Because Mondays suck.
Stunning beauty in these photos! Wish they weren't smoking but I like the vintage feel:)
I love this post !! and I totally remember this Gilette ad from the very late 80s !!
Come on guys "Mondays SUCK..." get it?
I am really into that Gillette commercial. I wish advertising agencies were still putting that much effort into their television advertisements. I love a good commercial jingle!
Classic beauties with unexpected expressions. Love it!
Because Mondays suck? Come on... you work for yourself, and it's a very cool job.
For political correctness just buy a magazine.
Smoking can be very sexy. It's a self-imposed handicap. If you smoke and still look great, it's amazing to behold. Take Kate Moss, she's a born model. On others, a cigarette can be seriously unattractive.
Thanks for writing. We're so glad that you love ITG: we love you!
I'm glad that you wrote: I in no way meant to convey a particular nationality or to communicate that smoking was "cool" via moodboard imagery. I make these moodboards out of files and files (and files) of old images that i've seen and loved (for whatever reason, regardless of health or safety implications) and pulled, and for a good number of decades, a fair amount of fashion imagery included cigarettes. I've always seen it as a sort of historical documentation (the same way I would think of what would now seem like a ridiculous outfit: huge 80's shoulderpads, acidwashed jeans, etc.), rather than a lifestyle endorsement: I thought the image of Carla Bruni backstage, above, was amusing because she's Carla Bruni and because of the late 80's, early 90's feel to it. Not because it's a beautiful woman smoking a cigarette. The Kate Moss in profile photo, I just liked because of it's close focus on the profile, and sort of abstraction of the model, and as for Lauren Hutton, I wish she WASN'T holding a cigarette (so as to see more of that mouth)!
HOWEVER: this is something that I am definitely more aware of thanks to readers like yourself, and so I am going to make an increased effort to be sensitive in that area. I never lack for ways to show my appreciation of anyone's chic, so don't worry. Thank you again! xAlessandra
ok, i understand it way better now! i like the idea of seeing it as a "historical documentation" and really hope you won't feel pressured to not upload a photo just because there's a cigarette on it, if it's a great pic it's a great pic, fuck it! i admire the way you guys communicate aesthetics.