Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Handbags and Hot Cars

Just HOT!

Helmut Newton born Germany 1920, lived in Australia 1940–61, died United States 2004
Henry Talbot born Germany 1920, arrived Australia 1940
No title (Model in car holding handbag in the air) c. 1960
gelatin silver photograph
24.3 x 19.0 cm
Private collection
© Helmut Newton and Henry Talbot Estates

By the Arc de Triomphe
A model steps out of a Mercedes. She wears a tea-length tweed dress, matching overcoat with a fur collar, a fur hat, and gloves, all by Patou. She grasps her handbag as L'Arc de Triomphe, that Paris monument, looms in the background. Henry Clarke's stylish portrait of French fashion—and, by extension, culture—appeared in the September 1, 1955, Vogue.

Cars and fashion both excite me, and if you are anything like me, you are going to love this. Maserati has teamed up with an Italian firm that is known for creating amazing accessories out of interesting vintage material. The firm has made use of old newspapers, magazines and clothes to come out with an exclusive and unique limited edition handbag. It's made out of old brochures gotten from the Maserati archives. This hand made bag is called Momaboma bag and it is available for about $190.

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