Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Petal pink for Little Parties
Diane Arbus 1962

Just to Walk That Little Girl Home
Mink DeVille


happy new year from devocanada and devodotcom!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS PAST - ELSA MARTINELLI 1962

THE GALA HEAD 
ELSA MARTINELLI

Halston's Sable tails on Elsa Martinelli - one of the ways charming heads are being splashed with more charm now. Recently co-starring with Orson Welles in The Trial, based on the Kafka novel, Miss Martinelli is currently working on Ramage, in which she safaris in the Malayan jungle - a long jump from Rome, where she lives now, and from the day, in 1953, when she arrived for her first visit to the United States with twenty dollars and no English.

Vogue December 1962
Photography: Bert Stern

Friday, December 16, 2011

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS PAST - 1970



THE SPECTACULAR HIGHLANDERS OF NEW GUINEA, SOUTH PACIFIC
ORNAMENTATION FOR LOVE, WAR AND WEALTH



Locked in Stone Age isolation until a generation ago, they were discovered beyond the massive walls that cut through New Guinea.

Here in one of the untouched edens of the world, every village has its dancing park for sing sings, every villager his badge of decoration for festivals of initiation, courting and pig killings.


ADORNMENT: FOR GODS, FOR LOVE,FOR WAR
FANTASTIC BIRDMAN OF OLTOKANE VILLAGE

Clay face painted red under a weeded wig, this Chimbu man wears a cloak of dark tangat leaves resembling black cockatoo feathers that are almost as prized as those of the bird of paradise. Mystically involved with birds, Highlanders imitate their calls and postures in courting songs and dancing-ground ceremonies.

MENACING ASARO MUD MEN
Fiercely disguised by grey mud and masks sculpted over cane frames with pig tusks and animal or human teeth, these Asaro warriors commemorate a victorious battle of their ancestors who, driven into the Asoro River by an enemy tribe, emerged so demonically mud-covered that their attackers, thinking them evil spirits, fled.


CHIMU WOMEN MOURNING A DEAD WARRIOR

Death extracts a drastic change in appearance from these lamenting women of Wandi who trade the splendour of bright paint for sombre clay and dress in jute string and withered leaves. 

Dried grass replaces nose ornaments and shell necklaces are discarded for mourning beads, called Job's Tears.

POWERFUL HEADMAN OF THE ANDAGALIMP LINE
MOGE CLAN LEADER IN HIS WIG OF HUMAN HAIR SYMBOLIZING WEALTH

The fairgrounds boil with a pageantry of people, jewelled in grass seeds and pearl shell, armed with bows and arrows. Bodies greased with pig fat, faces often menacing with ochre, mud, and nose tusks, almost all Highlanders wear on their heads jungles of tall, torch-flaring plumes of the bird of paradise.




The Spectacular Highlanders of New Guinea, South Pacific
Adornment:for gods, for love, for war
Photography: Irving Penn
Text:Andre Leroi-Gourhan
Vogue December 1970


REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS PAST - THE FIFTIES



Estevez
Henri Bendel
Richard Rutledge





VOGUE
1957



Frances McLaughlin

White silk trench lined in Russian sable
on Kay Kendall

ERIC
Carl Erickson
1891-1958

Photography: Frances McLaughlin
Illustration: Mary Suzuki


Richard Rutledge

Monet

Van Cleef & Arpels
1957
Harry Winston
1957

Estevez for Madcaps
Richard Rutledge



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS PAST - THE FIFTIES





 

 


Harper's Bazaar December 1957
Photography: Frances Pellegrini



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS PAST - THE SIXTIES


Natalie Wood

Dennis Hopper

Romy Schneider

Roger Vadim

Marilyn Monroe - Clarke Gable

Ken Russell

Sharon Tate

Brian Jones

Jimi Hendrix

George Harrison

John Lennon

Jim Morrison


Elizabeth Taylor

Peter Sellers

Audrey Hepburn

Nureyev

Andy Warhol

Edie  Sedgewick

Steve McQueen


...for all of those missing them
The Sixties - a Decade in Vogue