Friday, October 29, 2010

Tom Ford's "The Ravens"

Tom Ford brings back echoes from the unforgettable Alfred Hitchcock/Tippi Hedren film "The Birds" with his Fall Winter 2010 ad campaign. On some of these photos we can see Nicholas Holt (he appeared in Ford's acclaimed film "A Single Man") being surrounded by several ravens.

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.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

L.G.R's newest additions & colors for Spring Summer 2011

L.G.R Sunglasses has recently added 4 new models to its Spring Summer 2011 collection. These models, carry on with the elegance and quality, that L.G.R has always featured on all of its eyewear.

The Maputo & Suez, shown respectively above, are unisex eyeglasses that are reminiscent of eyewear worn during the 60s. Ideal to be worn while reading a bestseller, visiting an art gallery or museum, having lunch with your friends, at the office, or on your leisure moments. Available on Black, Green, Brown Crystal, Havana, Ice, and Honey; these eyeglasses will help express your personality and sense of style.

For the ladies L.G.R. has released 2 sunglasses, the Emma & Orano. Bringing the glamour and elegance of 50s Hollywood & Cinecitta to 2010-2011, these sunglasses are available on a wide variety of colors such as: Black (Emma on the photo above) Brown, Havana (Orano), Ice, Brown Crystal, Honey, and Green (one of the newest colors used by L.G.R) with green, grey, and sunbrown gradient glasses.

For this upcoming season, L.G.R is giving to some of its already iconic & must have models a new touch by introducing new frame colors and gradients; an example of this can be seen below.

Photos: L.G.R

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall/Winter Essential: Navy Blue Sweater

A navy blue pullover sweater like the one worn by Alain Delon on the photo below is an essential for this Fall/Winter. Easy to wear with anything and on any given occasion. To add a modern twist to your ensemble you can choose a V-neck navy blue sweater.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, October 22, 2010

At The Airport With Roger Vadim & Jane Fonda

French film director, Roger Vadim & his wife at the time Jane Fonda were photographed strolling around an airport during the late 60s. The director and leading actress of "Barbarella" give a good example of what it is like to travel in a comfortable yet always stylish and elegant manner.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the most representative artists of Pop Art during the 60s and 70s. His works were heavily inspired on comic books, advertisting, and popular culture; with women being the main characters in most of them.

In 1964 he was photographed by Dennis Hopper posing next to one of his works. For the occasion he wore a 60s mod staple, a turtleneck, along with light colored pants and a pair of used sneakers.
One of my favorite works from Lichtenstein is "In The Car" from 1963. Not only does it capture the style of that year, but it depicts a scene that reminds of Don & Betty Draper from "Mad Men".
Photos: Flickr, Dennis Hopper & Roy Lichtenstein

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson is an English musician, DJ, and producer who is not only one of the most talented in music nowadays, but one of the best dressed on & off stage as well. This September he released along with his band The Business Intl. , "Record Collection". In the last couple of weeks Ronson's singles "Bang Bang Bang" and "The Bike Song" have dominated airwaves around the world.

The videos for both singles are a lesson of style and elegance. On "Bang Bang Bang", a video that successfully mixes aesthetics from the Mod 60s and Synth Pop/New Wave 80s, Mark Ronson wears a canary yellow double breasted suit, with a black shirt and golden tie underneath, paired up with a pair of tennis shoes. These are not plain tennis shoes, they're Rene Lacoste 1963s and feature a flourescent Lacoste Logo on the back.

For "The Bike Song", Ronson opts to wear black pants, a black and white striped t-shirt under a black jacket, and a pair of white Wayfarer inspired sunglasses, while riding his bike around town. Worth noticing is his bleached hair.

Photos: Flickr

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Doors: When You're Strange

The Doors are one of the most iconic rock groups from the 60s whose music still lives up to this day. Founded in 1965, this band from Los Angeles was made up by legendary vocalist Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek (keyboards), John Densmore (drums), & Robby Krieger (guitar). After performing in venues such as Los Angeles' Whisky A Go Go, The Doors achieved world wide acclaim with "Light My Fire" in 1967. Shortly hits such as "Break On Through", "People Are Strange", "Hello, I Love You", and "Riders of the Storm" followed.

In 2010, the first documentary about The Doors, "When You're Strange" was released. Directed by Tom DiCillo and narrated by Johnny Depp this film focuses on telling the group's story from 1965 till Jim Morrison's untimely death untimely death at the age of 27, like Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix, in 1971. Featuring both seen and unseen video footage, this documentary provides an interesting glimpse into the music, legend, and why not, fashion style, of The Doors.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brian Jones: Swingin 60s London Dandy

Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones was one of London's best dressed during the Swinging 60s. His style was an ecletic mix of classic and elegant pieces with one of a kind modern items. Jones who is credited for founding The Rolling Stones and creating the band's name; was photographed around 1967 wearing an almost perfect and dandy ensemble made up of: a pinstripe jacket, a black skinny tie, silver cufflinks, and black pants.

Photo: The Daily Mail

Monday, October 11, 2010

John Lennon's Eyewear

This last weekend, on Oct. 9 it was celebrated all around the world what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. A series of tributes all over the globe honored his memory and helped spread the message of peace within his music.

In 1974 Lennon released "Walls and Bridges" which was an album that feautured a duet with Elton John on the song "Whatever Gets You Through The Night". The album's cover shows John Lennon wearing different models of his trademark round shaped eyeglasses and sunglasses, as well as a pair of aviators.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, October 8, 2010

A Man and a Woman

"A Man and a Woman" or "Un Homme et Une Femme" is a 1966 French film produced and directed by Claude Lelouch. Starring Anouk Aimee & Jean-Louis Trintignant, this film set in locations such as Paris, Deauville, and the 24 hours of Le Mans; tells the story of Anne and Jean-Louis.

A love story that began in Deauville after Anne, who works as a film script, leaves her daughter in a boarding school and looses her train. She ends up returning to Paris with Jean-Louis, a sports car racer, who also has his son at the same school. Jean-Louis and Anne both lost their spouses years before.

After travelling to Deauville and spending a day there with their children, Anne & Jean-Louis fall in love. Jean-Louis participates in a car rally and after the race he goes immediately to Anne who happens to be again in Deauville. However despite being in love with Jean-Louis, Anne can't forget her late husband. She decides it's better to end their relationship and goes back to Paris. At the end of this film, Anne's train stops in a nearby town and she sees Jean-Louis waiting for her. The final sequence is quite a memorable one in cinema history.

"Un Homme et Une Femme" besides its plot is remembered for its shots in color, black & white, and sepia; and the great soundtrack composed by Francis Lai.

This film won the Grand Prix at 1966's Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and Academy Award for Best Writing, Story, and Screenplay in 1967.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hubert de Givenchy & Audrey Hepburn

Hubert de Givenchy, one of the greatest fashion designers of the 20th Century & the genius behind the iconic label Givenchy, was photographed in the late 60s strolling past his store in Paris. On that morning Hubert de Givenchy wasn't alone, he was with his friend and muse, Audrey Hepburn.

Two styles, two icons. Givenchy was wearing a classic and well tailored blue suit with a plain tie and a pocket square; while Audrey Hepburn wore a Mod inspired double breasted suit with a turtleneck.

Photo: GQ

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Clash

In 1977 English punk rock band, The Clash, launched their debut album titled with the group's name. On the cover the band's 3 members: Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Joe Strummer gave a lesson of style. They showed that a jacket and tie can be worn in the most relaxed and carefree way and still look effortlessly elegant. Worth noticing are the punk elements added to their ensembles who were a sign of what was going to be worn in the 80s and decades ahead.

It may come as surprise that for their debut album The Clash only featured 3 members on the cover, yet one must remember that Terry Chimes had joined and left the band quickly. He was later replaced by Nick Headon.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tony Curtis at Gucci in Rome

Tony Curtis, who starred in films such as "Some Like It Hot", "Spartacus", "The Great Race", "Don't Make Waves" & TV series like "The Persuaders" passed away on Sept. 29, 2010.

While visiting Rome around 1966-1968, Curtis wearing a turtleneck with buttons on the sides, a medallion (they were worn a lot in the late 60s), and Gladiator sandals stopped by Gucci on Via Dei Condotti. This same ensemble can be worn this Fall/Winter, of course without the sandals.

Photo: Gucci