Dawsons Handcrafted Range: RETRO ROUNDED FRAME: Slim Aarons Poolside Glamour

Dawsons Handcrafted Range: Just Around the Corner Frame: Slim Aarons Poolside Glamour

We recently designed and handcrafted this 1970s inspired, round cornered frame for a print brought in by Slim Aarons called: Poolside Glamour. Each Retro Round frame is handcrafted at our studio in Ashmore on the Gold Coast and is available in any colour or colour combination your heart desires or custom painted to suit your artwork by special request.

The smooth round corners are subtly retro and can be creatively matched to your interior colours with two tones. (A main outer colour plus an inner lip trim colour, or just a single tone)⁠ If you’d prefer a custom colour, please contact us with your request.

A desert house designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, Palm Springs, California, January 1970. Lita Baron approaches, while in the foreground Nelda Linsk (right) wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk, is talking to her friend, Helen Dzo Dzo. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images)
Dawsons Handcrafted Range: The Retro Rounded Frame created for a Slim Aarons Pool Party print
Dawsons Handcrafted Range: The Retro Rounded Frame created for a Slim Aarons Pool Party print

 

Poolside Glamour by Slim Aarons, as captured in his iconic photographs, exudes a sense of timeless elegance, luxury, and effortless glamour. Aarons was known for his ability to capture the lives of the rich and famous, and his poolside party photographs are no exception. Here’s a vivid description of such a gathering:

The scene is set on a warm and sunny day at an extravagant estate or luxury resort with a sprawling pool area. Lush, tropical palm trees and well-manicured gardens surround the pool, creating an oasis of serenity and beauty. The glistening water of the pool sparkles under the radiant rays of the sun.

At the center of it all is a magnificent pool, bordered by pristine white marble or chic stone tiles, reflecting the blue skies above. Poolside loungers and plush sunbeds line the edges, inviting guests to relax in comfort and style. Colorful umbrellas provide pockets of shade, creating a delightful contrast against the azure pool and vibrant surroundings.

The guests are an eclectic mix of elegant socialites, celebrities, artists, and influential figures from around the world. They exude an air of sophistication, wearing glamorous outfits and stylish swimwear. Women don chic, high-fashion swimsuits and oversized sunglasses, while men sport tailored swimming trunks and classic polo shirts.

Champagne flutes clink, and the delightful sound of laughter and conversation fills the air as guests mingle and socialize. Servers move gracefully among the crowd, offering refreshing cocktails, tropical fruits, and hors d’oeuvres on silver platters. The poolside bar is stocked with an impressive array of spirits, and bartenders skillfully craft bespoke drinks for the guests.

Dawsons Handcrafted Range: front view: The Retro Rounded Frame created for a Slim Aarons Poolside Glamour print
Dawsons Handcrafted Range: front view: The Retro Rounded Frame created for a Slim Aarons Poolside Glamour print

 

The atmosphere is one of pure enjoyment and leisure. Some guests lounge by the water, sunbathing and enjoying the warmth of the sun on their skin. Others engage in lively conversations, leaning against the edge of the pool or sitting in stylish cabanas nearby.

In the background, a soundtrack of upbeat jazz or bossa nova music sets the mood, enhancing the sense of relaxation and sophistication. As the afternoon turns to evening, soft ambient lights illuminate the pool area, creating a magical ambiance that adds to the allure of the party.

The essence of a Slim Aarons’ poolside party photograph lies in its ability to capture a moment frozen in time, epitomizing the indulgent lifestyle of the privileged and the carefree spirit of an endless summer. It celebrates a world of luxury, beauty, and social grace, leaving viewers captivated by the charm of the era and the allure of an idyllic poolside gathering.

 

Corner detail of the RETRO ROUNDED Frame
Corner detail of the RETRO ROUNDED Frame

 

A detail of the yellow trimmed edging inside the RETRO ROUNDED Frame.
A detail of the yellow trimmed edging inside the RETRO ROUNDED Frame.

 

A detail of the yellow trimmed edging inside the RETRO ROUNDED Frame.
A detail of the yellow trimmed edging inside the RETRO ROUNDED Frame.

Interested in framing your piece using this design? Give us a call or pop us a message or request a quote.