Looking for a new coffee table book that will actually get picked up? Be sure to check out the just released Blow Me a Kiss by Alice Harris. Is there really anything more alluring and seductive than crimson red lips? They’re synonymous with style, sex, and scandal. Whether pursed or provocatively parted, lips have undeniable visual power, while lipstick remains a timeless symbol of glamour and sensuality. Blow Me a Kiss takes us through our fascination with lips and how they’ve been depicted in paintings, film, and photography. The 120-page hardcover book features more than 80 photographs and includes the works of Jeff Koons, Francesco Scavullo, Andy Warhol, David LaChapelle, and Roy Lichtenstein in a series of lip-centric portraits staring celebrities like Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones and Audrey Hepburn.
Best-selling illustrated book author, Alice Harris is a fashion and style innovator whose work has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Marie Claire, and elsewhere, draw upon her world travels and her career in the fashion and music industries. The proceeds for her first book, The White T, were entirely donated to The Gay Men’s Health Crisis. The proceeds from Blow Me a Kiss will also go to charity.
Blow Me A Kiss, $22.23
– Lauren Dimet Waters
Sample provided for review, but opinions are my own.
The Lips Have It: Blow Me A Kiss
July 16, 2014