Thursday, December 18, 2014



Breton cap of black lace and satin

Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger


black satin and lace


A coif of black point d'esprit


Swirled cone of black satin

Christmas Confections
Photography: Lillian Bassman

White Stag

Ernst Engel

Continental Imports
Irving of Montreal plaid pants

Samuel Parnes Kilt
Pius Whieler Sweater

Homage to Dior

Christian Dior at home
Photography: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Carmen Dell'Orefice Poolside in Toni Owen

Rose Marie Reid



Dress Necklines - Taking to the Water
Photography: Gleb Derujinsky

Herbert Sondheim

Photography: Francesco Scavullo

Jamison Classics


Ben Zuckerman

Photography: Richard Avedon

Eva Gabor
Maurice Chevalier

Encore Gigi
Photography: Cecil Beaton

Christmas Fashions - 
In The Sun,
In The Snow
Harper's Bazaar December 1957

... eyes on the fifties at devodotcom

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Gia Carangi
Hair - Sergio Valente

Childish Gambino 3005

Helmut Newton's Adventures in Diamonds ... in Monte Carlo

Harry Winston's chandelier necklace of pear, round, and marquise stones. Gentleman's ring with a 13.57-carat emerald-cut rose diamond.

Harry Winston
Oscar de la Renta

Left: Necklace of 76 oval-shaped stones totalling 62.94 carats. Perfectly matched heart-shaped earrings totaling 16.5 carats.

Right:  Chandelier earrings - 35.93 carats of pear-shaped stones. Flawless 30.99 carat emerald-cut ring, slightly pink in color.  26-carat bracelet of square stones.

Hotel de Paris
Van Cleef and Arpels
Giorgio Sant'Angelo

Foreground: V-shaped necklace with round and pear-shaped diamonds. The drop earrings: 23 carats of pear-shaped diamonds. A 10-carat marquise solitaire.

Rear: 20-carat heart-shaped diamond pendant suspended from an 18-inch diamond necklace.

Bulgari - Danaos

Top: Flawless 17.48-carat oval stone. Heart-shaped 7.03-carat solitaire.

Bottom: Flawless pear-shaped 28.48-carat diamond.

Harry Winston's Bicentennial Diamond
"The Star of Independence"

Flawless pendant, pear-shaped, almost 76 carats. The ring, a flawless oval 20.03-carats. Heart-shaped earrings. Yves Saint Laurent Couture.

Solitaires by Gerard

31-carat emerald cut; 16-carat pear shape; 13-carat pear shape; 22-carat marquise shape; 27-carat flawless cushion cut.

Angela Cummings of Tiffany

Necklace of fantasy-shaped sea-shells. 645 white diamonds set in 18k gold and platinum.


Aqua Suit

Halston Limited Edition Beachwear
Giorgio Sant'Angelo's "Wonder Woman"

Jane Fonda

Patty Hansen
Kae Yoshida

Patty Hansen
Ralph Lauren

Oscar de la Renta

Geoffrey Beene


Grosvenor Canada
Stephen Burrows

Grosvenor's white mink jacket over Stephen Burrow's black evening dress.

Natural Furs Ltd.

Canadian Shadow Fox with racoon inserts.

A Season of Options
Photography: Arthur Elgort
Fitness Fonda Style
Photography: Arthur Elgort
Furs With Something Extra
Photography: Stan Malinowski
To Catch a Diamond ...
Photography: Helmut Newton
To Catch The Sun...
Photography: Helmut Newton
Vogue December 1979

... eyes on the seventies at devodotcom

Monday, December 15, 2014



Black silk paper taffeta dress with shocking pink bows by Tomasz Starzewski.

Tom Starzewski

Tom Starzewski scarlet ruched satin dress with huge bow above knee worn with red satin court shoes from Maud Frizon. Right: Identical dress in white satin. In the middle, Tom Starzewski wears a suit from Harvey Nichols.

Jacques Azagury

Black and white silk satin leopard-print dress with beaded cuffs. Jacques Azagury is wearing a jacket, shirt and belt from Browns.


Pink silk shirt with pleated collar trimmed with red worn with a black wool jacket and three quarter length trousers. Cornelia James red satin gloves.

Bruce Oldfield

White silk crepe dress with plunge V-back, silver crystal beads and batwing sleeves worn with gold lame Maud Frizon court shoes. Right: Copper lame dress with huge cowl at the back. Oldfield is wearing  a Cerruti dinner-jacket and shirt from Turnbull and Asser.

Benny Ong

Ivory silk-satin sleeveless dress, with crossover back. Cornelia James lomg white gloves. Benny Ong dancing in a suit of his own design.


Black floral kimono top and trousers worn with Mary Quant tights and black patent pumps with black pom poms by Cassadei. Black wool cloak by Giorgio Armani.


Red wool floral kimono over a cream wool floral skirt with a blue floral scarf at the head tucked under a black trilby. Red leather gloves with fur trim. All by Kenzo.


White silk organza with beaded and sequinned peplum bodice, pleated and fastened with a large rose. Right: White confetti-woven silk organza dress, with huge cape puffed sleeves over silk satin tapered dress. Hachi's suit and tie, Tommy Nutter.

Laura Biagiotti

Red silk tafftta dress. Red leather gloves with silver studs by Alaia. Diamante necklace from a selection at Butler and Wilson. Asprey earrings.

Yves Saint Laurent

Black velvet quilted jacket with gold frogging over black velvet bloomers. Gold turban - all by Yves Saint Laurent.

Top Floor Gallery

Mid-nineteenth century Chinese Mandarin's kimono, Top FLoor Gallery.
Red Silk robe, Chinese Emperor Style, hand embroidered with dragons chasing flaming pearls symbolising beauty and wisdom. Amber. Black velvet trousers by Miss O from Harrods.

Harper's Bazaar and Queen
December 1983
Alberto Dell'Orto
Pamela Hanson

...eyes on the eighties at devodotcom