Thursday, April 17, 2014

RED SPLENDOR


Clinique's Brava Remoisturing Lipstick




Revlon's Raven Red





L'Oreal's Performing Preference in Sunset Flame.





Estee Lauder Casa Rosa Eyeshadow Duo


Red Splendor 
Harper's Bazaar December 1991
Photography: Rico Puhlmann

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

EYE ON A NEW DECADE - 1960


THE 'DOS
The Cap Coiffure



The Long American Bob



Bias-Blown Bouffant 



The Accessories

White felt hat blackened by a black sueded felt cuff and grosgrain bow. By Halston: made to order at Bergdorf Goodman.




Ropes of Beads by Richelieu
Calderon soft suede sashes, black, beige, casually tied as one.



Van S. Authentics Green and Turquoise Beads




Dotted Echo Scarf, striped belt put a stamp on an Arnel sharkskin skirt and shirt from Sloat




Short smock of Russian burundiki from George Kaplan Furs
Emme felt Hat
Kislav Gloves



Cherry and white wool tweed by Monte-Sano and Pruzan
Halston Beret
Gucci Handbag
Jewels - Van Cleef and Arpels




The Perfect top
Avagolf knitted silk cowled and tied with a suede belt
Hattie Carnegie gilt jewellery




The Perfect Pant
Leopard-printed silk surah by Suburbia
Dalton knitted silk top: The lifelong inmate of suits




The Ultimate Accessory
Revillon "Autumn Haze" Emba mink
New jungle print: Python
printed silk by Donald Brooks 




Relaxing at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
Backless and halter-necked printed silk surah by Masket Bros.
The Bucket chair of see-through plastic by Laverne




On The Beach
In blue and white checked cotton gingham by Lee




New Tricolour: blue-green-white
Junior Sophisticates




Pink Slink
Gernreich-Bass
Necklaces and earrings by Brania




The Ultimate Beach Accessory
Vespa 400


Vogue January 1960
"If you were going to buy one new thing:
Photography:
Henry Clarke
Evelyn Hofer
Leombruno-Bodi
Tom Palumbo
Norman Parkinson


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TINY, TIDY HEADS 1958


A HEAD LIKE THE BUD OF A ROSE ON ITS STEM
Compressed and perfect ...


Tiny Tiny Heads: The Coiffures
"This season, the most beautiful shapliness to have is that of a well-shaped head. The dandelion has blown out of the fashion and the rage for raggle-taggle hair, however well-planned or well-kept, is becalmed.




THE TIDY LOOK OF A SMOOTH CAP

The thing is a civilized study of the head - a study as close to phrenology as flattery will allow. It's a style both enchanting and demanding. Demanding marvelous carriage, a pride of throat and shoulders, and an ever-present awareness of profile and back-view.




THE TINY, TIDY HEAD

All that will be seen is perfection of line, sleekness and shine. This demands total control - a place for every hair and every hair in place.




Tiny Tidy Heads: The hats
Christian Dior - New York





Irene of New York turban. Narrow panels of golden-flowered white silk brocade fasten high at either side with a bow. Dinner dress by Mollie Parnis





Mr. John dinner hat. Civet cat striations stenciled on lapin line a wool coat dropping two-thirds the length of the matching empire dress that falls from a bodice no wider than a yoke-band. By Monte-Sano and Pruzan.




Bands of pale beige fitch inside the square-cut jacket of a sleek satin dinner suit by Trigere.




Magenta roses warp-printed on black ottoman evening coat over a wide-skirted dress by Jane Derby 



Lace-covered sheath by Oleg Cassini
Sally Victor Hat

Scarlet satin bodice - Billowing Black lace skirt
One-piece dinner dressing by Larry Aldrich


Silk theater costume by Marquise
Lilly Dache Hat




Mr. John evening hat. Transparent lace coat cut as full as a crinoline and ending in a great pouf of taffeta widely circling a slender lace filmed taffeta dress by Anita Modes.




The White Evening Blouse


Tiny,Tidy Heads
Harper's Bazaar October 1958
Photography: Gleb Derujinsky
Models: Carmen Dell-Orefice; Ruth Newman





















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Monday, April 14, 2014

MOTHER LOVE







Shawl
offered from the firm
Carlo Piatti of Como
to Her Gracious Majesty
The Queen of England
April 1926


Carlo Piatti - Como (Italy)
Worldly Exportation



The shawl above is beautifully embroidered on a back ground of old ivory from a colourful and exquisite composition by the painter Marcello Zizzoli, who obtained the first prize in the Piatti nation-wide contest for the decoration of silk-embroidered shawls.






Worldly Exportation
Harper's Bazaar  July 1926





Worldly Exportation
Sarah Samuels
April 14 1921- June 30 2013
surrounded me with her love







Sunday, April 13, 2014

THE LOOK - THE TIME - 1969



Marisa Berenson
Claude Lalanne


Stephane Pompougnac
On The Road Again - Canned Heat


"Claude Lalanne's extraordinary fantasy: the body sculpted in gold.
To adorn the body as jewellery...over clothes, against bare skin.




Above, the torso,the breasts of Veruschka von Lehndorff in vermeil. Every part - texture of skin, beauty of line - cast in copper from wax moulds and dipped in gold."



Woodstock
Saturday afternoon on the farm of Max Yasgur, 1969.

"A plague of people. A slough. A three-day anguish that no one who was there regrets: Hundreds of thousands of kids come together to enjoy each other in the presence of music, and of peace. They lived for a weekend in the still eye of a hurricane."




Picnic on the Campground, 1969
"Let the world know how groovy we can be,"

Ritchie Havens shouted on Friday from the raw plank stage as high as a house. For three days the inhabitants of "a city of nearly half a million without buildings" showed. Their one-to-one, all-to-all charity caught. Whether peace depended on pot became beside the point: The police weren't drugged nor were the show-me citizens of farmland New York. "It's all right," they said, and "They're wonderful kids," and "They couldn't have known what they were getting into: we've got to take care of them." Strangers? To whom? "You're here, and it's big, and it's going to be bigger," said Richie Havens, "so go with it." 

A share of the world did.



The Bathers, 1969
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!"
William Wordsworth

"Although no one stopped complaining for a minute, especially about the four young promoters whose hypedream of profit got away from them and became a mass vision that rolled up out of Oregon and New Mexico and Florida and trampled down a dairy farm. Under blame lay bliss the equal to that William Wordsworth wrote in 1805. The Cause was the music: the effect became the people. Living with joy and without affectation. On the rain-struck night, looking out over the hunched multitude, Arlo Guthrie cried out his love: "Hey, man, you're a bunch of freaks."



The Spirit of the Young Sleeping, 1969
"Rhythm is life, you know."


Jimi Hendrix said that early Monday morning to the remnant fifty or sixty thousand for whom exhaustion had slipped into euphoria. He added, "Melody is love. The melody is when you find your lady." And the song is youth and life, and singing it together. An eighteen-year-old girl only regretted John Lennon's absence with his song that has become an anthem, "All we are saying is give peace a chance." No one who undertook the once-in-a-world weekend will ever, possibly, be quite the same again. Nor will the consideration of the young by those who paid attention to them be the same again. Ever. Quite."


Vogue December 1969
Body Sculpture
Photography: Irving Penn
Woodstock Music and Art Fair
Photography: 
Will Bryant
Bonnie Freer
Jason Laure

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Friday, April 11, 2014

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!



Beaute
Teint de Nacre et Corps D'Ivoire
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute
Photography: Guy Bourdin

Thursday, April 10, 2014

THE WAY THEY WORE ...


SCHUBERTH



BIKI



FARAONI



TITTI BRUGNOLI



TITTI BRUGNOLI



FABIANI



FOURQUET



BALESTRA



TIZIANI



CAROSA



BIKI



  
ANTONELLI





DI LAZAARO



SCHUBERTH



ENZO



MARUCELLI


LINEA ITALIANA
FALL WINTER 1968-69
Photography:
Willy Rizzo
Roland di Centa
Johnny Moncada
Alfa Castaldi

... eyes on the sixties at devodotcom