Step Into A Slim Aarons

As I mentioned yesterday, I've been scramblin' get my sh*t done before I depart town and head to the Ventura + Santa Barbara, CA area, where I will be helping to celebrate the "final fling before the ring" for one of my BFFs (for those wondering - yes, this is the Rebel Wilson bride-to-be fan and sadly, no, I do not think she will be in attendance (terrrs).  If you're just tuning in, find out what the hell I'm talking about, here).   

I was THIS close to taking the cop-out route for my post today = just giving you a pretty photo, wishing you a happy labor day and sending you on your way and then I thought, WAIT.  I can bust out a quick post and give my readers some knowledge while I'm at it. WIN-WIN.  So here it is:

Hands down, my all-time favorite photographer is this guy named: Slim Aarons.  His photos are super retro, incredibly fun and gorgeous and in most cases, you're questioning if it actually is a photograph.  The dude's prints are outta-this-world pimpin'.  Allow me to show you what I mean:

  "Yes, I will go for a drive with you in your Amphicar"

 "Yes, I will go for a drive with you in your Amphicar"

 This one is called "Keep Your Cool."  Double meaning, check.

This one is called "Keep Your Cool." Double meaning, check.

 What an office!

What an office!

  JUST ONCE , I want to sip champagne from a classy champagne bucket, poolside.

JUST ONCE, I want to sip champagne from a classy champagne bucket, poolside.

The guy epitomizes what “summer” means, don’t you think?

Slim Aarons Bathing Suit.jpg
Slim Aarons Lily Pons.jpg
Slim Aarons Hammock 2.jpg

The above is my current FB Cover Photo, for any readers that are not my FB friends (are there any of those?).  Today my mom told me she thought that was me in the hammock.  I’m flattered Mom, I really am! 

Slim Aarons Poolside.jpg
  Excuse me, Sir, have you seen my monocle lately?

Excuse me, Sir, have you seen my monocle lately?

Fun Fact: At 18 years old, Mr. Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army and worked as a photographer at West Point.  He later served as a combat photographer in World War II and earned a Purple Heart.  Aarons said combat had taught him the only beach worth landing on was "decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun.”  Now you can’t argue with that!

 Hello Ladies!

Hello Ladies!

 This one is called “Sundowner.”  Perfection.

This one is called “Sundowner.” Perfection.

 "Another round of a sundowner, ladies?"   Sure, why not?

"Another round of a sundowner, ladies?"  Sure, why not?

 Rawr.

Rawr.

These are not even close to all of his infamous prints and I strongly encourage you to look into his photos further because they are simply, AMAZING.  They really make me wish I was in my 20’s-30’s during the 50’s. 

Now don’t you just want to step into any of those?  Yeah you do!   

Ok party people, have a great weekend + holiday and I'll catch y'all on Tuesday (since you know I ain't laboring on Labor Day!)  

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