Carolyn Murphy photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer for the November 2014 issue of Vogue Italia.

Scenes such as these invoke pictures of the early nineties. Specifically, memories from a five year old, not quite comprehending the world around her; what is viewed in her reality coalescing with what is seen on the screen of her parents 50 inch NEC. Images transmuting into stories during a time of glorified melancholy, of bleak and dark disconsolateness. An over active imagination churning chronicles of soirées caroused in dark velvet lined rooms, teaming with beautiful people clasping lit cigarettes, laying spiritless on the carpeted floor. Their shadows the only clear signs of movement as they dance eerily in the shadows cast by dimly lit fluorescents. A juxtaposition of sleek blonde bobs with messy, unwashed hair and laughter intermingling with earnestness. Ebony duster trench coats mirror the mood, draped haphazardly over a Memphis-Milano by the door. Their owners crowd around a besmirched Noguchi. To one side, a minuscule mountain of crisp white powder disintegrates into trained fine lines with the precise movements from the smooth hand of a business man clutching an American Express. The other holds empty red wine glasses and overturned bottles of Coors which create an unintentional fortress against the door.

-Sxx




Carolyn Murphy photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer for the November 2014 issue of Vogue Italia.

Scenes such as these invoke pictures of the early nineties. Specifically, memories from a five year old, not quite comprehending the world around her; what is viewed in her reality coalescing with what is seen on the screen of her parents 50 inch NEC. Images transmuting into stories during a time of glorified melancholy, of bleak and dark disconsolateness. An over active imagination churning chronicles of soirées caroused in dark velvet lined rooms, teaming with beautiful people clasping lit cigarettes, laying spiritless on the carpeted floor. Their shadows the only clear signs of movement as they dance eerily in the shadows cast by dimly lit fluorescents. A juxtaposition of sleek blonde bobs with messy, unwashed hair and laughter intermingling with earnestness. Ebony duster trench coats mirror the mood, draped haphazardly over a Memphis-Milano by the door. Their owners crowd around a besmirched Noguchi. To one side, a minuscule mountain of crisp white powder disintegrates into trained fine lines with the precise movements from the smooth hand of a business man clutching an American Express. The other holds empty red wine glasses and overturned bottles of Coors which create an unintentional fortress against the door.

-Sxx




77 comments

  1. great job :)
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  2. Nice post. Have a nice day..
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  3. Sensational!

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  4. I can't stop staring at that first image. This entire editorial does indeed have a serious 90's vibe and your words describe it beautiuflly.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  5. Perhaps it is the fact that I was rather closed off to the entertainment in the 90s or the fact that I was born during the late 90s, but images like these don't necessarily evoke childhood memories of glamorous melancholy. Despite this, however, the 90s is present, and present strongly in this editorial, I concur. The colour grading, especially, is phenomenal. What a wonderful description, too, Sonia.

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  6. These pictures are amazing as well as your post. This editorial is really fascinating.

    Jasmine xx
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  7. OMG! I love this pics!
    xoxo
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  8. What an editorial
    Love the shot

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  9. All the images are amazing outstanding editorial great job.

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  10. Amazing photo and music)

    mary-tur.ru

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  11. Hi Sonia! You picked a stunning editorial, it evokes wonderf 90's vibes and makes me feel a bit nostalgic of those years as well. Have a great week ahead, hugs! xo

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  12. Omg! This is amazing, I love this post!! thank you for sharing!

    Diane

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  13. Great photos. I love it when something takes you back.

    Amy Ann
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  14. really nice blog! stop by my blog anytime :)
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  15. Amazing editorial.

    Nina
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  16. I love these photos!
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  17. Wow these photos are amazing! Such a gorgeous inspiration, thanks for sharing :)

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    Tamara xxx

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  18. Beautiful! I love photos like these, they tell a story!
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  19. Images like these especially with the lit cigarette do evoke a lot of memories of the past. The effortlessness of it all is just amazing. I can't stop staring.
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  20. Images like these especially with the lit cigarette do evoke a lot of memories of the past. The effortlessness of it all is just amazing. I can't stop staring.
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  21. She does look rather dazed and confused!

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  22. Great post. This is so nice!

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  23. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing Sonia!XOXO
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  24. These photos are amazing and so striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. WOW it's incredible. All pictures look really good, I think that all of them represent something. The video is very beautiful, love it!!
    xx
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  26. I wish I could create photos like these. Love!

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    1. I'm aspiring for this level of creativity too xx

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  27. Very sensational and sensual. Wow!!

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  28. love that first pic. i almost thought they were from back in the 90's

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  29. I was wondering if the pictures were from an old 90s editorial only to read it's from last year. I do love the retro vibe of it and wow, 90s seems so long ago. Damn I am growing old...

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  30. I like the idea and mood of these pictures! Really amazing!

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  31. I love the post! Have a nice day:)

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  32. That first photo is amazing, so much magic and beautiful photography!

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  33. Oh yes this does look very 90s what an inspirational editorial.

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  34. Really love reading this... amazing photos too!

    - Cielo
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  35. Great photos! Thanks for sharing, Sonia!

    Danielle
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  36. Talk about inspiration, this whole post is art. THIS is what it means to be a blogger, being a curator. Taking these photos and combining them with the video and then allowing the music from the video to play while the reading your writing is just ... phenomenal. It's art. THIS is making a post an experience. I cannot even adequately describe how much I appreciate this.

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    1. Oh my gosh Z! Thank you for the kindest words ever. And I am so happy you enjoyed this post. The whole story was completely invoked from something in my past - probably an old movie or something xx

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  37. Amazing photos, love the vibe!

    xo, Esther

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  38. How do the photographer and model make night grainy photos look so amazing??

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  39. wow great post

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  40. Wow, this is amazing and what a creation. I love how the pictures turned and the video is wonderful! <333

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
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  42. Awesome photos in video, in love with your blog!
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  43. Love post & thanks for sharing the clip! xoxo

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  44. she's one of my fave models. gorgeous editorial.

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  45. This must be one of the best Carolyn Murphy editorials I have ever seen. Thank you for posting this, Sonia, and for that lovely prose you wrote as well:)

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    1. Agreed and thanks for reading Emmy xx

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  46. Amazing!

    Eliana,
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  47. The editorial is sick! The model is just gorgeous!

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  48. Wow super cool editorial. It's great to see photos of Steven Meisel again :D Haven't seen any in awhile. He's an amazing photographer.
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  49. Great post love it. Gemma xx
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  51. I love you're blog and this post ♥

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  52. The 90s were so heroin chic. These photos definitely capture the decade so well.

    xx Yasmin
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  53. Such cool photography!! :)

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  54. the photographs are exceptional!

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  55. Love the style of these photos, very pretty!

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  56. Amazing photography! :)
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  57. Sonia, I admire your way of writing - you're so talented, dear!! I bet you would be a fantastic fashion journalist. Agree with you, that's for real sooo 90s and Carolyn rock them. Love Meisel's "Back to the roots" attitude... so many great memories with this era. ;)
    Fab & inspiring post!!

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    1. Aww thanks Ira, you're the sweetest. xx

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  58. Waw, lovely post! Your blog is really unique :D

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  59. Beautiful photos.
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  60. Such powerful images! Such an incredible editorial. Thank you for sharing dear xx

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  61. This is totally 90s- and I agree with Erica, such a powerful shoot!

    -Ashley
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  62. Thank you so much for sharing these images Sonia, I'd never seen them before. They're so powerfully beautiful and yet not at all in a conventional sense. Wonderful!

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