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Hot People in ‘Nirvana’

Watching the Grammy’s last night, we saw so much of the FooFighters, we couldn’t help but reflect on where David Grohl came from! Only a somewhat iconic band called Nirvana!

So on this manic fashion Monday, we wanted to reflect some more on the band that was, which not only stapled itself into music’s history, but also created a fashion legacy.

Here are some Hot people rocking the ‘Nirvana’ Look!:

So Come as you Are!

Sincerely,
The Eye xx

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E.O.F. Style Idol: Frankie Avalon, Teen Idol Worship

“I think today’s music absolutely stinks. I really do mean that.”

Frankie Avalon (b.1940).

Don’t worry, we know. Considering today’s reigning teen idol is Mr. Justin Bieber – you know him- it’s easy to see Mr. Avalon’s remorse. Sure the boy from Stratford has plenty of swag, but to Frankie Avalon I’m sure he’s no Teen Angel!

Frankie ascended the throne of Teen Supreme  starring in “Beach Party”with Beachgirl Extraordinarie Annette Funicello, the first of five official “Beach Party” films that would spin “Beach Party” mythology into the public realm, and without a doubt kick fashion’s ass.

frankie avalon

Frankie Avalon was far too much a sweetheart to ever kick anyone’s ass, but his die-hard all american 1960s summer fashions definitely do all the talking anyone needs.

It would be this single released Feb. 2, 1959 , “Venus”, that would debut a young gentleman from Philadelphia’s sparkling talents. Couldn’t imagine the Biebs crooning so cool.

So please enjoy…1959-style!

Sincerely,

-The Eye x

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Playboy Shutdown!

Don’t panic, this is just a transition. It’s just been announced this week Playboys Chicago headquarters will be closing their doors, and editorial, art and photo departments will be moving to California to continue publishing the magazine. But no word on the fate of other departments which will still run from the Chicago location.

“Some of the magazine’s Chicago employees have been asked to relocate, while others have been asked to stay on in Chicago to ensure a seamless transition,” Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey said in a statement.

Hefner acknowledged the upcoming changes himself in an October 2012 interview: “I think we’re probably going to be doing that out of economic concerns, yes,” Hefner said. “We will be probably consolidating on the West Coast.”

The magazine was established from a Chicago apartment in 1953, but it wasn’t until 1975 that Hefner relocated to L.A. and founded the Playboy Mansion we know and love.

Today we pay homage to the fine art department that endured for so many years with some of our favourite Playboy covers.

Do you think Playboy still has a bright future in sunny California?

-The Eye

 

 

 

Commercial Break: Thor’s Hammer, “My Life”

Thanks again, GrimlyFormingPW !

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E.O.F. Approved: In the Land of the Midnight Sun

We know we’d stay warm in this amazing hooded vintage fur Jacket from the famous furrier Jonas Brothers Seattle-Alaska from the 1950’s. Hand sewn triangle details, and made from genuine Pine Martens with Coyote fur trim, cuff and collar, we can see ourselves on a dogsled cruising village to village looking extremely wild.

If only it wasn’t already sold by the time we stumbled onto this one at Monster Vintage, you better believe we’d be rocking this in the city!

 

Beauty or a beast?! Let us know what you think.

Until next time,

{theEye}

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Christmas Wrapping

With the joy of the Christmas season around the corner, you better believe we have some christmas wrapping to tend to. The Eye brings you some holiday cheer from the 80’s in the form of The Waitresses!

And Just because… Here’s a cool vintage ad featuring ol’Saint Nick!

 Sincerely,

{theEye}

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E.O.F. Approved: Vintage Mens 1940s/1950s Tiger Sweater

Anyone who thinks vintage shopping is all drab and dust has got it all wrong. Case in point, this handsome 1940s/1950s era ‘Bud Berma’ Sweater with Tiger!

‘Bud Berma’ is one of the original purveyors of menswear in America, and while I’ve mostly seen your typical flannel checks from the brand, this is definitely one rare and unique catch! We’re always on the hunt, like vintage fashion predators, looking for the coolest finds.

Be the one on the prowl! Love the emerald green tiger everywhere, and definitely love those Varsity stripes. This is Academic style with an edge. You could take your look anywhere with this one: clean cut, grunge, rockabilly, punk, or preppy- it’s all up to you how you’re feeling. Definitely something fun to accessorize too. You’ll be turning heads, for sure!

This super cool find is currently up for grabs, but don’t take too long, there seems to be a lot of interest! Click here for it to be yours.

The Eye.

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“Immigrant Song” – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, & Karen O.

Feel the chill of winter’s song. Makes me want to scream!

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, last year’s Academy Award winners for David Fincher’s Facebook film “The Social Network” team up with the Oscar nominated director, and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s front woman Karen-O for a steamy and bizarre ride. Banding together for this year’s “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, the trinity rage through an atmospheric and moody cover of Led Zepellin’s “Immigrant Song”.

Definitely translates some of the bad-ass-ness we’re expecting from the American remake of the Swedish Blockbuster trilogy based on the International Best Selling books. Haven’t read or seen either, but can definitely dig the song! This is rock ‘n’ roll.

Check out The Sun Website for a comprehensive look into the creative process recording the track.

Rad.
The Eye.

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E.O.F. Approved: Vintage ‘Flying Tigers’ Jacket

The famous Flying Tigers fighter squadrons of WWII definitely were a group of bad-ass troops! Being the “1st American Volunteer Group” (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force between 1941-1942. While most of the news in the U.S. came back in defeat by Japanese Forces, the ‘Flying Tigers’ used innovation, skill, and above all style, to make a crash landing fight to victory. Some also argue the men as mercenaries working under hefty contracts from the Chinese Government. Either way, we have to admit these men had some guts.


Check out this extremely rare WWII Avirex A-2 Chinese Air Force Bomber Flight Military Leather Jacket (say that three times fast). Such great condition, and with a story to tell too. Takes a real hero to pull this one off.

When looking for vintage leather pieces, always look for that beautiful distressing that happens to leather when it’s been worn. Why spend a lifetime getting a jacket to the most perfect soft wear, if you can get one whose already had a lifetime of use? And in this case, very exciting use!

Check out the Blood Chit tag at the back! This is the most fascinating bit of history sewn on the back with the Blood Chit used to identify a friend. Love seeing clothes as a communication tool on such a huge level.

Keep history alive, and rock this coat with a slick pair of dark denim jeans, and a simple white t-shirt. Couldn’t even imagine a cooler coat.

Want it? Check it out.


The Eye.


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Commercial Break: “Cannibal Girls” (1973)

Cannibal Girls (1973)
directed by. Ivan Reitman
starring Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin


Too much fun to be had.
The Eye.

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