A blog about vintage fashion, vintage jewels and art.....

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Convincingly Handsome

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

Sicily Bella

Enjoying a day of sunshine in Sicily. Mount Etna was beaming, quietly looking out onto the Sicilian landscape and letting itself be photographed during cristal clear visibility. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

fashion photography from the 1940s, 1950s.

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

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Parade

Happy Easter to all. 
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?

Decadent Yesterdays

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