"A Certain Exquisite Propriety" --Byron

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nella Balda for The Fashionisto

Last Winter by Nella Balda features model Thomas Hoefnagels and this great D&G blazer, aside from the nice snowy setting and the icy hair. See more HERE on Fashionisto.

MVIO by Sang Hyuk Han--A/W 11

From Seoul Fashion Week comes looks from the A/W collection of MVIO designed by Sang Hyuk Han. These are some of the pieces and looks I am enjoying the most--particularly the color blocked coat and sweater. The show also included an array of aprons like the one below with the idea of covering up what you don't want to show. But I want to see more of these pieces! See more and read a short interview with Han HERE on DazedDigital.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

GQ Russia--Black and White

Like Black and White troopers--GQ Russia featuring this dichotomy of pieces including this enjoyable juxtaposition. I'm enjoying the almost uniform like quality to the looks and the boots, of course. See more of this shoot by Richard Phibbs, HERE on YVY.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Two Fine Shots

The Fashionisto posted two spreads: one by Krzysztof Herholdt and the other from Dusan Jaukovic. I'm enjoying a photo captured by each. Herholdt offers this moment of exuberance in the dunes and Jaukovic this portrait of neo-tribal nobility. See more HERE and HERE from Fashionisto.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jacky Suharto with styling by Shinta Handamari

Jacky Suharto with styling by Shinta Handamari: 
I'm enjoying the two toned shirt ( and the blue/grey tone of the photo itself) and these great pants--how they secure at the ankles.
See more HERE on Fashionisto

Friday, March 11, 2011

MSGM Fall/Winter

I'm enjoying many of the sweaters in the latest collection from MSGM. See more HERE on this.hearts.on.fire.  A bit of a southwestern feel.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Saint Augustine Academy

Saint Augustine Academy is a label out of Australia with an influence coming heavily from the music scene. You should definitely check out their website--featuring videos inspired by pieces in each collection. I'm enjoying the boots featured in these looks from their current F/W 2011 collection--cool tee, shirt, and jacket too. See more HERE on Definitive Touch.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wtaps in Common&Sense

Photographed by Thomas Cooksey for Common&Sense, I am enjoying this look featuring pieces from Japanese label Wtaps, as styled by Yasuhiro Takehisa, for the innovative use of suspenders. See more HERE on YVY.

Siki Im Fall/Winter 2011

I hesitated to post on Siki Im a couple weeks back when I first saw his collection, but the more I am confronted with these looks--at least these particular photos--the more I haven't been deterred from my initial reaction: these are such striking looks all around--from the tip-top of the feather on the hat and down. While the pieces in-and-of-themselves may be interesting, it is the combination and the overall look that I am fascinated by. I can't put my finger on it: it's a familiar edge. Could it simply be the hat? I just enjoy the oddity of it. It's been referred to as "American Gothic."  See more on VMan's list of best of NY fashion week HERE.
Source: Selectism

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Omar Kashoura Mac

Omar Kashoura is a British designer with Arabic heritage. This mac is a piece from his Spring 2011 collection. What's most enjoyable about it is the fact that it is reversible--and nicely so. See more of the collection HERE on Kashoura's site. Read what Selectism has to say about the coat HERE.