nineteen – san francisco
But, dear, cling close to me; since you were gone,
My barren thoughts have chilled me to the bone.
W.B. Yeats, from Collected Poems 

Ludmilla Tchérina -Людмила Черина, by Serge Lido, 1960’s

Ludmilla Tchérina -Людмила Черина, by Serge Lido, 1960’s

Nothing in the world smells as good as the person you love.
Unknown 

Brigitte Bardot in her elaborate bridal lingerie in 1955’s Bride is Too Beautiful. 

Brigitte Bardot in her elaborate bridal lingerie in 1955’s Bride is Too Beautiful. 


Kansuke Yamamoto * From “Anxious Corridor (1932-45)” c. 1935
*dedicated to Albarrancabrera

Kansuke Yamamoto *
From “Anxious Corridor (1932-45)”
c. 1935

*dedicated to Albarrancabrera


Brigitte Bardot during the filming of Et Dieu Crea La Femme, 1956.

Brigitte Bardot during the filming of Et Dieu Crea La Femme, 1956.


Yulia Musieichuk in Tank Magazine Fall 2014 by Janneke van der Hagen

Yulia Musieichuk in Tank Magazine Fall 2014 by Janneke van der Hagen

Feelings can be contradictory.
Simone de Beauvoir, from The Mandarins

L’Enfant du Pays (2003), dir. René Féret

L’Enfant du Pays (2003), dir. René Féret


Lauren Bacall wearing an Adele Simpson tango crepe with peplum attached to the white surplice top, and black satin swathing her slim waist, 1945.
Lauren Bacall wearing an Adele Simpson tango crepe with peplum attached to the white surplice top, and black satin swathing her slim waist, 1945.


"Grands Metteurs en Scene Parlent de Theatre", Vogue France, March 1984Photographer: Albert WatsonModel: Sandra Freeman

"Grands Metteurs en Scene Parlent de Theatre", Vogue France, March 1984
Photographer: Albert Watson
Model: Sandra Freeman


Jean Marquis- Couple, rue Saint-Vincent,Paris,1956.

Jean Marquis- Couple, rue Saint-Vincent,Paris,1956.


Izis Bidermanas -Bords de la seine, Paris, 1949 (via)

Izis Bidermanas -Bords de la seine, Paris, 1949 (via)

I am an exception, to some rule I haven’t even identified.
Margaret Atwood, from Cat’s Eye 
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