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Burning Down the House

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Time keeps moving on, but we don’t seem to ever fully move on with it.

See, I was nowhere near the city of New York, or planet Earth for that matter, when fashionable socialites of Manhattan and every surrounding borough, waited in lines–sometimes only to be humiliated and turned away–all to get into the Studio 54. They showed up every night, to dance elbow to elbow with Grace Jones, or maybe to get their own minute of fame, to express their sexuality, creativity, to experience the freedom. To each their own.

Nor have I ever experienced the raves at CBGB. But thinking of Blondie and Talking Heads performing live, makes me jealous to death.

Life was never that level of exciting for me growing up, but it didn’t stop me from daydreaming about being among those crowds, full of celebrity artists and punk idols, swaying in motion with the hot heads until bottles start flying above us, or maybe police raid the venue.

The 1970’s in New York were a glorious time. A dangerous time, too. To be completely honest, more dangerous than glorious. A very quick Google search will make any romantic like myself question the credibility of ancient New York legends. It makes you wonder if art and devastation have to coexist for the former to leave a real mark on the culture.

While we’re attempting to answer this rhetorical question, let’s throw on a pair of tight, leather boot-cut trousers, some very big sunnies, or denim overalls, and just imagine that we’re going to get our dance on at Studio 54 and CBGB.

Burning Down the House
Burning Down the House
Burning Down the House

dore 1970s fashion editorial

dore 1970s fashion editorial

dore 1970s fashion editorial
dore 1970s fashion editorial
Burning Down the House
dore 1970s fashion editorial
dore 1970s fashion editorial
Burning Down the House

dore 1970s fashion editorial

dore 1970s fashion editorial

dore 1970s fashion editorial
Burning Down the House

dore 1970s fashion editorial

dore 1970s fashion editorial

Burning Down the House
dore 1970s fashion editorial
Burning Down the House
dore 1970s fashion editorial

Top, Rouje; Pants, Nili Lotan; Sunglasses, Gucci; Shoes, Rouje

Top, Rouje; Pants, Gucci; Shoes, Stuart Weitzman; Sunglasses, Gucci

Overalls, Apiece Apart; Top, Rouje; Sandals, Stuart Weitzman; Sunglasses, Gucci

Dress, Altuzarra; Sandals, Rouje

Top, Staud; Pants, Bsides; Shoes, Converse

Top and pants, Simon Miller; Sunglasses, Gucci; Shoes, Converse

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  • Hi there – I absolutely loved this story – so free, creative and inspiring.
    Could I ask that you include a few budget friendly options? We’d all love to be able to do high end but sometimes its not possible!
    Thank you again xxx

  • I love these photos like Jorge loves life.

  • Bogdana July, 11 2019, 3:09

    <3

  • I really have to say, Bogdana has taken the photography of your website to a whole new level. Super cool, refreshing and creative. I’m inspired!

  • Bogdana July, 11 2019, 3:12

    Eva, what a compliment! I’m very honored. And have to say that I owe it all to our amazing team whom I love so so much, as well as wonderful talented models we hire for stories like this <3

  • I second this… Bogdana is so incredibly talented!!! As is the whole team!!

  • Love love love the first photo!

  • FYI, Blondie and the Heads playing at CBGBs was never called a rave. It was just a gig. It was rock n roll. Rock and rollers don’t do raves.

  • Jorge Alexandre Teixeira July, 16 2019, 6:26 / Reply

    The story took me mentally to the classic Martin Scorcese’s : Mean Streets !
    As for the Editorial …You guys step the notch every Time !!!
    Mrs Bog Fergunson: You’re the Annie Leibovitz of your generation !!!
    Mrs Christina Holevas: A fan of your Work that is always very Tasteful !!!

  • Jorge Alexandre Teixeira July, 16 2019, 6:46 / Reply

    Ohhhh sorry ,Chloe Wheatcroft: You killed it in this Shoot !!! *_*

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