Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Avedon shows us that clothes should be both stylish and functional; and that less is more. Below photographed while shooting an editorial, he opted to wear a pair of Levis 501s, with an epaulettes shirt, and his oval shaped eyeglasses.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A year before, Saint Laurent had released these jackets as part of his ready to wear line, Rive Gauche. 40 years and many trends later, YSL's Safari jacket is still a classic and must have; a versatile piece that can be worn in Summer or Fall.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Who said one can't be stylish and cool during Summer's warm days.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This summer espadrilles are an essential item. Available in many different colors, I personally prefer dark colored ones, espadrilles are comfortable and fresh.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Released in 1960 and 1969 respectively, these films' leading characters are potrayed by the same actors: Alain Delon & Maurice Ronet. Romy Schneider appears on both films also, although her appearance on "A Plein Soleil" as Freddy's friend is for less than a minute. On "La Piscine" Schneider's character, Marianne, is a key figure for the plot.
Maurice Ronet's character is murdered by Alain Delon's character on these films. On "A Plein Soleil" Ronet plays Philippe Greenleaf, a wealthy American who meets Tom Ripley (Delon) and both live the Dolce Vita in Rome. They travel to Mongibello to meet with Greenleaf's girlfriend Marge (Marie Laforet). However Tom wants everything in Philippe's life, including Marge, and ends up stabbing Phillippe to death when they're alone at sea.
Below a photo that shows Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, and Marie Laforet having lunch inside Philippe Greenleaf's sailboat.
Nine years later, Alain Delon & Maurice Ronet co-starred on "La Piscine", and another murder took place. This time Delon was Jean-Paul and Ronet was Harry. Both men shared a love interest for Marianne (Schneider), yet things got critical when Jean-Paul became interested in Harry's daughter, Penelope (Jane Birkin). The idylic summer holiday in St. Tropez ended up in tragedy when one night, fed up of Harry's ongoing interest for Marianne after several years, and the fact that he was an obstacle between him and Penelope; Jean-Paul has a quarrel with Harry next to the swimming pool. Harry is drowned by Jean-Paul late at night.
A similar photo to the one posted before, we can see a scene from "La Piscine".
Worth noticing is the fact that "A Plein Soleil" and "La Piscine" have in their titles the location and moment where these crimes that defined their plots take place.
And last but not least, these 2 films are a lesson of Summer style thanks to the clothes worn by Alain Delon, some which have been featured in the blog, and Maurice Ronet such as light colored suits, linen and cotton shirts in dark and light colors, sunglasses, mocassins, and espadrilles.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Probably after their stroll around Via dei Condotti, the Sellers decided to rest for a while on the nearby Piazza di Spagna.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Stamp played the role of "Alfie" in theater back in the 60s and declined to portray him in cinema. Antonioni had originally casted Terence for "Blow Up", but Antonioni decided in the end to cast David Hemmings instead.
In the height of his career Terence Stamp dated the likes of Jean Shrimpton (photographed below with him) & Julie Christie.
Friday, July 2, 2010
The answer is 1967's album "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim". This album has Sinatra singing Bossa Nova songs which were made famous 5 years before by Jobim and other Brazilian performers such as Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz. Some of these songs are: "The Girl From Ipanema", "Corcovado", "Meditation", "Agua de Beber", & "How Insensitive". Antonio Carlos Jobim besides accompanying "Ol' Blue Eyes" can be heard singing in some songs.
Their collaboration was a success, that this album was nominated the following year for a Grammy. In November 1967 Sinatra & Jobim teamed up with the legendary Ella Fitzgerald to star in a television special called "A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim". On this special some songs from "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim" were performed as well as other hits such as "Going Out Of My Head" & "What Now My Love".