thank you, Mr. Penn

Irving Penn passed away this wednesday, 7 october 2009, at the ripe age of 92. His iconic fashion photography was usually light filled and remniscent of the 1950s-60s fashion era.... which i'm currently lusting over. His work was all over Vogue and Hapers Bazaar, we can thank him for many beautiful pieces, such as this one...

Irving Penn photo, Lisa Fonssagrives, Paris, 1950 from the collection of Sir Elton John
auctioned off 14 october 2004, new york, for $57,360 *{Miss Fonssagrives, the photographer's favorite model and muse actually became Mr. Penn's wife in 1950}
{photo from christie's auction house lot 73 sale 1541}

i'm loving 50s style red with gold like these little baubles...
{gold vermiel earrings with wrapped fire quartz teardrop $64}

goodbye and thank you mr. penn.

love missy