Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The fashion of Helmut Newton and Bettina Rheims

Excited! I love photography exhibitions, but when it's two iconic photographers work in the one place, woo hoo - I can't wait! As an bonus - the exhibition is free at the Art Gallery of NSW :)
The fashion of Helmut Newton and Bettina Rheims features images by two photographers whose work during the late 20th century was pivotal to the progression of fashion imagery into the 21st century.
I have been a fan of German-born, Helmut Newton's work for many years. He is probably best known for his photos of strong, confident (often nude) women.
20 images by Newton from the 70s and 80s will be shown.
From her series Modern Lovers (1990), 30 of Bettina Rheims' images will be presented.
The young androgynous models she photographed for this series, were scouted off the street.

9 February – 19 May 2013
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
Free admission
The fashion of Helmut Newton and Bettina Rheims. Art Gallery of NSW. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Retro Bike Baskets

In a surf store recently with my friends Kylie and Sarah, we saw a picnic basket that reminded us of the groovy bike baskets we had as kids.
I haven't really thought about these baskets as an adult but now I realise just how sweet they looked.

Audrey and dog friend looking very chic

Not a fan of the over the top flowers, but I like the colour and shape of this bike. All that is missing is a retro fake flower basket :)

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong
January 3, 1905 - February 3, 1961

Anna May Wong was an American actress (third generation American born Chinese).

She starred in The Shanghai Express (1932) and The Thief of Baghdad (1924)

Born Wong Liu Tsong , she was the first Asian American to become an international star.

Her career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.