31 oktober 2010

Moon is lying still

The first two images show Penelope Tree and Twiggy in ostrich feathers, both by Lanvin. The hair was styled by Ara Gallant.


Clairol ad featuring model unknown to me.

All images from 1968.

21 oktober 2010

Funk to funky

Lotus Blossom cheeks, the eyes slant - helena rubinstein make-up.

16 oktober 2010

Just nod if you can hear me

From 1975, the famous Nina Ricci Farouche ad.

Caumont ad.

Drawing illustrating the 1975 make-ups.

An example of the glorious table arrangements.

15 oktober 2010

Favourite runway S/S 2011 ensembles

Having had time now to digest the S/S 2011 season I have come to the conclusion that I like it immensely. Across the board there are tendencies toward removing the tedious quest for easily digested/understood perfectionism that has plagued the world for so long. And oh, however revolting I found the Prada collection to be - though I suspect some of that can be attributed to the strange clumsily doodled silver around the eyes of the models - it did have that very strong message - be bold, be original rather than perfect.

The first favourite moment came in New York at the Marc Jacobs show - as some people said - it really was like the 70s passing by look by look.

Now, my favourite moments from the runway or its immediate surroundings in semi-chronological order:

1. Marc Jacobs: Those insane geometric patterns, the beige, the sinister shades...this ensemble really nailed it down for me.

And the other side of the 70s - that vivid, colorful side, here on Frida Gustafsson.

The beige and the color really pops out from this backstage shot.

2. Rodarte - few can show garments that look really novel and at the same time beautiful. Delicate yet rustique wood nymphs.

3. Crisp 60s minimalism by Christopher Kane, for the most part London Fashion Week's only redeeming quality.

4. Sometimes, it only takes one shot. Milan was owned by this single monumental shot of Snejana Onopka for Gucci.

5. Fendi - Deliciously vintage Chloe, fabulous designs. As crisp as ever Christpher Kane's collection.

6. Chanel - Entirely delicious pants adorning Snejana Onopka.

7. Yamamoto - a hint of Arizona head shop does wonders.

8. Louis Vuitton - as hard as it is to forget that giraffe print, the zebra was the real stunner.

9. John Galliano - all about the 20s and eccentricity. What can I say?

Butterfly pants that drive me wild with a need to own them, a butterfly silhouette dress that amounts to sheer poetry, shoes to whore for and styling worthy of Garbo. Yeah, you could say I like it.

10. Miu Miu - a point in favor of the completely and absolutely insane sound track - plus there is nothing I like better than crazy silk prints.

11. Lanvin - bringing the movement back.

14 oktober 2010

Some people call me Maurice

Caricature 70s hunk dressed in knitwear from "The king". 1972.

Graffi & co ad. 1972.

A McGregor bombardier jacket. 1969.

Scavullo's take on the best from Bonwitt Teller, all Cardin. 1969.

A downright conspiracy to make you lovelier

Wilhelmina Cooper in one of her later modeling assignments, this time for Helena Rubinstein in 1968. Aside from the traditional 60s eye make-up we find what appears to be a precursor to that pesky 90s heavy use of lipliner.

Lipstick is, appropriately, Mary Quant's "Sexpot".

Coty ad.

13 oktober 2010

Walk before they make me run

Walter Albini's take on a good power walk. Who is that insanely gorgeous guy to the left?

Not sure what this is, really. Editorial shot or not, I don't know....I think it's an ad for something called Armonia.

If only all anti cellulute treatments made you look as good as this model feels. Pikenz could doubtlessly sell me anything...

Gianni Jotti designed this floaty dress for Annaspina. Might the model be Wallis Franken?

10 oktober 2010

Dangerous and moving

A couple of weeks ago I had the American March issue from 1980. Now, here's the British...

Iman in a beautiful Yves Saint Laurent tulle dress with sequin hearts.

Charles Jourdan ad.

Carol Alt in a Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche outfit described as "Flame net, short and shot with lemon, blue and green design."

Delectable Chanel make-up ad.

5 oktober 2010

Succumbing to the 80s

When I posted this Italian Bazaar cover elsewhere someone responded that Debbie Harry had, in this image, succumbed to 80s fashion. Indeed, in the editorial that accompanies the cover she is modeling the most 80s minis imaginable- and it was early on that decade too, the images below are from August 1980. The jacket on the cover is Versace.

Versace leather jacket (if I interpret the Italian on the masthead correctly).

Apparently, this is a Fendi creation.