Posts Tagged ‘style’

Halston: I’m in love with you….

Published by cctadmin on March 4th, 2014

026_halston_theredlist Halston2

VOGUE Covers / Vintage

Published by cctadmin on July 7th, 2013

__________________________________________________________________________________________VOGUE has captured the imagination of its readers – & the culture at large since it printed its first cover in 1892.  I’ve always been fascinated by the extraordinary images that have reflected, and transformed the world of style.  VOUGE has produced some of the most beautiful, provocative & fashionable covers ever, in my opinion, from early illustrations  to photographs featuring a plethora of elegant models.  Here’s but a few I particularly enjoy….


CHER: THE ULTiMATE HOT MAMA / “A COWBOYS WORK iS NEVER DONE” (1972) “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”

Published by cctadmin on July 20th, 2012

Today I salute one of the worlds BiGGEST SUPERSTARS – the one and only CHER – she who has brought a great deal of glimmer & shine to our universe.  It’s been a long time coming, as this stunning creature first captured my eyes and ears when I was but a little whipper-snapper.  There is nothing I can say that won’t make me sound like the gayest of all gays when it comes to how I feel about CHER but I will never back down, nor will I ever be ashamed; she is a woman who, across the arc of her career went from docile singing Kewpie to self-assured hot mama.  Her physical beauty was odd – and arguably she is one of the most exotic creatures to be photographed.  Of course we all know CHER spent the 60′s married to an ambitious, nerdy songwriter-producer SONNY BONO – who was a seasoned music-biz pro.  When they wed in 1964, she was 18, he was 29 – but together they figured out a formula for big time success, packaged in old-fashioned martial togetherness in proto-hippie garb.  They dressed outlandishly – he in buckskin boots and fur vests, she in navel-flaunting bell bottoms and giant false eyelashes… SONNY & CHER would eventually end in divorce and although I loved this era of CHER it was by far the 1970′s that gave us the best of her.  This was the era of BOB MACKiE gowns, Gypsies, Tramps & Theives and of course, Half Breed & Dark Lady – all of which showcased CHER in very new and alluring ways for the times.    To my stifled imagination growing up she was the perfect living ‘character’ to occupy a special place in my make-believe land of possibilities.

CHER’S determination led her to several other lives in the 70′s and 80′s:  a TV show, DAViD GEFFEN, GENE SiMMONS, serious acting, scandalous ACADEMY AWARDS appearances, a youthful bagel man, infomercials…but whenever she made a fool of herself it was on her own terms – and she has never been afraid to stand out.

On our way home from camping we inevitably ended up with some CHER on the iPod – and I couldn’t help but re-appreciate this particular tune of hers called A COWBOYS WORK iS NEVER DONE, which I encourage you to check out for yourself!  This BONO-penned song was from SONNY & CHER’S album ‘All I Ever Need Is You‘ and peaked at #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1972.  Classic stuff if you ask me.  Play it loud.  Play it PROUD!

Enjoy this track below, along with some classic CHER images that show her in her glory!!!



Published by cctadmin on May 30th, 2012


Published by cctadmin on November 9th, 2011


Published by cctadmin on October 25th, 2011

Iconic model of the late ’60s and ’70s, granddaughter of the brilliant fashion genius  ELSA SCHiAPPARELLi, once coined “the girl of the Seventies” by YVES SAiNT LAURENT, MARiSA BERENSON has to be one of the most exquisite beauties of all time.

Sometimes a woman comes along who embodies the spirit of her time with effortless quality that that defies all words. BERENSON was one of the most captivating woman of her era. Every now and then I go back and visit her there in the land of inspiration from that time -


Published by cctadmin on October 12th, 2011


Published by cctadmin on August 25th, 2011

SPOTLiGHT : ZOE BARANSKi : just a normal person with her head up in the sky

Published by cctadmin on August 15th, 2011

FiLM & STYLE – KLUTE, 1971

Published by cctadmin on February 8th, 2011

“What I’d really like to do is be faceless, and bodiless, and left alone.”  – Bree Daniel.

For actresses who want to show their grit and range – and take home an Oscar – playing a prostitute has often been one of the most surefire routes to success.  But until the 1971 suspense thriller KLUTE, cinematic hookers were almost always doomed victims – or even worse, whores with a heart of gold.

When JANE FONDA strolled on screen as BREE DANiEL, Klute’s cool but troubled call girl, she brought a razor-sharp realism to what had become a clichéd character.  Though this thriller climaxes with a scene in which Daniel is being stalked by a homicidal maniac, one of the most memorable moments in Klute comes when Fonda is entertaining a john.  The camera shows Fonda seemingly in the throes of ecstasy – then sneaking a look at her watch.  It turns out she was only feigning passion after all.  The notion that a prostitute could be the one in control and that men could so easily  be manipulated was revolutionary at the time. So, of course was Jane Fonda.