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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

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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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Veruschka for Gucci

Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, has again used the Gucci archives for another commercial succes. I love the way she uses the history of Gucci in modern designs, like the Flora scarf pattern and the equestrian iconography. For the new watch ad campaign she used black and white images of legendary model Veruschka, shot in the sixties for Gucci. The male in the picture is actor Peter Sellers.

“The images featured in this campaign are some of my favorites from the Gucci archive,” said Frida Giannini. “They perfectly illustrate not only the glamour of Gucci’s past and the many style icons who were naturally drawn to the house, but also show how this heritage can be relevant today.”

 

Pretty cool, don’t you think? I even love the watch…

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A Crush at Russh

Yesterday I went to the bookstore to buy myself a bunch of magazines. The summer isn’t the most inspiring time for magazines. They’re usually full with articles about how to look good in a bikini, miracle diets that make you lose half your body weight in ten days and luxurious holiday destinations to tropical islands……..so I started to look for something different and to my surprise, I found a wonderfull magazine called Russh. It’s an Australian bi-monthly magazine and their May/June ’09 issue is now in Dutch stores (altough their July/August ’09 issue is already published!!!).

What I like about Russh is it’s perfect mixture of retro and modern. I’s not as sentimental-romantic as Lula, but it’s also not a big parade of trends that only last two months. I usually tear out the pages of magazines I like to make scrapbooks, and I wanted to tear apart the whole magazine…. so that’s good!

Some images from Russh: 

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For more info check their website: http://www.russhaustralia.com, blog: http://blog.russhaustralia.com and myspace: http://www.myspace.com/russhmagazine.

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