"A Certain Exquisite Propriety" --Byron

MY likes, opinions, musings, etc.

Friday, January 27, 2012

"In Between Days" by Tobias Lundkvist

Tobias Lundkvist captures this fantastic shot for his "In Between Days" story in Plaza Magazine. It's all about the accessories and look here, with a scarf by Corneliani--the hat is the stylist's own. If a farmer were to start a gang, he might wear this look. See more of the shoot HERE on Steel Machines.

Rufskin: Sheer collection

James Dean, but in a one piece--for which I am a fan of both. This shot is by Ethan James and features a sheer one piece from Rufskin, for purchase HERE. I enjoy the pairing of two sexy materials in black as well as the vintage feel of the shot. See more of the spread HERE on Homotography.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Working for Louboutin Has Perks--studded shoes, that is

This is Alpha Sidibe--studio manager at Christian Louboutin--at his apartment in Paris with his collection of shoes designed by his boss. While I am not sure what to make of Louboutin's want of a copyright on the color "red" as it is used on the soles of his famous ladies' heels, I do know I thoroughly enjoy the footwear designer's use of studs on the many kicks in his men's line--as so nicely photographed by Ailine Liefeld on Freunde von Freunden HERE. It seems working in fashion has its perks. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Christian Lacroix Fall 2012--"Collage"

Perhaps it reads a bit Mormon gone rogue--reinvention of the church: but Mormons are in right now, and I like the exciting acts of color and design that flare up in the Christian Lacroix Fall 2012 "Collage" collection. Watch the video on the Lacroix site HERE. I'm enjoying the simple cross motif as well as the vividness offered by the bright red pants. It's enough to get Joseph Smith revved-up See more of the collection HERE on Homotography.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Walter Van Beirendonck Fall/Winter 2012

We all know that Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck likes to push forward--taking fashion to the most interesting places. That is what he has done once more with his Fall/Winter 2012 collection. He plays with prints and silhouette to give his suits duality. I enjoy the contrast, but wouldn't mind if he had decided to dedicate an entire suit to one of his lively prints--though centering those graphics does add a gravity that pulls you into what is, was, and could be. The lock necklaces and chain-adorned canes are welcomed accesories, too. See more of the collection HERE on Fashionisto.  

Saturday, January 21, 2012

John Galliano: Fall/Winter 2012

John Galliano delivered a very gangster, military, and vintage thrill-seeker inspired Fall/Winter 2012 collection for Paris Fashion Week: in fact, the coats and jackets--along with the high-waisted belted accesorizing--really made the collection. But an interesting piece is his rendition of the tuxedo shirt: embellished with shimmering, emerald and blue jewels--reminds me of Minority Report. The question remains as to whether or not one should tie the bow-tie or leave it hanging for effect. Oh--and the metallic capped footwear is very nice, indeed. See more of the collection HERE on Fashionisto.

Alexis Mabille Fall/Winter 2012-13

From Paris Fashion week comes the latest Alexis Mabille collection. Like last year, Mabille has presented one of my favorite collections this season with a nice mix of prints, textures, colors, materials, and attitudes. The Mabille man is a tough dandy type this season. Some of the most interesting pants this season are these from the designer utilizing a quilted-like, scaling,  application in both a softer and much edgier--leather--materials. I enjoy the pointed boots too. See the rest of the collection HERE on Homotography.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reversing the Suit: Shoot by Oscar Correcher

I enjoy the styling concept behind this shoot: almost a deconstruction of a suit. Adding the denim jacket-vest over top, I think, is a fantastic idea. I'm also down with experimenting with the cutting out of the upper-pec/shoulder regions of the shirt, along with the turning inside-out of the suit jacket--Fresh Prince style: it's very flame reminiscent at the bottom edges. Photos by Oscar Correcher
See more of the shoot HERE on fashionisto.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2012

Burberry Prorsum accessorizes their men with an edge for A/W 2012--as seen with the studded gloves that I immensely enjoy. I'm also fond of the graphic sweater as well as the coat below. But it is the juxtaposition between the unexpectedly spiked hands and the classy yet youthful refinement of the clothing that I enjoy most.
See more of the collection HERE on this.hearts.on.fire

Bottega Veneta F/W 12-13 from Hint Mag

The collections from Milan continue to be shared, and Bottega Veneta has one of the most enjoyable pieces thus far: the jacket seen here demonstrates a effort by BV to play with the structures of suits--in this instance overlaying the silhouette with a thin, mostly blue, veneer. I think the idea works even better off the runway as seen in the behind-the-scenes snapshot by Sonny Vandevelde for Hint Magazines fantastic slideshow featuring collections by BV, Burberry, D&G, Emporio Armani, Jil Sander, John Varvatos, Missoni, and V Westwood.  See those shots HERE on Hint and check out the entire Bottega Veneta F/W 12-13 collection on their site HERE.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Frankie Morello F/W 12-13

From Milan fashion week comes the Fall/Winter 12-13 from Frankie Morello. Not afraid to take some chances, this collection showcases a vibrant and colorfully offbeat aesthetic for the Italian label. This jacket, however, might just be the piece de resistance. See more of the collection HERE on Fashionisto

Friday, January 13, 2012

Embellished Rebellion in Hero Mag

I'm enjoying the embroidered detail--with an Asian flare to it (as seen in maybe a Chinese military design)--seen here on the jacket photographed by Dennis Schoenberg for the latest issue of Hero magazine. There's somewhat of a regal rebellion felt with this look. See more of the shoot Here on Morphosis.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mental Hair in Metal magazine

What's not to enjoy about this hair styling inspired by Ukranian mental patients? Shot by Paolo Zerbini for Metal mag. See more of the disheveled hair styling HERE on Fashionisto

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

GMG--S/S 2012

What I enjoy about the pieces by Gabriella Marina Gonzalez is the romantic quality she brings to what could otherwise be very hard edged goods--leathers and studs. The photography by Sarah Piantadosi definitely helps deliver that softening touch. See more of GMG's S/S 2012 collection--"Your Heavy Heart Pressed Against the Dusk"--HERE on this.hearts.on.fire
Also, be sure to check out GMG's other collections on her site.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Glam-Lace in 2beMAG

This is a touch of lacey glam shot by Marcos Domingo for 2beMag #17. See more of the shoot entitled "Vintage Style" HERE on Morphosis.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Breaks: by Ryo Yamazaki & Kohji Yanagi, London

I'm enjoying this long jacket with all the  zippers and leather. Very cool and sexy. See more from the Breaks AW/11-12 collection HERE on Morphosis.