Friday, October 30, 2009


With Halloween being celebrated this weekend (the video's story line is about the supernatural), the release of "This It It" on cinemas just days ago, and the great interest on anything Michael Jackson prior to his death (which is still hard to believe months after); I thought it would be quite fitting to post a photo of "The King of Pop", Michael Jackson on one of his career's most iconic moments....the "Thriller" video.

Besides being the longest music video in history and one of the top selling singles ever, "Thriller" is not only a milestone in Michael Jackson's career and life, it is a video that influenced fashion in the 80s. During the video we can see Jackson sporting his "trademark" red jacket along with matching red trousers, white socks, and black shoes.

Call it the "Michael Jackson Effect" or however you want to call it, but in months after his untimely passing, "The King of Pop" is influencing again fashion like he did 25 years ago with some designers releasing jackets and clothes that remind us of his outfits during the height of his career. Long Live The King, Michael Jackson...

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Party

If you'd like to remember some of those stylish parties from the late 60s, I recommend you watch 1968's "The Party". Starring Peter Sellers as Hrundi V. Bakshi, a movie extra who is invited mistakenly to a lavish party hosted by the Clutterbuck family; and Claudine Longet as Michele Monet, an aspiring singer. Throughout the film one can appreciate not only the exquisite interior design of the Clutterbuck residence, but also the formal fashions of the late 60s and the "chaos" caused by Peter Sellers' character.

Peter Sellers is wearing a sand colored suit with an orange red tie and white shoes, while Claudine Longet is wearing a mini yellow dress with beads and sequins on the top part.

Below you can watch the movie's trailer.

One of the most mellow scenes from the movie takes place when Longet's character sings "Nothing To Lose", composed by Henri Mancini.

Photos & Video:, Youtube

Monday, October 26, 2009

George Peppard in "Breakfast At Tiffany's"

In 1961 George Peppard costarred with Audrey Hepburn in the cinema classic "Breakfast At Tiffany's" (based on the best selling novel with the same name written by Truman Capote). He portrayed Paul Varjack, an aspiring writer who's Holly Golightly's (Hepburn) neighbor in New York and shares a love story with her.
Throughout the movie we can see Peppard wear some sleek suits from the early 60s paired with skinny ties and trench coats.

One of the most memorable scenes from the movie: Holly and Paul shopping at Tiffany's.

Photos: Flickr &

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sweet Caroline

A nostalgic and timeless photo of John F. Kennedy with his daughter Caroline, and wife Jackie looking at the scene while spending a day at sea near Hyannis Port. JFK is wearing a classic, simple, and still wearable this fall/winter, outfit: a navy blue wool cardigan with a white shirt underneath; along with his iconic Tortoise Wayfarers.

Perfect for spending a day at sea, on the shore, having lunch with friends, relaxing in the garden, strolling on the park or around the city.

Photo: Corbis

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Emilio Pucci

Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci is shown below with two models wearing his designs at a party in the late 60s. Despite the decades gone by, his designs have remained a favorite due to their originality and boldness.

Photo: Flickr

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Brian Jones

Brian Jones, member of the Rolling Stones and whose mysterious death in the summer of 1969 shocked the world, is shown here with Anita Pallenberg circa 1967. He is wearing a double breasted jacket, a turtleneck jersey, and some dark trousers. Anita is wearing a floral miniskirt with a turteneck jersey and what appears to be an Afghan coat, which was popular in the late 60s.
Photo: Flickr

Friday, October 16, 2009

Breakfast with James Dean

A thoughtful and contemplative James Dean is photographed below while having breakfast around 1954-1955. He's wearing what appears to be a navy striped jersey/pullover; and a navy blue shirt beneath. A stylish and original outfit that can be worn all year round.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

L.G.R Sunglasses

Eyewear is not only an accessory to aid or protect one's vision, but an accessory that reflects one's style, elegance, and personality; and why is perhaps the final touch on an outfit.

In times where finding sunglasses and eyeglasses that reflect the 3 aspects mentioned above, with a superior quality, and a design that evokes the eyewear of the 50s and 60s is a difficult task; we have L.G.R Sunglasses.

Founded by Luca Gnecchi Ruscone after discovering some Italian eyewear at his grandfather's warehouse in Eritrea, Africa; L.G.R Sunglasses manages to recreate the elegance of eyewear from a long gone era.

More than a simple pair of sunglasses, these are a work of art. All pairs are hand made using the same manufacturers and techniques that the eyewear belonging to Gnecchi Ruscone's grandfather had.

Besides their design quality, this eyewear stands out from others on the market due to its ultra resistant mineral crystals, their flexibility, and resistance. Since images can't show this 100%, I recommend you watch the following video.

L.G.R sunglasses appeal to those who want to sport a classic and elegant look, to those who want to enjoy life to the highest level.

Currently these styles are available on the market. Frames available on tortoise and black acetate with shapes that evoke classic and iconic eyewear styles. Finding vintage frames can be a difficult task due to availabilty and state of the materials, with L.G.R sunglasses one can wear retro looking eyewear anytime and knowing you're wearing the best of the best.

For their upcoming collection, which will be available soon, L.G.R will be launching the following models.

L.G.R Sunglasses can be purchased online and on stores within more than 10 countries worldwide. For further information on sales points or to view more eyewear please visit their website:

Photos and Video: L.G.R Sunglasses

Monday, October 12, 2009

Something for this Fall/Winter

For those cool Fall or Winter days there's nothing better like the outfit shown below. Mixing the 60s Mod style with 70s style we have an outfit made up of a striped pale blue turtleneck sweater, a wide collar leather jacket, a pair of high wasted jeans, orange tinted aviators, and a slightly long hairstyle.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, October 9, 2009

Partying in Santorini

Richard Avedon's photoshoot of Jean Shrimpton and Jeanloup Sieff in Santorini between 1966-1967 is one of the best fashion editorials from the 60s. Below both of them on their way to a party wearing a tuxedo, and a coordinated sleeveless blouse and miniskirt with an impressive beaded necklace.
Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin'

When people think about Bob Dylan, the image of him that immediately comes up their minds is that of him with the "messed up" hair and wearing wayfarers (you can see this photo in one of the blog's 2008 posts).

Like fashion, personal style evolves, and the "look" we're donning today can be different tomorrow. Below an example of this on a late 60s photo of Bob Dylan and his wife walking around an aiport.

Dylan's hair seems more styled, he's wearing aviators, a small beard, and instead of a simple jacket, he's wearing a belted double breasted leather jacket. It appears he's wearing a white shirt underneath, with some white trousers, no socks, and black shoes.

Regardless of these two "looks" in the 60s, it can't be denied that Bob Dylan will always be considered as a fashion icon, and last but not least, a very talented musician.

Photo: Flickr

Monday, October 5, 2009

Louis Jourdan

Louis Jourdan is a French actor who went to Hollywood and had success during the 50s and 60s. His appearances in films such as "The Swan" (with Grace Kelly), "Three Coins In The Fountain" (the film that began the tradition of tossing 3 coins into La Fontana Di Trevi to return to Rome), "Gigi", "The V.I.P.s" (an all star cast film: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Orson Wells), "Octopussy " (he was the film's villan: Prince Kamal Khan) amongst others; helped make him a cinema icon.

Considered one of the most elegant actors of all time, not only for his elegant and classic outfits, but also for his personality.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, October 2, 2009

Cayetano Rivera Ordonez

Cayetano Rivera Ordonez is nowadays one of Spain's most important bullfighters. Yet bullfighting isn't something new for Cayetano, it literally runs through his veins. He is the son of legendary bullfighter, Francisco Rivera "Paquirri", and grandson of another bullfighting icon, Antonio Ordonez.

In recent years he has combined his passion for bullfighting with fashion. Giorgio Armani has invited him to his runway shows and has designed some of his suits and bullfighting attire.

Below Cayetano Rivera Ordonez attending days ago a tribute to his father "Paquirri" on the ocassion of his 25th death anniversary. He's wearing a grey suit with a teal colored tie and black shoes.