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{STYLE IDOL} HELMUT BERGER (Doesn’t Give a Fuck!!!)

Helmut Berger is what I consider a perfect artist – very serious in his craft, intelligent in his thoughts, without any time or patience for “bullshit” or empty phrases that litter many people’s everyday lives, conversations and relationships.

— Alexander Tuschinski, article about working with Berger on the film Timeless in 2015.

Helmut Berger doesn’t give a fuck what you think about him.

A icon of beauty, sex, and hedonism – the actor experienced great attention through the late 60s and 1970s for his work in film, most particularly with iconic Italian film maker Luchino Visconti whom took Berger under his wing as a muse in art and love.

How couldn’t he? When Visconti first cast the young and rebellious Austrian actor in his film Le Streghe (The Witches) in 1967, it was clear this was a rare star coming closer into orbit, and soon he was doing one iconic role after another playing Martin Von Essenback in The Damned (dressing in Dietrich drag in one of the film’s pivotal moments), King Ludwig II of Bavaria (earning him a David Di Donatello Award for Best Actor), and the title role in the flashy mod remake of Oscar Wilde’s classic – Dorian Gray.

 

He was also the first man to ever grace the cover of VOGUE alongside girlfriend Marisa Berenson – not surprising considering his classic beauty.

Those smouldering eyes, that golden blonde hair, his brooding masculinity mixed with a distinct dandy elegance – its a combination we don’t see in celebrities today.

On screen and off screen, Helmut Berger is definitely an idol of style we need to praise! So, here’s a classic {STYLE IDOL} collection of wicked photos of this bad ass legend of cinema to muse over and inspire your personal sense of style!

Yes, I am tainted by the beautiful things in life. But to all those who only want to see me as an agent provocateur and an eccentric I can only say: With every day of my life the number of people I don’t give a damn about grows and grows.

-Helmut Berger

As portrayed in the intensely provocative documentary by Andreas Horvath, Helmut Berger is a rebel without a cause – full of spunk, a lust for life, and a certain je na sais quois that really make a star ignite.

Not many people have the balls to to live as loud as this guy, so major props to him for that; and despite his seemingly reckless antics, we can’t deny the beautiful tapestry of work this man has created with his art and contributions to the legacy of cinema and of course, classic bad ass style!

For the most part, off duty, he’s a very classic jeans and oxford shirt kind of guy, but I love the extravagance and opulence he is able to pull of in many of his film roles, that I believe many other actors would have had a hard time making believable.

Tres chic and a bit of a rebel- Helmut Berger should definitely be at the top of your list for all-time style icons if you are into that kind of thing. We started this blog to help promote the beauty of the {past}, so hopefully we’ll be seeing a little more Helmut Berger realness in the near {future}.

 

What frightens you, what you see or what you don’t?

-Helmut Berger in Salon Kitty

 

Hope this was a good one for you! We love compiling these {STYLE IDOLS & DIVINITIES} for you guys, so let us know what you thought in the comments below!

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{NEW} Vintage Favourite Finds [Mens Style Edition – December 2017]

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“Concision in Style, Precision in Thought, Decision in Life”

Victor Hugo

 

Mens style is an exciting world these days! So many more options are available, and many style savvy gentleman are taking bigger and bigger risks. And while the minimal normcore trend will probably never die, we see many houses veering towards maximalism, and when it comes to luxury- isn’t that what its all about?

Many of these styles are of course inspired by or even replicas of the past, which is why we are always so faithful to our vintage life. So many high end looks and styles can be easily conjured with time traveled pieces that embody so much more character and history.

Why bother paying to look like everyone else? We’ve compiled some of our “new” vintage finds that embody the vibe of the season. Somewhat classic, somewhat eclectic, and overall timelessly cool.

CHIC 1960s CLASSIC TUXEDO JACKET W/ SATIN LAPELS & PAISLEY LINING

Be the toast of the party!  

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T TO PIT: 22″
LENGTH: 33″
SHOULDER TO SLEEVE: 33″

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Classic 1960s / 60s Vintage Blue Metallic Floral Paisley Brocade Rockabilly Glam Skinny Necktie

Rock n Roll elegance. Metallic brocade for a unique twist on a classic look. 

Major GUCCI vibes…

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Luxe 1970s / 70s Vintage Mens Navy Blue Floral Lace Chic Dapper Short Sleeve Party Shirt

Every major fashion label is snapping up this vibe. Vintage lace party shirts forever! 

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PIT TO PIT: 21″
LENGTH: 28″
SHOULDER TO SLEEVE: 16″

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Repurposed Vintage Bad Ass Hand-Painted One of a Kind Skeleton Bones Motorcycle Bomber Jacket

We like to get creative here at The Eye of Faith, and here is a piece that showcasing the fruits of our labor! Taking a black genuine leather motorcycle jacket – we decided to give it a more bad ass twist with some skeleton bones. For the wild at heart . . . 

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PIT TO PIT: 24″
LENGTH: 24″
SHOULDER TO SLEEVE: 32″

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Wicked Vintage Mens “Creamon’s Cutter” Black and Neon Retro Rockabilly Rayon Bowling Shirt

Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean, Elvis . . . countless style icons have rocked the iconic bowling shirt look; now you can, too! Love the black and bright neon contrast for a timelessly cool twist. 

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PIT TO PIT: 23″
LENGTH: 27″
SHOULDER TO SLEEVE: 16″

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Vintage Dramatic Mens Black and Gold Comedy & Tragedy Theatre Motif Cuff Links

Classical drama at its finest . . .  great stocking stuffer for that special lover of the theatre!

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Handmade Designer One of a Kind Repurposed Exotic Graphic Tapestry Mustard Yellow Velvet Silk Fringe Kimono Party Robe

Inspired by iconic rock n roll boho legend Mick Jagger, and ready to rock! We took a 1960s vintage tapestry with vintage mustard yellow velvet and vintage silk fringe to create this one of a kind party robe that is as much a part of the future, as it is the past! 

PIT TO PIT: 23″
LENGTH: 36″
SHOULDER TO SLEEVE: 31″

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Wild 1990s / 90s Vintage All Over Nautical Chain Graphic Print Bomber Party Jacket

With the upcoming release of Ryan Murphy’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE the world is bound to see an influx of maximalist luxe pieces like this one! Really cool black and white graphic with nautical chain and compass motifs throughout. Really rocking piece to turn heads at that special party…

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PIT TO PIT: 23″
LENGTH: 25″
SHOULDER TO SLEEVE: 31″

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Rare 1940s / 40s Mens Vintage Japanese Black Red & White Hand Blocked Oversized Kimono Robe

This piece is great for the street or the scene – great to dress up for the party, or wear comfortably with jeans and t-shirt. Love seeing more and more oversized kimono robes on the runways, and here’s where the vibe all started! This piece is from the 1940s and is definitely ready to rock!

PIT TO PIT: 25″
LENGTH: 38″
SHOULDER TO SLEEVE: 22″

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Cool Vintage 1970s / 70s Cross & Boat Mysterious Secret Society Prophet Silver Pewter Ring

Every man needs a cool statement ring. This one is mysterious, and oozing with style!  Great quality compared to the cheap knockoffs you will find on the market these daze…

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Chic 1980s / 80s Mens Vintage Designer GIVENCHY Black and White Barley Tweed Tailored Blazer Sports Coat

Givenchy called . . . they’re looking for a style savvy individual to rock this wicked chic 1980s mens barley tweed blazer with unique designer cut. Dapper AF. Total upper echelon – you can’t go wrong!

PIT TO PIT: 21″
LENGTH (FRONT): 28″
LENGTH (BACK): 31″
SHOULDER TO SLEEVE: 31″

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Some people might say fashion is frivolous, but its truly the physical embodiment of what you want people to see when they see you – so why look anything less than your best?

For us, when you are having a bad day – you throw on a wicked outfit and its improved tenfold. You should do the same.

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A KARAOKE CABARET takes on an 80s New Years Eve Party at @casbahhamilton via @riskybiz80s

 

We are psyched to announce that will be hosting a very special KARAOKE CABARET in The Casbah Lounge on New Year’s Eve in conjunction with Risky Business 80s NYE Beach Party !

And in true The Eye of Faith fashion we will also be hosting and judging an 1980s-themed costume contest for all you fun people who like to dress up and look radical!!!

Tickets are $15 advance from Dr. Disc and The Casbah (or email us at the.eye.of.faith@gmail.com) or $20 at the Door!

We will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the winners all before the clock strikes 12 . . . so if you are in the Hamilton, ON area come on down and help us bring on 2018 with a bang!

Special thanks to DJ Mark at Dr. Disc for bringing us on board to assist the Risky Business team in bringing you optimal fun and amusement!

Hope to see you there!

Until we meet again,

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E.O.F. SNAPSHOT OF THE DAY {AUGUST 11, 2017}

{circa. 1950s}

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If you have any snapshots or vintage images that you think we would love

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Vintage Mens Fashion {Style-Wise} Rebel Session Featuring “Child Star”

This is a bit of a throwback, but we just cannot get over this lil’ juvenile delinquent and his bad-ass style!!!!

The Eye of Faith Vintage 11.11.11.

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CHILD STAR 

Look at this kid. What’s his deal? 

He was arrested on Valentine’s Day, of all days, also . . . 

California Boys are undeniable, after all. 

It’s all in the hair. Look at it go.

All slicked back, and such.

If this boy can get it done.

So can you!

I believe. Have faith also. 

Keeping your own personal eye of faith helps conjure your destiny. 

Believe it or not. You can do anything.

But best stick to being you.

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We are all child stars . . . 

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The Eye of Faith & Girl on the Wing Present FIELD TRIP!

Field Trip Fashion Show

This year’s Vintage Marketplace promises to be the best one yet!

Awesome vendors, spectacular finds, and live entertainment

including this year’s highly anticipated VMP Fashion Show

co-produced by Girl on the Wing and Yours Truly!!!

So save the dates April 16th & 17th at the Hamilton Convention Centre,

and don’t miss our FIELD TRIP!

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{MUSIC MINUTE} Brigitte Bardot’s “Harley Davidson”

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Brigitte Bardot

{b. September 28, 1934}

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I think its safe to say that Brigitte Bardot is fucking gorgeous.

Timelessly, so . . . a hundred years from now, we will rave on about her beauty.

A thousand years from now her face will emblazon the minds of youth tribes declaring her their new goddess.

Perhaps, that last bit is a bit of a stretch.

Currently searching for good tunes for the catwalk.

Came upon this, and just had to post based on our ever-current musing over biker culture.

Please enjoy!

 

“Harley Davidson”

{circa. 1967}

Now lets channel some vibes, people!

Conjure those style spirits!

Escape the Everyday.

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Vintage Harley Davidson “Righteous Ruler” Embossed Acid Washed Denim Jacket

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{MUSIC MINUTE} Rainbow Melody: Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass and Mary Travers.

 

We are so excited to announce that we will be costuming “HAIR” at Hamilton Theatre Inc. this May, and for the first time in ages your boys at The Eye of Faith will be gracing the stage as peace-loving, flower-wearing, fringe-flinging New York City hippies during the Summer of Love!

So to celebrate the news, we thought we’d bring back this {MUSIC MINUTE} that we originally posted back in 2012!

We love this performance from the 6.26.1969 episode of “The Mama Cass Show”! Like, the fact that a celebrity like Mama Cass existed and went as far to hosting her own T.V. show is so flipping cool! This performance features Mama Cass herself, Canadian Lady of the Canyon Joni Mitchell and Peter, Paul & Mary’s own Mary Travers. It’s a beautiful song, and they all look beyond great!

Photos courtesy of Joni Mitchell

Its a great way to kick-off our dive into the rabbit-hole of 60s psychedelic glory, and we can’t wait! We will be posting more inspirations in the days and months to come!

Also in the spirit of The Eye of Faith and our union of the {past},{present}, and {future} check out how remarkable of a parallel it is between the fashion donned by especially Mama Cass and Joni Mitchell align with Chloe’s latest S/S 16 showcase in Paris!

What’s more is that the Claire Waight Keller’s Chloe collection is actual ly an ode to the 90s (after all, 60s bohemian fashions had a bit of a revival in the 90s), so we are actually being treated to quite the smoothie of fashion style, going to show how important it is, and empowering it is to have all eyes open, and take in all we can to create a richer, and ultimately more beautiful life!

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So, don’t be shy! Fall down the rabbit hole!

What a vintage gem!

Sincerely,

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Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2016 Menswear

Here is a great review of that latest Saint-Laurent collection which was showcased at the Palladium in Los Angeles on February 10, 2016 and received a standing ovation for creative director Hedi Slimane’s most luxurious and sophisticated take on the signature eclectic rock n roll vibe he has time and time again established himself the master of…

Fellow WordPress blogger Fashionably Male provides a poetic look at the night, and provides photos of the men’s looks featured in the collection. I love the gorgeous embellishments on classic menswear pieces and interesting textures added to iconic silhouettes. It also seems to be truly in sync with the vibes of HBOs ‘Vinyl’ which is sure to take the fashion world by storm and replace the void left by AMCs ‘Mad Men’.

Slimane is truly pushing the boundaries of mens fashion, and its hard not to feel blessed to get to see this growth in real time. You can truly believe in a hundred years, we will remember…

Fashionably Male

It was quite the scene at the Palladium concert hall on Sunset Boulevard tonight when Hedi Slimane transported his Saint Laurent spectacular to his beloved City of Angels. Bottle blonde Justin Bieber brought his skateboard, and Sly Stallone brought his daughters. Ellen DeGeneres cozied up with Sam Smith, and Gaga, in a gold sequin bomber and golden glitter-rimmed Groucho Marx glasses, bounded across the wide dance-floor runway to greet Courtney Love, wearing a slip of molten pewter lamé that placed her belle poitrine very much sur le balcon. An ageless Jane Fonda (howcould she be 78?) worked a high-rise French pleat and an appropriately star-spangled tux; Lenny Kravitz rocked a beaded breastplate; Asia Chow wore a denim jacket over a frothy tulle prom dress; and Mark Ronson opted for shocking pink.

Slimane has made Los Angeles his base since…

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