Friday, November 26, 2010

Picasso (3)

Following the previous post showing photographs of Picasso with his marinière, here are two of his lesser known paintings, showing painters wearing a marinière. 
They are part of "The Painter and his Model" series, painted in 1970. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Picasso (2)

I wrote about Picasso before, likely the best known wearer of Breton shirts and some of the pictures depicting the master in a marinière will be as recognizable 'Picasso' as any of his artworks. 
The pictures posted here are not as well known: photographs by Edward Quinn, the chronicler of the 1950's-70's Côte d'Azur, showing Picasso at home an at work. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Go in Style - Get Your Own!

Get your own, brand new Soul-of-the-Sea-Shirt in 100% cotton, now with a genuine and original Cinese Red Scarf @ $32.00 here:

PRC Shirt and Red Scarf

Chinese size XXL = European size L/XL; Chinese size XL = European size Medium!


From the most beautiful photo-site on the web comes this picture and story: 
Hi my name is Sinny and this is me after a couple of months of chemotherapy, I had to endure the fall of my hair and the constant pain and with everything it was happening to me I made my life as normal as possible, I’m a cancer survivor, I was 17 years old when I was diagnosed with Lymphoma Hodgkin, luckily in its first stage, the process lasted a whole year, ‘til I was 19 years old, because of illness I can’t go to college when I corresponded, but now I’m totally healthy and I can go to college, I begin next month my studies of Cinematography and audiovisuals. I feel happy despite all the proof that I’ve had to approve.
Good luck to you, Sinny!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Japan's Girl Sailors

Google something like "Japanese Girl Sailor" and you'll get an overdose of semi-nude Japanese girls in striped tops and smocks. It's only my guess whether they pose for Japanese fetishists or as an export commodity. 
The origins are easy to trace: school uniforms. Japan introduced school uniforms in the late 19th century and today, school uniforms are almost universal in the Japanese public and private school systems. They are also used in some women's colleges. The Japanese word for this type of uniform is seifuku (制服).
Most uniforms are based on the traditional sailors outfit.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

'Le Male terrible' - Underground

#2 in Jean Paul Gaultier's video campaign for Le Male Terrible.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Waris Singh Ahluwalia (वारिस सिंह अहलुवालिया) in Stripes

Waris Singh Ahluwalia (वारिस सिंह अहलुवालिया); b. AmritsarPunjabIndia, 1975) is an American Sikh jewelry designer and actor. 
Waris immigrated with his family to the US at the age of five, and grew up in BrooklynNew York. He is based in New York City but has also lived in LA and travels frequently to ItalyJapan and Rajasthan, India, where most of his jewelry is made. He sells his jewelry through his company, House of Waris, and has collaborated with the fashion designer Benjamin Cho. House of Waris came into being after the owners of Maxfield's in LA noticed Waris's elaborate diamond rings and placed a large order, which sold out.

In addition to his work in jewelry, he has had a number of small roles in films, most notably by those of his friend Wes Anderson, and in commercials.