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Majorettes

In Cinema, Focus On:, Smashin Fashion, Views on 02/18/2010 at 00:33

 Charmingly bitchy, beautifully disenchanted majorettes.

Toro Y Moi

In Adventures, Musica, Views on 02/17/2010 at 17:25

Toro Y Moi is one my most recent crushes. Though C’était un Rendezvous (claude lelouch) is number one. If you don’t find the sound of a Ferrari driving at least 100 mph through Paris streets at 5am pleasureable, then this video may be your alternative.  C’était un Rendezvous is the backdrop for Toro Y Moi’s “talamak”.

Blow

In Focus On:, Smashin Fashion, Works of Art on 02/14/2010 at 22:12

In juxtaposition with McQueen (what now?), may we also pay homage to Mrs. Isabella Blow– the individual responsible, in part, for his advancement. Blow, a grand muse and discoverer of many (McQueen, Philip Treacy, Dahl) had quite a trek herself, as well as an individual style, self deprecation, and historical influence of her own.  She epitomized originality and oozed visionary,  all while in the most flamboyant of dress. I’ve never seen anyone try to conceal themselves with such grace. Sorry, Lady Gaga.

“I think thinking is stylish. Looking is stylish. Culture is stylish. I think you need to be inspired by something in order to look good. A poem, a picture of Wallis Simpson, tailoring… I have an obsession with Wallis Simpson. When people talk about ‘style’ & ‘stylish’, they’re talking about trends. She didn’t have a trend. She wore clothes that looked good on her. I think style is about a person recognising what their best features are and if your best feature is a waist, wear a fucking waist. If you’ve got a good bust, go empire. I think it’s about finding a mood that you keep to. Then everyone can identify with that style. I think that unstylish is, as celebrities do nowadays, to borrow things from the PRs. They borrow, and it’s so clear that the dress has just been sent. You can feel the bike delivery.”
— Isabella Blow

Alexander McQueen, RIP

In Focus On:, Menswear, Smashin Fashion, Views, Works of Art on 02/11/2010 at 16:50

News announcements today have declared the tragic death of highly coveted, immensely talented (and a young 40 years of age) designer (Lee) Alexander McQueen.  The British-born Central Saint Martins grad challenged the standards of presentation, building an empire based on wild imagination and bizaare, impeccable design.  His influence will certainly survive him.

New York Times Obituary

Life Lessons

In Adventures, Cinema, Views on 02/07/2010 at 21:17

“How to make a button” by Miranda July

Eyes of Laura Mars

In Cinema, Focus On:, Smashin Fashion, Views, Works of Art on 02/04/2010 at 22:19

The 1978 thriller starring (a very 70’s sexy) Faye Dunaway as a fashion photographer who vividly visualizes a murder during her stylishly violent photo shoots. Indulgence.

Parisian Men, Fall 2010

In Focus On:, Menswear, Smashin Fashion, Views on 02/02/2010 at 16:00

I figure most of you aren’t sitting there fumbling through each photo on men.style.com to view the Fall 2010 collections thus far, but hey, maybe I’m wrong. I also figure you’d like a quick view at some of the goods, even if you are a straight guy who doesn’t want to admit interest (the beauty of the internet).  Luckily, I sit here doing this, and have chosen a few photos from the shows for your viewing below.  Honestly, it was tough, with all of the Harem pants, thermals, and puffy shorts…But I have to give proper cred to the champs who kept it (mostly) classic, interesting, and beautiful.

Adam Kimmel

Adam Kimmel

Dior Homme

Hermès

Hermès

Hermès

Margiela

Margiela

Margiela

Margiela

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

Paul SmithPaul Smith

Paul Smith

D & G

D & G

Paul Smith

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Moncler Gamme Bleu

Moncler Gamme Bleu

Moncler Gamme Bleu

Ann Demeulemeester

Costume National

Costume National