran for the cover of Seven and the Ragged Tiger.


Inspirational Images: Bare Bronze by Bourdin

Bare Bronze by Bourdin Vogue May 1969

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, May 1969


Inspirational Images: Kiss and Make-Up (Guy Bourdin)

"His voice was intimate as the rustle of sheets, and he kissed easily." Dorothy Parker

“His voice was intimate as the rustle of sheets, and he kissed easily.” Dorothy Parker

I continue to be blown away by the magnificence of Guy Bourdin’s photographs. Every time I see a new one, I want to climb into it. Even when they’re just illustrating an article about make-up…

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, April 1975

"Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage." - Barbey D'Aureyvilley

“Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage.” – Barbey D’Aureyvilley

"If you want to kiss me any time during the evening, Nick, just let me know and I'll be glad to arrange it for you. Just mention my name." F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“If you want to kiss me any time during the evening, Nick, just let me know and I’ll be glad to arrange it for you. Just mention my name.” F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"What's irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice." Baudelaire

“What’s irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice.” Baudelaire