On Messy Messy Chic: The Woman who staged a Private Revolution from her Photo Studio

The Woman who staged a Private Revolution from her Photo Studio

For decades after her death, Marie Høeg’s secrets remained hidden, until the 1980s, when a box of 440 glass plate negatives marked “private” was found inside a disused barn in Oslo, Norway.
The discovery revealed the near-forgotten rebellion of a group of women and friends experimenting with gender in an era of strict conventions surrounding sexuality and identity. In 1895, Marie and partner, Bolette Berg, both students of photography, opened a portrait studio in the naval base town of Horte. Customers came looking for fairly conservative scenic and portrait postcards, but when the last tourist souvenir had been snapped and the studio closed up shop, it became a different place entirely…

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On Collectors Weekly: Nostalgia is Magic – Tavi Gevinson Remixes Teen Culture

Tavi Gevinson was just 11 when she appeared on the fashion scene in 2007, not via New York or Paris, but through her PC in Oak Park, Illinois. Through her insightful and whimsical blog, Style Rookie, Gevinson mused on topics ranging from couture collections to middle-school dress codes, building an online fan base of teenagers and adults who loved her then-signature gray hair and eccentric sense of style.
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Om Messy Messy Chic: Forgotten romantic rituals of Halloween’s past

Hello chouchous! I’m happy to be back in Japan after a good vacation / family visit in beautiful Alsace. I have a lot to catch up with, so let’s start! I missed you!

Halloween is commonly known as the holiday where people dress in costume, go trick or treating, and seek out a good fright. These staples have been the focus of the holiday for quite some time, but what some might not know is Halloween’s more amorous roots and fortune-telling matchmaking rituals.
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On Creative Boom: Sory Sanlé’s vintage portraits of Burkina Faso’s people in newly independent West Africa

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85 is a fascinating collection of black and white photographic work by Sory Sanlé, an eminent portrait photographer from Burkina Faso, the landlocked country in West Africa formerly colonised by the French, then known as Republique de Haute-Volta. I love the square format and the loving sense of humor in these photographs.
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