‘Portraits’ by Frank Eugene taken between 1900 & 1910.

Born in New York to immigrant parents, Frank Eugene (1865 – 1936) was one of many young German-Americans to travel to Munich to study at the Royal Bavarian Academy of Arts.
He was a founding member of the Photo-Secession and one of the first university-level professors of photography in the world.

Eugene considered himself more like a painter than a photographer.

He emphasised by the manipulation of his photographs of the negatives as well as after the positivado, by means of pens, pencils and punzones.
This amazing selected photo collection he shot women portrait from between the 1900s and 1910s.

See more Images via vintage everyday: 51 Amazing Photos of Women Portraits Taken by Frank Eugene From Between 1900s and 1910s

Why Fashion is obsessed with Ugly Shoes in 2017.

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Christopher Kane sent Crocs down the runway of his spring/summer 2017 collection.
(“Crocs” are quite possibly the ugliest but most comfortable shoes ever. everyone wears them from babies to old farts and rich kids to poorish kids. they are very heinous looking). via Urban Dictionary.
From pool slides to Crocs, it seems that every season there’s a new “ugly” shoe to be coveted by the more adventurous fashion crowd. And despite, everything they go against, for some reason stiletto-clad editors and style gurus everywhere are favouring the acrimonious trend for garish footwear.
Vogue revealed 2017’s wardrobe ‘essentials’ and they are bizarre.
But, not any ugly shoe will do. Oh no, it has to be just the right kind.

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Chunky, clinical and vaguely orthopaedic-looking. Podiatrists everywhere are cheering for joy, we’re sure.
For a few seasons now, gross fugly shoes have been creeping and quietly elevating themselves from fashion taboo to street-style staple.
When the Scottish designer Christophrt Kane decided to send Crocs down the runway of his spring/summer 2017 collection the fashion world divided but alas, months later, Vogue have hailed the rise of the controversial shoe as this season’s must-have trend.
Source: Why the fashion industry is obsessed with ugly shoes | The Independent

Stylish Dressers from Yesteryear.

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Fashion goes round in circles.
At least to a certain extent, the fashions of the past will become the fashions of the future.

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When we look back to photos of the post-war era of 1940-1960, all we see is classy people that definitely knew how to dress.

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Source: vintage everyday: 50 Vintage Fashion Photos That Reveal Just How Awesome People Used To Dress

Woman in Blaze of Colour, Cartagena, Columbia.

Image Credit: Photograph by Stanislav Shmelev, Winner of Competition.
Photographers Comment: I took this picture of a woman in her traditional clothing in Cartagena, Colombia.
Comment from Paul Goldstein, Judge: The blaze of colour from every angle, the boldness of the picture, taken from behind, which gives it so much more allure and frankly a superb get up.
Did I mention the colours?
Oh, and that looks suspiciously like a Nokia.
Source: Readers’ travel photography competition: March – the winners | Travel | The Guardian

Hot Pants from the late 1960s.

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Hot Pants or “short shorts” and long boots were Fashion Styles Of the late 1960s.

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They first appeared as a design item in so-called ‘Swinging London’ and within a short amount of time became the rage in Australia and elsewhere.
The trend for shorter, brighter shorts for young women with shapely legs was started by fashion designers in London.

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Source: vintage everyday: Hot Pants: One Of The Sexiest Fashion Styles Of All Times

Coco Chanel at Work in Paris by Douglas Kirkland.

5760A new book featuring images of Coco Chanel by the photographer Douglas Kirkland provides a unique insight into the woman who transformed fashion.
Sent to Paris on assignment for Look magazine in 1962, Kirkland ended up living with Chanel for three weeks, and captured her as never before,
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All images from: Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962 by Douglas Kirkland, © 2008, published by Glitterai.
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See more via Coco Chanel: new images of the legendary designer – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian.