Monday, October 31, 2011

Spicks and Specks

Bridget Riley, "Metamorphosis", 1964

Ringo and Maureen Starkey pictured on Febraury 12th 1965, a day after their wedding.

Brian Jones

1st January 1968, US Vogue, Penelope Tree photographed by Patrick Lichfield

February 1966, Paris Vogue, by Helmut Newton

Pattie Boyd at Trafalgar Square, London, July 27th 1969

Faye Dunaway, 1968. Photograph by Jerry Schatzberg. Dress by Jean Muir

John Lennon

Twiggy wearing a polka dot print wrap dress designed by Foale and Tuffin.

Brigitte Bardot

Seventeen Magazine, February 1967

Oh, those tights!

Harper's Bazaar, April 1965, Jean Shrimpton photographed by Richard Avedon

Peggy Moffitt in Pierre Cardin

Paris Vogue, March 1967, Ann Turkel photographed by David Bailey

Biba dolly

Spots Are In, But Not On Your Skin - New Fresh-Start by Pond's

Macshore Classics 1964

Spots Are In, But Not On Your Skin - New Fresh-Start by Pond's cleans out oil-choked pore opening, the breeding ground for blemishes. Model: Barbara Bach

(Song: "Spicks and Specks" - The Bee Gees)

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Treat For Halloween - Killer-Diller Colours by Cutex

Send a monstrous shiver up his spine. Make his blood run hot & cold.
These are the shades to haunt him with.
Be warned.
Be wary.
But wear them!

Bewitch him by day. Make him mad for you under the moon.

Available In:
- Bewitch Him Bronze
- Gone Mad Mauve
- Turn Pale Pink
- One Step Beyond Beige
- Wicked White
- Stark Raving Pink

Also available in nail polish coordinated to these lipstick shades.

I want them all.

(Source: What Makes The Pie Shop Tick? )

Friday, October 28, 2011


George Harrison's beloved "Rocky" is perhaps one of the music world's most well known guitars.

"Rocky" began life as a 1961/2 solid body Sonic Blue Fender Stratocaster, and was bought for George second hand, as his first Fender Stratocaster, by Beatles roadie Mal Evans in 1965. He first used it for a recording on "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" from "Help!" (1965). One was also bought for John Lennon, and the two guitars as brothers were used during the recording of "Rubber Soul"(1965), uniting for the eminent solo in "Nowhere Man". "Rocky" would also be used on following albums, such as "Revolver" (1966).

John Lennon and his Fender Stratocaster - what "Rocky" had originally looked like.

In April 1967, The Beatles had just finished recording their momentous album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". At this time psychedelia was blooming, influencing music, art, fashion, and even guitars. It was during this time that George decided to transform "Rocky".

“The paint started flaking off immediately... We were painting everything at that time: our houses, our clothes, our cars, our shop. Everything. In those days day-glo orange and lime paint were very rare, but I discovered where to buy them — very thick, rubbery stuff. I got a few different colors and painted the Strat, not very artistically because the paint was just too thick. I had also found out about cellulose paint, which came in a tube with a ball tip, so I filled in the scratch plate with that and drew on the head of the guitar with [wife] Pattie’s sparkly green nail varnish.”
George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology.

Also featured on the guitar were the words "Be Bop A Lula", "Go Cat Go", and the guitar's name on the headstock. Despite the strong use of colour, the back of the guitar however, would remain in its original blue.

"Rocky" featured in Guitar Player magazine, November 1987.

The new and improved "Rocky" would then be seen by the greater portion of the world on June 25th 1967, during The Beatles performance of "All You Need Is Love" in black and white on "Our World", the world's first global television link. However, it would be most remembered and more clearly seen in The Beatles' self-directed, psychedelic film "Magical Mystery Tour" (1967), being played by Harrison during the "I Am The Walrus" sequence.

"Rocky" would then remain a very special guitar to Harrison. In approximately 1969 he began playing slide on it, and would use it for many, many years to come. To name a few, it would appear on the Dark Horse Tour of 1974, feature on "Free As A Bird", and make one of its last known public appearances at the Concert for George in 2002, being played by Andy Fairweather-Low.

Andy Fairweather-Low playing "Rocky" at the Concert for George, 2002.

George Harrison discusses "Rocky".

I myself personally honored "Rocky" by naming my first electric guitar after it: "Rocky George II".

(Sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. )

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog

Today's posts will be based upon people of the 1960s and 70s, famous and unknown, pictured with their pups.

Brigitte Bardot

Biba Fashion

Marianne Faithfull

Regina Mode, September 1967, Ina Balke

Seventeen Magazine, March 1965, Young London

Maureen Starkey and Tiger

Ali Macgraw

Twiggy in Seventeen Magazine, 1967

Jean Shrimpton

Sylvie Vartan

Cynthia Korman, 1969

Bill Wyman

Syd Barrett

Paul McCartney and George Harrison

The Beatles with Tiger and Martha

Keith Richards and Ratbag

Brian Jones and Pip the Poodle

Hennes Magazine, 1966

Francoise Hardy

Edie Sedgwick

(Title: "I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog" - The Monkees)

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