Slim Aarons Photography

Currently pondering art to decorate our master bedroom walls with, my first thought {and choice} are a few framed prints by a photographer who made his career out of what he called “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places”Slim Aarons.

A few years ago, in a post titled Slim Aaarons Captures My Dream Life I mentioned not only my love for his work but how I hoped my future house had a pool so I could throw fabulous parties that captured the feeling of one of them. Well, it’s not exactly summer yet, but it is the future and I am in a house with a pool …and I quite possibly would have to throw a vintage themed party to recreate his look but in the meantime, I will ponder which of his masterpieces will make it onto our bedroom walls.


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I’m pretty sure my jaw dropped straight to my desk with a loud “thud” when I spotted this image of Oscar de la Renta relaxing in his living room because it’s the exact decor I’m going for in our bedroom {but with a tad more sexy and updated feel} …and I never seemed to notice this photo until now. Loves.


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I love this one in Barbados from 1976 it’s the year my husband & I were both born.


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There are just so many amazing photos that I could get lost staring into, dreaming about, it’s hard to choose just two, really …I’ll have to grab a couple of his coffee table books as well. It’s all just too fabulous not to.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

20 Comments

  • FASHION SNAG

    April 1, 2010 |

    I love all your photo choices. Definitely my style!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Caroline, No.

    April 1, 2010 |

    I love the barbados ones too. The first one is so stunningly composed.

    1976 – year of mine and my other half’s birthday, too!

  • Amanda

    April 1, 2010 |

    Ooo la la, palm trees… this native New Yorker fawns over PALM TREES!
    🙂
    Perfect images to *Spring Break* my mood even more than it was…ahhhh…Spring…

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)

    April 1, 2010 |

    Love palm trees. Sorta blows for me since I live in Chicago. Thanks for sharing!

  • Erin

    April 1, 2010 |

    I love #1 and #7!!!!! alot!

  • Francesca

    April 1, 2010 |

    i love the girls underwater. thats awesome

    xoxo,
    F

    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • Panty Buns

    April 1, 2010 |

    What beautiful photos of idyllic places.

  • Lisa Petrarca

    April 1, 2010 |

    See how stylish you are…you think just like Oscar de la Renta!

    As soon as I get through my move this weekend I’m going to send you a pic of our friends AWESOME pool. I think it will give you some great landscaping pool ideas.

    Their backyard leaves me in awe whenever I go over there.

    HAPPY EASTER!

  • Iva

    April 1, 2010 |

    OMG MAEGAN!!! I TOTALLY LOVE HIS WORK!!! ITS ALL SO GORGEOUS!! I really could stare at it forEVAH!!! {his ‘Christmas Swim’ always makes me giggle but completely smile because its soooo Cali LOL} This an beautiful post! You could recreate this at your place for sure!! Amazing! {and random…my husband and I were born in the same year too….but I’m older 😉 teeehee} Hope you have a great day!!

  • Savvy Gal

    April 1, 2010 |

    Take me there please!!!

  • Kristin

    April 1, 2010 |

    OMG, gorgeous gorgeous photos. A coffee table book is most def a necessity!

  • Andi

    April 1, 2010 |

    Slim Aarons’ images are iconic! I love him. I love that he manages to capture the ‘vibe’ of each location–the day, the weather, the feeling in the air…it’s amazing. I lived in Palm Beach for many years and his images of it take me back every time. That is true art!

  • J-Diggety

    April 1, 2010 |

    Fabulous indeed! Geez-us, all those pics make me want to BE there! Your master bedroom is going to be SO beautiful and relaxing, just like you’re on vacay… 🙂
    xoxo J

  • Poisonn Amour

    April 1, 2010 |

    ah i wish i could redecorate my room even match half of that!
    great pictures though, really makes me want to go there. badly.

  • naomemandeflores

    April 1, 2010 |

    Amazing pics!!!

  • vicen

    April 1, 2010 |

    Award for you.
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  • Pretty Little World

    April 1, 2010 |

    These photographs are all kind of wonderful! Oh, to be in Barbados right now…

    Some of the pics in your older post of his work remind me of the movie, “Beyond the Valley of Dolls,” which I’ve just seen thanks to some tv channel that we have. If you’ve not seen it, I highly recommend it – it’s the most bizarre movie I’ve ever seen.

  • Bombchell

    April 1, 2010 |

    nice! really glad you posted these, so i can check out more of his work

  • sandra

    April 2, 2010 |

    i love his work. my photog history teacher showed me his stuff last year. love the underwater one.

    (i love how i just googled french braid and your photo/post was the first one to come up. im all, look! it’s her!–as if i knew you haha)

  • Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    April 2, 2010 |

    Such wonderful photo’s, makes me want summer right now:)