Tuesday, February 25, 2014
......Ladies! This is a great camouflage green vintage jacket and would look great paired with straight-legs jeans and ankle booties stilettos.
Friday, February 21, 2014
.....vintage plus-size cape with side slit openings for the arms, attached scarf at the neck and fully lined in silky blue/purple colored silky fabric.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
|Coat and waistcoat worn by Peter II, 1727–1730 |
Made from silk velvet and silk taffeta with silver embroidery
Victoria and Albert Museum
The elegant and fine workmanship has flourished into today's modern fashion world. Not only did the rediscovery of fashion made from exotic textiles drape rock and roll stars from the 1960's, the 17th-century style was the inspiration for a number of designers who used rich fabrics and elaborate ornamentation for their runway collections.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
There's something about images shot in black and white. Not only are they beautiful, but without the color distraction your eyes are quickly drawn too the person's frozen expression at that moment and the truth of who they are comes through. I just can't imagine getting the same feeling looking at black and white images by great photographers like Gordon Parks, Bert Stern, Cecil Beaton if they were taken in color.
|Edith Head and Gloria Swanson at the premiere of Sunset Boulevard, 1950|
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Music and art go hand in hand - not only did the 40's, 50's and 60's produced some of the greatest music of all time but the era's album covers were a real work of art. The graphics, bold-bright colors, fabulous typographic styles and the unique illustrations were so amazing to look at. The psychedelic swirling patterns blew you away, the ornate flower-theme mellowed you out and the MOD fashion added that extra flare to the covers. There are hundreds I love, but I added just a few of my favorites and will share more in future posts.