Good Afternoon, fellow curiousers! Today I'm writing this piece from the good Ol' Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix Arizona because I missed my flight. It all started when I decided to opt out of the radiation machine at the check point and had to wait for an available female officer to perform a full-on pet down session! Only to find out radiation from Japan has now been detected in my city, the city of LA. Normally, I prefer to be in and out of cities but this time i had an extra day to stroll down central ave and automatic make a stop at my favorite place, The Phoenix Art Museum. There, I attended the Ann Bonfoey Taylor Fashion Independent exhibition and also ran into my favorite painter/sculptor Hector Ruiz.
Ann was a magnificent woman of the 20th century. Those who are more than slightly familiar with her life know that she was already flying planes as a teenager and inspiring fashion trends everywhere. Her Couture Wardrobe and personally designed sporting accessories constantly made the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar during the mid-century era. Now many of these fantastic pieces are available for viewing at the Art museum. There's so much good stuff that I have to split this article into two parts or maybe Three.
Here is Part 1, BOGNER Ski/Snowboard Helmets:
On the very Top Row are Ann's vintage Bogner Helmets and Visors which are dressed in fabric for a fashion statement. From what I heard she also had some with feathers that used to blown on her face when going down the slope, but she didn't care because at least she looked fly, my kinda girl.
And right bellow the vintage are photos of the new generation over the top Swarovski Studded Crystograph Titan Edition. Since, Snowboarding season is almost over, this is the time to start saving your pretty pennies for this baby because this Bogner helmet with 20,000 Swarovski Crystals comes at the price of 19,000 dollars. But it is a very fancy thing, huh.