November 26, 2018 1 min read

Dear Fashion Friend: 

This jacket is lovely! A wonderful addition to the winter wardrobe! What makes this photo, however, so captivating? 

The model -- her smile and demeanor are stunning!  I love how her hair is arranged; her makeup: perfect!

The model also does a wonderful job posing  for this exquisite piece of attire. This photo reminds me of something that the model Karen Graham said years ago: "Ask questions … a lot of models don't ask questions. When I arrive in the studio I want to know if it's black and white or color, what the clothes are, or the cosmetics, etc. … Then you can come up with ideas of your own, if you know the whole story." 

A good friend of mine once said that "fashion is art." She is right! This photo exemplifies that point! 



Gabriel Kikas
Gabriel Kikas

Gabriel is an adjunct instructor and fashion blogger. He continues to collect fashion photography from the 1950s to the 1990s. Gabriel wrote book reviews on the photography of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Victor Skrebneski. He also wrote a book review on Sacha Lanvin's biography of Gia Carangi. Sacha's book is called "Born This Way". Gabriel is a regular contributor to the fashion blog of He hopes that you find his blog posts informative and uplifting.

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