chapter ii

chapter ii

9.07.2010

Cecil Beaton


I came across Cecil Beaton in The Power Of Style as the artist behind the various charming paintings of the women featured, before happening upon a book with the title "The Unexpurgated Beaton."  
After looking up the definition of "unexpurgated" and finding this:

adj
(of a book, text, etc.) not amended or censored by removing potentially offensive material
 
I assumed it would be a pretty fun read. And while I'm only a small ways in and still need to report back on Truffles I've Seen, I figured a very rainy day might be well used looking up his famous pictures.
 







And here are some of his words that basically and completely sum up what it is to be s'morish:

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

...Although I may have to keep some of his more scathing words to myself...

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