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Slim Aarons

“Attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places…”

Welcome to the world of Slim Aarons: where the elite are captured looking effortlessly beautiful lounging poolside, on a sailboat, on the beach or even whilst skiing on holiday. In his six decade career (he died in 2006), Aarons traveled to the most beautiful places in the world – all over the south of France, Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe, Palm Beach, the Hamptons, and so on. He made friends with socialites and jet-setters all over the world with his charm and trustworthy casual approach.

Aarons photographed everyone from the Kennedy family, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Katharine Hepburn just to name a few. Aarons didn’t start out as a fashion or party photographer though, he was actually an Army photographer in World War II where he was awarded a Purple Heart, and said combat taught him that the only beach worth landing on was ”decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun.” Aarons never worked with stylists, makeup artists or lighting. He preferred celebrities in their own clothing and surroundings in natural sunlight.

Take a look into this beautiful dream world, just don’t get too sucked in…

Just a few of our Favourites!

Speedboat Landing (ABOVE) - August 1973. A motor boat arrives at a jetty in Porto Ercole, Italy.

Poolside Gossip  (ABOVE ABOVE) - A Desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgan Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches on the right Nelda Linsk, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a friend, Helen Dzo Dzo.

Pool at Amalfi Coast - A view of the seaside pool at the Hotel St Caterina, Amalfi, Italy, September 1984.

Desert House Party - A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Featured in the group are: industrial designer Raymond Loewy (1893 - 1986, centre, standing), Nelda Linsk (in yellow), wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk, and Helen Dzo Dzo (second from right).

Leonard Dalsemer - Leonard Dalsemer and his family at their villa in Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, April 1975. 

Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc - Guest by the pool at the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, Antibes, France, August 1976

Polo Party - April 1981!  Paul Butler, patriarch of one of America's foremost polo families, with his son, daughter, grandchildren and son-in-law, Palm Beach. Left to right: Adam Butler, Reutie Butler Shober, Jorie and Michael Butler Kent, Paul Butler and Geoffrey Kent.

Mother's Day

With Mother's Day just around the corner (like this Sunday!), why don't you pop in and check out these AMAZEBALL Slim Aarons images that we are going NUTS over!

We have a few framed and ready to go, otherwise we can order in any size you like and you can pop it in a card with a coming soon image.

So much fun!!

Big Kisses

Georgie and the Crate team


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Desert House Party - Large

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Leonard Dalsemer - Medium

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Polo Party - Small

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Pool at Amalfi Coast - Small

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Poolside Gossip Medium

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Speed Boat Landing - Medium

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