Thursday, February 26, 2009

Brigitte Bardot - Icon of the 1960s: What was she Wearing?

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot à un cocktail en 1968Image via Wikipedia

(born 28 September 1934) is a French actress, former fashion model, singer and animal rights activist. In 2007 she was named among Empire's 100 Sexiest Film Stars. She was one of the great icons of the 1960s. This video shows her in all her glory and what she was wearing at the time.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

VIDEO: Classic 1960s Fashion Icons

First Girl from U.N.C.L.E. novel. Pictured: St...Image via Wikipedia

Hi all,

Here's a great collection of lovely women from the 1960s showing off their style and fashion sense. Background music is by Roger Webb - 'Dazzle'.

Featured in the video are Barbara Moore, Senta Berger, Jean Shrimpton, Stefanie Powers, Uschi Glas, Marsha Hunt and many others. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Janis Joplin Fashion - What was Janis Wearing in the 1960s?

The single cover of "Me & Bobby McGee"Image via Wikipedia

Hi all,

Here's a video of Janis Joplin in all her glory backed by one of her greatest hits - Me and Bobby McGee. As Janis was one of the great icons of the 1960s, if you want to be authentic, you need to have a look (and listen) at the way Janis dressed.

Indulge and enjoy!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Loris Azzaro - Fashion Icon of the 1960s and 1970s

Shoes by Loris AzzaroImage via Wikipedia

Loris Azzaro Design House by Luke Lawreszuk

The Loris Azzaro Design House, based out of France, has a long history of producing the most exquisite and delicious fragrances. Azzaro began as a high end fashion and accessory designer in Paris in 1962 and they are credited with the first successful introduction of accessories embroidered with beads into fashion circles.

In 1968 Loris designed the first successful dress decorated with cut-out circles for the High Fashion set, and is credited with the design of singer Sheila's wedding dress in 1973.

Loris launched into the world of perfume in 1975 by introducing Azzaro Couture. With its sweet sophistication and flirty appeal Azzaro Couture became an instant hit. Azzaro Couture was inspired by high fashion trends and is resplendent with cypress notes and floral decadence. In 1978 Loris Azzaro added to their perfume collection Azzaro Pour Hommes, a seductive and charismatic blend made to embody the spirit of Azzaro himself.

In 1984 Azzaro introduced a sweet, elegant and contemporary fragrance for women called Azzaro 9. This exotic blend is light and feminine with a romantic blend of nine yellow and white flowers. 1989 saw the introduction of the charming and passionate fragrance of Acteur, an Eau de Toilette for men with an exotic mix of woody and spicy notes. Loris introduced Ohlala, an oriental blend for women, in 1993.

In 1995 Azzaro created a fresh floral fragrance in Eau Belle. This delicious perfume was created to simulate the allure of the Mediterranean and bursts with fresh floral appeal. A cool and masculine cologne for men called Chrome was introduced in 1996 and in 2000 Azzaro began his new collection of colognes for men with his first installation of Pure Vetiver. Pure Lavend was added in 2001 and Pure Cedrat was introduced in 2002. Loris Azzaro also introduced Orange Tonic in 2002, a sweet and vital perfume in a playful bottle.

In 2004 Vanessa Seward took over the design department at Loris Azzaro Design House. The last few years have continued to be successful for them with the introduction of Silver Black, Pink Tonic, and Bright Visit.

Visit perfume store for Azzaro perfumes and other top perfume brands.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Feeling Groovy? Original 1960s and 1970s Fashion Patterns

Marianne Faithfull 1965Image by Sacheverelle via Flickr

Hi all,

Here's a little video I just downloaded which has some great ideas for 1960s-1970s fashions but also it has the original pattern numbers if you want to make them yourself! How do you like that?


Sunday, February 8, 2009

VIDEO: Authentic Video of Everyday Fashion in 1969

“Sugar, Sugar” coverImage via Wikipedia

Hi all,

Here's a really interesting video - it's from the UK television show Top of the Pops, showing the audience dancing to The Archies doing 'Sugar Sugar' in 1969. The interesting thing is that there are some pretty ordinary fashions here, but also some great ideas as well, from an authentic 1960s video. Observe and enjoy, and hopefully, you'll get some ideas from this!