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{STYLE WISE} Baby, It’s Cold Outside . . . “The Ice Storm” Style (1997)

November 22, 2018 marked the record for the coldest Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade of all time, and all around the U.S.A. record lows were recorded, but it didn’t stop Lady Diana Ross from looking glamorous and fabulous as ever!

When I think of cold Thanksgivings, I can’t help but think of one of our favourite films – “The Ice Storm” (1997) directed by Academy Award winning director Ang Lee. With an all-star cast that includes Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Allison Janney, Christina Ricci, Katie Holmes, Tobey Maguire, and Elijah Wood; this is a must-see film for an cinema aficionado, but most especially any lover of vintage style!

Taking place on a Thanksgiving weekend in 1973 in the upper middle class suburbs of New Canaan, Connecticut – this film is a poignant look at the American Family, and its demise to substance abuse and casual sex.  There are so many iconic moments throughout this film- some include Christina Ricci boldly shoplifting from the local drugstore, Joan Allen being hit on by a bohemian pastor, a strange make out session involved a Nixon mask, a 1970s key party, and of course….the grand finale (which I shall not reveal).

Production designer Mark Friedberg (The Life Aquatic, Far From Heaven, Across the Universe) and costume designer Carol Odit worked closely with director Ang Lee to bring meticulous period detail to the film. Sourcing inspiration from catalogues, magazines, and photographs from the period.

Most notably is the beautiful earthy 70s palette, and the remarkable use of textures and graphics to create looks. The film itself is a feast for the eyes for knitwear, classic american sportswear, and an ice storm just wouldn’t be an ice storm without – incredible 70s outerwear!

We have been wanting to do a post on this film for a while, so very excited to get this up, finally. Here’s some {style-wise} screenshots for some classic vintage inspiration as well as your viewing pleasure.

Lets pray to the Gods that we aren’t hit with anything so strange and devastating, but with how the weather has been over the past few years – who knows what we could be in store for!

We couldn’t help but use this meme from another one of the film’s iconic moments!

Please enjoy, and don’t forget to visit our {SHOP} and use XIXIXI for 25% OFF.

Until we meet again,

{theEye}

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{Style-Wise} Kurt Russell IS “The Thing” (1982) [Vintage Winter Menswear Inspiration]

Kurt Russell is The Thing (1982)- Bad Ass Vintage Menswear - Winter edition- The Eye of Faith [vi]

With winter in full force, we couldn’t help but search for some credible vintage inspiration to set the mood for us here, and make the frigid cold all the more bearable and at least something fun to emulate through the day. Fight that cold with some bold bad-ass style.

Change your attitude, and you can change your life. Sometimes the clothes on your back really help. . .

Kurt Russell is The Thing (1982)- The Hat is Everything- Bad Ass Vintage Menswear - Winter edition- The Eye of Faith [v]

Kurt Russell is The Thing (1982)- Goggles Goggles Goggles- Bad Ass Vintage Menswear - Winter edition- The Eye of Faith

Kurt Russell is totally bad-ass in John Carpenter’s 1982 Horror classic, “The Thing”. Playing a scientist at a base in Antarctica who stumbles upon an ancient evil that can hide amongst humans undetected, Russell conjures some real classic conservative cool even while he battles the odds in a sub zero hell-on-earth.

It’s all about the goggles, the big hats, the poofy jackets. And remember, sun glasses aren’t out-of-bounds just because it’s cold. Let them protect you from sun glare while you shovel and feel fucking cool while you do it. Not cold, because you’ll remember to wear a good scarf, and no, your beard does not count (but do grow it).

The point is to stay warm. Pick classic pieces and you don’t ever have to worry.  Even if you have to cover everything. I feel like there’s no real rules in winter when you need to stay warm.

Kurt Russell is The Thing (1982)- Bad Ass Vintage Menswear - Winter edition- The Eye of Faith [2]

Vintage Winter Menswear Inspiration- The Iceman Cometh- 1920s

[circa 1920s]

Sometimes it’s best just to wear EVERYTHING.

Check out {The Iceman Cometh} also for more vintage winter menswear inspiration. . .

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The Iceman Cometh: Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2012

If only everybody had their hearts and heads   with the now 70-year-old Fashion legend, Vivienne Westwood. The world would most definitely be a better place, there’s no question about it. Westwood is always promoting her politics and philosophies, and has made it a staple to her work and persona.

This time her collection featured defrosting models whose fake beards and slick comb overs received a dusting of ice and snow. Inspired by David Attenborough’s “Frozen Planet”, an opus to the frozen corners of the Globe, and the struggle it’s taking for the wildlife of these regions to survive their rapidly changing environment.

 “We live in this mad world. If politicians would only see climate change as a priority, we might have a chance…the financial crisis is a symptom of the climate change. We have to stop it or else we really are an endangered species. “

-Vivienne Westwood

Does the state of the planet really not matter that much to us, that the race to make a profit could outweigh our compassion or respect for to the world we live in? There’s going to be a point when the World must come together to work these issues out, but until that happens, these problems will never disappear.

Inspired by Arctic Expeditions, Cool Athleticism, and that signature Westwood twist, the collection foresees that ice man cometh to a city near you.  Westwood has created a modern adventurerer fearless of peril,  unbitten by the frost, and marching to the same geo-political drumbeat of Westwood’s imagination.

Are you ready to fight the cold? Having not been touched by snowfall for the most part of winter (Scary, right?), it really makes us wonder what’s next to come? Not to mention, plenty of reminiscing of the days of Winter when you could look out your window and see the yard freshly covered in snow.

“To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything. It’s irrelevant and immaterial, as the lawyers say. The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober.”

Eugene O’Neil, The Iceman Cometh.

We pray those days haven’t yet passed. Till that day we’re just going to keep holding on! We’ll never let go!


Yours truly,

-The Eye x

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