Archive for October, 2008

Dress Boots

The upside of fall is great fashionable boots! The stylish footwear is available at www.colehaan.com

Retro LIFE Magazine

Nico, (born Christa Paffgen) was a popular fashion model and later lead singer of the The Velvet Underground.  She was photographed in 1960 for LIFE in the apartment  of Parisian interior designer Henry Samuel.

A Dior gown photographed for LIFE in 1960.  The ornate interior is the 17th century home of Suzanne Luling,  then directrice of Dior.

Two models wearing couture gowns in a grand Parisian residence; an outtake from a story photographed for LIFE in 1958.

Brand Icon | Tiffany & Co.

The year was 1837. Charles Lewis Tiffany and his schoolmate John Young traveled
from New England to New York City with an idea and a dream that were to become
Tiffany & Co. While the first day of business brought a mere four dollars and 98
cents, the world of jewelry and luxury goods would never again be the same.

Charles Tiffany’s tireless search for one-of-a-kind objects charmed and fascinated
the wealthy of New York. But when the store obtained some of the French crown
jewels in 1887, Tiffany’s fame spread far and wide.

Charles Lewis Tiffany went on to introduce the nation’s first retail catalogue. And,
his obsession with the simple elegance of classic silver design earned Tiffany & Co.
the highly coveted Award of Merit at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1867. This
was the first time an American company had been recognized by a European jury.

Of the many individual achievements made under the leadership of Charles Lewis
Tiffany, the introduction of the celebrated engagement ring in the 6-prong Tiffany®
Setting is one of the most noteworthy. But, of course, Charles Lewis Tiffany’s
grandest accomplishment was to establish America’s preeminent house of design
and the world’s premier jeweler.

Fashion in Film | The Other Boleyn Girl

The opulent costumes were designed by Academy Award-winner Sandy Powell, and the film wasn’t bad either.  I highly reccommend.

Milking it…

linda

christy

It is nice to see that Supermodels from the 90’s are still able to snag fashion campaigns and cosmetic contracts. The other day, I was pleasantly surprised to see Linda in a L’Oreal television ad.

Fashion in Film | Gilda

Gilda is a voyeuristic film noir treat starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford, that engages the viewer in a complex web of sado-masochistic triangles. When, for example, Gilda performs her signature number, “Put the Blame on Mame,” she is not simply enraging both of her suitors with her open sexuality, she is also crying out in pain for the love she is being denied. Juicy!

Party Girls | Filth & Wisdom

Dolce & Gabbana’s star-studded Cinema Society screening celebrates
Madonna’s Filth & Wisdom

(NEW YORK) Andrew Saffir‘s Cinema Society took its concept to grandiose new heights with the help of a couple of unstoppable forces: Madonna, who made her directorial debut with Filth and Wisdom, and Dolce & Gabbana, who sponsored the occasion.