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 (!)
Strange…..last summer I was obsessed by leather and zippers, and this summer I’m into the complete opposite of the fashion spectrum…..I’m loving anything 70’s rural/farmer/prairie/country-thingies. After the clogs (got them), maxi dresses (got them), I’m now lusting after some denim dungarees. I don’t care which one, long legs, short legs or the dress version, just love them. Inspiration:
Remember this post about the Zac Posen collection for Target? It seems the collection gets promoted by the band The Like. I loved the way Alexander McQueen involved the looks of Leila Moss of the Duke Spirit is his Target collection, and it seems Zac Posen does the same with the ladies from The Like. The promo video, directed by Gia Coppola (yes, family of), shows The Like in their hotel room getting ready for a show, then later performing onstage. Check out the sixties vibe of the video:
Glam rock diva & fashion icon, Gwen Stefani, expanded her clothing line L.A.M.B into the computer industry (yep you read right) by teaming up with Apple for a L.A.M.B line of MAC notebooks and covers. Before the show on Thursday, Gwen posed for an impromptu photo shoot backstage and she looks completely flawless as always.
2 stills from E-online video’s: the new clothing tag:
Hereby I officialy introduce the first Three in a Crowd contest!
What can you win: a free ticket for the Blur reunion concert in Hyde Park, London on Thursday the 2nd of July! Woohoo!
Well, maybe I should give some extra information first. I was supposed to go to London with a friend of mine, and we both got tickets for the Blur gig in Hyde Park. Which I’m really looking forward to, because I loved them from the very first start (well, not really, I didn’t find Leisure that interesting but I have been a fan since Modern Life is Rubbish). But my friend can’t go because of “work commitments”. So now I have to go alone, and I don’t mind going to gigs alone, but I would like to see the opening acts (Foals, Crystal Castles) and to spend the whole afternoon and evening all by myself isn’t that attractive. So I made up this contest: I’ll give away her ticket, but in exchange you’ll have to go with me….;-) I promise I’m no freak, mass murderer or nerd, and I will behave decently!
Anyway, if you would like to go, just sent me an e-mail: threeinacrowd at hotmail dot com.
Fashion guru Gwen Stefani not only transcends the music and fashion industry, her love for Harajuku fashion style in Japan has culminated in the launch of her accessories apparel brand “Harajuku Lovers” in 2005. With great Taiwanese consumer anticipation, “Harajuku Lovers” is finally opening its flagship store in May. Located in Taipei’s fashion pioneering Xinyi District, this will be the brand’s first independent store in the world.
Gathering of Global Fashion in Taiwan
Situated on the Western Pacific Rim, the island nation of Taiwan is an important hub of transportation. With rich island culture and characteristics, the people of Taiwan have a high level of acceptance for new things; hence Taiwan has become the distribution center for diverse culture and global fashion.
According to report, the ratio of domestic sales and imports for the clothing industry is roughly 4:6, with imported clothing being in the majority. In addition, Taiwanese people’s willingness in trying new things has resulted in the conglomeration of diverse international brands. Whether it’s the hippie, or the extravagant fashion style, are all widely accepted in Taiwan.
Recently, the fashion apparel expenditure of the Taiwanese public is on the rise, with annual sales of between NT$150-170 billion. Therefore, the distributor in Taiwan imported Gwen Stefani’s own brand “Harajuku Lovers” from the US, and opened up a store in Taipei’s Xinyi District (Taiwan). The store is the brand’s flagship store in Asia, bringing a unique mix and match Japanese Harajuku fashion to the vibrant streets of Taipei.
Distinctive Style and Celebrity Endorsement
In December of 2009, Harajuku Lovers doll fragrance was launched in Taiwan, and it became an instant hit with its adorable appearance, and was collected by many Harajuku Lovers followers. This year, the Harajuku Lovers garment, bag and watch will be introduced to Taiwan. In terms of tailoring and pattern, the design retains the essence of the Harajuku style; together with bold and imaginative use of colors, Harajuku Lovers is set to become yet another fashion statement in Taiwan.
Following in the footsteps of LAMB, Gwen Stefani’s fashion brand Harajuku Lovers once again comes to Taiwan. With Gwen Stefani’s distinctive style and trend setting fashion sense, Harajuku Lovers is set to bring about a new American fashion trend and street culture in Taiwan.
Launch of Harajuku Lovers in Asia as Market Test
Taiwan is known as the fashion distribution center in Asia. By selecting Taiwan to open its first store in Asia, Harajuku Lovers perceives great importance in Taiwanese people’s consumption power and high level of acceptance for fashion. In addition, Harajuku Lovers intends to use their Taiwan flagship store as the springboard to the rest of Asia.