Monday, July 30, 2012

Runway Monday: Seeing, Waiting - Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2013 Review

Another weekend had gone by and I would especially thank the guilty parties who knew what was going on Saturday and making it a little special, since I didn't really get a chance to fly away for the weekend to avoid it.

I feel like I'm in a stupid Katy Perry love song. Probably a good indication that I'm not quite on the right mind set to get in a relationship. I don't want to lead anybody on because that would be just wrong but I tell myself I'm just taking everything extra slow. Waiting. But what if what I want I really can't have and what I need was just readily available. Do I shrug it off and settle for number two? It would happen when it happens I suppose. Oh the human truth that we always wanted something what we could never have. 

Happy Monday my fashionistos and fashionistas.

In this week's Runway Monday review we have one of my favorite high fashion house, Dior Homme. If you've been following my blog you know how I adore Kris Van Assche's aesthetic. Minimalist with a punch. For spring/summer 2013 we saw the same minimalism but with a much softer shoulders and a more relaxed silhouette and tailoring. Some had gone far to say as a wearable collection. The color palette still remained dark and simple with a touch of gold and red here there. Sheer and sleeveless pieces also paraded down the runway that I loved. Great baseball jackets, nehru and sleeve blazers rounded up the new look that Van Assche envisioned for the Dior man to wear for next year's spring/summer season.

Overall I love the new look which I thought was not that a drastic of a change. But then again, my sleeveless Dior Homme shirt and wide brim hat look I can only wear among fashion friends because you know what?  High fashion looks sometimes could never be translated to street clothes . . . unless you live in New York.   As much as I love spotting great runway pieces, or me wearing them, walking down the street, people who were not in the business would think you/we look ridiculous. Sad, I know.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer - Alex Cunha & Francisco Lachowski by Anthony Meyer

T.G.I.F. Finally, on the home stretch. I also went with a friend to see the new and last installment of the Batman trilogy with Christian Bale yesterday. I personally, liked it eventhough that it left a few holes with the character development. But as a Buyer, I'm all about re-sale value and mass appeal (most of the time at least) which the movie had both. I just wished that Catwoman was more friskier. Oh well, I can't have everything.

Happy Friday, my fashionistos and fashionistas. 

In today's editorial post we have two top Brazilian models Alex Cunha and Francisco Lachowski in Summer essentials by Versace, Givenchy, Burberry Prorsum and Dsquared to name a few. The duo was photographed by Anthony Meyer.

Might as well post as much summer editorials I could.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Recuperate - Brian Shimansky by David Roemer

I'm still in the process of recuperating from my last mini-vacation. It's already been two days! I have been playing catch up and I only missed Monday! The week after a vacation always seems the most tedious and longest. But hey, it's Thursday. One more work day and then maybe I could catch up on that thing that they call "sleep" by then.

In today's editorial, we have Brian Shimansky as photographed by David Roemer for OUT magazine's latest issue. The very vibrant editorial was styled by Christopher Campbell, with pieces by Versace and underwear by Calvin Klein and Armani.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

There And Back - Matt Woodhouse & Steven Chevrin by Alastair Strong

What a great extended weekend! San Diego, eventhough it has been a while since I was there, I remember how awesome that city was. Although it also reminded me of how crazy traffic can be in SoCal. Not fun getting stuck in traffic for hours that seemed like days. But the time we checked in at our hotel, it was all worth it, with quite a few surprises that made the trip extra special.

Thank you to all the guilty party.

In today's editorial that appeared on the August issue of Attitude magazine, we have Matt Woodhouse and Steven Chervin in this season's awesome sunglasses and signature pieces by Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Calvin Klein to name a few. The editorial was styled by Elauan Lee and shot by Alastair Strong.

I loved how some of the pictures appeared pixelated giving the editorial a touch of pop.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

T Minus 48 Hours - Lucas Fernandes by Jerry

Swimwear, in less than 2 days give or take a few hours I will be in sunny San Diego. Enjoying a cocktail by the pool and not worrying about forecasting, meetings and reports. I can't wait.

The other day while I was shopping with a friend. The subject of swim trunks for our up coming trip came up. How short was too short and was it really inappropriate to wear board shorts anymore. Well, I say that once you graduated college, yes. But I'm not saying that everybody should wear a banana hammock either. Options were now available to post grad professionals like us. No need to bring that extra long board shorts from the frat years.

In today's editorial, I'm keeping a beach inspired photo shoot that appeared on this month's issue of JMen. Brazilian model Lucas Fernandes was photographed by Jerry and styled by Choi Ho Wah Sin with swimwear pieces by Balmain, Issey Miyake, Versace and Boss Orange to name a few.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Surprises - Sander Hoeksma by Matteo Felici

I do not like surprises, sometimes. Yesterday, while at work one of the people I'm dating surprised me by showing up at work to pick me up for dinner. Thoughtful, yes. But I had a momentary panic thinking who it was waiting at the lobby. Which blond person was it?  

Okay, fine, it was sweet and I liked it. But I keep telling myself not to get carried away. This is hoping that they don't read this blog post. Summer, oh summer.

Have a great day, my fashionistos and fashionistas.

In today's editorial that appears on the summer issue of HUF magazine, we have Sander Hoeksma relaxing and enjoying the heat in great and simple summer essentials and swimwear from Paul Smith, Ports 1961, and Calvin Klein to name a few. The editorial was lensed by Matteo Felici and styled by Demetrio Baffa Trasci Amalftani.

Three more days till beach time!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Runway Monday: Cardinal Rules - Givenchy Spring/Summer 2013 Review

Another great weekend came to an end. Speaking of the weekend, I finally went to see the new Spiderman movie . . . with a date. It was our first time hanging out and broke one of my rules of dating. No movie dates on a first date which I'm glad I broke that rule because I had a good time. See, some rules were meant to be broken. We shall see where it goes though.

For today's runway review we have one of my favorites season after season, Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy. First and foremost, Riccardo Tisci had done it again. Amazing collection that features a great print. The silhouette's remained angular but softened by the fabric choices and in some cases the color. The recurring religious theme was evident on this collection as well. I love the pieces that were reminiscent of tunics worn by religious heads. The it print next year would be Mary. No, not that Mary the other one. I also adored the looks of layering of the printed shirts over button downs and sheer pieces. One thing that was featured here that I thought were great were the sleeveless tailored blazers and jackets that would be perfect for those warm evening parties, as long it's not a black tie event. The more Kanye West-y pieces like the bomber jackets looked great as well.

For some reason those nose bridge studs on the models  looked great as well. Another anomaly, I'm not usually a big fan of sandals but I loved the ones that were featured in this collection.

So overall, the collection was another success for Tisci because eventhough we have more than year till next summer I can't wait to own some of the pieces.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Type - Werner Schreyer by Stefano Galuzzi

My friends say I have a certain "type" with the people I date. I don't think I do, I always think I'm an equal opportunity dater. To an extent perhaps I'm attracted to a certain type: Smart and Cute, easy enough, right. Wrong. If you like sports and fashion that's just an added bonus. But sometimes that's just too much to ask.  But alas as much as I want to date right now, I do not have the time nor the patience.

Unfortunately, the list is getting longer and I've knocked down a few dates from a couple of weeks ago. Oh, single life. If it's meant to be it will happen eventually, no forcing needed. That's how are my past relationships. Granted they didn't work out in the end but it was great while it lasted.

I close this week with Werner Schreyer, the James Dean look alike and the face of the Louis Vuitton campaign for two seasons now. Schreyer appears on the July issue of GQ Italia outfitted with a wardrobe that's perfect for those warm Havana nights. The editorial is lensed by Stefano Galuzzi.

Happy Weekend, my fashionistos and fashionistas.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Oh Me, Oh My - Simone Nobili by Saverio Cardia

There are times when I think I should really hone my inner filter, since I find myself saying things that I shouldn't really be saying out loud. Word Vomit and the like. I guess that's one of my East Coast mentality seeping through me. Since, I really believe that people should be upfront rather than beating around the bush. I do not believe on wasting other people's time and in return, I expect them to do the same. Not being rude but upfront. Yes, there is a difference.

Well Happy Friday, my fashionistos and fashionistas.

Saverio Cardia captures Simone Nobili for today's editorial that appears in Maxim Italia's newest issue. The Italian model is outfitted by Lucio Colapietro with pieces by Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and John Richmond to name a few.

As an accessory buyer and a fan of great accessories, I love how each ring and neck pieces featured give each sartorial look a unique twist.