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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Classic: Black & White

Take One Dress: Milly. Top: Banana Republic. Shoes: Dolce Vita. Notepad: Club Monaco. Rings: Alexis Bittar, BR Monogram. Earrings: Kate Spade.

Take Two Dress: Emilio Pucci. Top: Zara. Shoes: Jil Sander.

Take Three Top: Club Monaco. Skirt: H&M. Ring: Alexis Bittar. Shoes: Christian Louboutin.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Zah-rah ah ah ah



I love it when I get excited over lookbooks. It is a reassuring event let me tell you... I sometimes fear that we have done all we can in menswear and then I see great looks that are fresh without being unwearable. These images were my picks from the lookbook, there are more-- but these ones are fantastic.

It's even better that houses designing for the masses are producing great pieces for the every-day man. The leather sandals which are similar to Gucci's, the slim denim jacket that Diesel did last season, the shawl-neck likened to Paul Smith... and the shorts and Blazer look! Great, great stuff! I even found myself admiring the track pants look. I may even try it out!

Dear Great All-Mighty Universe above,
I like all these looks. Can I have'em?
Love, M



Lanvin, Veneta and Comme des Garçon appear in true Licorice all-sort fashion in a colourful editorial by Parisian talent Loammi Goetghebeur and photographed by Steve Beckouet. Juxtaposing the dirty street scene with the colourful stylings of Matthieu Pabiot this glorious shoot. Prints, stripes and checks oh my! And how about an African head wrap? Madonna would be proud.



{source: fashionisto}

Stylescoop Article #8 The 20 look traveler

Alas it is Tuesday yet again which means article number 8 is up and ready on the Style-scooposphere. This week I decided to put up a challenge instead of an article. How many looks can you make with the pieces posted on this weeks article? The art of packing the right suitcase for all occasions can be found in...


Monday, April 26, 2010

Balmain Lookbook FW 2010



I just love the looks from Balmain's LookBook for FW 2010. Kristian Akergren, Richie Cotterell and Tristan Knights take over for designer Christophe Decarnin’s nautical luxe meets preppy grunger lookbook.


Just wondering how on earth we got back to Bootleg cuts so quickly? 2006?

{source: adones}

Shutter Island Style

There were probably no more than three costume changes for Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island. At first I was concentrating on the horror and excitement of the first half, then as the scene began to settle into a twisty huh-what-when roller coaster I started noticing the clothing instead.

I refer to the wooly (it has to be?) blue suit worn in the movie as pictured below with Mark Ruffalo. The style immediately reminded me of D&G 2006 Sailor trousers. Thick and larger in fit this style has made the odd appearance but is unrealistic in terms of it's wearability. Perhaps other Winters are less forgiving, but locally that would still be far too warm.


The ties were a real treat too! Including the big knot and almost rounded ends likened to a scarf. Not to mention the trousers which came up past the belly button. I quite enjoyed the large frames of the overcoats that were clearly too big but worked in it's time.

Did you enjoy Shutter Island?

In Navy

Top: FCUK. Skirt: H&M. Jacket: Zara. Shoes: Pour La Victoire. Bag: Vintage LV. Tights: Hue. Jewelry: Michele, David Yurman, Banana Republic.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tiger Stripes

Dress: Milly. Jacket: Theory. Shoes: Pierre Hardy for GAP. Wrap Sweater: Diane Von Furstenberg. Bag: Louis Vuitton. Sunglasses: Fendi. Watch: Michael Kors. Jewelry: David Yurman, GAP, Forever21, Jcrew.

Smile like you mean it


Todd Selby, who you probably aren't too familiar with from The Selby has gone to NYC and LA to shoot people in their natural environments. The set of photographs show the selected models sans mouth, instead a rubbery smile!

Clark, the model below is from and was shot in Malibu, California. These are three images from the Spring 2010 campaign of Jack Purcell by Converse.



Friday, April 23, 2010

Workwear Blues

Tee: Madewell. Railroad Stripe Denim: Current Elliot. Boots: Elizabeth & James. Chambray Shirt: GAP. Watch: Michael Kors. Jewelry: Forever21, Tiffany, GAP, Belt and Hat: GAP.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

All Black Everything

Dress: Diane VonFurstenberg. Bodysuit: American Apparel. Tights: H&M. Shoes: Jeffery Campbell Clinic. Sunglasses: Burberry. Jewelry: Banana Republic Monogram, Saks5th, Street Vendor.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CLose but no cigar!


Just as I was getting excited for the online release of what can easily become a financial burden for many, many men, these bee-yoo-ti-ful "Louis" Louboutin high-tops are now sold out. I imagine the huge anticipation of Christian Louboutin's mens range had something to do with this. Not everyone has access to European shopping. Ironic actually since that little old volcano problem has stopped anyone from going over.

Click here to see proof!

Le sigh.

Stylescoop Article #7 Etiquette for the modern man

Among the many fashion statements a man can make, manners and etiquette (believe it or not) are coming back in full force. It’s like a moratorium has been lifted and gentleman the world over are coming out of hiding. Because no matter how well you are dressed, the only accessory you’ll be remembered for is a shoddy personality.

While it may seem funny in the moment, nobody trusts a gossip. This is the biggest mistake you can make. Be aloof, noncommittal. If you start out that way your reputation will be set for good. Be a light, positive and helpful character and it won’t only be your colleagues that notice you’re not a gossip.

A sloppy handshake speaks volumes about a man. Extend a stiff flat hand and try to close your hand around his as firmly as possible while maintaining eye-contact.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Black & Brown

Top: Rory Beca. Vest: Rachael Roy. Shorts: Rock & Republic DIY. Tights: H&M. Boots: Jcrew. Bag: Chanel. Watch: Michael Kors. Jewelry: Shotwell, David Yurman, RL, GAP.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Top: Jcrew. Skirt: ASOS. Shoes: Dolce Vita. Bag: YSL Oversized Muse. Flower Pins: H&M. Watch: Michele. Jewelry: DY, Kate Spade.
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