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What a lovely coincidence that one of the worlds first photograph self portraits was of such a handsome man.

Smart too, Robert Cornelius, a chemist, perfected the daguerreotype and ran Americas first photography studios.

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Posted on November 22, 2011

Style Icons: Male »Bill Gates

bill gates fashionNot only has Bill Gates genius made a new nerd world order, it would seem from these decades old photos (found on Gizmodo) that he's stood for a solid geek chic heavily reliant on good old sweaters.

While I am no fan nor even dabbler in the world of Microsoft, I can appreciate a man who spends his fortunes to help others, and knows how to layer for a mug shot.

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Posted on August 31, 2009

Style Icons: Female »Wendy Carlos

wendy carlosA pioneer in her personal life and creative, Wendy Carlos is perhaps most well known and loved for her soundtrack for A Clockwork Orange. It's a spectacular album and a perfect match to the wild futuristic madness of both the Burgess novel and Kubrick's stunning visual interpretation. Earlier, under the name Walter, before her Playboy outed sex change, she gained more popularity for her moog take on the classics with the surprising hit Switched on Bach.

She's a lovely lady who has inspired an entire genre of music and adores her Siamese cats who she draws and posts on her website, there you can also see some awesome photos of her electronic music studios through the decades. She has also made some fantastic Moog based Christmas cards, taken photos of many eclipses (of which she says are “a bigger part of my life than I'd like to admit”). The more you explore her site, the more you grow fond of this unique innovator.

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Posted on June 22, 2009

Style Icons: Female »Phyllis Patterson

phyllis patterson renaissance faireCreator of the First Renaissance Faire

All hail Phyllis Patterson, school teacher and theater lover and the reason for this week’s blog. In 1963 she and her husband put on the first ever Renaissance Faire in North Hollywood where 8000 people attended. The photo is for the happy, singing Pattersons with their friend Judith Kory getting busy with a tankard of mead.

Of course that initial brainchild has turned into tradition with over a hundred independently run Faires?country wide. The Patterson family carries on he tradition by continuing to put on The Heart of the Renaissance Faires in?Santa Barbara.

Be sure to look through the stunning gallery at their site of the original faire that we have the lovely Phyllis Patterson to thank for.

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Posted on September 1, 2008