Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Welcome to some of the most elegant men on the island - these are pictures from a recent fashion photo-shoot introducing the new men's fashion line Gagliardi for Spring Summer 2012.
The company behind Gagliardi has been busy making top class fashion wear for men since 1964. Gagliardi as a brand seeks to create a look which is vibrant in a way that reflects a Latin and Mediterranean heritage and identity, remaining also classic and timeless for business, pleasure and leisure.
Convincingly handsome all the way.
The Gagliardi range is currently available online and in all Bortex Fine Tailoring outlets on Malta.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Woman wearing tennis outfit, seated on wall, with one leg on top of wall, looking at the mountains behind her. Published in Harpers Bazaar, February 1947.
Back view of fashion models in swim suits, two kneeling wearing swim fins, and one seated. Published in Harper's Bazaar, January 1950.
These beautiful black and white fashion photos were taken by the New York fashion photographer Toni Frissell (1907-88). She not only photographed fashion models but women from all walks of life. She photographed great personalities of her time, worked with the Red Cross during WWII, becoming the official photographer for the Women's Army Corps. She worked for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, Life. The Toni Frissell collection is found at the US Library of Congress.
"Fashion model with llamas, Cusco, Peru". Published in Harper's Bazaar, January 1952. Part of a collection gifted to the Library of Congress by Frissell.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
This year my Easter greetings come along with some magnificent old pictures courtesy of Allie from the online store OldeTymeNotions with its great collections of fantastic postcards from yesteryear.
The picture above is an Antique French postcard from the Edwardian period.
Which do you like best?
Poster by Henri Privat-Livemont (1861-1936)
Poster advertising bicycles in Paris in 1899
Poster advertising Italian journal Corriere della Sera in 1898 - designed by Adolfo Hohenstein (1854-1928)
Advertising poster for the London Underground Limited - 1924