Susan Moncur 60-70s…

We were both Sarah Moon, David Bailey, Giaan Paolo Barbieri and Kenzo girls. For Kenzo we did the first shows together. Dancing out on the catwalk, hugging and kissing, drunk from the champagne we had moments before…we had lots of fun together but were also having deep philosophical talks about life and beyond. With Sarah we did photos, very doll like photos back then. Among my treasures still to be found! I have some that I will show as soon as I find them! I really love Susan and hope she is well. She is one of the friends from the past I like to meet again now.

Susan loved to write and was very bright. She wrote a book about her life as a model:

They Still Shoot Models My Age

In 1969, at a bus-stop, Susan Moncur is recruited by Eileen Ford, who runs New York’s most prestigious modelling agency. The next year she moves to Paris. Photographed by David Bailey, Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton, Serge Lutens, Gian Paolo Barbieri, Norman Parkinson and many others, Susan Moncur becomes one of the top fashion models of the decade. In 1983, her son is born and Susan Moncur very quickly discovers that, now as ‘thirty-four year old model with child’, she is no longer a hot property. Exposing and self-exposing, They Still Shoot Models My Age captures the precariousness of a profession desperate for young, new faces. Now a journalist and actress, ‘retired’ model Susan Moncur is also a witty, talented writer.

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Modelfriends from the 70s

I found these pictures on a site for models from the 60-70s. Here is one of my friends from that time. Sorry for the quality…

Donna was amazing in front of the camera and on pictures.

She had these deep eyes

big and soulful

As we both worked with Bob Richardson we were both influenced by him. This is a very Bob picture…very skin to skin, naked, intimate.

DONNA MITCHELL  was and is such an icon. She worked with Bob Richardson long before I did and they were also friends. Donna and I were not real close friends but we spent much time together, like night times walking across Brooklyn bridge in N.Y. (it was so magical at night) and then going home to her house, she lived with Aron Rose back then, a very talented non-fashion photographer. Their living room was dark, we lit candles and sat on the bed and pillows listening to Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, drinking tea. Sometime around 5 am I would walk home. Donna wrote poetry back then and did poetry readings in different places at night. Like me, more of her friends were in art than in fashion.

 

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As time goes by…late 60s

As time goes by…it also stands still. When I see this picture from Harpers Bazaar taken by Bill King I remember those times. It is a time frozen in time and yet very alive here and now time.

Photo: Bill King for Harpers Bazaar. New York.

I remember doing the make-up myself, putting on lash by lash with super precision, shiny white highlight in the corner of the eyes and on eyelid, then the brown ”banana” to give depth. The hair was done by a hair-stylist, it was my own plus xtra pieces. All of this preparation took a LOT of time…hours of time. So did the picture itself, my arm was completely numb from holding the watches in position for about half an hour of time. I can say that here I was really an object being shaped and positioned to their liking. I don`t look very alive here. I don`t like this picture very much. Time will tell if that will change. Time to go out in my day now…!

 

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So proud of…

…ACNE! They did a very great show in Paris. Beautiful colors and shapes, a very fine flow in the show.

A scenography with moving walls covered in silver metal

Classic cuts with patches in strong colors…

and graphic stitches.

Coats and jackets held in with a loose string

Patches and flow…

I Love long dresses…

and skirts.

Watching this show made me happy

to see that fashion goes really colorful and wearable with such a beautiful flow

Patches of Gold

Classical coats and long skirts

with yellow shoes…an Acne touch lately

See how fine this is

Ending with white…the scene closes

foto: Ingmari Lamy

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She could have been a supermodel…and she is

She is a role model of inner and outer beauty. So REAL in what she says and does. A true ambassador of awareness of life. She spent more than 700 days living in a tree to protect it and make a difference. And she DID make a difference! Imagine if all the models traveling the planet earth could bring some super knowledge from one place to another, about things we all need to know to preserve life and beauty here on this paradise Earth.  That for me is true use of fashion. Before I move on to fashion stories again I just have to share this again:

JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL

and

JULIA IN THE STORM

and there is so much more to see if you want…I`M inspired. I WANT this kind of total commitment. And somehow I DO have it.

 

 

 

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Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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