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11 gorgeous vintage adverts by Bernard Villemot

Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. — Don Draper In the mid part of the 20th century, artists like Bernard Villemot turned making art and selling happiness into one and the same job. Imagine an advert for Bally that shows nothing of the season’s styles of footwear; instead just the curves of two legs, drawn as colour-blocked graphic lines, with a brush of bright…
Bernard Villemot vintage advertising
Bernard Villemot vintage advertising
Bernard Villemot vintage advertising
Bernard Villemot vintage advertising
Bernard Villemot vintage advertising
Bernard Villemot vintage advertising
Bernard Villemot vintage advertising
Bernard Villemot vintage advertising

Maiden Lane: No holding back

Michael Donovan‘s photography is usually as raw, bold and blunt as it gets, more so when every one of his pictures seems to be carved out from a real-life fantasy that keeps you in a constant awe, striving to find out more, to see more. With a trio of models playing naughty and nice and a full creative team contributing to the puzzling story, Maiden…
Maiden Lane by Michael Donovan for Smug, issue 6
Maiden Lane by Michael Donovan for Smug, issue 6
Maiden Lane by Michael Donovan for Smug, issue 6
Maiden Lane by Michael Donovan for Smug, issue 6
Maiden Lane by Michael Donovan for Smug, issue 6
Maiden Lane by Michael Donovan for Smug, issue 6
Maiden Lane by Michael Donovan for Smug, issue 6
Maiden Lane by Michael Donovan for Smug, issue 6

Rita Ora: Balenciaga + Bally

There’s an art to be mastered when it comes to looking casual and yet luxe. Rita Ora knows it, spotted in London this week wearing Balenciaga‘s Take A Weird Trip sweater and carrying a Bally ‘Piaffel’ Perforated Bag for an off-duty look.

Ports 1961 Fall / Winter 2013

The younger segment of Ports 1961′s clientele might not be familiar with the iconic style of Lee Radziwill. But perhaps after Fiona Cibani’s fall 2013 ode to the socialite and less globally-known Bouvier sister, they will. In channeling the “class, courage and composure” of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ younger sister, Cibani’s Milan fashion week (MFW) runway became a procession of ladylike silhouettes and muted tones occasionally…

Men’s hiking boots: authentic styles for the urban adventurer

Dropping a grand on a pair of designer ponyhair 'hiking' boots that'll have you sprinting for cover at the first sign of rain won't exactly scream of toughness and adventurism. Opting for a sturdy, functional pair that'll let you traverse the urban jungle like you mean it on the other hand, will. To look like you're ready (and willing) to face any outdoor challenge for fall 2013, these are the pairs of men's hiking boots you'll want to get.

Bally conquers Everest… and your winter wardrobe

There’s a reason why the word ‘conquer’ is often used in relation to Mount Everest: a height like that is more than a mere climb. It’s a battle with the elements, a fight against the freezing cold temperatures, a war against the temptation to succumb to pain and give up. Doing that climb takes mettle, but also the right arsenal. Little do many people know…

The Bond Girl dress you can buy: Skyfall

Many movie costumes are custom made, such that the closest thing you can get to owning them yourself is a chance purchase of something similar, or to have your tailer whip you up a copy. But the James Bond franchise is as much about capturing the zeitgeist as it is about gadgets, girls and guns. Look back at the Bond films through the decades and…

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