"A Certain Exquisite Propriety" --Byron

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Ben Morris for PonyStep

PonyStep Online Magazine has a spread up shot by Photographer Ben Morris. What I like about the work is the sense of place that the photos have. You should check out his website (below) to see more of his great work. You can see this full spread at PonyStep.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Elisabeth Toll, photographer

This shot is fantastic: The trees, the height, the movement, and the black styling.
Photographer: Elisabeth Toll
Toll does great work and I love her play with shadow.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


From the latest issue of Ozon comes this look matching the Hugo coat with the yellow Heren van Koster pants. Photographed by Anouk Morgan and styled by Sophia van den Hoek.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Army of Lovers for WUT Berlin, Tokyo

WUT Berlin, in Tokyo, put together this video by Videographer Aleksandar Dragicevic showcasing the stores SS 2010 selection. Very cool. Lots of colors that POP on some of the shirts for guys.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Karim Sadli for Velvet Magazine

I have posted work by Karim Sadli in the past and the photo above, taken for Velvet Magazine Italy, is an example why. Quite the mood is estabished in that corner. The sweater and hair style add the value.

Model, Marcel Castenmiller and stylist, Nik Piras.

See more of Sadli's work at his agent site HERE

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December Look from FANTASTIC MAN

Lanvin Suit and Hugo Boss gloves

Bill Tornade: Instant Style

Bill Tornade is great, not only because he has been doing it for so long, but because his collections are always ready to hit the streets. You put his clothes on, and it's instant cool and style. It seems so simple. Tonrade's designs give Men a chance to look as if they have been sharp dressers all their lives. The pics above capture looks from Bill Tornade's AW 2009 collection. The use of boots throughout is nice as is the pop of color here and there with the knit scarfs. You can see the entire collection on Tornade's site. There, you can also see his SS 2010 collection which includes some very light cardigans.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Manuel Albarran

Manuel Albarran's metal couture is sleek, futuristic, and mindful of the past. Albarran has been designing his pieces for sometime now, but his work may be gaining attention due to publication like the DAZEDandCONFUSED ARTICLE this month and the fact that his pieces are featured in the new Lady Gaga video for "Bad Romance." It seems that Albarran thinks of himself as for than just a designer. His pieces are definitely ART: As good as they look on people, they photograph well, and are fine exhibits as stand alone objects.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thierry Mugler AW Collection and SS 2010 Collection

We love Thierry Mugler because it is about an attitude that says, "I want to be noticed, but don't fuck with me." Or, at least, that's my take on it. For this reason, Autumn Winter collections are always more interesting than Spring and Summer. The coats, the layers, the boots: It's all Killer. These are three of my favorite looks from the AW collection. You can also check out a video of the SS 2010 collection below. As I said, I always find the Fall the most interesting, but if you love color, especially light blues and pinks, you will enjoy the Spring collection, too. The Summer suits steal the show.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Petar Petrov: Simplicity With An Edge

Petar Petrov is based out of Vienna. I'm digging his design for its simplicity that make the looks seem effortless, yet edgy. You can buy Petrov designs from SSENSE (link below) and see his newest collection or check out his site. Brilliant!


Bell Soto and David Samuel Menkes in Visual Tales

I love this pic because it captures such a character and brings it to life. There is a softness that is counter balanced by the leather pants and whip by David Samuel Menkes. To put Menkes' leather wear in a fashion editorial such as this, is brilliant. It puts his work in a completely different light than what you may find on his website (beware, a bit racy).

Photo By Bell Soto in VISUAL TALES.

See Like Me - See Like Me Rare Issue

See Like Me is celebrating 1 year in a major way: By putting together this paper project (also available online) with colaborations between some great talents. Congrats to SLM. Check out the RARE ISSUE (link above) You must take a look at the John Skelton (Oki-ni) interveiw, the Mariano Vivanco piece, and the beautiful shoot by Bell Soto.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Characters for Fantasticsmag

Nicole Anne Robbins recently contributed a fantastic spread for none other than Fantasticsmag featuring a fantastic grouping of designer fashions.  My favorite piece is definitely the ASHTON MICHAEL top (black, above). However, Robbins was generous enough to incorporate videos into her spread and the best video is that featuring the designs of LOVA. 

Photos by Nicole Anne Robbins
Styling by Kissie Torgenson

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in GQ

The fantastic actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is pictured in the December issue of GQ sporting cost effective styles from the likes of Gap, Top Man, H&M, Uniqlo, and more. The article is about well made, nicely priced, Recession minded wardrobes. I also believe that Mr. Gordon-Levitt has a couple of movies coming out this Winter Season.

Photo above features Uniqlo: coat, shirt, and pants. Complete look for under $250. 

See the FULL article HERE