Friday, December 31, 2010
33 years later and without Studio 54 existing as a club, we are welcoming 2011.
I would to wish all of my readers the best for this upcoming year; may it be a year filled with happiness, love, health, peace, and joy. And of course I want to thank all of you for following & reading the blog during 2010!
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
While visiting Blofeld in his clinical research institute located at Piz Gloria (a revolving restaurant) on the heights of the Swiss Alps, James Bond who was wearing a Kilt, encounters 10 stunning women relaxing in a one of a kind living room. After the proper introductions, Bond and the women who were patients at the clinic, had dinner.
Photos: Flickr & somebodystolemythunder
Monday, December 27, 2010
Photographed while strolling on set, Delon wears an elegant and timeless ensemble made up of a wool suit, crossed scarf, and black framed eyeglasses. Next to him Marianne Faithfull who opted for a turtleneck under a fur coat (anyone wanting to dress up like her should wear faux fur).
Friday, December 24, 2010
If there is one gift that's not material, inexpensive, easy to give, and can be given at any time of the year and not only Christmas, it is Love.
The Beatles shared this when they performed one of their most popular songs, "All You Need Is Love", on June 25, 1967. On the set of the British TV show, "Our World", The Beatles spread a message of love and unity to audiences worldwide (it was the first British Live World broadcast).
Wearing the latest trends from Carnaby Street, as seen below, they performed to an audience which was made up by the likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Jane Asher, and Marianne Faithfull. At the end of their performance they posed with posters that had "Love Is All You Need" written in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Merry Christmas to all of you, and remember that Love is all you need!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Zazie Gnecchi Ruscone, one of Rome’s creative and artistic talents nowadays, is revolutionizing fashion, art, and design with her one of a kind hand-printed fabrics.
Inspired by practically everything, like nature’s elements and colors, animals, ancient Greek and Moroccan tiles, old fabrics, books, Art Deco, Futurism, Cubism; artists such as: Paul Klee, Louise Bourgeois, Sonia Delaunay, Matisse, Picasso; and photographers like Daido Moryiama; Zazie’s fabrics immediately grab your attention by their design, composition, and colors.
Her exposure to art while visiting museums since a young age has played an important role when working on her fabrics. “I think that most of the pieces of art we see and love stay in our memory as a non specified idea that help us to build our own imaginarium.”, she comments.
Zazie learned the craft of hand printing from her mother, an artisan who does sophisticated handmade knitwear in Rome. As time passed by, she refined her technique and became an expert on blending and combining colors. According to Zazie, the knowledge and technique of hand printing are important, yet experimenting is important as well. For her the originality of each piece resides on this kind of “improvisations”.
If you would like to own one of Zazie’s designs you can purchase furniture with them at her Rome studio, and other designs at her mother’s shop (http://www.declercqdeclercq.com/).
When asked about why she presents her art on fabrics, furniture, notebook covers; and not in other means such as big canvasses that could be admired on art galleries or walls, Zazie says, “I am a craftswoman, an artisan, not an artist. The purpose of my creations is being used, being lived. In galleries, I prefer to hang my photos, instead.”
Friday, December 17, 2010
Perhaps "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard is Edwards' most famous film. The opening scene of this movie based on Truman Capote's novel with the same name, is one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history.
Who can forget the view of an empty Fifth Avenue and watching Holly Golightly descend from a cab and walk to the front of New York's landmark jewelry, Tiffany's. Wearing a black dress, pearls, and Wayfarers she would eat a pastry and drink some coffee while looking at the windows; all this happening with "Moon River" being played on the background.
Blake Edwards filmed this scene on Sunday October 2, 1960 at 5 am since he wanted to capture the moment when night transitioned into early morning. Despite the result being flawless, this scene had some difficulties such as Audrey Hepburn's dislike for pastries, the crowds watching the scene, and a production crew accident.
Photographed below wearing a cordoury coat, Blake Edwards gives instructions to Audrey Hepburn at Fifth Avenue. Next to him is George Peppard.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
One of their most memorable performances took place in October 1966 when they performed alongside Jimi Hendrix.
Below a photograph of Cream wearing some eye catching and bold ensembles circa 1967 which are reminiscent of the clothes available on London's Carnaby Street during those days.
Monday, December 13, 2010
James Dean was photographed wearing this sweater circa 1955. He wore jeans, a cowboy style belt, and his eyeglasses in other photos from this shoot.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Standing in the middle of the Champs-Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe in the background, the members of one of Rock's most iconic bands are seen wearing ensembles made up of colored jackets with jerseys and turtlenecks beneath them, Mod hairstyles, and boots. The color palette on all of these ensembles is made up of Fall/Winter colors.
Photo: Jean-Marie Perier/Polka Galerie
Friday, December 3, 2010
Throughout the film one can see great examples of late 60s fashion such as double breasted suits, psychedelic print shirts, and turtlenecks. Michael Caine shows that a turtleneck is a great option for this Fall/Winter since it is a simple, elegant, and versatile item. Turtlenecks played a key role in 60s fashion.
Charlie Croker wore his turtleneck by itself or under his double breasted suede jacket (the result was a very Mod ensemble). This season you can wear a turtleneck just like Charlie did, or you may add a touch of color and contrast with a scarf.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Below a scene from a dinner party held in the mid 60s in which we can see what were the trends back then for both men & women.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
For almost 20 years, Tom Ford has held a high influence on the world of fashion due to his vision & extraodinary taste. Womenswear, menswear, fragances, accesories, cosmetics, and even cinema ("A Single Man") have all been done successfully by Ford.
In recent days, several photos of Tom Ford's highly awaited womenswear SS 2011 collection were released. Photographed by Steven Meisel, Ford posed with models wearing his designs. His trademark black suit/crisp white shirt look can be seen on these photos in which he also wears a black tie and pocket square.
Friday, November 19, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Project Paz is an association dedicated to raise awareness about the situation in Ciudad Juarez and collaborating with other organizations in the restoration of peace and welfare in this border city.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
From the Plaza Hotel, the United Nations, and Grand Central Station in New York City to the heights of Mount Rushmore, "North by Northwest" will surprise you and keep you guessing on what's next.
One of the most memorable scenes from this film & cinema history takes place in the corn fields of Northern Indiana where Cary Grant is chased by a cropduster plane. Wearing a sharp grey suit, Grant runs for his life while being shot at and sprayed with pesticide from the air.
The film's plot is centered on the quest for George Kaplan, a government agent for which Thornhill is mistaken; the recovery of the microfilm hidden within an ancient sculpture & saving Eve Kendall from Vandamm.
An extra in this film is Phillip Vandamm's home in South Dakota which is reminiscent of the work done by acclaimed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
On the cover of this new album, we can see Jamiroquai's lead man, Jay Kay, performing to an avid crowd wearing black pants & polo shirt with a neon jacket, and of course his trademark headdress. Who can forget his enourmous hat or his mirrored feather headdress.
During the Summer of 2010, Jamiroquai released the first 2 singles from this production: "White Knuckle Ride" & "Blue Skies". The videos for both of them are of such a cinematic quality. On "White Knuckle Ride" one sees Jay Kay aboard a helicopter, the C- JKAY, chasing a Porsche Carrera throughout the desert. While in "Blue Skies" Jay Kay crosses the desert riding his motorcycle bringing memories of "Easy Rider".
Friday, October 29, 2010
Holt's ensemble is a synonym of perfection; worth noticing are the blue velvet suit, the matching shirt, scarf, & pocket square, and the aviator sunglasses.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010