Thursday, March 19, 2009
There's something about vintage accessories that can add a little pizazz and magic to your wardrobe. This is a cool black and red check satiny clip-on tie from the 1950's which was recovered from old-new stock from a men's haberdashery shop that had long ago been put away into storage. It looks brand new and what's more fun is that there are possibly no other ties like it. You're almost certain to be guaranteed to be wearing a one-of-a kind accessory when you reach back into the past.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The timeless fashions of Bill Blass are worn by those who can even feel comfortable and up to date in his creations from thirty and forty years ago. An enduring symbol of American taste and style, his clothes set the standard for upper-class American cool that other designers would follow. Charming and personable, he was the first designer welcomed into the chic drawing rooms of New York and manoeuvred successfully through the decades expanding his line to include everything from sunglasses, jeans, fragrances, Lincoln Town Cars, furniture, linens and chocolates. Blass passed away in the year 2002, but his name and designs remain synonymous with classic good taste. This photo is a suit from Vogue Pattern Magazine 1988, a feminine uptake on classic menswear styling, clean and impeccable with modern styling and so very wearable today.