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Monday, January 10, 2011

Scarlett and the Scarlett Letters

Happy New Year everyone! I am hopeful that you had a safe and exuberant new year and took some time to rest. That's what I did. It felt good to take a break. But now we're back and are looking forward to a kicka** 2011.

Over the holidays I got caught up with my reading, including some of my favorite blogs. One such wonderful blog is called Chronically Vintage written by Jessica. Jessica posted a most amazing shot of Scarlett Johansson taken by Craig McDean and asked if anyone knew what swimsuit Scarlett was wearing in this shot:

So I did some sleuthing and found out the shot was taken for the April 2007 issue of US Vogue and the spread is called 'Scarlett Letters'. Fantastico no? But it's not a swimsuit at all, its a Dolce & Gabanna sea green metallic bustier with a built in bra.

There are quite a few other shots from this spread, all of which I love.

And this one above features Scarlett wearing a Roberto Cavalli corset top and bikini bottoms. The image below has Scarlet modeling a Chanel oyster scuba jacket with sequined microshorts and crystal wedges.

It's an interesting concept and it does blur the lines a bit of what is considered lingerie and what is swimwear. I'm not sure I'd swim in any of these, but I do adore the shots and the illusions. It brings me back to my love of vintage swimwear and lingerie and how they were constructed to show off a woman's best assets and to hide her flaws.


Witchcrafted Life said...

I doff my vintage detective hat to you, sweet dear, on your absolutely excellent fashion sluething!

Thank you very much for your wonderfully kind words about Chronically Vintage, and for going to the trouble of researching that stunning bustier (who knew?! It really does look like a swimsuit!). Awesome job on tracking it down and sharing the details with the readers of both of our blogs.

Oodles more thanks & scores of blissful wishes for this week!


Kori said...

Wow these are unbelievably gorgeous shots. Kori xoxo