DING DONG CHARLIE MANSON IS DEAD!

We're not in Wonderland anymore Alice -Charles Manson   Maybe we can all sleep a little more sound knowing that yesterday marked the passing of one of the world's most notorious criminals - Charles Manson. Infamous for bringing a dark turn to 1969's Summer of Love co-ordinating a string of horrific murders in the Hollywood…Read more DING DONG CHARLIE MANSON IS DEAD!

E.O.F. SNAPSHOT FO THE DAY {NOVEMBER 30, 2015}

NOIR {circa. 1973} +

Crime of Passion or Crime of Fashion?

Everyone enjoys a mugshot, as much as the next. Invasive? Essential? Photography lent itself as a most incredible resource for law enforcement around the world. No one can doubt that! These days we've all seen the Mel Gibson, Heather Locklear, and the yearly Lindsay Lohan. Somehow, it seems, the mugshot has lost all it's vintage…Read more Crime of Passion or Crime of Fashion?

{Style-Wise} This Very Moment . . . Vintage Style Inspiration for Spring 2015

This very moment we couldn't be more blessed. Many props go to our many friends, fans, and followers who have helped get us this far - and many more to those who we have yet to meet who will take us even farther along the path our destiny has chosen for us. Life is nothing…Read more {Style-Wise} This Very Moment . . . Vintage Style Inspiration for Spring 2015

Rebel Without a Cause: The Exploits of Patricia Hearst

"Around 9 o’clock in the evening on February 4, 1974, there was a knock on the door of apartment #4 at 2603 Benvenue Street in Berkeley, California. In burst a group of men and women with their guns drawn. They grabbed a surprised 19-year-old college student named Patty Hearst, beat up her fiancé, threw her…Read more Rebel Without a Cause: The Exploits of Patricia Hearst

Obsessed! Vintage Summer Style Supreme, Straight from Cannes 2013: Alain Delon’s “Purple Noon” (1960)

Every year the Cannes Film Festival whips around, you can guarantee to start feeling the summer start shining on in. Just picture the French Riviera, the movie stars, the palm fronds, and sail boats. Champagne in sandals . . . the works! It's like a nostalgia, really. I think everyone, once in their lives will…Read more Obsessed! Vintage Summer Style Supreme, Straight from Cannes 2013: Alain Delon’s “Purple Noon” (1960)

Festival De Cannes 2013 Line Up : A Past, Present, and Future of Cinema + Style

The Festival de Cannes is upon us again, and if you were with us last year, we had a lot of fun covering the ups and downs of this iconic film and fashion event. After all, Cannes is a place where stars are born, and if you're looking to get ahead of the game (any…Read more Festival De Cannes 2013 Line Up : A Past, Present, and Future of Cinema + Style

E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {November 8, 2012}

{From the Alameda Police Department: Jackson Charles Ferri [October 13, 1954]} + Too bad this guy's style didn't go on trial... + Similar Stories:

E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {September 10, 2012}

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“The men and women in these mug shots are nobody special, but they saw things that none of us will ever see. They were all arrested in New Castle, a small town in western Pennsylvania, right over by the Ohio border. It was once one of the most industrially productive cities in America, but all that’s gone now.”

{Diarmid Mogg, SMALL TOWN NOIR}

As good as any Noir Thriller you might find in the movies. In fact, the stories told in “Small Town Noir” could definitely make one helluva TV series – so many stories to dive over, so take a look. William Brest is just one of many from the town of New Castle that got the opportunity to stare into the lens of that mighty police camera…

So check it out, why don’t ya?!

Small Town Noir

A seventy-seven-year-old widow named Alice Johnson opened her door to William Brest, whom she mistook for a neighbor’s son. She let him in, leaving him alone in her living room for a minute. He took her wallet and left. After he removed the $16 that it contained, he threw it into the weed patch behind the United Presbyterian church on Countyline street, where it was recovered by police once William had been arrested and signed a confession. William returned the money, including the $2 that he had already spent, and Mrs Johnson withdrew the charges against him.

William had just turned eighteen. Within three years, he was married with two sons. He found a job at Rockwell’s auto and truck spring plant on Furnace street and got a place on its bowling team, which met with reasonable success in the town’s industrial league. In 1977, William was treated for smoke…

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