Karl Lagerfeld ads, scanned from Vogue UK, October 1984.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Dib-and-dab goes the color now to brighten eyes and balance new brighter lips --- an exciting idea from Way Bandy, Makeup Director of Charles of the Ritz, who designed the face --- putting a dapple of mauve, white, and wine-color over a chalk-white base on the eyelid. This is just one way, says Way --- your own imagination can invent other tie-dye effects, and you'll probably want to soften the colors more or blend them and make a more subtle eye.
Dress by Bill Blass and photograph by Avedon for Vogue, September 1971.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Monday, 27 June 2011
Christopher Ward, of the Daily Mirror, and Fanny Brown inside a magically decorated flat, above and below, with flocking by Stan Peskett.
Victorians and Edwardians loved flocked papers --- they had rich and solid qualities. Indian restaurants adopted them, and the flocked restaurant was everywhere, also the flock and tinsel greetings card --- and this became fashionable kitsch. Now there is the well-flocked home with flocking gone quite wild --- wall to wall, up the wall, indoors and out of doors because it's waterproof --- any surface, small or large, metal or glass, car, window, swimming pool, can be sprayed. Flocking is brilliant and tactile. You might want to stroke it but would you want to drink from a fuzzy glass? Think of Duchamp's original fur-covered cup and saucer, and your thirst has vanished. Flocking is highly decorative. Stan Peskett, designer, flocks amazing things like Christopher Ward's flat. Ian Maitland solved his technical problems with an electrical charging machine that sprays the rayon and nylon fibres on to a glued surface. Stan Peskett has plans for a flocked cinema foyer, whole table settings, and with Alan Fuller for Anderson Manson has flocked pattern in the new Baccarat shops at Harrods and McDonalds, Glasgow.
Memories of Duchamp: spot and stars flocked teaset by Stan Peskett for Anderson Manson.
A tiger on your tyres: this tigerskin flocked car incredibly detailed in real tiger shades and with longer than usual fuzz- 1/2 in. Sprayed for Trevor Miles by the Electric Colour Co, who also decorated his new fifties' shop, Paradise Garage.
Photos by Tim Street-Porter for Vogue UK, August 1971.
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
When David Odin enters a room, heads turn, hearts beat a little faster. The secret could be his rough-hewn, Nordic good looks, enhanced by a preference for the outdoors. It could be the undeniably international flair of a man who speaks six languages. Or his decidedly liberal approach to life, typical of his Scandinavian upbringing. "I like to take my clothes off and go nude, the way I am naturally." And nature, evidently, brings out the best in David Odin.
"The Woodsman" by Earl Miller, from VIVA, February 1975.
I edited out the more graphic images from this story (Oh, VIVA!), but the whole thing is just rather amazing- don't you agree? I mean, his last name is the god of war, death, poetry and wisdom...
Harper's Bazaar, June 1944.
"Dorian Leigh... combined pristine blue eyes, curling eyelashes, an arresting intelligence and intoxicating sexuality to become one of history’s most photographed models — perhaps the first to truly merit the adjective super."
- Douglas Martin, Dorian Leigh, Multifaceted Cover Girl of the ’40s, Dies at 91, New York Times July 9, 2008.
A few weeks ago, On This Day In Fashion asked on Twitter if anyone had ever seen the oft-discussed yet seemingly undocumented Harper's Bazaar cover from June 1944, which is supposedly Dorian Leigh's first modeling assignment. Taking the bait to find it, I added it to my "to do" list and then promptly had no time to make it to the library. Finally yesterday, while doing some other research at FIT, I was able to scan this rather lovely cover. I think it was shot by Louise Dahl-Wolfe yet there was no information listed in the magazine.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Justine with a Vidal Sassoon haircut and Don Berg for Tiffany's earrings. Photo by Hiro for Harper's Bazaar, August 1972. Scanned from Tiffany in Fashion.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Delicious way to hover around the edges of fantasy makeup without plunging in over your head: eyes drawn out to look like a silken set of dragonfly wings, with wisps of brilliance lifting at the sides.
Ribbon-and-butterfly chignon by Adolfo, arranged here by Kenneth. Photograph by Norman Parkinson for Vogue, May 1965.
FOR A GILDED SUMMER: LITTLE YOU
THERE'S A NEW FIT AND PROPORTION TO FASHION... NOW IS THE TIME TO TRAIN FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Less dress, more you, smaller-looking-you: that's the proportion. For everyone. Whatever your size, that size will be smaller from now on; you will look smaller. Be smaller... train as you'd train for a championship...
Here's the point: the eyes that dominates fashion today is the eye of the athlete, with the athlete's fixation on health and fitness... the athlete's preoccupation with swiftness and strength... the athlete's passion for grace, freedom, and economy of motion. And the vision of the athlete-- the girl of today dressed for the pace of her life today-- this is the modern vision. Gives us the modern proportion. Smaller proportion--as in the dress that makes you look smaller because it's cut from a smaller pattern... made on a smaller form... proportioned smaller all over the body. Really skimped everywhere: little through the neck and shoulders to make throats and arms seem longer, narrower; higher on the bosom and waist to balance a short hem... to make the young, terse proportion straight down the body, past the legs, to the ground... Little dress, quite a bit of little you showing-- fix the proportioning firmly in your mind, and on to the wearing...
Editorial by Norman Parkinson for Vogue, May 1965.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Photograph by Bill Klein for Hi!, May 24, 1975.
The astrological season has finally caught up with the high temperatures we have had for weeks here in New York and with the solstice today it is officially summer. I feel like I have been posting summer editorials on here for awhile, but they will be coming for a long time yet...
Be prepared for lots of sundresses, bikinis and sunglasses- the uniform of summer.
Monday, 20 June 2011
The strength of the architecture and the elegant integration of graphic design with the interior constitutes an almost ideal environment, in the photo above. It is the creation of architect Bruno Sacchi in the confines of an old peasant farmhouse in Turin. Across the long wall, stainless steel shelves become an open storage area for a bar. The dining area sits behind the huge free-form black banquettes. The staircase leads to an upper balcony where the beam-like banister and other sculptural elements add drama to the living room below. Similar in feeling is the dining room of architect Giancarlo Nocentini, an associate of Sacchi's, shown below. It is also part of a renovation, this time of an ancient farm building in Tuscany. Metal folding chairs surround the all-glass table. A structural steel girder is painted red for accent and becomes a decorative feature of the handsome room.
I have blogged about Giancarlo Nocentini's converted farmhouse home before, thinking that it was in Turin though the book mentions it being in both Turin and Tuscany. From this it would appear to actually have been in Tuscany- I would love to see if I could track it down next time I visit my parents in Florence, as I wonder what it looks like now...
Text by Norma Skurka with photographs by Oberto Gil for Underground Interiors, 1972.
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Rennie Ellis, Jenny Bannister and other models in Shell Bikinis, Chai Parade, 1978.
Rennie Ellis, Summer in the City, 1975.
Rennie Ellis, Dino Ferrari, Toorak Road, 1976
Rennie Ellis, Keith Richards, Monsalvat, 1973.
Rennie Ellis, The Gang, Windsor, 1976.
Rennie Ellis, Sharpies, Melbourne, 1973.
Rennie Ellis, Raleigh St Dancing, 1976.
Rennie Ellis, Let's Groove, Melbourne, 1980.
Rennie Ellis, Jude's Tongue, 1978.
Rennie Ellis, Drop Outs, Cairns, 1973.
Rennie Ellis, Drag Queen's Security Guard, Melbourne, 1973.
Rennie Ellis, Daddy Cool, 1974.
Interview, with more photos, about him here.