Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Veruschka

Isn't is amusing to think that when this vixen started out tall models weren't even considered desirable in Paris? Well 6'1" Veruschka sure showed them! She is an absolute stunner and one hell of a fashion icon to boot. Her book is another one I've added to my wish list for the winter. Despite spending her childhood living in great wealth on an enormous estate it tells the tale of her dramatic and sad upbringing after her father was executed for attempting to assassinate Hitler when she was 5 years old. After his death the remaining family members spent their time in labour camps until the end of World War II when her family was left penniless and carries right on from there to her rise to fame. I think it'd be a fascinating read, don't you?










46 comments:

  1. Last shot is divine! What a great read it would be.

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  2. Have I mentioned before, that you always bring up some really interesting and new stuff in your posts.

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  3. I agree, that lovely would probably be very interesting to read... Lovely shots, so beautiful!

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  4. I adore Veruschka! I wrote about her! She is so inspirational!

    FM~FP

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  5. oh she is amazing. want to read the book even more now. cute blog! we love jane birkin aswell. so chic. love pistolwhipped xxxx

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  6. Absolutely stunning pictures.

    Robin
    http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  7. she is gorgeous. i love her name.
    x
    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  8. with an AMAZING body
    weweredamsels.blogspot.com

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  9. good lord!!! i had no idea about her or her incredible family story! i think i need to read this book, too!!!!

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  10. She is sooo inspirational, I'm so happy your wrote about her!! Veruschka is pretty much perfection...and I love people with a haunting back story. I need to read that!

    Hope you're well dollface! :)

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  11. She is stunning and her life story sounds fascinating.
    But the first supermodel was modelling in the 1930's (30 years before Veruschka got her break) her name was Lisa Fossagrives who was popular shortly before Sofia Loren
    http://buctopia.blogspot.com/2009/01/lisa-fonssagrives.html

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  12. I love her shorts in the last shot! I love her! :)

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  13. hey thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment (: Those pictures are amazing by the way (: xx

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  14. thanks for your coment!! I love it!


    Love,
    Jamily.

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  15. wow she is AMAZING! that would be a very interesting book,
    I shall look to it, it's really something you wouldn;t picture
    those 2 things together

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  16. So interesting and I want to know more, thank you for the introduction
    :)

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  17. Wow, stunning images. I love the action shot of her with the long braided pontail.

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  18. wow. I really love learning the history behind the face. amazing. those are gorgeous shots.

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  19. Women back then were extremely gorgeous. Now...not so gorgeous. :P

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  20. She is gorgeous and her name is incredible!

    Aww thank you, you are so sweet to say that :) Made my day for sure, you my dear have a lovely blog!

    xo

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  21. wow that's intense!
    i definitely think it's worth reading!

    thanks for your comment btw!

    xx

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  22. Great woman, great pictures! Especially the last one!

    Thanks for your comment by the way! I really appreciate it!

    X Suusje Q.

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  23. ps: I just realised that you are in Brisbane! I used to live there (: did university at UQ. I miss it soo bad. anyway hope you're having a great wednesday! xx

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  24. Thank you once again darling!!!

    xo xo xo xo

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  25. A contiki tour! AHAHAHAHA girl you crack me up!

    Pretty picture of you by the way!! HOTTIE! :)

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  26. Wow, she is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! Great photos!

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  27. Simply stunning!! I wish i was taller!

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  28. last pic is one of my fav ever!!

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  29. awesome blog, i just discovered it! veruschka is so awesome, models today lack something when you compare them to women like her.

    thanks for writing about jasper goodall's poster girl series too. i am in love!

    xxx

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  30. Hey ! i think it's the first time i come across your blog ; so im gonna visit it now :)
    well if you wanna be inspired by my collages and my scrapbook or just dream, come and visit my blog :)
    a bientot!
    Boubouteatime xx

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  31. Absolutely stunning photos!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Rupert

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  32. wow, what a life story! She's very courageous and beautiful! :)

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  33. Aaaahw, thank you so much for that sweet comment!
    It means very much to me :)
    Love,

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  34. beautiful. the hitler thing about her dad interests me a lot

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  35. thanks for your comment! it's crazy how our season are like opposite.. love these photographs!

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  36. I red the other day about her and I saw a few pictures at a Richard Avedon expo. She is amazing, she changed everything

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