Our Canadian brothers over at Arc’teryx have made a new video called The Joy of Air. Directed by Bryan Smith this captivating black and white film showcases the beauty and excitement that the Great White North provides for all adventure seekers.
UNISEX inspiration - DIANE KEATON
Made famous through her roles in a series of Woody Allen films in the 1970s, actress Diane Keaton’s celebrity helped popularize the menswear as womenswear phenomenon. She may not have pioneered this trend but she certainly made it famous, with Allen’s 1977 romantic comedy, Annie Hall, as her ultimate campaign. Throughout the past 40 years, Ms. Keaton has carried her signature vintage tomboy look with her, and her style ranks pretty high on our list of style influences.
Diane Keaton began her career in the late 1960s in New York City, landing a role in the hippie musical, Hair. Fortunately, her self-deprecating charm and penchant for ties and bowler hats caught Woody Allen’s eye, and she became his sidekick for the better part of the ’70s. It didn’t take long for the Los Angeles native to become known for her decidedly buttoned-up, androgynous style in films like Annie Hall and Play It Again, Sam.
Keaton’s outfits in Annie Hall were her own vision. In her recently released autobiography, Then Again, Keaton recalls Allen’s instruction: “Woody’s direction was the same. Loosen up the dialogue. Forget the marks. Move around like a real person. Don’t make too much of the words, and wear what you want to wear. Wear what you want to wear? That was a first. So I did what Woody said: I wore what I wanted to wear, or, rather, I stole what I wanted to wear from cool-looking women on the streets of New York. Annie’s khaki pants, vests, and tie came from them. I stole the hat from Aurore Clément, Dean Tavoularis’s future wife, who showed up on the set of The Godfather: Part II one day wearing a man’s slouchy bolero pulled down low over her forehead. Aurore’s hat put the finishing touch on the so-called Annie Hall look. Aurore had style, but so did all the street-chic women livening up SoHo in the mid-seventies. They were the real costume designers of Annie Hall”.
Ralph Lauren received costume credit in the film’s titles and Annie Hall’s iconic men’s tie, which was Ralph Lauren, resulted in the brand enjoying a massive spike in tie sales as women recreated the look.The traditionally masculine tailoring touches and slightly oversized, boxy fit were in keeping with Ralph Lauren’s concept of the the time and definitive of a very specific mood, era, and Lower Manhattan location.
Thanks to the Need Supply Co. blog for this tidbit.
Great to see Vena Cava not taking FASHION so seriously, long live Viva Vena!
Gangsters, they’re just like us! Check these flicks originally taken for LIFE magazine, portraying Brooklyn-born, Los Angles based gangster Mickey and LaVonne Cohen in their natural environment. Cohen served as the real-life inspiration for Sean Penn’s character in the film Gangster Squad.
Skates up. Back in ‘64 hot babe and award-wining surfer Robin Calhoun, was shot by Leroy Grannis in Laguna.
Source: Tomboy Style
The King of Cool himself #SteveMcQueen
Let’s play ball! We are playing a game tonight at #TrinityBellwoods park, see y’all there.
Thanks to A Continuos Lean for this pic.
Itching to see the new Wes Anderson flick #MoonriseKingdom!
#Stacking - the new #planking?
Skate doco #BonesBrigade is playing at Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto.
“Stacy Peralta returns to Sundance this year with Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, a continuation of sorts of his first documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys, which had its premiere in Park City in 2001. Both films explore the creation and culture of modern skateboarding, along with Peralta’s part in it — this time during the 1980s era, with Bones Brigade members Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen.”
Shut Up and Play the Hits - #LCDSoundsystem trailer
LCD Soundsystem front-man James Murphy bids farewell to thousands of fans in one final Madison Garden concert. The presshow anticipation, blowout event, and humbling moments afterwards are infused with a candid interview with pop culture write Chuck Klosterman.
Director: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
Playing on: Tue May 1 @ 9:30pm, Thu May 3 @ 9:30pm and Sat May 5 @ 9:30pm.
*Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is taking place on April 26-May 6 and until then we will be posting trailers of some of the doco’s we want to check out!
Here are a couple of our Spring/Summer 2012 lifestyle photos, if you head over to the website you can check out the rest of them.
Our entire lookbook was shot right outside and on the roof of our studio, hence the urban jungle of Toronto.
Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer - A Night-time Snowboarding Short Lights Up the Last of the Winter Snow
Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton swaps the studio for the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, with a luminous after hours short starring Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes. The electrifying film sees Hughes light up the snow-covered French hills in a bespoke L.E.D.-enveloped suit courtesy of designer and electronics whizz John Spatcher. “I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made of light surfing through darkness,” says Sutton of his costume choice. “I’ve always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source.”
Thanks to Nowness for this.
ICON: Elizabeth Hawkins-Whished
In 1907, Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed became the first president of the Ladies Alpine Club. She wrote seven books on mountain climbing and over her lifetime climbed twenty peaks that no one had climbed before. Under the name Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond she made at least 10 films of alpine activities in the Engadine Valley of Switzerland, including ice hockey at St. Moritz and tobogganing on the Cresta Run. She is probably among the world’s first three female film-makers, after Alice Guy and contemporary with Laura Bayley.
“There is no manlier sport in the world than mountaineering. It is true that all the sports Englishmen take part in are manly, but mountaineering is different from others, because it is sport purely for the sake of sport. There is no question of beating anyone else, as in a race or a game, or of killing an animal or a bird as in hunting or shooting. A mountaineer sets his skill and his strength against the difficulty of getting tot he top of a steep peak. Either he conquers the mountain, or it conquers him. If he fails, he keeps on trying until he succeeds. This teaches him perseverance, and proves to him that anything is possible if he is determined to do it.” —Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed (a.k.a. Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond) from the preface of her book True Tales of Mountain Adventure for Non-climbers Young and Old, 1903.
Thanks to TOMBOY Style for this post, all photos of Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed courtesy of the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.