Now- Tomato seeds with growing soil from Crate & Barrel.
Then- The book ‘Hard Twist,’ written by Barbara Van Cleve with her black & white images, was published in 1995. Spanning over a decade, Van Cleve traveled the wild west states- Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and others. Instead of photographing cowboys, she focused her lens on their female counterpart. Her portraits capture these hardworking yet tender women ranchers at their best.
Portraits- Kim Davis, CS Ranch, 1986 (top right), Melody Harding, Bar Cross Ranch, 1986 (middle left), Kim Davis, 1986 (middle left) and Dee Dee Dickinson, Vermillion Ranch, 1993 (bottom)
Now- Ben Weller’s color images have a similar western flavor. Shot at the Zapata Ranch in Colorado for UK Harper’s Bazaar, March 2015.
Fashion details- Gucci knitwear & jeans (top left), Miu Miu taffeta/silk mix ruffled blouse & brocade skirt (middle right) and Ralph Lauren silk shirt & leather pants (bottom left). Hat and boots are model’s own.
Then- Laura Ashley blue wool sweater from her collection in 1984.
Now- Thirty years later this sweater still looks great. It’s updated with black leggings and oxfords. At the neckline is a large safety pin with beads (inspired by Marc Jacobs pin clutch) that holds the flipped up collar in place.
(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)
Update 02/2017- Large paper mache pearl suspended from a safety pin at Plumo.
…Vanity Fair Magazine, 1997.
The kitchen of restauranteur Keith McNally.
(Photo- James Mortimer)
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