Anthony Perkins In Paper And Pixels

Wed 8 May 2013 - Filed under: Film — Christian
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As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, there’s one more curiosity in the current issue of Free & Easy: an Anthony Perkins paper doll: (Continue)

Cooling Things Down: The Steve McQueen Lookbook

Thu 2 May 2013 - Filed under: Film — Christian
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Yesterday at Ivy Style headquarters the phone did not stop not ringing, a sign that the cool people, who of course were too cool to bother complaining, were not pleased with the prospect of an entire month (save for Gatsby coverage) devoted to squares.

So in the interest of never pleasing all the people all of the time, we’re doing a cool post.

Recently GQ put together a 91-slide Steve McQueen “lookbook” of candids and movie stills. That means in some of the slides he’s wearing cowboy duds, but it’s an interesting look at the man’s life (such as his jazz collection) and work, the style he exuded no matter what he wore, and how he aged, which, not surprising, was pretty damn well. These kind of rugged handsome types always seem to look their best on the back nine of life. Sorry, squares.

Here are some of our favorites around Ivy Style HQ. You can see the full slideshow here. — CC (Continue)


The Brooks Brothers Gatsby Collection

Mon 15 Apr 2013 - Filed under: Film — Christian
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I just did a story for on the Plaza Hotel’s Gatsby tie-ins, and now here’s Brooks’. Downmarket companies get Pixar tie-ins and put toys in Happy Meals. This is what plays upmarket. (Continue)


Hollywood Style: Before The Golf Swing, The Other Kind Of Swing

Wed 6 Mar 2013 - Filed under: Film,Jazz — Christian
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Last night I was sitting around with the girlfriend pulling up videos on YouTube and trying to explain the difference between swing, jump blues and rockabilly. I went looking for a band I knew from San Francisco and stumbled across a blast from my past: Two recently uploaded clips about an independent movie called “Swing” I worked on over a decade ago.

It was my 15 minutes of Hollywood fame, minus the fame. (Continue)


Post Number 666: Rosemary’s Baby, 1968

Tue 15 Jan 2013 - Filed under: 1960s,Film — Christian
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In honor of Ivy Style’s 666th post, we’re lighting the fire-and-brimstone-scented candles, putting on Berlioz’ “Witches’ Sabbath” (or maybe the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil”), and paying tribute to the 1968 movie “Rosemary’s Baby” with a hearty cry of “Hail Satan!” (Continue)

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