Friday, April 29, 2011

Steve McQueen & Natalie Wood: At the Golden Globes

Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood starred in 1963's "Love With The Proper Stranger", a film about the affair between a Macy's salesclerk and a musician. Four years later in 1967, they were photographed together while attending the Golden Globes. Worth noticing is McQueen's double breasted tuxedo jacket which has a made a comeback in recent seasons.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Keith Richards: Eclectic Rockstar

Keith Richards in the late 60s and 70s was one those who represented what it meant to be a stylish Rockstar. From skinny jeans and plain t-shirts, to scarfs, velvet pants, tunic shirts, aviator sunglasses, military and Python jackets, necklaces, skull rings, and hats; Keith Richards proved that different styles and trends can be mixed up with very good results.

Below a photo taken in the 70s of Richards walking in what appears to be a parking lot, probably before boarding a plane, wearing an esemble that shows why he is a style and music icon.

Photo: Flickr

Monday, April 25, 2011

Peter Sellers & Britt Eckland: White Summer

Peter Sellers and Britt Eckland show why white is a color that should be worn throughout Spring/Summer on any given occasion. Not only is white a clean, sharp, and fresh color, but it is also one that with its own minimalism expresses elegance and good taste. Preferably paired with colored pants, or viceversa, white is a color that will make you look good this season. Worth noticing is the contrast created by Sellers' black frame eyeglasses and Eckland's blonde hair with their white ensembles.

White never goes out of style.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, April 22, 2011

Morrissey: How To Wear A Wilde T-shirt

Morrissey, one of Rock's greatest performers and composers, is an icon not only because of his talent, but also due to his impeccable sense of style. From his signature pompadour hairstyle to his clothes, Morrissey's style has remained elegant and timeless ever since the 80s. What he wore as a member of "The Smiths", still looks modern and fresh if worn nowadays.

In the late 80s shortly after "The Smiths" split, he was seen wearing several t-shirts with Oscar Wilde photos printed on them. These were not simple t-shirts, they were a means of personal expression for Morrissey.

Photos: Flickr

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Terence Stamp: Modestly Elegant

Terence Stamp starred in the 60s spy film "Modesty Blaise" alongside Monica Vitti and Dirk Bogarde. Stamp's character was Willie Garvin, Modesty Blaise's assistant and significant other. Below a photograph of Terence Stamp relaxing on set and playing with his bowler hat.

Photo: Flickr

Monday, April 18, 2011

Paul Newman: Rolled-up Plaid

A well fitted plaid shirt like the one worn by Paul Newman in the early 60s is an essential and versatile item for this Spring/Summer. Rolled-up sleeves add the finishing touch. Photo: Flickr

Friday, April 15, 2011

Emilio Pucci: SS 2011 Menswear Resort Capsule Collection

Emilio Pucci was one of the groundbreaking fashion designers of the 60s due to his original and eyecatching geometric design prints. His artistic genius has been displayed for more than 60 years on womenswear.

In 2011 to celebrate the new design of Emilio Pucci's Online Flagship, the brand's Creative Director, Peter Dundas has designed the first Pucci menswear collection.

The pieces from this collection not only capture the true essence of Pucci, but classic elegance as well. Pieces that could have been worn in 1967 and 2011.

Shirts or tunics to be worn this summer at sea, the club, a dinner party, or while strolling around the streets of a coastal town. These garments can be paired with either white jeans or linen pants depending on the occasion.

Add the finishing touch to any ensemble with these impressive espadrilles.

Photos: Emilio Pucci

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Clint Eastwood: Small Details Make A Big Difference

Clint Eastwood on the photograph below is the perfect example on why sometimes less is more and how one element can make a simple ensemble look outstanding. Wearing a plain white t-shirt, Eastwood decided to spice up this ensemble worn when making some phonecalls by choosing cordoury pants and canvas sneakers. And although cordoury is not acceptable and recommendable during Spring/Summer, one can choose from either some colored pants or washed out jeans.

Photo: Flickr

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jean-Paul Belmondo & Jean Seberg: "Breathless"

Jean-Paul Belmondo co starred with Jean Seberg on one of the most acclaimed films of 1960, "Breathless" ("A Bout De Souffle). This film directed by Jean-Luc Godard is representative of the French New Wave.

Belmondo and Seberg were photographed on set wearing coordinated stripe ensembles. He wore a vertical striped shirt, while Jean Seberg opted for a horizontal striped dress. Stripes never go out of style, especially in Spring/Summer.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, April 8, 2011

Slim Aarons at the Acropolis

Photographer Slim Aarons poses in an original way during his visit to Athens in 1955. Behind him on the background one of the most magnificent monuments in the world, the Acropolis. Although the colors worn by Aarons aren't very Spring/Summer, one can't deny their elegance. Yet the black pullover might not be recommendable under the Greek sun.

Photo: Esquire

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Elegance of Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga is one of the most renowned fashion designers in history due to his creations that defined fashion in the 20th Century. This Spanish designer's sense of elegance was not only visible on his designs, but also on what he wore. He is considered a true couturier since he was one of the fashion designers that sketched and worked directly on his pieces.

Photo: Flickr

Monday, April 4, 2011

David Bowie by Helmut Newton

What happens when you bring together one of Rock's icons, and one of the most talented photographers in history? The result is shown below in this 1983 photograph of David Bowie taken by Helmut Newton.

Wearing pinstriped pants, suspenders, and fitted shirt Bowie proves why he's not only a living legend but a style icon. Throughout his career he has worn many different looks and trends, yet he has never lost his elegance and taste whether as Ziggy Stardust or while wearing an English dandy ensemble.

Photo: Flickr/Helmut Newton

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh: Relax Weekend

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were relaxing in their living room on this photograph that reflects the style and interior design of the early 60s. The ensembles worn by the Curtis are a perfect example of what one can wear to relax and enjoy an early Spring weekend: checkered and striped pants, paired with a black shirt or a light cardigan. Photo: Flickr