Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oh, Sandy! - Garrett Neff by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack

What a busy, crazy and yet fun weekend! Begun with a laid back Friday consisted of dinner with my sister, helping with her Halloween costume and accessorizing her as a Greek Goddess. A backyard brunch with the parental unit on Saturday and finishing up the night going as a mouse for a Halloween party that night back in SF. I know, I know not that creative but it was a nod to the Mean Girls movie. Like I said from my previous posts, I didn't really had the time last week to prepare for the weekend festivities.

As you might have heard, The Giants won the World Series Sunday night and thus fans took it to the streets to celebrate. I mean I'm all about the celebration but trashing my neighborhood was not cool. I won't be surprised if half of those people don't even live in San Francisco. The craziness went as far as destroying a bus and lighting things on fire. I mean come on people where do you think you are? Oakland? All kidding aside, So the Giants won, great but that doesn't warrant for these individuals to destroy property.

On the other side of the country, Hurricane Sandy was wrecking havoc in NYC. I had NYC/ES to update me and make sure that everything was fine. From the pictures (not including the fake ones) it looked like Sandy made a mess in Manhattan. This was probably the second time I'll be heading to New York after a big storm. My luck right?

In today's editorial post we have top model Garrett Neff as he appeared on the latest issue of Glow magazine. The cover story was styled by CANNON and shot by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack. With Manhattan as the backdrop, (pre-Sandy), Neff showed off some skin and styled in pieces by Dior Homme, Burberry Prorsum, Rochambeau and John Varvatos to name a few.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No Time - Mathias Lauridsen by David Armstrong

I think I finally decided that I'm not going to dress up for Halloween this year. One, I just don't have the time to go shopping for a costume. Two, I don't have the time to make a costume. Three, I don't have the time, period. It's been so busy at work, I barely have time to eat, work out and talk on the phone with New York/ES. Honestly, I don't know how I did it a few months ago. I know it's not the fact I had more hours in a day for sure. I'm not really stressed out either, I just wish that I just have an extra couple hours so I can do everything on my calendar. I mean without me losing some sleep. I still want and need my beauty sleep.

Well, Happy Hump Day my fashionistos and fashionistas!

Today's editorial appears on the fourteenth issue of Acne Paper and photographed by David Armstrong. Top male model, Mathias Lauridsen is styled by Mattias Karlsson in military inspired outfits by Prada, Dris Van Noten, and Rick Owens to name a few. New York's fifth ave serves as the backdrop to this oh-so dapper editorial story.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Runway Monday: Whenever I'm Alone With You - Mugler Spring/Summer 2013 Review

It is down to the wire and guess what? I still don't have a costume for the Halloween weekend. I know, I know I still have five days before the adult halloween parties happening this weekend. Last year I had three costumes but this year, nada. I'm just not that into it this year. Which is surprising, to me, really. The fact that my New York trip comes after Halloween might have something to do with it. I'm just excited to see my New York/ES. It's a good thing that our visiting trips got switched since there might be a chance that a sudden change with my holiday plans. hashtag long distance relationship.

Another crazy, hectic work week. Have a great Monday my fashionistos and fashionistas.

In today's runway review we have Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremmer's collection for Mugler. Both designers are known for their avant garde-ism with their collections. Eventhough that this collection still exemplifies that, the collection remains wearable . . . in most aspects of the word. The theme of the collection still remains futuristic minimalist. The color story remains primary and airy like the collection. Most of the garments features the keyhole cut outs that creates these rather interesting shapes and silhouettes to a somewhat basic spring/summer menswear staples. I'm a big fan of the panel shirts with the low cut blazers. The suits are sharp and luxe. Of course, not everybody can wear them but I guess that everything else in fashion.  Eventhough that I found it humorous that the duo decided to include a nod to a classic of the yesteryears like probably the time of our dads and moms; the cut offs. I'm not a big fan. Then again I'm not a super big fan of super short shorts for men. mid thigh sure but trunks/square pants high? Nope unless they're swimwear. Another thing that I'm a little confused is with the bulkiness and almost cocoon-like aspect of the outerwear pieces, it is a Spring/Summer  collection. Overall, the offering is interesting and with the right styling could have a great potential to be highly editorial. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Things That I Want: Accessory To Greatness - Dior Homme

Dior Homme f/w 2012
Like a true transplant to San Francisco, I'm complaining agitated not used to the warm weather which was in the low 80's. Honestly, it wasn't really that bad but I would rather be at the beach or at Dolores park getting a tan. It doesn't help either that I'm surrounded by coats and fall/winter pieces ALL day for the past couple of days. Not to mention I'm still on my spring/summer looks mode/clothing rotation.

The reason I love street style blogs like Monsieur Jerome he features the entire look, paying close attention to accessories. As an Accessory Buyer I like that but as a believer that accessories sets us apart from each other, I love it. Two men can wear the same suit/outfit but wearing the right accessories would give the other man that je ne sais quoi that makes his look better than the other. As Rachel Zoe would say, "An outfit is nothing without accessories."

Dior Homme f/w 2012
bird print/camo
So for today's Things That I Want post, we have two pieces, one that I already own thanks to New York/ES, from Dior Homme.

Let us start from the piece that I already own. It's the Dior Homme long metal bird pendant necklace. If you would ask my friends they would tell you how I love a good statement necklace. I own a number of simple yet great necklaces from Dior Homme through out the years. So it is no surprise that I wanted the "it" print/camo for Dior Homme's Fall/Winter 2012 collection in necklace form. So, again, thanks E, for being so thoughtful, you and getting me this. The necklace comes in all metal or lacquered finish.The necklace retails for $290.
Swizz Beatz wearing the
Blacktie 143s

The second piece I wanted is not necessarily from the latest collection but rather from the blacktie accessory collection that was released a few months back. I have been shopping around for a replacement for my vintage Armani sunglasses and although I'm in love with tortoiseshell DSquared pair I need a simple black one. Enter the Crystal Blacktie 143s sunglasses. I love the double metal bridge detail and the sleekeness of this pair. This particular pair comes in all black, crystal and tortoiseshell. I just love the crystal. The pair retails for $395.

Like necklaces and shoes. One can never have too many pairs of sunglasses.

Alright my fashionistos and fashionistas, Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

MMM . . . HM? New York! - Sean O'Pry by Michael Schwartz

It's official! I'm heading back to New York for a big ginormous event in November. Details to follow. I'm excited not only because I get to attend the said event but I get to see New York/ES . . . okay fine I'm talking about the person and the city. Yep, when I heard the news I forgot everything else namely Halloween events or how infuriating it is to my credit card to maintain my car. I'm bypassing everything and planning my trip to New York instead.

So. Excited. I can't contain myself.

Oh yeah, Happy Hump Day!

In today's editorial post, we have top male model, Sean O'Pry as he lands the cover of the fall/winter issue of Black Magazine. The cover story, shot by Michael Schwartz and with the styling of Marcell Rocha features the cutest dog. I mean we've seen the cover with Tom Brady and the doberman for VMan. That dog looks scary. I'm not sure if it was their intention to have this supposedly mean looking giant of a dog that turns out to be the most adorable one, ever. Regardless, I love the over the top fashion looks sported on the editorial. Especially the Versace leather jacket and the Mugler parka.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Runway Monday: Part Of That World - Kris Van Assche Spring/Summer 2013 Review

Last Friday I noticed something weird, my counter for my page views was missing. I thought it was just a glitch on the page. So I didn't really think any of it since the history still said I had 100,000 + views which would be the right number. So I was dumbfounded to see that yesterday, I merely had less than 100 views. I hope Blogger fixes this, because I WANT MY ACTUAL PAGEVIEWS BACK!

My weekend was very relaxing. On Friday, I took my sister to my go-to fabric store by my house for the period gown she was designing. Then went with my friends to a sing-a-long showing of The Little Mermaid. That was interesting and fun. Let's just say that singing on top of my lungs with the rest of the crowd was a little less embarrassing liberating. I should do it more often or not.

It was not all that crazy which was a nice break compared to my last few weeks. Well, I couldn't really speak for New York/ES since at around 5pm my time I received an inhibited call. I found it amusing to have a conversation of sorts with a semi-drunk person. You'll never know what they would say. It can be a riot, really.

Well another Monday, my fashionistos and fashionistas. Have a great week.

For this week's runway review we have one of my favorite designer's collection for the Spring/Summer 2013, Kris Van Assche. Not a complete departure from his uber-minimalist designs but it was rather toned down to what seemed like the bare necessities. The details were all on the pleating and pocket flaps and of course the short over long sleeve details on most of the upper garments. The color story like the designs were very primary with a few exceptions of variants in red and the argyle-esque pieces.  The double sleeved button downs were my favorite and the non-belted pleated shorts were nice as well. I also love that the looks were paired of with black utility boots that gave the collection a psuedo worksman/slight crisp military feel to the collection. The interesting elasticized pants were not my favorite but definitely accentuated the utilitarian aesthetic of the collection. I may be a little (just a little?) biased that I adore Kris Van Assche but I would definitely be sporting more than one of the looks on his collection come next year.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Things That I Want: Stars And Lunch Bags - Givenchy & Jil Sander

This week was no different from last week, it has been busy and hectic. Work and social responsibilities alike. So it was no surprise for me that I'm sooo glad today's Friday. It will be a busy weekend for me, but at least I could sleep in for a couple of days.

Givenchy & Jil Sander FW 2012
Yesterday, I received a package from New York/ES a Dior Homme necklace. I thought to myself, I know this was not one of the reasons that I'm with this person but it definitely was a perk to get gifts just because . . . or was it. dun dun dun.

Tonight I would be attending a sing-a-long showing of The Little Mermaid with a group of my friends. I know a little weird but for some reason I'm excited. There was also a chance that we would also be attending a Masquerade party as well. I kept forgetting that Halloween's just around the corner and I don't have ANY idea what I would be for the parties I got invited to.

It has been a while since I posted a Things That I Want post so might as well start this week. Two of the things that I really wanted this fall were the Givenchy star earrings and the Jil Sander leather lunch bag. It has been no secret that I'm obsessed with Riccardo Tisci as much as Kris Van Assche. I don't know I just love how he managed to marry high fashion with street wear, effortlessly.

Sure I'm still not fully sold with the whole stars and stripes pieces of the Fall/Winter 2012 collection but  I thought since there was no way that I would be able to purchase the horn earrings, I would settle with the nice star earrings. The septum jewelry were great statement pieces because they just totally reminded me of the Silence of the Lambs cover but it looked like it would be annoying to wear. Besides I love the attention that statement pieces gives me but not that much attention. The earrings retail for $520 each.

The second piece that I've been coveting this couple of months was the Jil Sander leather "paper bag/lunch bag" handbag. I've seen these before manufactured from a small leather company in Spain if I'm not mistaken but it was made of a different leather. Jil Sander had two types of these bags the waxed paper that looked like that would crinkle through time/use and the one that I wanted that was made of calf leather. I thought this was the perfect size to bring with me if I'm not in the mood to bring a big man bag. Besides the only constant things that I put in any of my bags were my wallet, iPhone, lip protectant, and keys. I don't need an Hermes birkin for those. I could but I don't have to. Besides that I love the quirky idea that it looked like a lunch bag. I mean this is definitely a buy already for me rather than a want. The bag retails for $630.