In this case there’s a double meaning behind the phrase ‘silver lining’, yes I am wearing two different tones of silver/bronze and was actually contemplating wearing silver shoes as well but decided against it. I am usually an optimist (I’ve got my bad days as well…), which means despite the situation – however bad – I will try and find something positive in it. Because if you’re not enjoying yourself as much as you can then why bother?! The thing is, no matter how incredibly cliché it is, life IS short, so make the most of it. But let’s move on to the outfit I wore when I went to the Guy Bourdin exhibition at Somerset House, which is now sadly over.
A shirt dress is my new favourite thing to wear, as it’s less fancy than a dress and still easy enough to make the outfit around it. You could even borrow your bf’s/dad’s large shirt and wear it as a dress with a (his) belt.
Unpublished work of Bourdin was largely displayed, which is always interesting to see, as well as some of the sketches and notes he wrote before shoots. Even if you’re not familiar with his work, there are images that are so famous and largely recognised by most people, whether or not they are interested in fashion. Early and late works of the photographer are displayed all together. Check out some parts of the exhibition below.
Charles Jourdan advertisement, Unpublished
(from top left) Paris Vogue, Dec 1969 / Paris Vogue, May 1970
Paris Vogue, March 1972 / Unpublished, 1970
What I found very interesting is the fact that he used to draw out the exact way the picture would be staged before taking it. And even when he became more popular and had more work, he still sketched out all of his pictures. Above you can see the sketch and the final image. It is simply impressive to think of how much planning went behind his work. Then again, it isn’t an easy task being so inspirational.
Portrait of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, 1970