Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The lead singer of Roxy Music during the 70s and early 80s shows us that when he's not wearing a suit he is still stylish, as shown below. Having breakfast while on tour in the 80s, Ferry decided to wear a white shirt with some embroided design on the shoulders, along with khakis. Worth noticing is his thin and simple gold watch.
Monday, June 28, 2010
James Dean illustrates the above in this photo where he is wearing a white cotton t-shirt with jeans, probably 501s, a leather watch and a gold ring. One can wear the same ensemble this summer and probably add a pair of black or tortoise Wayfarers, and change the jeans for a pair of bermuda shorts.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Dolce & Gabbana menswear celebrated its 20th anniversary with a collection made up of many white colored suits, 30s and 50s inspired bathing suit ensembles, colorful jackets, linens; all to the beat of Annie Lennox. Above an outfit that is great to stroll around the Amalfi Coast in Italy or St. Tropez during the Summer.
Corneliani presented a collection that went from "The Great Gatsby" to the 70s with its Safari Jackets (very much like those worn by Yves Saint Laurent).
Ferragamo continued proving why it's one of the best options for suits and elegance. From semi casual to formal dandy this collection was one of my favorites. Above a very Nautical ensemble from Ferragamo, notice the sandals and double breasted jacket which are a trend for this season.Cavalli on the other hand presented us a collection that was inspired by the 70s Rock Scene with simple yet bold pieces such as this white jacket with white jeans and light blue shirt. Something to wear to the club this summer.
Bottega Veneta was groundbreaking with this military/patchwork jacket. And Gucci like always didn't disappoint me with black jackets over black V-neck t-shirts and white pants. Notice how the shoes are worn without socks, afterall it's Summer.
Canali in my opinion was the best collection this time on Milan due to it's very dandy ensembles, that went from the 40s, to 60s Mod to "Miami Vice". Black and brown (in its light shades) played a key part for Canali, along with the Persol sunglasses worn by the models.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Rico went more for a formal dandy look by wearing double breasted jackets, pin striped suits, dark colored suits, leather jackets, and sometimes he wore some chains as an acessory. While Sony is perhaps the "icon" from this show due to his pastel/white colored suits and jackets paired with pastel t-shirts and Wayfarers; yet in some seasons he wore Carreras.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Worth checking out this Summer is The Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street" CD & Documentary. This iconic album recorded in 1971 while the band (Brian Jones shown in the photo below had already passed away) was living in the French Riviera and its surroundings, is considered by many a rock masterpiece. Recently it has been re-released with some additional tracks and a documentary with original footage from the recording sessions. During 2010's Cannes Film Festival Mick Jagger and some of his band mates promoted this documentary which is a must see.
Friday, June 18, 2010
On this ocassion I would like to share with all of you a "short film" I made in which we can appreciate some of the best photos featured in the blog during these 2 years; and some of the most outstanding style icons of the last 50 years. I hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Below a snapshot taken at a club in St. Tropez that summer in which we can see both of them wearing a type of headband; it may look a bit strange but then again one has to remember it was a year after "The Summer of Love". Gigi is wearing a fitted white polo shirt and black pants, while Brigitte appears to wear a beaded top covered by her long blond hair.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Photo: Marina Cicogna/photoradar.com
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
From 1965 to 1968 he was married to Jane Birkin.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Photo: Nick Hunt
Friday, June 4, 2010
"The Eternal City" offers us landmarks such as the Imperial Forum (one can still experience the glory of Ancient Rome), the Colosseum, the Fontana di Trevi (throw 3 coins), Via Veneto (home of the "Dolce Vita" in the 60s), Piazza Navona (its cafes and portrait painters), Piazza di Spagna (one must climb the steps), Via dei Condotti (Rome's answer to 5th Avenue), Piazza della Republicca, Il Vittorio & Piazza Venezia (the epicenter of it all), la Bocca della Verita, Castel St. Angelo, Porta Pinciana, Piazza dei Poppolo, and the Pantheon.
Built in Ancient Rome, the Pantheon served as a pagan temple and within time was used as a Catholic church and then as a memorial. Not only are its architecture and dome remarkable but also the fountain located in front of it on the Piazza that was designed by Giacomo della Porta.
Below a photo that blends perfectly the beauty of the Pantheon with the elegance of a dark suit.