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.

4 comments:

Alice Olive said...

These photographs are similar in style. Both casually elegant and on a grand scale. Makes me to live in "a beautiful life".

The Crafty Weasel said...

I totally agree with you. I love the first photo but it is more ethereal. The second just makes me leave the office and get on a plane to France!! :-)

Mary said...

I am Slim Aarons' daughter. In a conversation i had a few years ago with someone from a national magazine i brought up the fact that they like to "rip off" my father's pix. "No, we don't rip him off...we prefer to think of it as paying homage to him." It seems to me that a lot of photographers and stylists like to pay homage to my father!

Habitually Chic said...

Mary - Wow! To be Slim Aaron's daughter! What an amazing life you must have led. I can only imagine the people you must have met! I know you are probably busy I would love to talk to you sometime! Please email me at habituallychic@gmail.com if you are ever able. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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