Gary Graham

July 16, 2007

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During the recent couture shows, there were so many designs that were works of art but seemed completely unwearable in real life. Gary Graham’s collection translates well in reality.

I love the layering look and the how the scarf becomes more than something to wrap around your neck
Gary Graham
Gary Graham
Love the hem peeking from under the coat
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Gary Graham
Great detail at the neck
Gary Graham
♥ the alchemist

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      jennine Jul 17, 2007

      i love all of these, i can totally integrate this look with my style. it’s so inspirational.

      love, i am going to link you to my blog!
      : )

      thealchemist Jul 17, 2007

      thank you so much. aren’t these great looks? it gives me so many ideas.
      i’m linking you too!

      anne Jul 22, 2007

      I love your blog, I love the styles and expressive photography — many thanks!
      I know you’ve heard this ad nauseum about the fashion industry, and it isn’t a bandwagon I’ve jumped on, but I couldn’t help but notice in this set of photos (gorgeous clothes, love them) just how gaunt the models look.

      thealchemist Jul 23, 2007

      thanks, anne.

      i don’t think that anyone can deny that there is a glorification of thin within the fashion industry and society at large. when ten year olds are worrying about diet secrets instead of who they will be playing with in the schoolyard, then it becomes something that causes me to pause and should be addressed.

      that being said, in a presentation sense within the fashion industry, do clothes look better on a thinner (by thin i mean where you still look and are healthy, not emaciated where you can count every bone) frame? i think yes, for the most part. does that mean it is the ideal? definitely not. is there such a thing as too thin? absolutely!! (especially if it is not natural) is this a fair and accurate representation of the average woman? no.

      i think it is important to talk about these things as a community. to be honest, in these sets of pictures the first thing i focused on were the clothes and not how thin the models are. yes, they are certainly thin, though i believe that gaunt look is definitely emphasized through the use of pale makeup and the lack of vibrant colors in the styling.

      women of all shapes and sizes need to be able to see a positive representation of themselves, whether they are naturally thin or not.

      great comment, anne!


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