Friday, December 30, 2011

Terence Stamp & Jean Shrimpton: Getting Ready For 2012

Terence Stamp and Jean Shrimpton were photographed minutes before attending the London premiere of Stamp's "The Collector" on October 1965. This photo captures the instant when both of them added the last touches to their perfect ensembles.

2011 is almost over, and with it comes a time where we look forward to 2012; while making a brief pause to look back at the past year.

I would like to wish all of you the best for this upcoming year and thank you for following the blog.

Happy 2012!

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Looks for New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a night when mostly everyone celebrates with their loved ones, family & friends, at home or out in the city. Regardless of how you will welcome 2012, below some inspiration from Burberry's 2007 campaign.

This photo presents 6 different looks that still look modern, elegant, and cutting edge. They're basically a mixture of black and white, yet some color could be added without any problem. Yet this time, considering the occasion I'd suggest you stick to black and white.

Six looks that go from the classic English gentleman to 60s Carnaby Street to modern dandy using elements such as frilled shirts, skinny rock inspired belts, fur lined peacoats, a tuxedo, suspenders, and boots.

Photo: Styleregistry/Mario Testino

Monday, December 26, 2011

Robert Redford: How To Wear A Peacoat

Robert Redford gave a lesson of style on how to wear a winter staple, a peacoat, on "The Three Days of the Condor". Peacoats are somehow basic this season due to the fact that they can be paired with so many different garments, from a plain T-shirt to a turtleneck sweater, and still make one look elegant and impeccable.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, December 23, 2011

Alain Delon & Romy Schneider: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Alain Delon & Romy Schneider posed together in the early 60s to wish the world a Merry Christmas.

And just like them I would like to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas and the best during this holiday season. May this be a time of not only receiving unique and stylish gifts, but most importantly a time in which we give love to those around us.

Merry Christmas!

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pierre Cardin: Mod Revolution

An impressive photo from late 1967 that shows why Pierre Cardin was one of the key figures in 60s and Mod fashion.

His space age inspired clothes for both men and women defined an era not only because of their classiness, but also because of their avant garde elements such as: zippers, belted jackets and dresses, geometrical cut outs, use of turtlenecks, vest, A-shaped dresses, and hats.

Photo: Ciaovogue

Monday, December 19, 2011

L.G.R La Polverosa: License To Shoot

L.G.R Sunglasses has once again created a unique Special Edition of its already iconic and ever elegant eyewear.

After their RAW Limited Edition, which was a total success this Summer; L.G.R has designed 6 new sunglass models inspired in the magnificent landscapes found in Tuscany, to be more specific, in La Polverosa.

These sunglasses are not only a symbol of style, but also fine shooting eyewear. With their yellow photochromic and polycarbonate lenses, L.G.R's Polverosa shooting frames will allow you to shoot directly to your target without any distracting glares, offering the highest protection to your eyes.

Photos: L.G.R

Friday, December 16, 2011

Nino Cerruti: Italian Master

Nino Cerruti is one of Italy's menswear icons and legends. His creations were not only an instant success on the runways and streets during the 60s and 70s; they also graced the silver screen on films such as "Bonnie and Clyde".

Cerruti not only knew how to design one of a kind suits and shirts, but he also knew the power of accessories such as a good vest and scarf when he wore them for a photoshoot in the late 60s.

Photo: Ciaovogue

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Traveling With Style

When traveling one must always look elegant and dressed for the occasion, just like this modern English Gentleman who's about to start his journey.

Photo: Flickr/Michael Kors

Monday, December 12, 2011

Casual Monday at the Hollywood Bowl

For a casual and elegant look, let's take some inspiration from the late 70s and early 80s with the Calvin Klein suede pullover or Anne Klein dress worn by the models below outside the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Dark yet somehow bright colors that are suitable for this season.

Photo: Uomoclassico

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Beatles: Help! on the Austrian Alps

The Beatles, well John, Ringo, and Paul, gave a lesson of style while skiing on the Austrian Alps during the filming of "Help!" in 1965. Everything is perfection from their coats, jackets, sweaters, sunglasses, and caps.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

James Dean: Pastel Blue Sweater

To add some color and light to those cloudy and dark Winter days, there's nothing better like a pastel blue sweater. James Dean knew how to make simple and minimalistic ensembles something outstanding.

Photo: Flickr

Monday, December 5, 2011

Roger Vadim & Catherine Deneuve: Layered Winter

An early 60s photo of Catherine Deneuve and Roger Vadim that shows how one can look sharply dressed in winter while wearing several layers.

Deneuve is wearing an oversized knitted sweater with what appears to be a blouse, yet what makes her look elegant is her updo. On the other hand Vadim opted for a velvet jacket, cordoury pants, and a pullover sweater.

Two looks that are easy to recreate and will definetly look perfect this season.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, December 2, 2011

Betty & Francois Catroux: Avant Garde 60s Wedding

A photo from Betty and Francois Catroux's February 1968 wedding at Cap Ferrat that shows why theirs was one of the most avant garde and stylish weddings of the 60s. The bride wore a Pierre Cardin eyecatching fur coat and boots, while the groom opted for a chocolate colored velvet suit paired with a white turtleneck.

Photo: Flickr