Apologies for my lack of recent posts! Those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter already know that I've been spending quite a bit of time recently in Miami, where I've shot a total of EIGHT editorials and two episodes of Russia's Next Top Model! I'm super excited about these projects and looking forward to sharing as soon as they go to press! Meanwhile, while down in sunny Florida, I had the treat of staying at the legendary Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Walking the grounds and lounging next to the pool, a surreal feeling came over me as though I had been transported back in time to an old Holllywood movie setting. A bit of research helped explain why. The gorgeous structure dates back to 1926, and was declared a historic landmak in 1996. "In its heyday, The Biltmore played host to royalty, both Europe's and Hollywood's. The hotel counted the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Al Capone and assorted Roosevelts and Vanderbilts as frequent guests. Franklin D.Roosevelt had a temporary White House office set up at the Hotel for when he vacationed on his fishing trips from Miami. There were many gala balls, aquatic shows by the grand pool and weddings were de rigueur as were world class golf tournaments. A product of the Jazz Age, big bands entertained wealthy, well-traveled visitors to this American Riviera resort." (Wikipedia) Often reputed to be haunted, the hotel served as a hospital during WWII and a VA hosptial until 1968. It was restored to its origninal splendor as a hotel in 1987, and has remained ever since.
This beautiful, opulent environment got me thinking about all sorts of glamourous vintage hair styles, as you will probably notice in my upcoming posts!