Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014


The Victoriana Coif

Michael of Helena Rubinstein handles hair like a length of satin

Cool Fashion

Emerald linen, cut to shoe a sun-polished triangle of back by Peck and Peck - Hat by Adolfo of Emme.


Simplicity Pattern 1611

Simplicity Pattern 1609


Clare Potter

Oleg Cassini

Nettie Rosenstein

The Sheath - Talmack

Anthony Blotta

The Fichu Dress

The Fichu-cape buttoned into sleeveless in back, bow-tied in front.

Jean Patchett in Mainbocher

Anne St.Marie in Scassi

Priscilla of Boston

Anthony Perkins
Bob Willoughby

Little Girl Alias Femme Fatale
Cecil Beaton

Point-to-Point Fashion
Harper's Bazaar June 1956
Photography: Gleb Derujinsky

... eyes on the fifties at devodotcom

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Yves Saint Laurent Evening Glove

Yves Saint Laurent Purple Satin Trench Trimmed in Black Fox

Yves Saint Laurent "Smoking"

Yves Saint Laurent 

Yves Saint Laurent Fantasy Hair Ornament

Paris... In The most Captivating Mood
Vogue October 1984
Photography: Avedon

...eyes on the eighties at devodotcom

Monday, February 24, 2014


The New Jewel-Color Watch

The New Gestures 1978 - pulling on a hat, a glove, wrapping up in fur

New Twists

The way to straighten a seam ... the way a steel watch turns up unexpectedly - Rolex Stainless datejust. Angela Cummings sapphire and gold rings, star of diamonds on silk cord.

A Timely Gesture

All in Good Time - Piaget's dual-time zone watch

Calvin Klein
Carrera Porsche Design Shades

Less Dress - More Body

A smidgen of a strapless arrow-narrow black dress by Angelo Tarlazzi

She Shoots

New Versions of the Best Tops: velvet shawl-collared dressing gown jacket wrapped over pleated trousers

She Scores

The new cleaness of a bare "T-shirt" in crepe-back satin over a deeply slit straight black wool skirt. Vogue Pattern by Yves Saint Laurent.

New Ways To Go Out At Night

The Best Dancing look In Town: All-out body-dressing ... a slip-of-a-dress in black crepe-back satin, hip-wrapped with a shot of color.

Below: Calvin Klein's shawl-collared wrap dress over his narrow black silk charmeuse pants.

The End

Present Perfect
The Movers and Shapers
Vogue patterns:The Excitement at Night
Albert Watson
Andrea Blanch

... eyes on the seventies at devodotcom

Friday, February 21, 2014


Van Raalte

The Pleasure Principles
Harper's Bazaar April 1960
Photography: Lillian Bassman

Thursday, February 20, 2014


 "Jump under the black light at the disco that makes your dress glow"

Tiger Morse halter-topped green wool jersey dancing dress, short and swingy. Barest back crossed by an iridescent sequined T-strap that shines in the night. Earring by Chrystya Olenska for Hattie Carnegie

if the shoe fits ...

Paco Robanne fancifully looped foot ornament

Paraphernalia crisp and silky pink and white plaid overall dress, that under a black light turns glowing red and midnight blue - its straps anchored by rhinestone pins. Mr. John Headdress, Betty Milham bracelet.

"Switch yourself on under a black light"

Exotic leafings of pink and white swirling into fuchsia and blue under a black light. Long silk Donald Brooks dress drawn open over midriff and back - long scarf looped over the head. Betty Milham jewelry.

Jewels that come alive in the dark

"Fantasy fall of jet and luminous ivory necklaces caught up by pink and yellow primrose pins by Vendome."

Black light colliding with color ...

"Green plastic bands asymmetrically whipped round a baring shoe by Margaret Jerrold with white kidskin toe and medium - stacked leather heel.

Neon brightness exploding on fingertips, wrists 
... even your dancing toes.

"A siren green plastic bracelet by Betty Milham. Well-dipped nails, shouting "Pink!" - Pink 09 from the Ultima II Nail Make-up Collection by Revlon

Neon Wavelength
Harper's Bazaar April 1966
Photography: Hiro Wakabayashi
Lighting Effects by Stroblite

... eyes on the sixties at devodotcom

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


and all things nice ...

The Blithe Sleep Dress

top - Van Raalte
above - L'Intrigue


Paris When It Floats

top left - Balmain
top right - Patou
above - Nina Ricci

Paris When It Parties

Francoise Dorleac in Cardin

Catherine Deneuve in Dior

Paris When It Burns

top - Gres
above - Castillo

Redhead Rage
Photograph - Art Kane

Trigere's Persian Spiral

Castillo for Elizabeth Arden

The Norell Shape

The Secret Chemistry of Beauty and Fashion
Harper's Bazaar April 1966
James Moore
Francesco Scavullo

... eye on the sixties at devodotcom