The Seeberger Brothers and Real Street Style

Elegance: The Seeberger Brothers and the Birth of Fashion Photography is one of those books that I’ve wanted forever but couldn’t really afford.  It is out of print and second hand copies cost fifty euros and upwards.  The steep sort of upwards.

With photographs as good as these, the prohibitive price tag may be justified.  Caution – this is a very image-heavy post.  To find out more about the Seeberger brothers, click here.

Images via here, here, here and here

Madame Yevonde: Society Women as Goddesses

Be original or die.  There are worse lines to live by, but this was the credo of surreal, creative photographer Madame Yevonde.  These photos are from her ‘Goddesses‘ series.

Lady Anne Rhys as Flora

The Honorable Mrs Bryan Guinness as Venus

Lady Milbanke as Penthelisa, Queen of the Amazons

Mrs Richard Hart-Davis as Ariel

Baroness Gagern as Europa

Lady Bridgett Poulett as Arethusa

Lady Michael Balcon as Minerva

Images by Madame Yevonde via vintage everyday.