Monday, July 30, 2012

A Plein Soleil Summer

"A Plein Soleil" is one of the most stylish films in cinema history due to the elegant and well coordinated Summer ensembles worn by Alain Delon and Maurice Ronet. 

On this post, two photos that focus on the joys of Summer as portrayed on "A Plein Soleil".

Photos: Tumblr

Friday, July 27, 2012

London 2012: Piccadilly Circus '67

Today, July 27th, 2012 marks the start of the XXX Olympiad, the 2012 London Olympic Games. For the third time in Olympic history, London is going to host the games like it did back in 1908 and 1948.

To celebrate this occasion, a postcard of Piccadilly Circus taken circa 1967 that reflects the spirit of Swinging 60s London.

Photo: Tumblr

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jackie & John F. Kennedy: Summer Pastels

Summer is all about color, whether it's bright neon, pastels, or somewhere in between. Jackie and John F. Kennedy knew about the elegance and good taste of wearing pastels in an early 60s Summer.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Marcello Mastroianni: Dolce Vita Estate

The efortless elegance of Marcello Mastroianni on the final scenes of "La Dolce Vita".

Photo: Tumblr

Friday, July 20, 2012

3 Photographers in Capri: Waldeck, De Rosnay, & Lichfield

Three of fashion's top photographers in the 60s, Alexis Waldeck, Arnaud de Rosnay, & Lord Patrick Lichfield; attended "Mare Moda" in the Summer of 1968 in Capri. This was a fashion event that gathered the best of Italian fashion.

Below a spontaneous photo of these photographers enjoying moments of relaxation in Capri.

Photo: Ciaovogue

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

L' Officiel: Global Elegance '66

Gracing the cover of L'Officiel's April 1966 issue, a photograph that not only captures the elegance and style of the ensembles worn by the models, but also gives a glimpse of the "Citizen of the World" movement from the 60s with those exotic sculptures.

The 60s were a decade where fashion paid hommage to the World's multiculturalism by offering ethnic inspired pieces; and through the photography of Henry Clarke, who photographed models wearing the latest trends in breathtaking locations.

Photo: Tumblr/L' Officiel

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pink Floyd: The Great Summer Gig

Pink Floyd shows how to successfully wear print shirts this Summer. My favorite ensemble is the one worn by Syd Barret because his shirt's design isn't only eye-catching, but because he added the finishing touches with a bead necklace and a silk belt.

 Photo: Tumblr

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Rock

July 12th marked the 50th anniversary of the first performance ever given by the Rolling Stones at the Marquee Club. This group, whose name is credited to one of it's founding members Brian Jones, can be considered along with The Beatles as the two most influential groups in Rock and music history.

The Stones represent an era; icons of Swinging 60s London, rebellion with a touch of the Riviera & Studio 54 in the 70s, and reinvention & adaptation to modernity in the last three decades. It can't be denied that the Rolling Stones are part of our life's soundtrack.

Long Live the Rolling Stones!

Photo: Tumblr

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Roman Polanski & Sharon Tate: Summer of '68

Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski gave a lesson of style while attending a party in the summer of 1968. For the occasion, Roman Polanski chose a double breasted pin stripe suit with matching neckerchief; while Sharon Tate opted for a black and white mini dress. A timeless photo.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Maxwell Caulfield: New Wave Dandy

Maxwell Caulfied, of popular 80s TV show "Dynasty"'s spin-off  "The Colbys" and "Grease 2" fame, is an example in this promotional photo for "The Colbys" of a mid 80s/New Wave dandy. Caulfield played the role of oil heir, Miles Colby.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Pilar Crespi & Ritchie White: Summer in Puerto Rico

Pilar Crespi and Ritchie White wore Bohemian inspired print ensembles while visiting Puerto Rico in the early 70s. The combination of different prints creates an interesting contrast.

Photo: Ciaovogue

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

L.G.R Sunglasses: Foster The Summer

L.G.R Sunglasses has added 4 new models to its Spring/Summer 2012 collection; which was featured on the blog some weeks ago. These new models, handmade in Italy by artisans, carry on the elegance and quality of L.G.R with a wide variety of frame colors and lenses.

Alexandria and Aswan, shown below, are an example of the classiness and style found in Hollywood, Cinecitta, and the Mediterranean in the late 50s and early 60s.

On the other hand, Carthago and Tsavo are the perfect wraparound frames for those who like to engage in Summer sports looking bold and effortlessly cool.

If you want to know more about L.G.R Sunglasses' Spring/Summer 2012 collection visit:

Pump up your Summer like Foster The People's Mark Pontius, on the first photo, by wearing L.G.R sunglasses!

Photos: L.G.R Sunglasses

Monday, July 2, 2012

Paul Newman: Summertime in Venice

A snapshot from Paul Newman's visit to Venice during its International Film Festival in the mid 60s. On the background, St. Mark's Campanile and the Ducal Palace.

Photo: Tumblr