Monday, March 26, 2012

Back to the Beach

A recent warm weather jag had me returning to dreamy photos of early 30s beauties lounging on the beach in places like Deauville.  This led me back to my perennial muse, Renée Perle, which in turn led me to stumble upon a Renée Perle (as photographed by Jacques-Henri Lartigue-inspired fashion photo spread in German Vogue from 2007.  To me, the original Renee's style was effortlessly perfect, but thought I'd share some of these modern interpretations (in non-sequential order).



























15 comments:

Katrin said...

Oh my, the Dolce&Gabbana sailor pants are amazing! But what´s it with the model? She looks like she´s got a very bad day after and not like she´s enjoying her day in the sun. Strange concept for the shooting.

Dakota said...

These are lovely!! Thanks for sharing. It's fantastic how many decent approximations of '30s resort wear are available on the high street right now-- palazzo pants and nautical stripes, here I come!

garofit said...

I actually think it's a good job overall and not a completely unsuccessful channeling of Renee. I particularly like photos no 5 and 7. Still, there is an element of artificiality that is not to be gotten away from. And the nails are scary. Here they failed Renee completely. Square nails, the thought of it!

Eileen said...

Divine. I just love those looks.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Amazing shoot. I love.

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Betty B said...

I'm always happy to see vintage inspired fashion spreads and I think they did a good job in catching something of the spirit of the look. The original is, however, simply beyond compare. I love those ultra-wide trousers!

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

a little top and wide pants....just so love that look! the 2nd to last shot is the bar/bathroom little building at the Raleigh in South Beach where I had my honeymoon...(but I didn't look like that)...;)

Second Hand Rose said...

These are so lovely, thanks for showing them to us! They are gorgeous, I love the whole style of them. XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

Andi B. Goode said...

Oh wow. These photos are gorgeous! I love the vintage inspiration (mainly) subtly blended with modern.
-Andi x

Fashion Forestry said...

I forgot, do you live in London or close by? If you do I would love if you would come to my blogger party!!! The info is on my latest post! Its happening towards the end of April!!

Fashion Forestry said...

oops sorry to comment again, but the reason why I asked is because it says canada on your profile but you have a uk url....haha sorry for the nerdiness!

Hannah said...

Oh I adore Renee's style! Shame I don't have a beach x

Kelly-Marie said...

So wonderful! Renee is the ultimate beach Queen and I love that picture on the balcony. In fact the whole editorial is beautifuly styled, oh to be on those locations right now. Sigh.

Charlotte said...

wow, it's amazing that the whole spread could easily have been taken from the current issue of Vogue!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny