Tuesday, July 31, 2012

VIDEO: It Was 1967, The Summer of Love

Hi all,

Here is a fascinating photo essay of The Summer of Love 1967 - San Fransisco, Haight Asbury and Golden Gate Park with a 1967 Grateful Dead live recording (Morning Dew) and a speaking part by Alan Sitar Brown (mixed in) about the Summer of Love from an album released in England by Stephen Palmer with his band Mooch album titled 1967 1/2.

Uploaded by alansitarbrown

Monday, July 30, 2012

VIDEO: Hippies Remember The Glory Days

Hi everyone,

Welcome to a fantastic video about 1960s culture created by film-maker, David Hoffman.

Uploaded by allinaday.

In the words of Hoffman: "I am very proud of the television series I made for PBS called Making Sense of the Sixties. I had the chance to spend a year examining my youth and how I became an active member of the 60s generation. If you are from that generation or a child of the 60s, I think you would find the entire series of value".

To see David's other work, visit: http://www.theHoffmancollection.com

Sunday, July 29, 2012

VIDEO: Streetwise - Street Photography and the 1960s

Hi all,

Some interesting video photography here depicting the culture and styles of the 1960s.

Uploaded by mopaaudioinsight. Go to this link as well for further information.

Learn about Streetwise, an exhibition of the street photography that defined the culturally changing era of the 1960s. Streetwise built on Swiss photographer Robert Frank's snapshot aesthetic, which gained attention following the release of his groundbreaking book, The Americans in 1959.

Frank's focus on a more personal documentary style influenced a new generation of photographers, including legendaries such as Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Jerry Berndt, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Garry Winogrand, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon and Ernest Withers.

Streetwise ran from February 5 - May 15, 2011 at the Museum of Photographic Arts: http://www.mopa.org/exhibitions/streetwise/index.html

Saturday, July 28, 2012

VIDEO: Tribute to TV Shows of The 1960s

Hi everyone,

Nostalgia. Aaaaah! Enjoy!

Uploaded by AmberWaves444

Go back in time and visit some of the best television shows from the 1960s. How many of these did you watch on a regular basis? All these shows started their run in the 60s.

The music is MacArthur Park sung by Richard Harris. Enjoy!

Friday, July 27, 2012

VIDEO: I Love you, Alice B. Toklas (Trailer, 1968) with 1960s Icon Peter Sellers

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Hi everyone,

A real treat today - this is a trailer for the movie "I Love You, Alice B Toklas". It typifies the era, from the philosophy through to the hip clothing styles. Indulge and enjoy!

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas is a 1968 comedy film starring Peter Sellers, directed by Hy Averback and featuring music by Harpers Bizarre. The film is set in the counterculture of the 1960s.

The addition cast includes David Arkin, Jo Van Fleet, Leigh Taylor-Young (in her film debut), and a cameo by the film's co-author Paul Mazursky. The movie's title is a reference to writer Alice B. Toklas, who wrote a 1954 cookbook that featured making cannabis Brownies.

Attorney Harold Fine is set to marry his longtime girlfriend Joyce, but is having deep second thoughts. He encounters his brother, a hippie living in Venice Beach, and falls for an attractive flower power hippie girl (played by Leigh Taylor-Young) who has a knack for making pot brownies.

Harold ends up running out of his wedding to live with the hippie girl and attempts to find himself as well with the aid of a guru.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

VIDEO: 1960s Icons - Sharon Tate & Natalie Wood

Hi readers,

A tribute to Natalie Wood and Sharon Tate. Enjoy!

Uploaded by SentienceStudio

Sharon Tate and Natalie Wood were two B-movie actresses from the 1960s. Although not nearly so iconic as Marilyn Monroe was for the 1950s both still perfectly iterated their time and place.

Both met untimely deaths, Tate at the hands of the Manson Family and Wood in a mysterious boating accident.

This song situates them in their milieu and imagines their travails as attractive women on the edge of social and cultural transition. Who knows what they had to do, what they had to put themselves through and the compromises they were required to make, in order to sustain personal and professional momentum?

This song also projects them forward in time and derives a moral from their sad tale.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Images of the 1960s

Hi all,

Classic images from the 1960s! Enjoy!

1960s London Fashions and Street Scenes

Hi Readers,

This video will blow you away. It is an interesting contrast between the conservatives and the radicals of the 1960s - great footage of 1960s fashion and culture - enjoy!


Here are the scenes as follows:

Silent footage. Signs outside small Salvation Army building: "Have Faith In God"; "The Earth is the Lord's And The Fulness Thereof". Blonde girl or woman in small mini-skirt and boots walking in street as taxi and cars pass by. Walks towards sign of American Indian on building. The World's End bar and pan to The Salvation Army w/ two women members, one in uniform, standing in front looking at camera. Uniformed woman speaks (MOS) or sings, CU. Other one also speaks to camera (MOS). Two red haired Hippies or students on bench feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square w/ fountain, lion and traffic beyond. Women in miniskirts walking through; young school girls feed many pigeons as they walk thru. Hippies combing hair and ducking. Pan to fountain. Lions w/ spray blowing past. Traffic w/ double decker buses past St. Martin in the Field church. English hippies on sidewalk towards camera. CU of clothes and worn shoes. School boys in coats and ties across square w/ pigeons. More lions. Two bobby policemen patrol park. Family at fountain edge. Teddy Boys put on leather coats. Other college students walking thru. CU pigeon. Woman in miniskirt. Young Mods. Statue w/ pigeon on hand. Low angle of man feeding pigeons and pigeon on shoulder. Base of Nelson's statue and tilt up column. Traffic on flag lined street looking towards Big Ben. Double-decker buses and taxis. British Union Jack flags. Other flags, wide streets and morning light. Windows of office building.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

VIDEO: 1960s Fashion

Hi Readers,

Here is an interesting little doco on 1960s culture, fashion and the styles of the time, to the muisc of The Beatles.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Great Pics of Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix performs for Dutch television show Hoepla in 1967 (Photo: Wikipedia)
Hey everyone,

Here is a link to a variety of great pics of Jimi Hendrix: JIMI HENDRIX

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

VIDEO: Girls of the 60's ... A Photo Collection of the 60's Diva's

Hi everyone,

Here's a photo collection about the famous 1960s icons. Who was your favourite? Leave a comment and let us know. Enjoy!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hippie Style

Hi readers, Here's an interesting video about 1960s style, including interviews with Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane and Frank Zappa.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

1960s Culture and Fashion - London Style

Hi everyone,

Here's a great video about hippie style in London in the Swingin' Sixties! Enjoy! Love the narration by the way!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Barbour Releases a Collection in Celebration of Steve McQueen

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By Sami Brown

The Barbour Steve McQueen collection is a range of clothing in the style of something that Steve McQueen would wear himself.

Celebrating one of the most famous motorcyclists and actors of the 1960s and 1970s, this particular selection of attire designed by Barbour features some of the most inexpensive yet stylish clothing of the fashion world today.

Steve McQueen was a rebel, and was nicknamed 'The King of Cool' which is exactly what he was! He had an extremely hard childhood and it seemed to him that he would make nothing of himself.

As he went from job to job, house to house and city to city it seemed that his life was going in no direction - that was until he began studying acting in 1952 at Sanford Meisner's Neighbourhood Playhouse.

In order to pay for his fees and study's, he also took up motorcycle racing on the weekends where he would come home with about $100 in winnings (equivalent to $805 today) almost every weekend.

Before this, he was in the military and was promoted to Private First Class due to his keenness and ability to work hard. Unfortunately, he was demoted due to his behaviour and rebellious personality.

His acting career kicked off when he starred on ABC's Jukebox Jury as a musical judge and from that he began getting plenty of jobs. He became the highest-paid movie star in the world and was extremely popular due to his attitude and overall presence.

The Barbour Steve McQueen collection highlights some of his most famous attire and celebrates his motorcycling career greatly. It features clothing which would be suited to be sported by the typical 'bad boy' as denim and leather are prominent materials throughout the collection.

Barbour have managed to create an extremely popular range of clothing that has been sported by masses across the globe. Perfect for a variety of occasions, weathers and recreational activities - this particular range is a great investment into any man's wardrobe. Whether you enjoy wearing jeans, denim, bomber jackets or shirts there is something for you within this outstanding selection of Barbour Steve McQueen clothing.

Barbour never fail to impress, and the north-east of England born brand have continuously provided an eclectic range of apparel that is sought after by many. You have the ability to celebrate the life and success and be the king of cool with this excellent selection of Barbour Steve McQueen clothing.

Samantha Brown is an experienced author who specialises in fashion and enjoys sharing her thoughts and interests with you. The websites recommended by Samantha have been chosen by herself from her own personal experiences. Take a look at Steve McQueen by Barbour and buy online today.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Are Synthetic Clothes Harming the Planet?

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By Judith Dannenhauer

If you take a look through your closet, you'll probably see a bunch of clothes with tags that have words like acrylic, polyester, nylon, and polypropylene.

These man-made fibers have slowly displaced natural fibers in our clothing, and most people don't think twice about it.

But it's time to wake up. It's time for consumers to become informed about the severe consequences synthetic clothes have on our planet.

Synthetic fibers are lauded for their affordability and versatility, but at what cost are we using these?

Here are some basic facts you need to first understand:

• Synthetic clothes are manufactured from man-made materials derived from chemicals.
• Coal, air, water, and petroleum products are used in the production of many synthetic fibers.
• The production of synthetic fibers creates pollution.
• Overproduction of synthetic fibers is damaging to the environment.
• Synthetic materials require far more energy to produce than is needed for the growth of natural fibers.
• When washed, tiny bits of plastic flake off of synthetic fibers (up to 1,900 flaked off fibers can come off a single piece of clothing per wash) and get flushed into the sewage system. These tiny bits of plastic find their way into oceans and shorelines, where marine animals ingest them.

Are Synthetic Clothes Bad for People Too?

It's pretty clear that synthetic clothing isn't the most eco-friendly choice, but does it pose any threats to our health? Consider the following:

Synthetic fibers off-gas harmful chemicals. Even though these chemicals are exhausted in minute amounts, you will still be breathing them in and absorbing them in your skin. Does this sound like a way to achieve optimal health?

Synthetic fibers also prevent your skin from breathing. Natural fibers found in eco-friendly clothing absorb and release perspiration, helping to ventilate your skin. Synthetic fibers don't breathe, so they block the skin in its attempts to detoxify itself, which can cause numerous effects.

Many people also experience skin allergies from exposure to synthetic clothes. If your skin gets irritated easily, and you have rashes and itching, there is a good chance it's from the clothing you're wearing.

The Advantages of Eco-Friendly Clothes

Eco-friendly clothes are the preferred choice for those looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Eco-friendly clothes offer a range of benefits.

• They are free from chemicals.
• They are free from genetically-modified seeds.
• They do not disperse any chemicals into the environment during their production.
• They are sustainable and 100% biodegradable.
• They are made from strong fibers that last, so you have to replace your clothes less often.
• They require less energy to produce than synthetic clothes.
• They are great for people with skin allergies and irritations.

Simply put, synthetic clothes affect the health of the entire planet. From the toxic manufacturing methods to the harmful disposal practices of these non-biodegradable products, synthetic clothes hurt the planet in many different ways.

Educate yourself on the benefits of eco-friendly clothes so you can do your part to help save the planet. Buy Adore Clothing and Cotton Clothing for Women online at: NaturalCottonClothing.Com.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Judith_Dannenhauer

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Paisley - The Motif of Life!

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Various Ties with Paisley Designs (Credit: Wikipedia)
By Nisha Singal

The artistic representation of the 'mango', 'aam', 'pine' or 'pine cone' eventually took the form of the beautiful oriental motif called paisley now.

The paisley motif has its root in the 'boteh' design.

The 'boteh' or 'buta' means flower; it has been seen as a decorative motif in hand embroideries, paintings, engravings, printed forms on running fabrics, shawls, wall designs, furniture and even monuments.

What began as a simple representation of a flower, evolved over three hundred years into a swirling and graceful motif representing many small flowers, saplings and leaves collectively.

In the west, this famous motif came to be known as 'paisley', based on the name of the town in Scotland where many of the looms were located during the industrialization of the shawl industry in Europe. Ever since, the paisley motifs have been seen in prints, embroidery on fabrics, or anywhere as an expression to represent perennial beauty.

The form as known today, originated in the Mughal period and was not seen before the 17th century. Now the motif itself has gathered a lot of vividness about it; it can seen as a sapling, leaves and flowers in various stages from initial buds to full bloom. Flowering plants, swirling vines, spiraling leaf arabesques are rendered in a natural, graceful style, that attempts to create a garden that is worn.

The gentle hooked paisley makes it look like it is swaying in one direction because of the breeze! Though the name 'paisley' has its roots in the west, the motif itself has connotations of eastern beauty and culture.

The most common usage of this is to be found in hand embroideries on woolen, but moreso, on cashmere or pashmina shawls and stoles. Pashmina shawls are so soft and vulnerable, that it is difficult to do machine embroidering on them (rather it would be a sacrilege to attempt to machine embroider a luxurious pashmina wrap), so these shawls/wraps are lovingly hand-embroidered with many traditional motifs, paisley being one of them.

The other usage in women's clothing seems to be on fabric lengths being printed with mills or hand-screen, and also we see t-shirts/tunics/skirts and dresses being adorned with hand-embroidered paisleys.

All the creativity in the form of embroidery, printing, painting, and engraving is borne out of the artist's desire to recreate the beauty that he/she has experienced in the world around them, paisley being one of them!

To see paisley embroideries on pashmina/cashmere shawls, visit http://www.laffairecashmere.com

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Nisha_Singal

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Ten Most Romantic Actresses

Brigitte Bardot à un cocktail en 1968
Brigitte Bardot à un cocktail en 1968 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Sara Billups

10 Ingrid Bergman

The Swedish-born "Casablanca" actress helped set the tone for 1940s style. She is known for wearing smart suits, pencil skirts, and luxurious gowns. Bergman added her own personality to her looks, donning everything from polka dots to tailored pants.

9 Grace Kelly

In the 1950s, all eyes were on Grace Kelly. Wearing pearls, stylish coats, and stunning dresses, the "Dial M for Murder" and "Rear Window" star defined 1950s elegance and poise. The world became swept up in her fairy tale marriage to the Prince of Monaco. In 2010, the Victoria and Albert Museum presented an exhibit featuring clothes and accessories spanning Kelly's early life in Philadelphia to her princesshood.

8 Elizabeth Taylor

The "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?" actress with sparkling violet eyes defined glamour, appearing in diamonds, tiaras, and sheaths in the 1950s. Always a trendsetter, she was photographed in turbans and capes in the 1960s.

7 Vivien Leigh

Best known for her role as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire," Vivian Leigh embraced accessories. From the 1930s on, her romantic looks were highlighted by pearls, gloves, brooches, and elegant hats.

6 Natalie Wood

The "Miracle on 34th Street," "Splendor in the Grass," and "Rebel Without a Cause" actress dressed impeccably throughout the 1950s. She easily transitioned to 1960s style, often seen in colorful prints.

5 Rita Hayworth

A leading lady remembered for "Gilda" and "The Strawberry Blonde," Rita Hayworth is a picture of 1940s glamour. With a curvy figure and unforgettable red hair, Hayworth's pin-up girl style included sumptuous gowns in gold, black, and fiery red.

4 Marilyn Monroe

Permanently defining the halter dress as sexy, the iconic Marilyn Monroe gave women permission to embrace curves. The "Some Like It Hot" and "Seven Year Itch" beauty confidently wore pencil skirts and cashmere sweaters while sporting bright red lipstick and a beauty mark.

3 Brigitte Bardot

A French model, singer, and actress, Brigitte Bardot was a flirty, romantic style leader in the 1960s. While she turned from the public eye to activism in the 1970s, Bardot gave us permission to sport gingham bikinis and chic swooped necklines.

2 Twiggy

With her exaggerated lashes and wispy frame, the wildly popular British model, singer, and actress Twiggy became the face of the Swinging Sixties. The "W" and "Blues Brothers" starlet became famous for her short boy cut and colorful, androgynous style.

1 Audrey Hepburn

Graceful, elegant, and utterly chic, Audrey Hepburn is the ultimate romantic movie icon, giving us the little black dress as seen in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Sabrina." Hepburn complimented her fitted, tailored suits and dresses with dark sunglasses and long gloves.

Who would you vote as the most romantic actress? Send us your vote and we will publish the results in a later post.

Uniting on-trend styles with a boho chic sensibility, Chiffons et Breloques offers Boho inspired hand-picked jewellery, clothing, and accessories with a French twist.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Sara_Billups

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

VIDEO: Space-Age Futurism Fashion - Mort Garson 1960's

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Hi readers, here's a short clip about the quite bizarre futuristic fashion of the 1960's from designers like Pierre Cardin, André Courrèges, Paco Rabanne etc. Most of the scenes are from the German TV Show "Paris Aktuell". The music is "DEJA VU" from Mort Garson's Ataraxia: The Unexplained (1975).

Is this really what they thought we'd be wearing in the 21st century? Enjoy!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fashion and Sustainability

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By Barbara A Lopez

The universe of textiles is globally complex and extremely polluting. Converting fibres to fabrics requires a massive amount of energy, water, chemicals and land.

There is also a considerable amount of waste and emissions in the life cycle stages of production. The pollution is often unregulated and the impact is felt globally.

These impacts start at the factory and continue as the garment is shipped, used and finally thrown away. Understanding the sustainability of fabric manufacturing is critical to protect our wonderful planet Earth.

In order to be truly sustainable, designers must take into account the social and economic factors that impact the cultural diversity of a given society in the region where they are working and reawaken a new respect for clothing.

The manufacturers and the people who make our clothes are often underpaid and victims of social injustice. They are the precious threads of culture that could unravel if not considered.

There has been a shift in our society from mindless to mindful consumption Consumers across the globe are becoming more concerned about how their purchases affect the overall health and environment of our precious planet Earth and the people who inhabit it.

Building a new vision for fashion where sustainability is the highest priority is critical to our understanding of awareness and responsibility to our environment. Provoke, nurture and inspire people in a radically new and different direction. Re-imagine new ways to do business through a series of ground breaking collaborations. Imagine an industry using eco-clothing and textiles.

Eco-clothing textiles are those that inspire and communicate with the environment. We should mend, make do and repair. Remix and transform unwanted and obsolete garments through customization. Dismantle and reuse textiles from unused clothing. Explore the future of fashion by embracing repair and re-engaging communities in collaborations for repair.

I believe fashion of the future will have an emotional resonance. Few of us really need more of anything, so we will be looking for items that will touch us in some way. These are the deeply rooted vehicles of our identity. Progressive consumers that are passionate towards sustainable solutions are our thread towards a cleaner and less toxic environment for our future.

Designers fashion is more then just clothes, it reflects the way we choose to live our lives. Clothes are signs, symbols and expressions of our culture. They represent the way we feel about politics, activism and pleasure. Help build a new vision where fashion and clothing are fused with awareness and responsibility.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Barbara_A_Lopez

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