For some reason, ’90s model Eve Salvail is on my mind. She was famous for her shaved head and the dragon tattoo on her scalp. Photo from evesalvail.com Here she is with Karl Lagerfeld, back in the days when he used to eat. Photo from evesalvail.com Jean Paul Gaultier used her a lot. Below, Eve…
My Ossie Clark Jacket and Some ’60s It Girls
In 1966, my favorite designer, Ossie Clark, discovered rolls of unused snakeskin sitting in a warehouse. One of his snakeskin jackets was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2003. Not my jacket, unfortunately.Photo of 1967 jacket from the V&A He gave one of the snakeskin jackets to a woman who worked…
Life Is Not a Cabaret. Stop Calling Me “Old Chum”!
“Pictures lie.” That’s what my hairstylist once told me when I was complaining that I had just discovered I looked craptastic thanks to a photo. I hope this one is lying its ass off. I’m just sharing it to show a different look (though not a different pose) from the Ossie Clark printed dress look….
This Gap ad featuring Sarah Silverman (above, via JustJared) reminds me of hip ’60s model Penelope Tree. CLICK FOR PHOTOS OF PENELOPE TREE. Penelope had a distinguished family. Her mother, Marietta Peabody Tree, was the first woman delegate to the United Nations. Her father, Ronald, was a member of Parliament and a grandson of U.S….
Two Posts I Wish I Wrote
I am just back from San Francisco and need some time to work on my S.F. post, plus tomorrow’s book club post. So for now, let me refer you to these two great and incredibly well-researched posts. The first is Dorkas’s post on l’Inconnue de la Seine. The second is The Stiletto Effect’s post on…