Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vintage Photos

My father has always been an elegant dresser as shown by this image taken on the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk circa 1938.

- Leslie F

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vintage Photos

Vintage Photos

This image is of my great grandfather Willem Kat and his daughter Harriet in Yosemite in 1931. Willem Kat was one of the early founders of modern day rock climbing and lived in Yosemite National Park for 19 years as a contractor. Kat Pinnacle named for him in Yosemite.
-Sparrow King

Monday, July 18, 2011

On the Street....Saddle Shoes and Seersucker, Florence

On the Street....Poolside, Los Angeles

On the Street....Summer Color, New York

I get emails all the time saying "Oh, it's so hot where I live, how can I ever dress fashionably when it is too hot to wear clothes?"

Well, to me this photo is the essence of summer fashion at its hottest. Bright colors, fun accessories and easy hairstyles: summer style can be as easy as a few special pieces.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vintage Photos

This picture is my grandmother's friend Joy
arriving at the Canoe Lake Station in 1948.
-- Paige


If you missed my initial post, here are the instructions again.

- The subject line of the email should read "Vintage Photo"

- The photos will only be posted here on the blog, so the file size can be very small (no bigger than 700kb). I DO NOT need hi-res images, they take too long to download.

- Writing a little something about the image you send will make your entry much more interesting for all of us.

- Email your photos to:

Monday, July 11, 2011

On the Street....Urban Explorer, Florence

I love the simple urban explorer feel of this look, the slate green shirt with the classic but slightly fuller cut khakis is perfection in its stealth.

However, I think the photograph - and the look itself - is made measurably more refined by its juxtaposition with the rugged grooming.

It is such an art to be well-groomed but not manscaped. This is one of the best examples I've seen in a while.

July 4th Weekend in Capri

Over July 4th weekend, Tod's invited Garance and myself to Capri for the opening of their Jackie Onassis photo exhibit.

As you can imagine, the images are beautiful, inspiring, and poetic; see Garance's post, here.

Mr. Della Valle and crew were incredible hosts and allowed us to see a side of Capri that a first-time visitor rarely experiences. For a location as famous as Capri to live up to decades of hype seemed impossible, and yet it was even more enchanting than I had expected.

This rugged landscape has been tamed by the luxurious Italian lifestyle: food, architecture, the highest standard of living. Capri will be high on my list of favorite locations, going forward.

A big big thanks to Diego, Andrea, Sarika, and Mariacristina.

The bougainvillea flowed down the architecture and mountainside like a beautiful floral fog.

Super-host Diego Della Valle.

Lee Radziwill at the exhibit's opening party.

Walking around Capri, you really have to keep your eyes open. Every corner you turn there is a new tableau.

Aerial view (well, actually - from just really high up the mountainside!) of the world-famous La Fontelina lido.

This shot is really for Garance. A native Corsican, she has taught me to appreciate the diversity of flora and fauna a Mediterranean island can offer. The smells are just incredible.

Scenes from the "Deva," easily one of the most beautiful sailboats on the Mediterranean.

Jose Miguel Antunez, joining us on the crew. He is a legendary basketball player.

I don't really know anything about boats, but every detail I saw on the "Deva" was beautiful - here, the leather-covered rings on the main mast.

On the Street....Bowery, New York

Friday, July 8, 2011

On the Street....Jacques, Florence

I love the modern and unPreppy manner in which Jacques wears his seersucker suit.

I also love how the color complements his hair perfectly.

On the Street....Clarkson St., New York