Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Musing

I haven't posted any of my fashion icons lately.
Penelope Tree has been one of my favorite models ever, for 
a while now. I love this little write up about her..sorry 
can't remember where I saw it, on google somewhere. So cute.

In '67 Penelope met David Bailey in the Vogue offices and soon moved in with him. Bailey, of course, had already enjoyed a passionate early-'60s romance with Jean Shrimpton and was married at the time to Catherine Deneuve, whom he wouldn't divorce until '70. Supposedly Catherine could see what was coming: One story has it that when she saw a photo of Penelope, she told her husband Bailey that he was going to fall in love with her. He did, and he and Penelope got a house and painted one of the rooms black and another one purple. Supposedly Penelope installed a UFO detector, and the place was often filled with various hippies and radicals.

1 comment:

  1. What a beauty! I love the shot with the oversized pocket watch-- very cute.