Geometric Hair by Vidal Sassoon

This spring  a documentary and book have been made about Vidal Sassoon, the hairdresser of almost every hip, hot and happening celeb in the sixties. Well, that’s all the information I have. The documentary seems to be made and was shown at a couple of film festivals, but it seems it’s not getting a screening for a wider audience. And absolutely no info on the book…. So, to fill the gap, a tiny compilation of his work.

Viddal Sassoon introduced dark, straight and shiny hair cuts. His haircuts were geometric yet organic, as shown in this video:

 

One of his most well know clients was fashion innovator Mary Quant.

Another client: actress Nancy Kwan with sleek Vidal Sassoon bob, 1963.

Model Grace Coddington with the Five Point Cut in 1964.

Vidal Sassoon cut actress Mia Farrow’s pixie hair for the 1968 movie Rosemary’s Baby. Cost of the cut $5.000 (!)

 

Model Ulla Bomser for Bazaar, 1965.

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Jip & Janneke Make Up

Ok, this will be a short introduction to Dutch culture to all our foreign readers😉

The most popular Dutch childeren’s book of all time is “Jip en Janneke” (pronounce: yip &  jen-nu-ku; well, at least something like that). The books are written in the fifties by Annie M.G. Smidt and beautifully illustrated by Fiep Westendorp.

 

Above: Janneke (left) and Jip (right).

Why all this information? Dutch store Hema has introduced Jip & Janneke make up for grown-ups: lip gloss, bronzer, eye shadow and nail polish. I’m not a big fan of  the colours, but the package is brilliant!

 

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Primark Fall 2010 Preview

More Autumn collection previews, this time it’s Primark. Primark sometimes has brilliant stuff for almost nothing, but this time it somehow doesn’t impress me. The collection seems a bit random, and honestly, a bit boring.  Pictures:

Cashmere fur collar coat £49, Stack heel platforms £15, Cable heart over the knee socks £1.50.

Gamine pleat tunic £15, Black tights £3, Lace and leather driving gloves £7, Stiletto pumps £10. The gloves are cute!

Leopard playsuit £13, Faux fur hobo £10, Oversized bead and cord necklace £5, Punch out hiking boots £20, Ribbed over the knee socks £1.50.

Navy military cape £25, Wet look legging £7, Chunky cable arm warmers £3, Grey over the knee socks £2, Black lace ankle boots £15.

Heart fob shorts £10,  Pussy bow blouse £10,  Ribbed over the knee socks £1.50,  Punch out hiking boots £20.

Fishnet crop top £8, Chocolate fur coat £27, Wet look biker legging £7, Lace court shoes £12, Black studded clutch £7. And the stylist did a very bad job.

Parka jacket £21, Military dress £13, Woven metal buckle belt £3, Punch out hiking boots £20, Ribbed over the knee socks £1.50.

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What Courtney Wore…

This is really funny: Courtney Love  has participated with some friends to create a website showing all the outfits she wears. She’s not the author of  www. whatcourtneyworetoday.com, but she sends her outfits by mail or phone on a daily (or so) basis to them, and they post it for her. The clothes are mostly big designer names, but I know she has a big vintage collection so I’m hoping we get a peek at that (please!).

Valentino dress.

Pucci dress, wolford tights and Anne boots.

Versace dress from 1998.

 Alexander Wang sweater and Genetic denim shorts.

Navy Lanvin dress with Mikimoto pearls.

 All pictures from whatcourtneyworetoday.com

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Warehouse Fall 2010 Preview

One of my favorite stores, Warehouse, have given a preview of their Fall 2010 collection. It looks really good, I like the new ladylike knee lenght skirts, and yes, capes are having a comeback! And there’s a perfect leopard coat! Aaahhhh……..

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Cut Copy Paste: Miu Miu

These are the shoes I’ve been dreaming about for ages: the Miu Miu studded ankle boots, €600,-.

And these are the boots I’ve bought yesterday at the Dutch shoestore van Haaren. They were €40,-.

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Print, prints, prints: Pucci

Some simple mathematics: summer + prints = Pucci!  The founder of the label, Emilio Pucci, started the brand in the forties, but the label became worldwide know in the sixties through famous customers like Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. Characteristic of the label are the Pucci prints: loud, abstract graphic prints in the most vibrant, vivid colours. Groovy! The prints were used on lightweight (unlined) silk dresses and scarves, so the clothes became very popular for travelling and pool side parties. Emilio Pucci died in 1992, but the brand continued with new designers like Christian Lacroix and Matthew Williamson.

If you are as intrigued by Pucci as I am, this August Taschen will release a book about the designer, with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and candid shots from the archive of the Emilio Pucci Foundation. There are two editions: a ‘regular’ one and a limited one of 500 books. The limited edition is bound in an original vintage Pucci fabric and is accompanied by four art prints of original drawings from the designer. I want!

Colourfull cover art of the new must-have Taschen Pucci-book

Book image

Model Susan Murray, circa 1966

M wearing her Pucci dress.

Marilyn Monroe wearing a Pucci print dress. Some bizarre info: she was even buried wearing a green Pucci dress.

Mr. Pucci himself

Veruschka modelling or Pucci, 1964

 Models in ‘Pucci’s hometown Florence, on the rooftop of Palazzo Pucci. The dome of the Cathedral of Florence is in the background, 1966.

Book images from taschen.com

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