‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’ DISNEY/A GIANT GOLDEN BOOK

Written by  on December 24, 2013

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The original French fairy-tale of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is longer and much darker than the Disney version everyone knows and loves, but it is still the Disney version we celebrate here, with A Giant Golden Book’s wonderful vintage story-book interpretation which I owned as a child and now own again.Enjoy!

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 ©copyright : 1957 By Walt Disney Productions

ROBERT McGUINESS FROM BOND TO ROBIN HOOD

Written by  on December 23, 2013

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The ever-awesome Robert McGuiness displays here just what an amazingly versatile/diverse artist he is with images depicting James Bond,  Matt Helm, Barbarella and Robin Hood!

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Gary Alston/House Of Retro make no claim to the ownership of any images shown on this page/website.

NOLAN FUNK FOR VERSACE

Written by  on December 23, 2013

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Looking awesomely buff and every bit the epitome of the Versace-man, actor Nolan Gerard Funk (he of ‘Glee’ & ‘Awkward’ fame) sets pulses and senses  afire with this stunning set of stills for Versace’s Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear campaign.Personally picked by Donatella Versace, he is to the Versace menswear line what Lady Ga Ga is to the womens.Versace truly know how to market their brand (whilst heating the market up at the same time) with the hottest designs, concepts, styling and yes – Celebrities.This time round, they’ve set the internet (not to mention a large segment of gay men) afire with Nolan’s blazingly-hot turn as a mannequin!

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Gary Alston/House Of Retro make no claim to the ownership of any images shown on this page/website.

LE SALON de VINTAGE #3

Written by  on December 23, 2013

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This classic couture shoot for Vogue magazine in 1953 featured some stunning Norman Hartnell creations, with a noteably stylish  appearance by the debonair master himself.The last photograph in this set depicts the equally legendary Hardy Amies, snapped alongside supermodels of their day   – Julia Clarke and Fiona Campbell-Walter in creations from Hardy Amies 1953 couture.

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IMAGES ©copyright : THE  CONDÉ NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.

Gary Alston/House Of Retro make no claim to the ownership of any images shown on this page/website.

POLO: HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN 2013 RALPH LAUREN

Written by  on December 22, 2013

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Feast your eyes on the stunning Polo Holiday Campaign 2013 from Ralph Lauren, shot amidst stunning mountain scenery by Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca, with styling by Benjamin Eskridge.

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SUPERNATURAL: THE WINCHESTER BROTHERS #2

Written by  on December 20, 2013

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Well it’s Christmas, so here’s an extra treat  in the shape of  these stunning photographs of the Winchester Brothers and other ‘Supernatural’ cast members/protagonists!

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CHRISTMAS WISHES RETRO-STYLE

Written by  on December 20, 2013

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THIERRY MUGLER HOMMES AUTUMN/WINTER 2013/14

Written by  on December 18, 2013

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Thierry Mugler’s autumn/winter collection for 2013/14  “ aligns : triangulation, neo-urban panache, electric futurism”.The extremely stylised, classic, geometric-styled tailoring which has always been Mugler’s handwriting is very much in evidence, combined with a monochrome and electric colour palette with an added touch of para-military detail.

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‘L’ART ET LA MODE’ : HIVER 1956-57

Written by  on December 18, 2013

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The vintage French magazine ‘L’art et la mode’ was just one of a selection of magazines that the 1950’s fashionistas subscribed to for news of the latest trends and haute couture models; this particular issue focuses on the winter season of 1956-57 – ENJOY!

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HERE’S TO SUZY!

Written by  on December 15, 2013

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Born in San Antonio, Texas in 1932, Suzy Parker went on to become one of the world’s first supermodels; she was also a Hollywood actress appearing alongside Gary Cooper.Suzy graced the covers of many top fashion magazines of the day including Vogue and was at the height of her fame as a model during the 1950’s.I could not resist adding another tribute to this very fine lady, whose sibling Dorian Leigh also followed in her foorsteps to become a major model of her day; beauty surely ran in this family’s gene pool!

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