Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Versatile Sweatshirt

A sweatshirt might be considered as an unstylish garment by some. Yet I think that if it's a plain sweatshirt or with a cool design, it can help create a good ensemble. One should always wear a sweatshirt if the occasion and weather allow it.

Below a photo taken by Richard Avedon of Rene Russo and Tony Spinelli, where we can see them wearing a sweatshirt and a tunic sports jacket. Woth noticing is the impressive background!

Photo: Ciaovogue

Monday, November 28, 2011

Alain Delon: Two Sweaters

For this upcoming Winter, we can get some style inspiration from Alain Delon, whose iconic style is not only limited to films such as "A Plein Soleil", "La Piscine", and "The Girl On A Motorcycle"; or some iconic Cannes/St. Tropez moments.

Below some photos that show a casual yet elegant Alain Delon, wearing two items that have made a huge comeback for this season: a classic turtleneck sweater with an embroided phrase & a Native American knitted sweater, reminiscent of "Starsky and Hutch".

Photos: Flickr

Friday, November 25, 2011

Brian Jones: Timeless Bohemian

Brian Jones has been featured in this blog thanks to his always dandy and Mod ensembles such as striped suits, and turtlenecks paired with jackets.

Yet this time he is shown on 1967's Monterey Festival which took place in June of that year in California. It was one of the most memorable music festivals in history due to its over the top performers, it happening during the "Summer of Love", and because it paved the way for Woodstock.

For one of his appearances on Monterey, Brian Jones opted for an embellished matador or Spanish bullfighter jacket over a white tunic. The silk scarf and necklace helped to add the bohemian touch to his ensemble.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

James Franco: Fall Minimalism

James Franco is one of the most acclaimed actors in these last 2 years. For some one of Hollywood's upcoming and respected actors, for others an art vissionaire, a groundbreaker, a fashion model, pure talent.

Whatever your opinion is about him, it can't be denied that he has a good sense of style. Below a photo from Esquire, where Franco puts to practice the "less is more" principle. Not only is it minimalistic, but it leaves in the end a good long lasting impression as well.

The key for Fall minimalism and versatility: Wayfarers or retro inspired sunglasses, a plain t-shirt, and a cardigan. Attitude is the finishing touch.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Christian Dior: Fall/Winter 1971

Christian Dior has been a synonym of elegance and style for more than 60 years. A fashion house which grew tremendously after its founder's death, venturing into menswear during the 70s.

Below an image from its 1971 Fall/Winter campaign that shows an example of the ties, suits, shirts, and sunglasses designed by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior's menswear line.

Photo: Styleregistry

Friday, November 18, 2011

Helmut Newton: Streetstyle

Helmut Newton was definitely an outstanding photographer due to his creativity and "good eye"; that allowed him to create some of the most iconic photographs in fashion's history.

Below a photo taken by Newton in the early 70s that depicts a photographer "zooming" on a model while strolling through a park. A photo that could be a remote ancestor of streetstyle photography.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Valentino: Navajo Fall

Navajo and Native American inspired patterns are present in some of this season's collections. On scarves, jackets, knitted sweaters and cardigans, and shirts, these patterns are an artistic masterpiece.

Valentino was aware of their aesthetic impact and therefore decided to include some Navajo influence on his 1982 Spring Summer collection.

Photo: Uomoclassico

Monday, November 14, 2011

Paul McCartney: Red Velvet

Paul McCartney shows us how one can add a touch of color and elegance this season with his red velvet jacket. An orginal and bold piece.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bob Dylan: Fall Blues

A trench coat is a must have for these rainy Fall days, just ask Bob Dylan.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Leaving on a Fall Jet Plane

Michael Kors proved on his FW 2004 collection that one can still travel with style on modern times. Elegance and classiness combined with a bit of creativity and bohemian airs were present on these creations.

Below a photo from this season's campaign that shows why turtlenecks are not only a Mod staple, but a wardrobe essential, that's making a huge comeback this season. Yet they've always been there...

A photo that could have been shot circa 1967-1968 as well

Photo: Styleregistry

Monday, November 7, 2011

Yves Saint Laurent & his Muses: Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux

Yves Saint Laurent opened on September 10, 1969 his London boutique. For this important occasion, he was joined by two of his longtime friends and muses: Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise (who died just two days ago; November 5, 2011). Worth noticing is the fact that the 3 of them wore Safari Jackets created by Yves Saint Laurent, each with a different twist.

Yves opted to wear a head to toe Safari ensemble which was accessorized with a scarf and a braided leather belt, while Betty Catroux wore a very feminine and modern jacket designed by YSL in 1968. Loulou de la Falaise wore her Safari jacket combining it with a modern gypsy look with a head scarf and midi skirt. Definitely 3 style icons.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, November 4, 2011

Richard Avedon: Total Black

Richard Avedon wearing a total black look and his trademark aviator style eyeglasses while organizing an exhibit of his own photography.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New York City: Fall 1984

A simple and basic ensemble, like the one shown in this 1984 GQ photo taken on the streets of New York City, is ideal to stroll or bike around the city this Fall.

Photo: Uomoclassico