Thursday, October 30, 2008


The new film of the 007 saga, Quantum of Solace, premieres this Friday and to "celebrate" I shall post an entry dedicated to the most famous secret agent of all time....Bond...James Bond.

Despite having appeared more than 45 years on film screens worldwide, these films' actors, actresses, villians, gadgets, clothes, and soundtracks still continue to fascinate thousands just like in 1962.
The first and perhaps the most remembered James Bond...Sean Connery sporting a white tuxedo in 1964's "Goldfinger". He's the only actor that portrayed 007 in several "official films" and the "not so official" remake of "Thunderball": "Never Say Never Again" in 1983.

George Lazenby was James Bond only once in 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". It's the only film where Bond marries his Bond girl: Countess Tracy Di Vicenzo, yet in the end she's killed by the evil Blofeld. This film is worth checking out for the clothes and the ski chase sequences. I think it was in this film when Bond began wearing more "modern" clothes, suitable for the era.

Roger Moore was the Bond of the 70s and most of the 80s. Shown here in 1985's "A View To A Kill" with the stunning Tanya Roberts.
And to wrap up this entry, the most famous of the Bond Girls: Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in 1962's "Dr. No".

Photos: Club 007 & James Bond Multimedia

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

London Wedding

Film director Roman Polanski married one of the most beautiful actresses from the 60s, the late Sharon Tate, on January 20, 1968 in London. His wedding attire was a combination of the mod and romantic looks of the late 60s in England.

Photo: Viewimages

Monday, October 27, 2008

Rainy morning

The one and only Michael Caine strolling through the riverside on a rainy morning in the late 60s.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Whipped Cream

Herb Alpert, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, in a picture from the late 60s looking very Mod, yet he added a fun twist with his checkered trousers to the outfit. If you're looking for some relaxing jazz music from the 60s and 70s, Herb Alpert is definetly worth checking out.

Photo: Profimedia

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Gucci Flashback

The weather is starting to get a bit cold in some parts of the world already and below is a very much Mod/70s disco inspired outfit from one of Gucci's latest collections (I think it was FW 2008, not sure). Simple but outstanding. Who said white pants were only for spring/summer?


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mod Sweater

Back in 1965 the Mods were starting to turn the heads of the fashion savy worldwide...and GQ didn't fail to talk about them. Shown in this cover from early 1965 is a very Mod short sleeve sweater/shirt. The designer is unknown but I can venture and say it is from Ted Lapidius. I like this piece of clothing a lot and consider it in my opinion the menswear equivalent of the legendary YSL Piet Mondrian pieces...More than a garment, this tricolored sweater/shirt is a piece of geometric and modern art.
Photo: GQ

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall at sea

Another photo from the editorial GQ had out last month to honor the style of the late John F. Kennedy Jr. A casual outfit ideal for those chilly summer days or fall. Shirt under a striped sweater and a wool coat with wooden buttons.
Photo: GQ

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Marlon Brando wearing a thin striped t-shirt back in the 50s. A classical wardrobe staple that can be worn all year spring/summer alone, or in fall/winter under a jacket, hoodie, cardigan or blazer.

Photo: Magnum Photos

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday night

Partying at Studio 54 back in 1977 on the ocassion of Bianca Jagger's birthday....54 owner Steve Rubell, famed Russian dancer Mikhail Barishnikov, and rock icon Mick Jagger. A perfect example of late 70s club fashion all in one picture. Dress shirt with trousers, black suit with an open neck shirt, and a white suit.

Photo: Own magazine scan

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Avedon meets The Beatles

The Beatles are part of our modern pop culture and the quintessential musical/cultural icons of the 60s. Richard Avedon, one of the most famed photographers in history, took these photographs of them, along with a group photo in b/w back in 1967. These 4 photos were released as posters in several magazines back then and became collectible items immediately. In each of them Avedon cleverly reflects the essence of each Beatle....we can see George's Hindu mysticism, John's intellectual and spiritual side, Ringo's calmness and Paul's appreciation for nature and creativity. Photo: TFS

Friday, October 3, 2008


What is more 70s than a jumpsuit.....yeah favored by some and despised by some...Only a few could pull it out well in the 70s. One of them was the King, yes Elvis Presley who proved to be not only the "King of Rock N' Roll" but the "King Of Jumpsuits" during his 70s Las Vegas stage. His jumpsuits were different from the rest because they were very ornamented and attention grabbing.

A more subtle and wearable version of the jumpsuit in the 70s is shown below.

Photos: Weblogs/ & GQ

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Boho Glam

An outfit that is a mixture of Bohemian and a bit of of 70s Glam. Black washed denim jeans, velvet jacket, wool scarf, and a fedora hat. A modern reinterpretation of the past for this Fall/Winter.

Photo: TFS