17 May 2011

read: poolside with slim aarons

Slim Aaron’s best known works form the basis of a book dedicated to poolside posing.

American photographer Slim Aarons is best known for his jet-setting lifestyle, and photographs of thousands of ‘attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places’. His book ‘Poolside with Slim Aarons’ depicts the jet-lagged, glamour-set famous and the wealthy indulging in poolside play.

Starring suntanned bodies; well-oiled skin; bikini-clad women; yachts; summer cocktails; sumptuous buffets; spectacular locations; and most of all: fun. Poolside is not so much a Who’s Who of society, aristocracy, and celebrity—although C. Z. Guest, Lilly Pulitzer, Cheryl Tiegs, Peter Beard, and many who have appeared in the previous books are here—as it is about leisure time and how the rich make use of it. This is a more intimate peek into very private lives, to which Slim Aarons was given unprecedented access to in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Novel’s new shipment has just arrived, so if you’re looking for a reminder of your glamorous poolside summer days we suggest you pick up a copy.


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