Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Style Muse - Veruschka

Veruschka von Lehndorff was a popular model in the 60s and I admire alot of her bohemian style shoots, many of them look like they are from a modern Vogue magazine issue.

Verushcka ( born as Vera but gave herself a new name for modelling when her old name just wasn't working for her!) had ambitions to be an artist but quickly became popular in the modelling world due to her belief in ensuring once a photographer had captured her image they would not forget her.

In 1967 she was one of the highest paid models in the world but she decided to quit after being pressured to change her image to be more like other models. This led her to then go back to her artistic roots and collaborated with Holger Trülzsch a painter and sculptor who utilised body paint for stunning images that were published in a book.

As an interesting side note Verushckas father had been arrested and hanged for plotting to kill Hitler during World War II. Hitlers bunker was in the grounds of the family home.


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