Thursday, August 2, 2007

Slim Chic

Anyone who's obsessed with chic people is keenly aware of photographer Slim Aarons. He takes the most delicious photographs and his vintage books and photographs are highly collectible. He made a career out of what he called "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places." And boy did he ever.

The above photo of CZ Guest and her son in front of their Grecian Temple pool on the ocean front estate, Villa Artemis, in Palm Beach was taken in 1955. I ran across the photo below in the August issue of House & Garden magazine. The article was about a summer house in the south of France that had in a previous life hosted Hollywood stars, nobility, and scores of socialites.

So, I wonder then if the photographer, Melanie Acevedo, planned the photograph to be reminiscent of Slim Aarons or if it's just a coincidence. Either way, I think it's a fantastic and chic photograph! It makes me wish I was in the south of France right now. Sigh.

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