Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Saint Laurent

Ecru Jacket,  emerald silk blouse, the sensuous skirt

Ecru linen one-button coat


White double-faced shirtcoat


The low blouson over a contrasting shirtdress replaces the suit

Mila Schon

The Fitted Silhouette


The yoked "Miller's" shirt, new jacket shape, pants

The Cardigan Suit, flat fanny skirt


White silk georgette and velvet ribbon


Shirt at night in blue voile under a transparent cardigan


Black printed chiffon, high-rising skirt


Fitted jacket, bare midriff, lightly flared skirt


Emerald gaberdine pants for evening, emerald printed chiffon halter top, printed silk-crepe jacket


White crepe de Chine. Soft pullover, long bias-cut skirt, hint of bare midriff between.

A New Woman Emerging
Vogue March 1973
Illustration: Antonio Lopez

... eye on the seventies at devodotcom

Sunday, April 20, 2014



The Sorcery of the Late-Late Dress

Virgo sheltered in Silver
Kasper for Joan Leslie

Liquid Gold for Midnight Aquarians

Lame poured to a body-aware dress with jewel-encrusted neckline and sleeves by Larry Aldrich


Bridal pure evening dress hooded in a great cuff of shiny sequins
shaped like moonlight to surround the face. A soft flow of white silk jersey with long, loose-sleeves banded and patterned in diamond shapes with full skirt draped luxuriously as only silk jersey can achieve.

Norell's Tunic shirt at Nightfall

Paved in brilliants as light on moving water, and as fluid. The high-collared tunic's hem and sleeves are bordered in square-cut mirrors: the waist, touched with a white satin sash.

Pisces Bathed in Radiance

Fathoms of sequins - under the planetary influence of Neptune - shimmery white with cross currents of deep brown by Anne Fogarty.

For Gemini, a Brilliance of Contradictory Forces.

Magic Cat's eyes glistening with emeralds competing with a flutter of ostrich feathers - boa, cuffs, hem. A dress that tantalizes with its dual character - like a Rousseau painting. All sophistication and naivete in printed velvet by George Halley.

Planetary Influence: The Moon

Crescents of topaz on white satin by Gustave Tassell

 Libra's Sense of Balance
Grace with Lace

Brown semi-see-through overblouse ruffling at the sashed waist of a voluminous pettipoint silk and worsted skirt. By Harvey Berin

Roman Intrique

Orchid-Pink crepe with gentle angel wings sweeping from deep bracelets of crystal by Eleanora Garnett. The Gentleman, Antonello Aglioti.

Scorpio Rising

Cool and covered. A high-belted shirting of ice-gold net. Splashed with swirls of beads and drizzled glisteners by Malcolm Starr.

Para-Paisley Pervading

Gauzy flame lace with gilt tongues of light. The raised empire waist, flickered with jewelled chains. Neckline, wrist and hem, scalloped with glimmering rims. By Bill Blass for Maurice Retner.

The Clairvoyant Jewels

The Future in the Palm of Your Hands

Trifari Snake charming ring and golden serpent cuff bracelets sparkling with rhinestones and mock cabochon ruby eyes.

The Zodiac Jewel

Signs circling the arm in enameled gold. The face of Virgo, Capricorn's goat, the cherub twins of Gemini, Aquarius' water bearer, the bul of Taurus, from David Webb's collection of twelve bracelets that make up the well-jewelled year.

La Dolce Vita Beauty

The Sunburst Plunge
Irene Galitzine


The Violet Chrysalis necklaced in gold encasing the body in brilliants.

The Gilded Tunic

Like soft and airy chain mail, feathered with tinsel, ornamented with gold and orange baubles. Festooned with necklaces and chains of gold and coral.

Sybil Connolly

Donald Davies

The Signs of the Times
Ellen Troy for Hudson

Extravagant Court Shoes  

With a sign of the Zodiac to know you by.
Edouard Jerrold

Donald Claflin of Tiffany

A Lion in Winter

A thousand feline eyes sparked forth in jewels on the silken folds of a feather-print dress. Coq and Marabou ruffle the throat, cuffs and hem. By George Halley.

The Cult of the Zodiac
Harper's Bazaar October 1968
Neal Barr
Hiro Wakabayashi

...eye on the sixties at devodotcom


Westway of Dallas
Harper's Bazaar March 1956

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014


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

... eyes on the nineties at devodotcom

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


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
Necklaces and earrings by Brania

The Ultimate Beach Accessory
Vespa 400

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

... eyes on the sixties at devodotcom