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A pre-Bond Maud Adams in a leather doublet by Giorgio di Sant’Angelo. Photographed by Norman Parkinson for Vogue, August 15th, 1968.

A living-room deck overlooking the swimming pool of a home in upstate New York, designed by Keith Kroeger and Leonard Perfido of Kroeger-Perfido. Photographed by Maris-Semel for House & Garden, October 1971.

Happy 80th birthday to goddess Sophia Loren! Photographed by Henry Sandbank - from her cookbook, ‘In the Kitchen with Love’, excerpted in Ladies’ Home Journal, March 1972.

"Let’s face it. A terrific girl like me deserves a luxurious little pantyhose like Something Wonderful… Did you ever see anything that managed to be so bewitching and so elegant?" Something Wonderful Pantyhose from Burlington Hosiery, 1973.

Claudine Auger in 1965, just because…

School run chicness from Harper’s Bazaar, September 1972 - photographed by Otto Stupakoff with hair by Christiaan. As this editorial covers the best clothes for transitional early fall temperatures, I covered it in my column for Curate this week - to see the rest go to the link in @shrimptoncouture’s profile and click #readcurate

"I guess I’m sort of a dichotomy - I’m attracted to both ends of the pole. I love precision and perfection, but I like junky things, too." Barbra Streisand in her solarium/"junk room", wearing a custom Thea Porter jacket designed to match the room (she had pieces made for her space in her LA home). Photographed by Bill Helms for House Beautiful, August 1974.

#tbt On Elvis’ plane, the Lisa Marie, last year at Graceland ⚡️⚡️⚡️

"The Minimum You. It’s everything you were meant to be. It’s you with just the right shape, in just the right places. And Diet Shasta can help. With thirteen great-tasting flavors, all sugar-free. And all with just one calorie per can. Try Diet Shasta. It’s everything a died soft drink was ever meant to be." Ad from 1971.

The music room of the Villa Pisani in the village of Bagnolo, Italy - designed by Andrea Palladio in the 1540s; the frescos date to 1547. Photographed by Jean-François Jaussaud for Décoration Internationale, May 1988.

A silk harem suit with matching turban (by Yuki) to start the day. Makeup by Barbara Daly and photo by François Lamy for Harper’s & Queen, June 1975.

The Manhattan apartment of singer Andy Williams, from Architectural Digest, July 1987.

Can the weather be any more perfect today? (at Greystone Castle)

"This is Love in 1972. Love’s Reflections fall colors are intriguingly bright, but clear. Vibrant, but not brassy. To give your mouth a mysteriously soft, rich look." Love Cosmetics by Menley & James, 1972.

"There’s nothing like breakfast in bed to start the day smoothly." Photo by Carmen Schiavone for Charm, July 1951.

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