Julia Allison. Brooke Parkhurst. As authors, diarists, fashion darlings and long-time spiritual counselors, they each serve as the Edith Wharton, the Judith Martin, the May Sarton and possibly even the Virginia Woolf of our time. But these ladies already have a room of their own. It's a very sexy, sexy room. And when we think of them, we think of all the feminist heroes that have gone—and gone down—before them.
As a Valentine's Day love letter from us to each of you, we took Gawker photographer Nikola Tamindzic and sequestered them for an afternoon of delicious pinup photography. These are the women of today, the daughters of Helen Gurley Brown and even Andrea Dworkin. Please enjoy them.
Gawker Pinup Gallery: Julia Allison and Brooke Parkhurst [photos]
Shot on location at the Pink Elephant, New York City.
1-4: Both dresses by Jessica McClintock; model's own gloves; shoes by Nine West.
5: Bra and Panties by Anna Sui; vintage kimono, courtesy of Neva Lindner at Wardrobe-NYC.
6-10: On Julia: Bra and Panties by Anna Sui, her own shoes; On Brooke: Dress by Gucci, courtesy of Neva Lindner at Wardrobe-NYC, her own shoes; On Bill: his own suit.
11: Brooke's own Bra and Panties; antique Japanese kimono, courtesy of Neva Lindner at Wardrobe-NYC.
12-14: On Julia: Bra by Victoria's Secret, Panties by Anna Sui, her own boots; On Brooke: Bra by Victoria's Secret, skirt by Chl
15-18: On Julia: Anne Valerie Hash couture leather dress; On Brooke: Ferrera Metal and Swarovski crystal dress. Both dresses courtesy of Neva Lindner at Wardrobe-NYC.