Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Cap Coiffure
The Long American Bob
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
Cherry and white wool tweed by Monte-Sano and Pruzan
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
Necklaces and earrings by Brania
The Ultimate Beach Accessory
Vogue January 1960
"If you were going to buy one new thing:
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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
Monday, April 14, 2014
offered from the firm
Carlo Piatti of Como
to Her Gracious Majesty
The Queen of England
Carlo Piatti - Como (Italy)
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.
Harper's Bazaar July 1926
Harper's Bazaar July 1926
April 14 1921- June 30 2013
surrounded me with her love
surrounded me with her love
Sunday, April 13, 2014
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."
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!"
"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
Photography: Irving Penn
Woodstock Music and Art Fair
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