January 27, 2013

An expansive, shapely hairdo.

Source: flickr.com via Barneys on Pinterest

That's Richard Avedon photograph, at the Barneys New York Pinterest site, which pictures some things you can buy at Barneys and some thing that (presumably) expand your mind into a shape within which you might decide to buy some things at Barneys.

22 comments:

gerry said...

The photographer told the model, "Now look like you're seeing something really goofy!"

And the fourteenth shot was this one.

Mitchell the Bat said...

If she gets chilly she can always throw on a crew neck sweater.

Rob said...

Sure, I remember "There's Something About Mary."

AllenS said...

"Mom, I'd like you to meet ______."

Mom: "WTF?"

Matthew Sablan said...

It is hip to be square.

ricpic said...

This, from the same sex that rages against being objectified.

rana said...

Should the headline read "An expansive, shapely hairdo"? I see "and" substituted for "an" all the time on the internet, presumably because people are more used to typing "and" than "an." However, if this is a snippet of a sentence from The Great Gatsby project, please carry on and forget I ever mentioned it.

Noz pkr said...

Oh, Oh.
May we expect Michelle to display this style on Barry's 3rd inaugural?

edutcher said...

Looks like the early 60s.

Skyler said...

Sponge Barbara Square Head.

Aridog said...

AllenS said...

Mom: "WTF?"

Bwahahaha. [No shit]

Personally, ah caan't fathom 'ow anyone can do without "Diptyque Curiosité" Candles, daaahlink.

Funnier than Neiman-Marcus and that's hard to do.

J Lee said...

If Elsa Lanchester was alive today, with a few proper hair tints, this would be her preferred hair style.

sydney said...

That looks......difficult. Difficult in every possible way, from building it, to wearing it, to taking it down. I can only imagine the stress to her cervical spine.

Darrell said...

Blockhead.

kentuckyliz said...

That's gross...and I mean the way her flesh falls back and away from her sternum. Eat a cheeseburger, girlfriend.

Aridog said...

Kentucky Liz ... pretty sure the 6th Ave Beauty is the same model. Starving homeless or fashion model...how does one tell?

Chip S. said...

Nope.

The model w/ the box o' hair is Jean Shrimpton, who seems to have done ok.

Aridog said...

Slightly OT ... these "fashion" and "style" publications, web or dead trees, amuse me. This months edition of the WSJ Magazine is full of elaborate advertisements for exotic Swiss made chronometers....some with exotic complications. Who buys these things in the world of modern quartz timekeeping?

Yeah, I know, as "fashion" statements. Like a Tesla Dark Star. You da man (or woman) if you flaunt one.

I have two of them, one Omega and one Breitling, both lovely gifts from loved ones. Both also are mediocre timekeeping devices, certified as accurate, either gaining (Omega) or losing (Breitling) about 5+ minutes per week. Both are very well made, and both have been back to the factory a few times. Still crappy unreliable timepieces....hell, the Breitling occasionally just quits altogether.

I have a German Made (Seiko quartz movement) S.S. "Aeromatic" watch from e-Bay that cost $59 several years ago that is accurate to +/- a minute in 6 months, or better. Exotic chronometers today start at over $2000 and usually cost $5000 to $8,000+.

Hella testament to "branding" per se, these fancy watches...all with actual guarantees that extend to that moment when the shop door closes behind you. My last routine service tab from Breitling was over $450...routine mind you, and they did change its performance, granted that, it was worse upon return.

Aridog said...

Chip S ... okay, Shrimpton it is...but OMG...how old is that photo then? Jean Shrimpton is as old as me...70. Avedon has been gone for 7 years himself.

ricpic said...

Aridog - This is why I buy my watches at Stauer. For the mostpart in the $200 or below range. When they fail, and some do, big deal. Many of them are quite simply beautiful. Hey, I get 6 months to a year's worth of satisfaction out of them and I'm ahead of the game. I should add that most don't fail.

Aridog said...

ricpic ... oh, I understand. The Omega or the Breitling only get worn when I am going to be around the person who gave it to me. Day to day, I wear the rock solid German cased Japanese quartz $59 "Aeromatic" job I got several years ago. Only better time keeping device I ever owned was a $19 Timex with a plastic body.

Actually the "Marathon" U. S. Military watches are pretty good as well, but pricier. I gave mine away to a friend's 8 year old son some time ago...when he was all in the GI Joe phase.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oPuVAdGkk8