{STYLE WISE} Jake Gittes, “Chinatown” (1974)

Man with Knife: You’re a very nosy fellow, kitty cat. Huh? You know what happens to nosy fellows? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Huh? No? Okay. They lose their noses . . . + The scene almost comes out of nowhere, but its an integral piece of the puzzle in what is arguably one of the best…

{DIVA WARS} Raquel Welch vs. Mae West

  We’ve been getting thoroughly entertained by these “Diva on Diva” videos by Clippety on YouTube, and this one is a real interesting treat. Two icons of sex and beauty brought together for 1970s camp classic “Myra Breckinridge” based on the controversial novel by the iconic Gore Vidal. The film, like the novel, broke many…

STYLE {WISE} Romeo, Romeo . . .

Where for art thou, Romeo? Ro·me·o ˈrōmēˌō/ noun noun: Romeo; plural noun: Romeos 1. an attractive, passionate male seducer or lover. There’s nothing so timeless as a Romeo . . . its amazing after hundreds of years, a fictional character could still be so prevalent in our culture. I guess, not so surprising, considering he…

{MUSIC MINUTE} “Sunset Boulevard / Main Titles” by Franz Waxman

{circa. 1950} It has come to my attention that there may be people out there who have no idea about Sunset Boulevard – only one of the best films of all time by iconic director Billy Wilder. This disturbs me slightly, so here’s a glimmer of that inspiration in guise of one of our classic {MUSIC…

+ FAVOURITE FIND + VIVA MAGAZINE {circa. January 1976}

VIVA MAGAINE: The International Woman’s Magazine {circa. January 1977} Cover Photograph by the iconic HELMUT NEWTON (hence, the undoubtable chic-ness of this image).  Published by icons Bob Guccione and Kathy Keeton of PENTHOUSE fame, this is a prime piece of classic porn chic. First coined in a highly influential New York Times article in 1973, porno…

Could Ya KAMA SUTRA ?

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Hindu text written by Indian philosopher Vātsyāyana between 400 and 200 BCE, and is an in-depth manual on “virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life” – however, today in popular culture it is probably most…

Fly Me To The Moon! 1967 Cosak by Dormeuil Mens Suit Advertising Campaign

The competition for mens suiting was fierce throughout the 1960s – an absolute essential piece of every working man’s wardrobe, while also a time that signalled the decline of this timely tradition. More than ever, ad men and women were looking for new and exciting ways to capture the attention of dapper gentlemen around the…