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The Uniforms of Braniff Airlines – Designed by legendary Emilio Pucci

Remember when flying was fun? Living in the post-September 11th world not everyone does. Security measures have changed the way we fly. With tedious carry-on and travel restrictions as well as economic hardship, airlines have cut travel benefits like in-flight meals and free baggage check-in. But at the height of the aviation world, flying was a special occasion that called for you to dress to...

Swinging London Comes Alive
Written by Chris Alm in Roadtrip

Swinging London Comes Alive

London, England, late 1960s. The height of the flower-power-free-love-lifestyle. Groovy colours, fashion, cars and happening parties. Welcome to Swinging London. For all of us who were born a few decades too late or anyone who wants to take a stroll down memory lane, here’s a sample of very neat color photographs of “Swinging London” from that period. Depicted are among others Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus,...

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The latest haute couture from Paris, Milan, Rome, London and New York for the ladies out there. If you like the videos, be sure to stop by French sexy lounge girl thejackieo1966 on YouTube....

Happy Birthday Lesley Hornby
Written by Guest Writer in Fashion

Happy Birthday Lesley Hornby

Don’t know who i am referring to? Well you might know her better under her nickname “Twiggy” (from twig – tree). Twiggy was born September 19, 1949 in Neasden, London. She became famous in the swingin’ 60s as a model icon and revolutionized the fashion world with her slim and boyish figure, short hair and big eyes that set trends all over the world. From...

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Written by Chris Alm in Daydreaming

European Space Age Fashion

More space age fashion from Germany with beautiful models moving in slow motion and the dreamy moog music of Jean Jacques Perrey. Anyone know from which arena this was filmed?...

20th Century Fashion from Taschen

Taschen is one of my favorite publishers of 20th century design and architecture themed books. I have a couple in my collection, but there’s room for many more – like this one. 20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Apparel Ads takes us through a stylish 100 years of fashion during the 20th Century via 400 fashion advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. This is a...

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Imagine the following. Late 1960s, gorgeous models moving in slow motion, cutting edge fashion around various locations in what looks like a racetrack outside Paris. Everything accompanied to a groovy beat with phaser effects and flowing arpeggios. The song is “Indicatif Spatial” by Jean-Jacques Perrey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TcKtxhiyAs Bonus: Sounds Galactic ‎- An Astromusical Odyssey by John Keating from 1971...

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