Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl has constructed corsets for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi and Christian Lacroix. And today still for Burlesque entertainer Dita von Teese, for example. His work was on show at the V&A in London at the Undressed exhibition Mr P. is a ‘Corsetier’ also known for having an18-inch corseted waist, wearing his corset 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except when bathing. (we are not sure if he still does that nowadays) We think it’s safe to say he has a fetish. He isn’t the only man alive with this ‘historical related body modification’ obsession; for which you need actual training. The young Drag Queen Violet Chachki comes to mind, Chachki can create an extremely teensy tiny waist as well.

Mr Pearl began wearing corsets after seeing an image of the artist Fakir Musafar (Roland Loomis) with a tightly corseted waist.  Continue reading

Famous Roses

Famous Roses

Roses Named for Celebrities, A Who’s Who of flowers named after stylish people featured in Architectural Digest,Text by Alison Levasseur)

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Patricia Urquiola

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Patricia Urquiola. ‘Patricia Urquiola by EH&I Live’ offers an intimate (near-live) insight into the personality, career and versatile portfolio of this highly successful, Spanish-born architect and designer – from the nineties to the most recent products for Moroso, Rosenthal and Flos. Produced by leading Dutch design and lifestyle glossy Eigen Huis & Interieur, this first issue of EH&I Live provides its readers with a truly new experience of the magazine format, offering interactive navigation through interiors around the world and twelve video interviews with Patricia Urquiola. This (free!) iPad magazine is a must for design aficionados around the world.

Tony Duquette

Tony Duquette,  artist, jewelry, costume and Interior designer, born born in Los Angeles, California in 1914. Duquette designed costumes and settings for the movies, interiors for Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers, jewelry and special furnishings for Lady Mendl, as well as numerous night clubs and public places. Duquette was the first American artist to have a one-man show at the Louvre. (read more HERE)

“More is More and Less is a Bore” –Iris Apfel

Danke Schön Mme Reinders for this post!!

Posing with Stairs

Marylin Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953.(moviestill/20th Century Fox Film Co.)

Staircase in the round house, built in 1951, renovated in 2008 by Kant Architecs.
Shirley McLaine in What a way to go, 1964
. We like the blue shoes, someone is hiding! (moviestill/20th Century Fox Film Co.)

Without stairs: Alber Elbaz photographed by Tim Walker. Dress:2010 spring-summer Lanvin.(Vanity Fair magazine, December 23, 2009)