Tag Archive: Fashion



File this under “Very nice, but about 15 years too late.”  Some of it is pretty slick, actually, considering I can’t stand what Donatella has done to Versace since her brother’s untimely demise.  Ultimately, however, it looks as cheap as everything else she’s been doing lately.  The Kardashians will be thrilled, whoever they are…


http://www.hm.com/us/versace#home


Once again, leave it to Italy.  When I saw this, it occurred to me that there is a GAPING hole in the designer market aimed at retail sluts.  People are out there spending HUGE amounts of money on fabulous marble bathrooms with high-end chrome fixtures and Pratesi, Frette or Versace towels that cost a small mint.  So why are we falling short on the ass-end, so to speak?

Armani Casa, with its beiges, tans, blacks and grays, could clean up.  Literally.  Hermes as well, though this is probably too vulgar for them, despite the fact that France is still fascinated with those little jacuzzi’s for “the man in the boat”.  They already sell scented drawer liners, for crying out loud.  (Set of 5 sheets 16″x24″ is $45)

Then there’s the logo crowd.  I can already think of a few people who would wet themselves on the spot if they saw a roll of toilet paper with the canvas patterns of Louis Vuitton, Gucci or Fendi.

So there’s another multi-million dollar idea I should have kept to myself.

Benvenuti in Seletti.


Below is the complete museum program for “The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor” by Christie’s.  I picked this up on the last of the 4 dates in Los Angeles at MOCA at the Pacific Design Center this past Saturday.  Please note this is NOT the actual auction catalog, this is only what is currently touring before the big auction in December.  There are 5 complete auction catalogs available at the bottom and they go up to $75 each or the complete boxed set for $300.

This is an 8 page touring catalog printed on card stock.  The original scanned size is 8 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ and aside from cropping a few scanned edges, no further alterations were done to these pages.  These are basically color thumbnails and not high resolution pics, so I’m afraid this is as good as it gets at 1,200 dpi.  I have some better photos elsewhere on this blog, site is at the bottom.

Cover

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Back Cover

Catalogs and other official Christie’s info: 

http://www.christies.com/elizabethtaylor/catalogues.aspx

Eight of the better pictures I took on 10/15/11:

https://ronhardyman.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/the-elizabeth-taylor-collection-by-christies-moca-at-the-pacific-design-center/

Cocktail Couture


 

There’s some cool stuff here from the roaring 20’s through the atomic age cocktail hour… I’ve always found it interesting that things that look great at night, can just as quickly make you look like a dirty little whore the next morning on your way home.  From what I hear.  🙂

A Spirited Celebration Of America’s ‘Cocktail Culture’ : NPR.