"A Certain Exquisite Propriety" --Byron

MY likes, opinions, musings, etc.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bvlgari Serpenti Collection

This is a great piece around the collar of the Prada shirt: a Bvlgari Serpenti collection necklace. The Italian jeweler has taken the symbol of the snake and used it in some very opulent designs. See more of this shoot by Carlotta Manaigo HERE on FuckingYoung!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dressed Undressed Spring/Summer 2013 behind-the-scenes

Tokyo Dandy caught these great behind-the-scenes shots of the Dressed Undressed Spring/Summer 2013 show and collection. I enjoy the little touches, and the bits of chain glimmer on the wrist, and even across the chest, are very welcomed. See more of the shots HERE on Tokyo Dandy and more of the collection HERE from the designer's site.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Matthew Miller Spring/Summer 2013: CCTV on the Runway

I enjoy the print so much that I decided to post this suit by Matthew Miller for his S/S 2013 collection again--well, in a way. This is the complete suit; I posted just the jacket previously. What I find so cool about the print is that Miller has captured the images he then manipulates for the fabric from closed-circuit tv cams around London. You might as well check out the runway show, too: video below. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lidija Kolovrat Spring/Summer 2013

Lidija Kolovrat is a designer who is not afraid of graphics and strong prints. From Bosnia to Portugal, she is a designer that crosses borders. I'm enjoying the graphics on this suit because it has a haphazard, street graffiti, paint-splotched feel, but crossed with a structure that is almost data gridded--like number sequences. I am also a big fan of the Chelsea boots with the panel of blue. And I never get sick of a jumpsuit. See more of the Lidija Kolovrat S/S 2013 collection on FuckingYoung!

Monday, October 15, 2012

STNTN 2012

Founded in New York, 2011, and now based in Paris, neckwear and leather goods maker, STNTN, offers minimalistic pieces for the man (or woman) who wants something a bit unique. I'm enjoying the creativity and simplicity of the products like the leather neckcuff, below. See more HERE on Selectism, including an attache and some files.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mohsin Ali Autumn/Winter 2012

I always enjoy a graphic that is used smartly. That is what Mohsin Ali has done with his AW12 collection. Inspired by Bauhaus design ideals, his collection utilizes a strong triangle as the starting point for this experiment in prints. I think it works wonderfully on the coat below. See more HERE on Style Salvage along with a great write-up and quotes from the designer, himself.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Puma Boots--Tokyo Faces

There's so much I am enjoying about these puma boots as added to the overall look worn by this Tokyoite. First, the way the tongue of the boot pulls over with a (what looks to be) a velcro keep is so smart; it makes it easier to wear the boots without having to worry about the tightness of the pant leg. This gentleman's boots look to be well-worn, but I think it is with good reason: they are cool, versatile, and highly functional.
Pic from Tokyo Faces

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sean O'Pry by Michael Schwartz for Black--New Zealand

I enjoy these looks for their urban cowboy, street smart vibe. The first look is all about the accessories: hat, boots, and jewelry. In fact, with exception of the boots, all the accessories are by Patricias: the hat, by Patricia Underwood; jewelry, by Patricia Von Musulin. The shoot was done by Michael Schwartz, capturing Sean O'Pry for New Zealand's Black Magazine. See the rest HERE on Fashionisto