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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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If you haven’t ventured, be sure to check out the depths of our blog by using the side menu where it says ‘BLOG’. From there you can access the dozen+ topics and categories we have covered over the year, and as we like to say, use it to escape your everyday . . .

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

What a vintage gem!

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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Music Minute: Jack White & Wanda Jackson – Black Cab Sessions

The Black Cab Sessions is a series of one-song performances by musicians and poets recorded in the back of a black cab and filmed for an internet audience. A ‘blackcab’ is a taxicab that’s common to Britain.  These sessions are always good, but this one is particularly great!

The motto of the Black Cab Sessions is “one song, one take, one cab.” 

We find Jack White to be quite the revolutionist when it comes to his musical styling. And we adore him because helped reintroduce some of the greatest artists to a fad stricken America. We want to take a minute to show you all this ‘Black Cab’ Jam-sesh with iconic Wanda Jackson.

We get a glimpse on some of Wanda’s reflections on her music, her life, and some insight about the King himself; Elvis!  Oh, and if that wasn’t enough to get a person interested, the cab driver during this session is John C Reilly.

 {The Eye}

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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day [May 15/2012]

Miss Julie Newmar as Miss Devlin from The Twilight Zone Episode “Of Late I think of Cliffordville” from 1963.


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PAGAN POETRY – MAKING OF V61 SUPREME SUPLEMENT


Paul Rowland knows the language of beauty inside out, which means he’s able to subvert its vocabulary. In a blockbuster 96-page supplement to V61, Rowland and his collaborators spin through the wild and untamed worlds of Women and Supreme, presenting an ode to 21st-century beauty. “Joel-Peter Witkin, paganism, mysticism, vampires, witches—all the things I love,” Rowland explains of his inspiration.

We can definitely relate to the fascination of all things dark and wicked, which is exactly why we wanted to share this with you, our honest and faithful readers. Fashion doesn’t always have to be pretty, in-fact sometimes the most powerful moments come from those that down-right scare us.

This fascination with the dark isn’t something new. Since the beginning of time, men and women have entertained their fantasies with tales and musings of the unknown. Whether it be ghosts, witches, devils, demons, or God himself; humans love to give their lives a jolt of excitement, and mystery.
 Heading through 2012, there is much uncertainty in the midst. Not just uncertainty for the economy, but the entire future of the human race. There is so much talk of “change” and moving “forward” that it’s impossible for us as a society not to feel the realm of the unknown beckoning.

We don’t always like the dark, but it’s here you will find the truths to everything you are looking for. Just don’t be surprised at what you might find there. It might scare you to death!

This spread was shot for the V Magazine Special Edition: The World of Women/Supreme from September 2009. 

Sincerely,

{The Eye}


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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day [May 11/2012]

Robert Ripley Holding Box Made of Human Skin.

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Commercial Break: Brad Pitt and Wes Anderson Unite.

In 2008, Wes Anderson teamed up with Brad Pitt for a Japanese commercial for SoftBank cell phones. The commercial takes inspiration from Jacques Tati’s classic “Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot”. Anderson filmed Pitt in one continuous shot at a French seaside town.

We really dig the head-to-toe yellow tourist look. This 30 second spot sure gets across everything we love about a full length Wes Anderson Film. We’d love to see Brad Pitt and Wes working together on more projects!

The Eye.

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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day! [April 18/2012]


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E.O.F. Approved: 1800s Adirondack Black Bear and Brown Buffalo Coat


Searching the ‘cyberworld’ for great vintage finds is not always an easy task.   In an over-saturated industry it takes a lot of time to weed out the gems from the stones.   But we’ve stumbled upon a great site with some choice vintage menswear pieces as well as womenswear.   Today, we wish to draw attention to Time Warp – Vintage, and this amazing coat of  black bear fur and brown buffalo cuffs and collar from the Adirondack Mountains.


According to Timewarp; “THE LODGES IN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS BECAME POPULAR AS A TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR THE CITY DWELLERS IN ABOUT 1860, AND IT WAS VERY WILD AND RURAL TO THEM. TO GET THERE, THE PEOPLE HAD TO TAKE A TRAIN AS FAR AS IT WOULD GO, AND THEN A HORSE DRAWN BUGGY OR CARRIAGE WOULD PICK THEM UP AND TAKE THEM THE REST OF THE WAY. SOME TRIPS WERE 10 MILES OR SO WHICH MIGHT TAKE A GOOD 2 HOURS. THIS COAT BELONGED TO THE LODGE AND WAS GIVEN TO MEN TO WEAR IN THE CARRIAGE ON THE COLD COLD TRIP UP THE MOUNTAIN.”

    

This is the type of hide we’d like to have in our possession for a potential new ice-age!  Perhaps one hundred or two hundred dollars out of our price-range, we can still appreciate the beauty and structure of such a historic hide!

Sincerely,

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Commercial Break: Since when was Kermit White??

Before Kermit was green, America was still seeing in black and white! Check out this collection of Wilkins Coffee Commercials that may mark the beginning of the worlds love for Jim Hensons‘ Muppets. From 1957 to 1961, Henson made 179 commercials for the company.

Very humble beginnings for the great Mr. Henson. We wonder if he had any clue what he would go on to achieve. Shout out to Pickachu4352 for the vid.

The Eye
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