Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Socials

Gorgeous outdoor settings make for divine Summer Socials. Tried and true, genius photographer, Slim Aarons has captured the grand essence of high style & outdoor living over the decades.
Afternoon tea at the home of interior decorator James Pendleton in Beverly Hills, 1960El Venero, the Moorish villa of Hector and Chico de Ayala in Marbella, Spain, 1971

Molly Wilmot's pool in Palm Beach, Florida, 1982
British photographer Lord Lichfield with Marina Lante della Rovere, Ines Torlonia, Signoria Gancia, in Porto Ercole, Italy in 1970
A swank party at the Kaufmann house in Palm Springs, 1970
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” -- Cecil Beaton
Love vintage summer swimwear and accessories, straw hats with large ribbon bands ~ so chic.

"The truly fashionable are beyond fashion. "
— Cecil Beaton

Me in Palm Springs during delicious sunset hour.A divine W&R Summer Social. How will you infuse your outdoor style this summer?

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