Friday, July 31, 2009

Olivia De Berardinis

American painter of pin-up art and erotic art.
Olivia De Berardinis - Let the eat Ccheesecake - 1993
She attended the New York School of Visual Arts, and became involved in the minimalist art movement while there. She began drawing and painting pin-ups in the mid 1970s, then began painting erotic fantasies for men's magazines.
Olivia has had shows of her artwork throughout the United States and Japan, and her work is collected by fans worldwide. Over 200 limited editions have been published, and an original Olivia painting now appears in each issue of Playboy magazine.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Muslim woman's dressing

Turkish Muslim woman's clothes

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nylon stockings

In the 1920s the fashionable hemline for women's skirts and dresses began to rise enough to show a woman's legs and sheer hosiery that covered the legs was only available as stockings. They were first made of silk or rayon (then known as "artificial silk"), and after 1940 with nylon.
Movie Clips Of The 50s

Made nylon pantyhose

Topmodel Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova's Runway Moments

Kurková has appeared in almost twenty Vogue magazine covers internationally, including the French, Italian, UK, German, Russian, Greek, and Korean editions, and has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. She has worked with noted fashion photographers like Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Valentina Schlee

Curator and historian Kohle Yohannan takes us inside the world of America's first celebrity designer.

Valentina opened a small couture dress house, Valentina's Gowns on Madison Avenue in 1928. Her first stage commission was costumes for Judith Anderson in 1933's Come of Age. The costumes were better received than the play, and established her reputation as a designer for the stage.[2] Valentina dressed such actresses of the era as Lynn Fontanne, Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Gertrude Lawrence, and Katharine Hepburn. Her Broadway successes included the costumes for the stage version of The Philadelphia Story. She also dressed prominent New York society women including members of the Whitney and Vanderbilt families. In 1950 Valentina also introduced a perfume, "My Own".
Valentina's made-to-measure, flowing styles combined the intricate bias cut of Madeleine Vionnet and the grace of gowns by Alix Gres. "Simplicity survives the changes of fashion," she said in the late 1940s. "Women of chic are wearing now dresses they bought from me in 1936. Fit the century, forget the year. wiki

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lucille Ball retro star

Lucille Ball in a Pop Music Video

This is Lucy as you've probably never seen her before! In what may be the prototype for the modern music video, from 1966 this is about Lucy Carmichael (Lucille Ball) getting in with the local "mod" scene in London.
The 1960 Broadway musical Wildcat was a successful sell-out that ended its run early when Ball became too ill to continue in the show.[43] The show was the source of the song she made famous, "Hey, Look Me Over", which she performed with Paula Stewart on The Ed Sullivan Show. She made a few more movies including Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968), and the musical Mame (1974), and two more successful long-running sitcoms for CBS: The Lucy Show (1962–68), which costarred Vance and Gale Gordon, and Here's Lucy (1968–74), which also featured Gordon, as well Lucy's real life children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. Ball appeared on the Dick Cavett show and spoke of her history and life with Arnaz. She insisted that Mame was by far one of her most favorite "family" movies she had ever done. During that interview, Ball revealed how she felt about other actors and actresses as well as her love for Arnaz. She continued by telling Dick that the success to her life was, getting rid of what was wrong and replacing it with what is right. (Talking about her divorce from Arnaz and marriage to Morton) Lucy also reveals in this interview that the strangest thing to ever happen to her was after she had some dental work completed and after placing lead fillings in her teeth, she started hearing radio stations in her head.