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‘The Man Who Shot The Sixties’: Documentary on pop photographer Brian Duffy
02.28.2013
06:02 pm

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Photo: Brian Duffy.
 
Linda Brusasco’s 2010 documentary, Duffy: The Man Who Shot Sixties, is an engaging film that shares with the viewer some of the life story of brilliant, elusive and street-wise photographer Brian Duffy. Along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Duffy pioneered a fresh approach to fashion photography that echoed the pop culture of Britain’s Swingin’ Sixties. His iconic shots of Jean Shrimpton, John Lennon, Michael Caine, David Bowie, Twiggy and many more, are familiar to anyone who has paid attention to rock ‘n’ roll and fashion.

The doc features David Bowie, Angela Bowie, Mick Ronson, David Bailey, among others. Mandatory viewing for anyone interested in photography as art and cultural touchstone.
 

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Hilarious Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia purse set
02.26.2013
11:03 am

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I adore this hand-painted Jabba the Hutt clutch purse with an accompanied attached-by-a-chain Princess Leia coin purse by Cat Penfold. Hilariously brilliant!

Via Neatorama

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Salvador Dali’s transsexual muse Amanda Lear in her first TV commercial, 1967
02.25.2013
02:17 pm

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Lear photographed by David Bailey for the December 1971 Dali-edited issue of French Vogue.

The glamorous Amanda Lear in her first TV commercial appearance, circa 1967, for Révillon’s Detchema fragrance.

The music is by cult figure French soundtrack composer, François de Roubaix.
 


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Trippy lip makeup that looks like an eye
02.25.2013
01:34 pm

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I like this. Lip makeup that looks like an eye by Swedish artist Sandra Holmbom.

I wish there was a YouTube tutorial on how to do this. There will be soon, I suppose!

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The Black Lodge ‘Twin Peaks’ bobble hat
02.22.2013
11:46 am

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Okay, I have to admit, this is pretty funny and WANT-worthy, right?

May I present to you the Black Lodge hat by Connoisseur:

Well, as we are now in the fifth year of the cult Weir hat our creative juices keep on flowing, this year sees two special editions inspired by two of Hollywood’s great cults. David Lynch’s Twin Peaks is the inspiration behind this one. Based on the extradimensional ‘Red Room’ from the cult TV series and accompanying film Fire Walk With Me.

We’re proud to present the Black Lodge hat.

I think you might have to actually be standing in a room of red curtains for anyone to get it, but I still like it.

You can pre-order the knit cap here for £27.00.

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Muscle skin suit for cycling (or if you want to look like Slim Goodbody)
02.13.2013
06:48 pm

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A few weeks ago I posted about the Pee-wee Herman-inspired cycling skinsuit. This week it’s all about channeling your inner Slim Goodbody with the Muscle Skin Suit by, er… Muscle Skin Suit!

Do you want to stand out in the peloton? Accentuate your individuality? Enhance the shape of your muscles?

The suit comes in long sleeves and tights or in a short skin suit. They range anywhere from $174 - $194.

Bonus: There’s also an X-ray skin suit available for purchase on the site.


 
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Incredibly life-like David Bowie dolls
02.13.2013
04:57 pm

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New York City-based artist E.V. Svetova (aka Katyok on deviantART), designs these oddly-beautiful David Bowie dolls. According to her page, she does “all of the customization and painting, as well as most of the garment design and construction.”

Some of these shots are based on iconic Mick Rock portraits of Bowie. Extra points for the mini Kansai Yamamoto knock-offs!

Unfortunately none of the dolls are for sale. My husband was crushed by this news.
 

 

 
More after the jump…
 

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Astronaut Bedding
02.13.2013
02:36 pm

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Aimed at the kids market sure, but I would buy a Queen-sized version of this in a heartbeat.

You can purchase it here for € 59.95.
 
Via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

 

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Heavy meta: A Slayer meets Richard Pryor tee-shirt?
02.12.2013
12:31 pm

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Only 200 of these puppies have been manufactured by California-based artist Aye Jay.

The “Pryor” tee-shirt is selling for $26.00 at Shirts and Destroy.

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Faye Dunaway loses her mind in 1970 cult film ‘Puzzle of a Downfall Child’
02.06.2013
03:34 pm

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In Puzzle of a Downfall Child, Faye Dunaway plays a neurotic, spaced-out, emotionally unstable model by the name of Lou Andreas Sand living in a remote beach house, trying to recover from a nervous breakdown that saw her institutionalized.
 

 
The script for the film was inspired by the life of iconic 1950s fashion model Anne Saint Marie. Director Jerry Schatzberg (Panic in Needle Park) taped hours worth of interviews with Saint Marie—who suffered a nervous breakdown at the height of her career—and these sessions became the basis of the film. Actor Barry Primus plays a photographer who is interviewing Dunaway’s character. The conceit of the interview gives the almost cinéma vérité-ish film a non-narrative structure that allows for an effective use of the jarring flashback and flash-forward editing style popular at the time, and contributes viscerally to explaining how truly disconnected from reality Lou has become.
 

 
The film provides quite a good showcase for Dunaway as an actress, it’s raw at times. She’s stunning in it, too. What a great beauty she was then. Puzzle of a Downfall Child is also beautifully shot. First-time director Schatzberg was a noted photographer—he snapped Dylan for the Blonde on Blonde album cover and the Rolling Stones in drag—who worked for Vogue and other major magazines. It was when he shot Dunaway for Esquire that he pitched her the idea. The two became lovers and Schatzberg’s wife of 18 years divorced him, although Dunaway would leave him in 1969 for Marcello Mastroianni.


 
Sadly Puzzle of a Downfall Child has never come out on home video and so is not widely known. It was restored by Universal in 2011 and shown at the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival with Faye Dunaway and Jerry Schatzberg in attendance, but it’s still unavailable (except in France)

Lucky for you, if you’ve read this far, some kind soul has posted Puzzle of a Downfall Child, in its entirety and in great quality, on YouTube:
 

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