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Amazing images from André Courrèges‘ heyday in Assouline‘s beautiful tome.  Why no one has re-taken this bull by the horns is beyond me.  Maybe some things are better left alone. Read the rest of this entry »

No Time for You

12/29/2008

One of my favorite adages is “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”  Well Linda Kostowski’s realfakewatches are just that. (Unless you go with the digital version.)  The watches are laser-cut from three pieces of leather and manually assembled.  They’re fastened with velcro and each one comes with a unique time hand-picked by their “randomizer robot.”  Or you can pick the time with a custom order.  Super cute. Get ’em at HERE.

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Or any footwear that can be referred to as a “kick” “sneaker” or “limited edition.”  Ever. Period.  

I believe a man’s wardrobe should only consist of three pairs of the same jean, two collared shirts, three polos, and a sweater that can be worn on any occasion. Everything should be modular and go with everything else. More than that is just weird.  Matt understands this and this is why we get along.

Now that this is clear, these just happen to be really great. If I were a guy I would own ten pairs of these.

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Or any footwear that can be referred to as a “kick” “sneaker” or “limited edition.”  Ever. Period.  

I believe a man’s wardrobe should only consist of three pairs of the same jean, two collared shirts, three polos, and a sweater that can be worn on any occasion. Everything should be modular and go with everything else. More than that is just weird.  Matt understands this and this is why we get along.

Now that this is clear, these just happen to be really great. If I were a guy I would own ten pairs of these.

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Josefina Lar has some of the hottest pants around. I love this collection.  But I’m dreaming of her enorgeous (that’s enormously gorgeous) periwinkle mohair coat or oatmeal sweater on this particularly cold day.  

The Swedish born London College of fashion and Preen / Ann Sofie Back alumnus’ sihouettes are to die for. Her fantastical knits are brilliant and dreamy as well.
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Good Grief

12/23/2008

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Photographer Erwin Olaf has received a lot of attention for his Grief series.  These images of women in “grief-striken” moments are definitely striking.  But most of all I love his more beautiful, yet uncomfortably “inappropriate” work.  It actually makes me squirmy, in an interesting way.   The Mind of their Own series of portraits of children and adults with what appears to be Down’s Syndrome is riveting.  I also adore the Royal Blood collection and portraits of Slovaks in his ProductPhotography for Borek Sipek.  Matt, you will love the Mature images, I am sure.  Olaf’s work has been commissioned for big brands from Levi’s to Microsoft, and Nokia, but his personal work, of course, is his best.  Some of the nudes in on his site in the Chessmen and Squares series are definitely beyond my comfort zone but I have to stare at them anyway.

See his full body of work HERE.  Make sure to view the short films.  This is the man I want to direct my biopic.

Partidge’s Family

12/23/2008

picture-118Solange Azagury-Partridge‘s rings are my current obsession. Her baubles have have dressed up the V&A, the Louvre and the London Design Museum. Her insect and avian-heavy collection rested its wings in New York recently for a show in Chelsea’s Sebastian + Barquet gallery. In addition to her signature rings and cuffs, there was a $2.8 million 18k and white gold chandelier!  Some of her most amazing finger candy below.  (Love the eye and Libra ones!)