I love lips, and I love to see how lips have been portrayed over the years, in everyday life, advertising, and more. Personally, I am a fan of a bold lip as it brings attention to my face, and it forces the observer to focus in on the words that are coming out of my mouth. This is why I love to wear a nice bold lip for on-camera interviews and shoots.
Author Alice Harris explores lips as a symbol of beauty in pop-culture in her latest offering Blow Me A Kiss published by powerHouse Books. The coffee table book’s 103 pages are laden with gorgeous images with lips as the focus from yesteryear up until present day. We see the works of famous artists and photographers, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Mario Sorrenti, as well as famous faces including Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy Crawford, and Tina Turner. Along with this, there are also contributions from street-style photographers Tommy Ton and Scott Schuman, which I felt rounded out the image mix perfectly.
I believe Blow Me A Kiss is a must have for those that love gorgeous imagery, with a keen eye for fashion, photography, and style. Harris curated an unforgettable grouping of images in this book, which is certain to keep you turning the pages. For that alone, I highly recommend it.
Blow Me A Kiss is available now for $35.00 from powerHouse Books. Proceeds from the book are to benefit Library For All, a “a non-profit organization that exists to unlock knowledge to those without access to books in developing countries”. A great addition to your style book collection!
*Photo courtesy of powerHouse Books