Spanish moodboard

Marlene Dietrich in The Woman is a Devil, 1933

Dear readers, I’m sorry for the lack of posting for these last months but commitments got me busy more that I expected. As you saw, the blog is going through a series of changes and soon I’ll be posting more often. Meanwhile you can follow me on twitter.

I’m off to Spain for the next week, direction Andalusia. I love the baroque religion decoration, kitsch objects of devotion, folk dresses for flamenco dancers and bullfighter suit. I love the mix of passion and religion so here I collected a bunch of pictures that will be in my mind during my holiday, enjoy yours!

Madonna in La Isla Bonita video

Madonna took inspiration from spanish culture for two videos: La Isla Bonita, where she is dressed like a flamenco dancer and is surrounded by candles and religion icons; Take a Bow, where the story deals with a bullfighter performance in the arena.

Madonna in Take a Bow video

Le toreador, Mario Tafforeau, 1985 by Pierre et Gilles

Lupe Vélez (I talked about her here)


bullfighters by photographer Ruven Afanador

Rodolfo Valentino in Blood and Sand, 1922

Blood and Sand scene

“Kiss of the Matador”

editorial from Vogue Nippon, march 2012, Bianca Balti for Giampaolo Sgura; styling Anna dello Russo

Louise Ebel aka MissPandora by Pauline Darley

Rossy de Palma, spanish actress

by photographer Ruven Afanador

Lola Flores singing Ay pena, penita, pena

Ain’t funny, Jennifer Lopez (stupid song but nice video for the dancing scene)

Marchesa Casati by Ignazio Zuloaga, 1923


Hermen Anglada Camarasa

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Seville, The Dance

old 70’s editorial

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