Tuesday, July 29, 2008
RED and WHITE in SNOW FOREST* (Contrary to popular assumption, in this case white does not refer to snow.)
* Here at PVP, we have become extremely curious about the above "Snow Forest" as stated in the caption provided by plaid donor Randy Carlson, (who was not available for comment). Since the above photo was clearly captured during the summer months, the obvious lack of snow in the stated forest location of this capture seems wrought with Irony. We've wasted not a moment of time getting to the bottom of this little paradox. A caucus was to set up to appoint the members of the PVP, PLIC (Paradoxical Location Investigation Committee) who came back in two shakes of a lambs tail with the following information regarding the alledged "Snow Forest."
Snow Forest, closed 1973 through 1978, reopened in 1979 and then closed permanently in the spring of 1992. Dan & Dave Platus, two brothers who worked in the California aerospace industry owned Snow Forest for sixteen years. Contributed by Paul Herrick, Assistant Ski School Director at Mt. Baldy: I was working at Snow Forest Ski Area through the 80s and last taught there in the Spring of 1992. That year they closed, the Forest Service pulled the permit so no one else could take over the ski area. Also that year Jim McDill, Ski School Director at Snow Forest, died. He was also the director of the Big Bear Valley Park Ski Teaching Program for several decades. I moved my teaching to Mt Baldy and started there on December 24, 1992.
Monday, July 28, 2008
If I'm not mistaken I believe these hats belong to some phish heads. Hangin' on hooks at The Barn. End of First Session BBQ. 7/25/08
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
On display in the window of Alter, aka the un-numbered boutique housed in the store front between 107 and 109 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Part of me likes what I'm wearing and part of me wants to be wearing that plaid dress in the window. Captured just after 6pm on my way to work the second leg of my double shift at Relish. (Way to rock it.)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
American Airlines Uniforms 1974-1977
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Oooooohhhh, it's that that same Urban Outfitters sundress that everyone wearing these days....go figure... (See "The Ultimate Urban Outfit" post on July 1st) Crossing 18th on 8th, heading North. 3:11pm 7/17/08
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
FROM THE ARCHIVES: This capture was lost in the annals for months, found during a routine erasure of pictures from our mobile device photo gallery. Originally captured February 26th, 2008 at 2:03PM at the Flying Squirrel on N 6th Street in Brooklyn.
These two Japanesse fashion magazine covers were captured in the magazine store on 23rd Street Between 5th and 6th Aves. 8:03 pm 7/16/08. (Moments before the previous cross walk capture, see below)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Our team in PVP's QCD (Quotes and Citations Department) have had quite a time figuring out whom to quote on this one. The following text is an excerpt from a blog post on an online lifestyles/pop culture magazine in response to a fashion spread in Newstand's Marie Claire Magazine sent in to PVP as a link by CALL PAUL.
"Grunge is back you guys. For real. And in the pages of the August issue of Marie Claire, the editors try to make it seem cool by setting a plaid-centric photo shoot in some kind of factory. Perplexed as to how $395 overalls and a $2,000 Chanel skirt are working-class? Put on some Pearl Jam and check out the manual labor-chic..."
From Jezebel.com's MAG HAG Blog- posted by DODAI (not a at PVP alias) at 2:00pm on Tuesday July 15 2008. As of 2:34 pm, when we first checked the link that CALL PAUL sent, there had been 1,133 views, 48 comments. Quite a tangled world wide web we weave... Thank you CALL PAUL for the tip off.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Braniff Stewardesses were called "Hostesses" and were outfitted with uniforms & accessories composed of interchangeable parts which could be removed and added as needed. Pucci adopted a Space-Age theme in redesigning the Stewardess Uniform, including plastic bubbles (resembling Captain Video helmets) which were intended to be worn between the terminal and the plane to prevent carefully coifed hair-dos from being tousseled by the whipping wind on the runway and the the threat of inclement weather. Unfortuantely, the Space Bubble was discontinued after about a month. Not only did the helmets crack easily, there was no place to store them once onboard the aircraft, and with the advent of jetways in many modern airports, their cause was rendered obsolete. However, today, vintage Pucci garments and accessories designed for especially for Braniff are considered highly sought after items of couture.
Girard (pictured below with black and white plaid) was born 1907 in New York, raised in Italy, educated in Britain, and made famous back in America by redefining modern textile design. In 1945, he joined the cult icon company Herman Miller and remained there until the 1970s.
GIrard used fellow Herman Miller design colleagues, Ray and Charles Eames' furniture in the terminals and splashed Braniff ticket counters, terminal lounges, and airline interiors with 7 color schemes and 56 total fabrics. Known to friends as Sandro, (Italian short for Alexander,) Girard died in 1993 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, his home since 1953.
Orange,red and mustard yellow Plaid Peruvian Wool blanket designed by Alexander Girard from Herman Miller designs. Two blankets were designed, the other was blue, dark blue and green (Not shown.)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
"I don't know where you are but there is plaid in bushwick! CP"
"Plastic bag plaid...Where are you?" CP
Friday, July 11, 2008
So we sent out scouts to all three Apple stores and a few AT&T locations to see if we could nab a plaid capture of someone waiting in line for their new phone. But, due to the extreme heat, (and, we believe insatiable jealousy and unrequited lust) all of our scouts all came back empty handed. So, determined to provide you some form of visual connective tissue between buffalo check and the iphone, we've been down in the basement all morning, pawing through the archives only to come up with a snackbar snapshot of these two plaid clad iphone toting youths... It's not the g3 they hold, it's the original, the "Classic," (we've already heard it been called that) And our question to you, dear readers (both iphoned and not) is: If all the people who stood in line the first time, are standing in line again, what are they going to do with their old iphone? There must be massive piles of them somewhere.... Don't worry, we've already sent out scouts to find them.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Some child is running around plaid-less. Sent in by WOODGRAIN (with the help of her mom) just moments ago with the following caption: "Found in my mom's classroom. Amityville, NY." 7/10/08
Monday, July 7, 2008
Another great specimen of an abstracted graphic plaid. This sneaky grocery check-out line capture technique was flawlessly executed by BIG JER at City Market in Burlington, Vermont on June 29th, 2008.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Still from: À Bout de Souffle BREATHLESS (1960 France 90mins) 35mm
Stripes: Jean Seberg (Patricia Franchini) Plaid: Jean-Paul Belmondo (MIchel Poiccard, aka, Laszlo Kovacs)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, co-written by Godard and fellow New Wave director, François Truffaut.
MICHEL: C'est vraiment dégueulasse.
PATRICIA: Qu'est ce qu'il a dit?
VITAL: Il a dit que vous êtes "une dégueulasse".
PATRICIA: Qu'est ce que c'est "dégueulasse"?
MICHEL: That's really disgusting.
PATRICIA: What did he say?
VITAL: He said, "You are really a bitch."
PATRICIA: What is "déguelasse" [bitch]?
MICHEL: It's a real scumbag.
PATRICIA: What did he say?
VITAL: He said, "You're a real scumbag".
PATRICIA: What's a scumbag?
MICHEL: Makes me want to puke.
PATRICIA: What did he say?
VITAL: He said you make him want to puke.
PATRICIA: What's that mean, "puke"?
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
He knows when you're awake,
He knows if you've been bad or good,
So be good, for goodness sake!
*If you have won a prize from the PVP in the last 30 days, you are not eligible for this contest.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008