Thursday, March 31, 2011

Trend Thursdays: Wrinkles Are A Man's Bestfriend

Corneliani S/S 2011
As most San Franciscans already know this week will be warm and one of my all time favorite spring/summer trend is the linen suit jacket. Okay sure, usually, you can wear one when you're at a beach party in Ipanema . . . or a tacky beach wedding in Florida. But you don't have to wear the linen trousers with it. Pair it with shorts and gasp gladiator sandals . . . ugh! or not. A crisp white shirt or pair with something bright to give it a splash of color. The beauty of this trend, they now come in different colors not sure why everybody took a while to dye them in different colors.  I still like the lighter shades though. You don't have to buy a made-to-order suit, I mean I wouldn't be totally against it either but some of the designers fits well. Here's a thing with light colored linen suits, they are not for messy eaters or mr. clumsy hands, and repeat it with me, the wrinkles are fine.

Here are some of my suggestions:

Where to get them:
Corneliani is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, ZaraDieselDolce & GabbanaINCCalvin Klein.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dapper Is What A Dapper Man Does - Alexandre Cunha by Leny Guetta

This editorial appeared on french magazine Pointure that featured Brazilian model Alexandre Cunha and photographed by Leny Guetta. I absolutely adore this shoot. I think a part of me wished that everybody still wear everything to the nines but with a modern twist. sigh, one can only wish. Happy Hump day my fashionistos and fashionistas.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Breaking 8K!!!

8k and counting! Thanks EVERBODY! I can't believe it's almost April, and the good news? It's Tuesday and Aren't I glad the weather is looking nice this week and to my San Franciscans, Let's all enjoy it while it last!

Picture: Model, Ivan Scannell

Secret Agent Man - Sean Sullivan by Matt Albiani

This photoshoot with Nous model Sean Sullivan totally reminded me of James Bond. Photographed by Matt Albiani. With the recent weather in San Francisco, I think it is safe to say that most San Franciscans would want to have at least two days worth of nice weather and not the wishy-washy, bi-polar weather that we've been having but I guess New York is having the same problem as well hmmm . . .

Monday, March 28, 2011

Runway Monday: Vagabonds - Frankie Morello Fall/Winter 2011/12 Review

Oh the attitude that only a Frankie Morello show can bring. Eventhough that this collection was more subtle in terms of the color story compared to spring/summer collection, it was still loud. The layering of each look was playful but not tacky. I love those oversized knitting needles on the scarf probably not practical but a nice show piece. The outerwear ranges from ponchos to puffy jackets that had subtle touch of Je ne sais quoi and how can I forget those bearded beanies? Another accessory that I love was the shearling lined neck piece. The knit sweaters and cardis were very nice as well. The show production was a little distracting but hey what can I say, I love every second of it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The American Boy - Simon Nessman by Paul Jasmin

The editorial that appeared on the Vogue Hommes International Spring/Summer 2011 issue that featured Simon Nessman, entitled American Gigolo was pretty quaint. Darcy Backlar put in together an amazing wardrobe from Dries Van Noten, Acne, and Marc Jacobs to name a few. I just love how every piece looked, well dapper but very easy and laid back which I think captures the essence of an "American gigolo." Photographed by Paul Jasmin. See you my fashionistos and fashionistas on Monday.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pulling All The Stops - Brian Shimansky by Sven Baenziger

In this editorial that appeared on Best Fashion, Brian Shimansky was styled by Isa Petereit with pieces from the A-Z of big high fashion houses, you name it, you got it. The editorial was shot by Sven Baenziger. I love that Prada sweater! With this editorial, I can't help but want warm weather right now, maybe head out to the Bahamas or something. But at least it's Friday! Happy Friday, my fashionistos and fashionistas.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fashion Helps Out - Designers and Shoppers Do Their Part for Japan Relief

At around the time the tsunami warning was announced for San Francisco,  I was actually driving back to the city with my friend. I'll be honest, I was scared. It was said that it will hit the shores of California sometime around 8am. So when we got back to my friend's house I turned the TV on to watch the news and was almost in silent awe on the distraction that the earthquake and tsunami inflicted to Japan. The morning came, and I was thankful that they did not need to evacuate us. Almost two weeks had passed and the death toll is just heart breaking.
If I learned anything good from being in a Fraternity in college . . . or being human for that matter was Θηρόποεα Χείρ  which translates to "a helping hand." The whole world is now trying to reach out and doing their part to help out. The fashion community is doing its part as well. Here is a small list where fashionistos and fashionistas can do what they do best, shopping . . . but for a good cause.

The one that I personally supported are as follows:

Hanae Mori (which is my cologne right now): A portion of the proceeds from all the sales from their website will be donated to the American Red Cross. You can check out their website here.

Monocle Support Japan Bracelet that is for sale for 10 pounds (roughly $16) which all proceeds go to Civic Force. The bracelet is made from leather that was from the Miyagi region of Japan. You can buy this bracelet here.

Karmaloop's The Rising Sun Tshirt for $20 all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. You can get the tee here.

If you think this way is too self centered for your liking, well there are a handful of other ways to help out. There is no right or wrong way to do this when the outcome will ultimately help our common cause.  What will be your next move?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Scream King - Jonathan Marquez by Willy Vanderpere

Sometimes I would come along an editorial which would really leave me breathless. This was one of them. The editorial was entitled Le Cri or The Scream that appeared on the spring/summer issue of Vogue Hommes International. Click model, Jonathan Marquez was photographed by Willy Vanderpere and styled by Panos Yiapanis with pieces from Prada, Givenchy, and Raf Simmons to name a few. It's Hump Day, Scream!