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LAX

In Focus On:, Menswear, Smashin Fashion, Views on 08/11/2010 at 14:06

Michael Bastian seems like a pretty sensible guy.  His attention to texture, tailoring, and utilitarian elegance are pretty outstanding. In addition to his eponymous label, he has cooked up an accessibly preppy line for GANT, bringing some street cred to the freshly re-designed brand. Take a peek below!

 

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Mc2

In Cinema, Focus On:, Smashin Fashion, Views on 06/07/2010 at 01:49

Behind every iconic badass is an equally suave woman. Ali McGraw and Steve McQueen; defiance.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camping Out

In Adventures, Smashin Fashion, Things, Views on 05/26/2010 at 12:01

Round three of the H&M HIV/AIDS prevention campaign! For the S/S 2010 season, with music festivals as inspiration, suitable muses Lou Dillon and Elizabeth Jagger model the goods. I’m not so into purple leopard print, or paisley, but it works.  Plus, the fact that they included (a super cheap) tent and sleeping bag in this collection (and produce this campaign) is pretty awesome.  The low price tag may equate to a potentially soggy festival evening, but at least you’ll stand out.



Cardigans

In Focus On:, Musica, Smashin Fashion on 04/11/2010 at 21:35

Nina Persson, mastermind behind The Cardigans and A Camp is taking a stab at designing via Swedish label Hope for their Fall 2010 collection. Unlike most musicians turned fashion curators, she’s actually done a great job! Plus, she’s actually honest about her feelings on the fashion world. More reasons why Nina Persson is utterly charming in this Style.com interview.

 

 


Obsessives…

In Cinema, Focus On:, Menswear, Smashin Fashion, Views, Works of Art on 03/22/2010 at 16:01

Speaking of gentlemen, a video of one of my favorites, Sir Paul Smith,  reveals that he is shockingly more of an obsessive hoarder collector than I.

GQ Top 50

In Cinema, Focus On:, Menswear, Smashin Fashion, Views on 03/15/2010 at 13:11

Absolutely superb choices and photos by GQ  for their feature on the 50 Most Stylish Leading Men of the Past Half Century. Handsome men, Handsome taste.

McQueen F/2010

In Focus On:, Smashin Fashion, Views, Works of Art on 03/14/2010 at 22:30

This might be the most mindblowingly well done collection i’ve ever seen.

Fabulous Fleur + Flair

In Focus On:, Smashin Fashion, Views, Works of Art on 03/14/2010 at 22:11

The highly influential, highly stylish, highly beautiful, short lived magazine edited by the highly elegant (and insanely long lived) Fleur Cowles has me in a tizzy each time I see it.  Collecting pennies for the compilation I saw in Partners & Spade last week, and the individual issues available via ebay.  If you beat me to the chase, well, at least show me your copies…

Lee Scratch Perry

In Focus On:, Menswear, Musica, Smashin Fashion, Views on 03/02/2010 at 15:32

For Supreme?!? Read all about it.

Majorettes

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

 Charmingly bitchy, beautifully disenchanted majorettes.