February 19, 2010

The French Love of Dogs

**My sweet friend Princess Freckles gave me some information about this photo.  It was taken by Avedon and these photos are on tour in the U.S.  I'm hoping they will come to California because they would so devine to see up close

I've discoverd a wonderful blog in my online wanderings, French Sampler.  I love the French culture and Ms. Dash takes her readers on her adventures with her in the most charming way. 

I've fallen in love with one of the photos* she posted:

by Avedon

As a child, I longed for an Afghan Hound!  I had intended to groom her hair like Barbie: clips, barrettes, food coloring to make some pink strands; sigh, how how lovely she would have been.  Perhaps that's the reason my parents said NO, and instead I had a fiesty little silky terrier who tore a chunk out of my nose!  {I still have the little scar; I really believe the immediate action for medical care was key here!}


l'air du temps said...

you are so right, this is a great picture. and it's such a nice blend of your love of french culture and your love for animals, dogs in particular here. wonderful.

Princess Freckles said...

That photo was taken by a photographer named Avedon. There is currently a tour of his photos. I saw it last month at The Detroit Institute of Arts. If it visits CA you need to see it! Its really quite amazing!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Ooh la la! One of my all time favorite photos! Love her hat and her eye make-up is divine!

Happy Friday Sweet Friend, hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Frenchy chick said...

I can't believe your dog did that...Ouch. My 10 year old wants to keep one Hamster...I am a sucker for animal...LOL. Thanks for being my friend and adding me to your list. I did the same. Looking forward to know you better.
A bientot!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love that photo! :) And I wish I had a dog like that. Lol. It WOULD be fun to put barrettes in her hair and dye it pink. So cute!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I adore that photo, I must check out the link.

That was too bad about your puppy trying to eat you :o

xxx DJ

Dash said...

Hello Red lipstick! Thank you for popping over to my blog, the lovely comments and the mention on your delightful blog.
So glad you liked the photo. Princess Freckles is right the photo was taken by Richard Avedon, in 1955, the model is Dovima and the location was the Deux Magots, Paris. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the beautiful Afghan!
If you don't manage to get to the exhibition you can visit Avedons wonderful archive here: http://www.richardavedon.com/

Tamstyles said...

I love that photo!