28 December 2010

R.I.P Dennis Wilson (1944-1983)

Today is the anniversary of Dennis Wilson's death. He was famous for being an original member of the Beach Boys. I like him as an actor. His one and only film, 'Two-Lane Blacktop' is a cult classic. I am also fascinated by his connection with Charles Manson. He was 39 when he drowned at Marina Del Rey after heavy drinking.

23 December 2010

Vintage lingerie ads

I love beautiful lingerie. Lingerie is a very important part of my wardrobe. 

Maidenform

Lou 1962

Christian Dior 1962

bra-O-matic

Maidenform 1953

Maidenform

Maidenform 1953

Maidenform 1961


17 December 2010

Stars and their pets


Truman Capote 1953

Brigitte Bardot 1956

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and their son 1952

Steve Mcqueen 1963

Audrey Hepburn 1959

14 December 2010

Modern sunglasses

New York, 1960 by Henri Cartier Bresson

Film director, Reiner Werner Fassbinder, 1980 
by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Marilyn Monroe & Lauren Bacall, 1953

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1957 
by Henri Cartier Bresson

Peggy Guggenheim on the Grand Canal in Venice, 1950
by Chim (David Seymour)


12 December 2010

Coffee Cake

I baked a coffee cake today. Moist sponge with good coffee flavour cream. Yummy!

5 December 2010

Fast Film by Virgil Widrich

He used 65,000 prints out of films to make 'Fast Film'.






Fast Film by Virgil Widrich


Click above and watch it



Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury in 1953, later it became a film directed by La Nouvelle Vague filmmaker, François Truffaut, starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. The story is set in a future America where reading is illegal and the fireman is in charge of burning illegal books such as works of literature as well as the bible.  English film director, Nicolas Roeg took charge of cinematography, the music is by famous Hitchcock collaborator, Bernard Herrmann.
The film was made in 1966 and set in the future so it has a toy-like cheap-ish element  to it, but doesn't make me stop like it. The film has a different ending to the novel and I prefer more Truffaut's hopeful and romantic ending. Great film.


 








29 November 2010

Vintage Lanvin silk scarf

I've completely missed the opportunity to see Lanvin for H&M. By the time I arrived, there were only a couple of dresses left in the shop. It was still the first day that Lanvin for H&M went on sale, but 6 o'clock in the evening was too late. To be honest, I even didn't have it in mind till the day came... no wonder I missed it. I love Lanvin so instead here is my vintage Lanvin silk scarf with beautiful illustrations. Scandal by Lanvin was a perfume launched in 1933 and discontinued in 1971. 




24 November 2010

Punk 1977

1977 was the year that the Punk movement was at a peak in Britain. It was the exploitation of new style, and I'm fascinated with all those individual people.


Debbie Harry, taken by Bob Gruen

Richard Hell & the Voidoids

The Clash, taken by Kate Simon

God Save The Queen sticker, designed by Jamie Reid

Sex Pistols

John Lydon

Holiday In The Sun promotion poster,
designed by Jamie Reid

Pretty vacant press ad, designed by Jamie Reid